Jane’s kitchen wishlist was well thought out and broken into two categories; the practical necessities of the room and the aesthetic design factors. In terms of day to day functionality, increasing storage was top of the design agenda. This was achieved by introducing a ‘tea & coffee’ cupboard as well as a pantry with bi-fold doors and deep pan drawers and a knife block within the bespoke cutlery drawer on the island. The old kitchen, which now connects the orangery (which is used as a dining room) with the new kitchen was also utilised for storage. A designated ‘drinks’ cupboard and sideboard/dresser feature in this space, alongside the integrated fridge/freezer. This layout not only introduces additional storage, but also enhances the ergonomics of the room. A breakfast bar and plenty of worktop space were also specified on the initial brief; both of which feature on the kitchen island.
Given her extensive career in interior design, Jane’s real passion for her new kitchen was focused on the aesthetic details of the room prompting much discussion with her Davonport designer; “I spent such a long time refining the details that I had no regrets. I’d encourage anyone to spend time and not to compromise on any aspect.” It was important to Jane that the furniture style felt in-keeping with the Georgian history of the property. Taking inspiration from our Audley style, the kitchen furniture itself has a subtle architectural edge, perfect for the Georgian heritage of the building.