Our latest photoshoot… The Henley on Thames Kitchen
2nd December 2016
Every time Helen and Tim go off for the day to shoot another lovely deVOL Kitchen I get very excited. One of the biggest parts of my job is sharing all of our latest photos and kitchens on our social media pages… so when Letty and I know that we’re about to have a brand new set of lifestyle photographs to share with you all it makes us very happy!
This Shaker kitchen was nestled in a pretty town on the River Thames in Oxfordshire and the lady who owned it was truly lovely. She really did love her deVOL kitchen and had done the best job of making the space feel like a home, with a really well-considered and stylish collection of old and new pieces of furniture and bits and bobs, it’s the kind of place you just want to spend time in. Isn’t it something so lovely, when you walk into a room and it instantly makes you feel a little bit better, a little bit more relaxed and at ease.
I think the thing I like most about this kitchen is its neutral colour palette and calm feeling. Lots of our customers have been going for very dark blues and greys and greens recently, so this new kitchen, painted in a pale and soft shade of grey, is a nice break from those deeper colours and proves neutral kitchens are still as beautiful as ever.
Not only was this a very pretty kitchen to look at, but it was practical too; the long cooker run featured a large Mercury range cooker, a dishwasher and a mixture of pan drawers and open and closed base cupboards, providing plenty of storage whilst still allowing this family to display their collections of crockery and glassware.
Two white Shaker shelves ran along the back wall, removing the need for any wall cupboards. We always love the look of simple shelves and encourage our customers to go for one whenever possible; they keep the kitchen feeling uncluttered, light and airy.
The choice of sleek white quartz worktops was so spot on for this space. Quartz is always a great option for families with small children, or for people who don’t want to have to give their worktops too much attention! It’s super hard-wearing, durable and non-porous, so you won’t end up with pesky marks everywhere.
And the addition of an old vintage wooden dining table and a couple of kooky chairs were the perfect finishing touches to this tranquil kitchen, what a totally beautiful place.
Helen always sends us sneaky little behind the scenes pictures throughout the day when she’s on a shoot with Tim… Letty and I sit there coveting every little thing we see and from then on wait in anticipation to see the final photos…. So I’m very happy to be able to share them with you today and I hope you love them as much as we do.
– The owners of this kitchen actually run their own little store selling unique furniture and home accessories, so if you’ve spotted something you like in this kitchen you may be able to find it on their website here… www.vintagebarninteriors.co.uk