Just lately, Margot found a kitchen that’s an ideal storm of some of our favourite all-time design options (Shaker-like simplicity, unique architectural particulars) and our obsession of the second: deep, moody inexperienced. When the then-London-based householders (who requested us to not disclose their names) found the circa-1890 farmhouse—charmingly known as Ferney House Farm—within the English county of Shropshire a couple of years again, it had no working water and had been deserted for 10 years. However they set about reworking the home, together with the kitchen, working rigorously throughout the limits of its historic designation as a Grade II property (for “significantly essential buildings of greater than particular curiosity”). (The home, and its orchard and outbuildings, are additionally solely accessible by Grade II parkland—loads of area for the household’s three canine and two pigs.)
For the kitchen in query, the homeowners sought out UK-based designers Plain English. The ask? An area that will be family-friendly however mix seamlessly with the historic interiors whereas incorporating quite a lot of textures and supplies. However the putting colour was a last-minute impulse. Says the proprietor: “We went to London to verify the ultimate particulars, because it was meant to be painted blue-gray with a grey stone worktop, however I made a break up choice to have it painted within the very darkish Military Camp Inexperienced, with an incredible green-streaked marble worktop.” The result’s a richly-colored area that feels each of-the-moment and timeless. Have a look.
Pictures courtesy of Plain English.
Most essential to creating the area really feel historic: the monochrome colour palette. Portray all the things, from cabinetry to partitions to doorways, in the identical colour (on this case, Plain English’s Military Camp Inexperienced) creates a classic really feel, helps the kitchen mix into the area whereas drawing consideration to the unique architectural particulars, and provides a way of drama. The worktable is painted in Drab SC231 by UK-based Paper & Paints, for delicate distinction.