This strik­ing de­sign was cre­ated by DEVOL to com­ple­ment a house full of much-loved an­tiques

Country Life Every Week - - Interior Design -

The com­pany’s founders, Philip de Vries and Paul O’leary— DEVOL is an amal­ga­ma­tion of their sur­names—ini­tially ren­o­vated an­tique fur­ni­ture and de­signed var­i­ous one-off pieces from a small rented work­shop. When their first range of free-stand­ing kitchen fur­ni­ture was dis­played at premises on the high street in Quorn in Le­ices­ter­shire, word of their crafts­man­ship got out. To­day, ev­ery­thing is hand­made by the team, which is based in a 16th-cen­tury water mill on the banks of the River Soar.

This kitchen, of a Vic­to­rian house in Peck­ham Rye, Lon­don Se15, is from devol’s Classic english Kitchen range. The client came with a strong vi­sion for this pro­ject: her fa­ther was an an­tiques col­lec­tor and the aim was to cre­ate a de­sign that would cre­ate a fit­ting back­drop to an­tiques and col­lected pieces.

With that in mind, the cab­i­netry was painted in a be­spoke colour—a mix of emer­ald and rac­ing green. This was then con­trasted with the com­pany’s own Bella Brass door fur­ni­ture and a mar­ble so deeply veined it lends the kitchen a sort of graf­fiti chic. The taps are made in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Per­rin & Rowe and the floor­ing is hand-aged oak. The wall lights are orig­i­nal vin­tage items sourced from the ar­chi­tec­tural sal­vage busi­ness Retrou­vius and the pen­dant lights were made by the client from old cloches us­ing be­spoke me­tal frames. Ara­bella Youens

DEVOL, Cotes Mill, Not­ting­ham Road, Cotes, Lough­bor­ough, Le­ices­ter­shire LE12 5TL (www.de­volk­itchens.co.uk; 01509 261000)

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