The old shabby Formica units were changed for Shaker-style ones in natural wood. ‘I can repaint them any time to change the mood,’ says Anne-claire. The kitchen worktops, which are made from cement tiles, and the metal-framed glass cabinet that encloses the extractor ducting, give the kitchen an industrial edge.
Buy the key pieces
For a similar kitchen, try the Pickwick in After Midnight, from £235 for a W600mm base unit, The Shaker Kitchen Company. For similar floor tiles, try the Encaustic,
£225 per sq m, Fired Earth. For a similar chandelier, try the Stately Empire, from £415, Sweetpea & Willow. For a similar stool, try the Moroccan, £39, Rockett St George
wow the moment In a simple country kitchen, an elaborate vintage chandelier gives an unexpected hit of glamour