Decorated cupboards by deVOL
8th May 2019
A beautiful Curiosity Cupboard at Cotes Mill.
– How the service works
Highly colourful and decorative interiors have become so popular that we wanted to incorporate some of this style into our kitchens and cupboards in a subtle way. We currently have four beautiful and quite different designs available to our customers and we consider these designs to be original pieces of artwork that will be treasured for generations to come.
The designs we have come up with are so unique, detailed and beautifully painted, they can truly transform a room. These lovely original designs are digitally transferred onto the backboards of your chosen open or glazed cupboard, prior to the cupboard’s construction, giving an almost undetectable hand-painted and astonishingly well-executed finish. We recommend the curiosity cupboard as the most authentic choice. Our glazed countertop cupboards are suitable too, not quite as historically correct but just as lovely.
We then hand-finish and embellish each backboard with craquelure before applying a light coat of antique wax to bring the crackle to life. This final procedure adds so much character to the surface of the design which completes the authentic look. It’s a very straightforward but wonderful addition to your deVOL Kitchen or curiosity cupboard and can be the finishing touch that makes your kitchen feel extra special.The Botanical Cupboard being finished with an extra special crackle glaze.
The style is inspired by traditional chinoiserie and trompe l’oeil but with a unique deVOL take.
‘The Botanical’ design is so full of life and colour and we especially love it paired with a black painted cupboard.
The vintage feel and bold colours make ‘The Botanical Cupboard’ a favourite with our customers as it is so full of life and colour. The grand scale of flowers and leaves and the accurate depiction of stylish blooms is gracing our New York and Cotes Mill showrooms we love it so much. The black is particularly good as a backdrop for this design and Rosie finishes the painting with a beautifully discreet crackled glaze and lacquer which just adds to its character.
A discreet crackle glaze is the final step to this design and adds a wonderfully authentic feel.
‘RAMBLING WILD ROSES’
How special to have something completely unique and personal made for you, a true one of a kind.
This simple dog rose is scattered about the cupboard in a delightfully haphazard way. The composition is carefully chosen to allow a little space within the blooms and buds. This easy design is suitable for any room in your home and would be just as lovely in a bedroom or landing as a kitchen. This design is also available in Mushroom and Washed Pink.
Our ‘Rambling Rose’ design painted simply in white on a soft ‘Trinity Blue’ background.
‘Wild Flowers’ is the most delicate and understated of all our designs.
We worked really hard to perfect this design, we wanted to get a feel of the past without being contrived or obvious. There is a feeling of delicateness and understated beauty with this cupboard. References from old botanical books and a sensitivity to colourways has made this piece feel nostalgic and so, so pretty.
Soft suggestions of colour and the prettiest little flowers – we took inspiration from old botanical books here.
‘The Potager’ is the newest design in our collection.
Almost touchable vegetables and fruits that literally pop with vibrant colour and life. Following on from the success of our Botanical design, we are delighted to introduce another bold and vivacious design. The ‘Potager’ is a French ornamental kitchen garden grown specifically for its form, colour, taste and continuity of fresh vegetables for the family pot. The perfect sentiment for anyone looking for something truly special and unique for their kitchen and for all those people who love their gardens and cooking. This design has all been beautifully hand-painted and we think it would feel right at home in any family kitchen.
You can choose to have this design finished with our unique crackle glaze too.
We just had time to style and photograph this fabulous cupboard before it went off to its new home.
The full service starts at £700 per cupboard and this cost includes the final hand-finishing. Please liaise initially with your Kitchen Designer, as this ensures your painted cupboard will be included on your schedule and therefore will be delivered at the same time as your kitchen.
If you are not purchasing a full kitchen or have any questions about this service then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01509 261000.