The Cotes Mill Haberdashery
A rather unadventurous corner of Cotes Mill has been transformed into the most atmospheric and nostalgic kitchen and living space ever. The glazed wall of doors and windows fitted with heritage glass is a window into another era where everything is beautifully organised, yet gloriously simple. The use of limewash paint and embossed wallpaper has given the room a character that can’t be created by a simple paint finish, it has so much more texture and personality.
The two runs of furniture are reminiscent of a shopkeeper's domain, the back run with all the necessary cupboards for getting down to business. In front, an elegant and slender island where the shopkeeper will turn his attention to his customers and friends, where things get sociable and chatty. This type of layout is one of our favourites, especially in a long room where you have the luxury of space.
The combination of glazed and tambour doors in a beautifully rich shade appear vintage at first sight, this is intentional and creates a room that feels really authentic. Then the addition of Carrara marble and aged copper give it an unexpected twist of modernity and make it feel somehow more like a kitchen. This room is filled with treasures from antique fairs and flea markets and it’s this attention to detail that makes people smile when they enter the Haberdasher's Kitchen. Rare English pottery, unknown and forgotten artists whose work has been brought back to life and more than a splattering of plants and greenery. The best find, however, was the tan and chrome leather recliner and footstool, pure mid-century class.