In this blog, Chalon’s Claire Welch describes the kitchen project shown in these images, which is situated in a crescent in Bath.
A Chalon handcrafted freestanding kitchen has a timeless appeal, that doesn’t detract from the beauty of the country house it’s fitted in. Soft colours and expert craftsmanship echo the period features of the home and complement them beautifully. Cut dentil moulding on the concave wall cabinet, combined with the distressed potboards on the island provide a lived-in feel and patina ensuring the furniture looks perfectly at home in it’s characterful surroundings.
Chalon specialises in producing beautiful freestanding furniture which is hand crafted in Somerset. The free standing design makes the kitchen feel as if it has been brought together over time, works well with existing antiques and looks as if it has always been there.
The scale of the furniture works well within a country house where the ceiling heights vary from very high to very low depending on the age of the property and where a fitted kitchen would look completely out of place.
The unique paint finish on Chalon furniture consists of up to eight processes, achieving a hand finished, tactile look. The colours and door styles are varied across the furniture within the kitchen, and the interiors are beautifully polished giving a rich warm feel.
This attention to detail ensures our quality finish is visible inside and within the construction and finish of our furniture.
As Claire notes, “this kitchen is in a crescent in Bath, so the room is a sort of wedge shape which was a challenge in design terms.”
“Also the client wanted everything in white so it was a challenge to encourage the use of some of our distinctive polished finishes to contrast and show off the white cabinets. The natural granite needed to be white, so there was a very limited choice there, but the overall effect worked out very well, and the client went on to purchase a second kitchen from me a few years later – when she moved house.”
Chalon Design Consultant
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