February 24, 2020 | | Author: Robbie
Works of art in their own right, period properties are celebrations of traditional craftsmanship and character. Of course, we’re big fans.
We’ve worked on many period properties over the years, restoring and reimagining their rooms to reflect the present owners’ tastes.
Here are just two of our favourite projects…
The Butler’s Pantry, Bradford-on-Avon
Sitting in 9.4 acres of lovely landscaped grounds, Grade II-listed South Wraxhall House is a beautiful Georgian property steeped in historic charm.
Cheverell was called on to renovate the ‘Butler’s Pantry’ and give it a new lease of life.
We tidied up the existing wooden panelling, complimenting this with bespoke cabinetry, built in our Devizes workshop. These components were then hand-painted in a vivid jewel tone, Farrow & Ball’s ‘Stiffkey Blue’. Artisans tiles were used for the flooring.
Washing the room in one bold, monochromatic shade filled it with warmth and personality, making ‘The Butler’s Pantry’ a space you can’t help but enjoy being in.
The colour was accented by new, solid concrete worktops and a Butler sink, also in concrete, adorned with the elegant Rudge Arundel tap in Weathered Copper, a nod to the room’s tradi-tional heritage.
The Manor Kitchen, Newbury
The characterful Manor House was one of our favourite projects – we had a lot of fun collaborating with a wonderful client.
We were asked to design a classic kitchen that would sit in harmony with the property’s period roots, dating back to the 1800s.
The room we worked on called for a great deal of respect. We hand-crafted a bespoke shaker inframe kitchen with an inset mitred bead, carefully installing our handiwork in the existing archi-tectural setting.
The cabinetry was hand-painted in Farrow & Ball’s rich navy shade, ‘Railings’. Two kinds of work-tops were used, adding texture and drama to the space: Honed Carrara marble for the counters and solid planked Limed Oak for the island, merged with a 4” thick end grained chopping block.
The classic theme was continued with the choice of fittings and fixtures, including a gorgeous double Belfast sink, Adobe Pronteau 4in1 brushed nickel tap, and a rustic Aga, brought along from the client’s previous property and lovingly refurbished.
The beauty of bespoke
The reinvention of a room within a period property calls for intelligent design and skilled crafts-manship – that’s what we’re all about.
To us, bespoke service extends beyond our hand-made joinery and furniture. We’re here to help: our designers work closely with you, from the outset of your project right through to its completion, guiding you every step of the way.