The Strawberry Hill Kitchen
Strawberry Hill, a small residential area of Twickenham, South West London, about 12 miles from The City. It is named after the incredible home Horace Walpole built in the 17th Century, a neo-Gothic castle which is delightfully quirky inside and out and somewhere people love to visit. When we arrived at The Strawberry Hill Kitchen we were instantly charmed by this beautifully simple, but incredibly organised Shaker Kitchen. Such a simple layout, copper sink and crisp white AGA along one side of the room, painted in Damask with Carrara marble worktops and a simple shelf, it was just so lovely to see no fuss at all. The room was large and so the bank of full height cupboards on the opposite wall were really substantial and impressive without overcrowding the room. Behind these Trinity Blue doors were everything you could wish for; an integrated fridge and freezer and two pantries with marble shelves, internal drawers and spice racks. Wow, this was organisation at its very best and it looked so stylish, plain doors, painted knobs and little to distract you from the beautiful colour and delightful ladder. In the middle of the kitchen was a humble and much-loved old table with sentimental memories for the family who lived here, it was the perfect finish to this room. A shabby old table and chairs that gave the room character and soul and next to the classic cupboards their ageing beauty was just the right touch. The brick wall was unexpected too, but it added a little bit of rustic style to an otherwise slick and immaculately finished room, we particularly loved the Original BTC ceramic chandelier, again, a simple but beautiful object. What a lovely deVOL Kitchen this one is, some people just have the knack of getting it spot on, with a little help from us.