Our client’s property
Our client’s house is a beautiful Edwardian villa with extensive Arts and Crafts influences throughout the property.
Our client Mrs Walker is a dedicated Arts and Crafts enthusiast and stained glass artisan. She had a vision to create a new kitchen space that could combine her passions for stained glass and the Arts and Crafts movement.
Having known about David L Douglas for some time she asked them to look at creating a bespoke kitchen that would bring this vision to reality whist at the same time provide a functional space for cooking, eating and entertaining and above all allow her to have a direct participation in the creation of the space.
Designed with a classic shaker style door combined with traditional butt hinge, the furniture has been hand-crafted in character oak with a delicate lacquer finish.
With every aspect of detail being paramount in respect to the creation of an authentic Arts and Crafts kitchen there were a number of truly bespoke aspects to the project. These included a flat top cornice to ensure proportions within the cabinetry as well as the inclusion of Arts and Crafts style ironmongery throughout. The island boasts stunning tapered legs, created in an Arts and Crafts style and proportions – a unique piece of furniture. A dedicated inscription was carved into the frieze plate and something that provides one of the key focal points in the room – Hand, Heart and Soul.
The pièce de résistance came in our client, Mrs Walker hand-making the stained glass for the pantry as well as the commissioned copper inserts for the over-mantle – making this a true meeting of minds between David L Douglas and our client.
Mrs Walker commented: “Hand, Heart and Soul embodies what the kitchen is and it exemplifies the time and dedication that went into this project. Nothing was too much for David L Douglas. They are excellent listeners and can really take on board what you want to achieve.”
She added: “This was a great project to demonstrate the true capability and craftsmanship that David L Douglas offers. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is looking for a truly unique room.”