How Delft inspired a stunning country kitchen

Beautiful handmade kitchen with Aga

When we met Clare and James and discussed their dream to create a Victorian-inspired kitchen for their country home, we could tell that this was going to be an exciting project and we were confident from the outset that the outcome was going to be spectacular...

The first step was to carry out a no obligation kitchen design consultation and after speaking to Clare and James in great depth about their requirements, our designer created a Computer Aided Design (CAD) impression of how their kitchen would look.

The Kitchen plan layout birds-eye view
Kitchen CAD design

Clare and James own an eclectic mix of stunning antiques and collectibles so the brief they gave us for designing their new kitchen was to ensure that it fitted in with their existing furniture and possessions. You can see here that their own butcher’s block and Georgian dresser complement the handmade made-to-measure kitchen units beautifully.

Kitchen butchers block and Georgian dresser

Their pride and joy is their amazing selection of hand painted original antique Delft tiles which they had spent years collecting. We were absolutely thrilled that they commissioned us to create a splash back for their stunning AGA using these beautiful tiles.

The over-mantle above the AGA was created using plasterboard, which was plastered and painted by us, to make a frame for the beautiful Delft tiles.

You will notice that the cobalt blue you can see in the pattern of the Delft tiles was the inspiration for the paint colour they chose for their kitchen units. As part of our service we can hand paint customers’ kitchen units in whatever paint colour they desire. Clare and James selected Farrow & Ball’s ‘ Drawing Room Blue’ paint, which perfectly matches the blue in the Delft tiles.

Drawing Room Blue kitchen with Belfast sink and butcher's block

Carrara Marble was selected by Clare and James as their worktop of choice although we would normally recommend granite as it is more hardwearing than marble. The finish was exquisite though.

A stunning finish, beautiful kitchen

Once we completed the project Clare and James commented: "We had very set ideas about the type of kitchen we wanted. Steve and Ben helped guide us through the whole process with tact and diplomacy - never once did we feel out of control or that we were having things imposed on us.

"Steve and Ben always offered their expert opinions, described alternative approaches and products, help us make an informed decision. One year on and we couldn’t be more pleased with how our new kitchen has enhanced our home and our enjoyment of it."

A dream kitchen handmade units and Aga