Spotlight deVOL Kitchens

Happy Sunday !

I'm spending a few days up in the woods working on 3 new projects.  I just focus better up here.  One of these new projects is for the step mom of my fab Nashville client.  While being there last week, overnight, I met with them both.  In one project we are continuing by coming up with a plan for a master bedroom and adjoining sitting room.  The other is a plan for remodeling a kitchen, sun room, and various other spots in the house to bring up to date.  I'm excited for both !  Their styles are eclectic, collected, art filled with a bit of a British flair in that each piece has history and charm - everything I love.

I finished the design for the master bedroom and lounge and it's on to a kitchen and sun room makeover.  When I was in the house one thing popped in my head .. this kitchen ... the colors and overall feel are perfect... Created by deVOL , this is the Peckham Rye Kitchen.  

Their thoughts on this design . . . .

If luxe and bohemian can be used together, then it is the perfect description for the Peckham Rye Classic Kitchen. A crazy mix of beautiful bespoke cupboards, ugly marble, collections of stunning art and pottery, this kitchen is already making a stir with our customers and the media. The paint on the cupboards is a cross between emerald and racing green, a great contrast to the deVOL brass door furniture, it is quite a change from the soft muted colours our customers usually choose, but it creates a fabulously dramatic and atmospheric kitchen.
What makes this kitchen extra special is the personal touches, the fun bits that you add when all the necessities are sorted. If you start with a really beautiful run of cupboards, then you can add your own style. Many of our customers buy big old cupboards, tables and eclectic items, they just make a room feel more individual and interesting. A really lovely floor is about as important as the kitchen, but then so are the little details - we love the bird plates, made in France, and the slightly faded pale pink sofa. The customers were lucky enough to have antique collectors in the family, hence the amazing art work. This kitchen shows just how diverse our Classic English Kitchen can look and if you want to be a little different, you can be.

Who is deVOL?  Well.. a renowned design manufacturer of bespoke kitchen, interiors and bathrooms, all designed and built inEngland... that's all.

Started in 1989 by two design grads, Philip de Vries and Paul O'Leary (deVOL).  After years of renovating furniture for clients they set up a shop and showroom to showcase their freestanding kitchen furniture.   It is this that I am most drawn to.  The combination of pieces creating an eclectic feel of warmth and age (say goodbye to the typical, and maybe it's my fantasy of living in an old farmhouse in England.. out maybe outside of NYC.. yes they exists, I grew up in one with a barn).

Read more here and see their fabulous 16th century historic mill "Cotes Mill"  turned showroom outside Loughborough.  With 4 floors of showrooms filled with vintage furniture, kitchen styles and home wares.  On 12 acres filled with meadows and wildlife.. need I say more.

Take a look at just a few glorious images from their site... they are much, much more than a kitchen cabinet company !

Adore the finger hole "knob" and vertical washed slats, not to mention the island on brass wheels.

I think I am in my Parisian apartment.

photography by ingredients LDN (here)

A little more eye candy for you on a Sunday morning . . . Enjoy.

Ok, back to work... thanks for the inspiration deVOL .. and can't wait to see your new showroom in NYC when I head up in May !