Classic Kitchen By Bath Bespoke
The story: Bath Bespoke is a renowned carpentry and joinery company based in Bath. They design and create stunning bespoke kitchens, furniture and interiors for clients across the South West.
The designer: Tom Jones Marquez from Bath Bespoke (www.bathbespoke.co.uk)
Q) What was your brief from the client?
We were approached by the owners of this beautiful country house in Colerne, Wiltshire, in late 2017 and asked to design and craft a kitchen for them. Their home was surrounded by open countryside, and after much discussion the family settled on a classic style, which complemented the rest of their gorgeous home. The couple desired a beautiful yet functional kitchen with dedicated workspaces and storage.
Q) Which products did you use and why?
We opted for classic lines and cabinets. We then complemented the style with traditional appliances and finishes. The focal point is a large solid wood painted island with a solid walnut top, which has been finished in Invisible Green from the Little Greene Paint Company. It features four drawers on either side, each made to a custom size to suit specific storage requirements. Crown cut walnut cabinets with solid walnut dovetailed drawers and Accoya door frames run along either side of the room. These have been finished in Ha’Penny White from Colourtrend’s historic colour collection and a clear matt natural oil, which is free of VOCs. The right-hand side features an integrated Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer with trick hinges to allow for a flush finish with the cabinets, and an undermounted Shaws of Darwen sink while the left-hand side offers space for prepping and cooking food with its Everhot range cooker and a wall mounted pot filler tap from Perrin & Rowe.
The cooking area features a black Everhot range cooker with stone splashback and cabinets fitted with a 30mm stone countertop with ogee edge. The wall mounted pot filler tap from Perrin & Rowe is a fantastic aid when cooking, while the custom designed pelmet around the cooker features an integrated extractor fan and spotlights. The cabinets have been custom designed and crafted for specific functions. These include bespoke cutlery drawer dividing inserts, which are interchangeable, deep drawers and cupboards for pots and pans and tall cabinets with internal shelving for drinks and glassware.
Q) What elements do you think make the scheme so successful?
We designed several clever storage solutions throughout the kitchen including around the sink area. This included a triple drawer cabinet, a refuse cabinet and two extra tall larder cabinets with big glass fronted drawers around the fridge, with a double cabinet above. The cabinets, which feature cock beaded frames and ovolo moulding on the doors, have been finished with Armac Martin chrome handles. We created secret magnet catches using walnut and rare earth magnets to create a more uniform look within the cabinets. The little details make all the difference.
Q) Any advice for someone who may be planning a new kitchen?
When it comes to designing a kitchen there are plenty of factors to consider – style, materials, size and budget to name a few. So to help our clients get to grips with their project, we have compiled the top 10 questions you need to ask before starting. You can find the list here. We’ve also created a guide specifically for those designing a kitchen island.
Fridge freezer by Fisher & Paykel, www.fisherpaykel.com
Range cooker by Everhot, www.everhot.co.uk
Sink by Shaws of Darwen, www.shawsofdarwen.com
Pot filler tap by Perrin & Rowe, www.perrinandrowe.co.uk
Cabinet handles by Armac Martin, www.armacmartin.co.uk
Photography: Sean Ebsworth Barnes
Hayley loves: The functional attention to detail such as the pot filler near the range cooker and the bespoke cutlery drawer dividers.