Shaker Perfection in Petersham

10th August 2017

By Helen Parker


Tim and I have been on the road again, seeking out some beautiful deVOL Kitchens to photograph. We were very happy to be able to go back to Petersham near Richmond-on-Thames again and made sure we had time to pop into Petersham Nurseries for a quick swoon. The delights of Petersham are endless, this very pretty village right on the banks of the river, only a stone’s throw from London, is a peaceful haven of delightful houses and countryside and now has a wonderful deVOL Kitchen to boot!!!

Cheshire Townhouse

We entered this hideaway cottage in a very private location and were instantly transported into a soft and calming place, dark woods and rich paints and some exceptional contemporary furniture. We actually didn’t want to leave, it was such a welcoming and away-from-the-world type of place. The kitchen was very carefully considered, the old chimney breast around the cooker was quite unusual and could easily have been overlooked, but keeping it added character and depth to the room.

Cheshire Townhouse

The Iroko worktops and copper sink were such a soft and welcome change from stone and worked with the soft textures and colours perfectly. The central island was a vintage piece that had been painted in Pantry Blue to work with all the deVOL cupboards and the addition of a copper worktop and copper splashback finished the room off with a warm gentle glow.

Cheshire Townhouse

Fridges and appliances all hidden away behind big Shaker cupboards kept the colour palette consistent and the industrial lights were low and dark too, in fact every choice was a good one. This kitchen is the customers’ second deVOL Kitchen, very different from the first but these clever people worked with the light and space in their new home and came up with a very original and memorable room.


If you like this room and would like us to design a kitchen for you, then do call or email in with any questions and we will guide you through the procedure. You will be designated a designer who will work with you throughout the project.


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Cotes Mill
01509 261000


St. John's
020 3879 7900

Tysoe Street
020 3837 5900


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St. John's Square 020 3879 7900

Tysoe Street 020 3837 5900


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