A bespoke handmade kitchen in an English country house.   A very light room with a number of windows.

Art Deco Style Kitchen


The owners of this house near Newbury run a successful architects firm Fowler Architecture & Planning.  Having worked for many years on their clients’ own projects, this dynamic husband and wife team understood exactly what they were looking for when they decided to refurb their own home with an Art Deco Style Kitchen.

Guild Anderson have teamed up with them for many years on a number of kitchen projects and so when they approached us to design a kitchen for their own home Nick relished the chance.

Throughout their home they have created a space that is fun and colourful for their young family, with hints of their antipodean roots be that art or the extremely funky blue resin cast shark that resides on the windowsill in the sitting room.  So they wanted a space they could truly live in, that was both practical yet interesting, classic without feeling staid.

Bank of drawers with oak shelf above

A bank of drawers creates a sleek contemporary look

a hand painted island with drawers and cupboards

A smart hand painted island offers a vital working area in the kitchen

The simple colour scheme lends itself in this bright and airy space

Colour is added in the form of cool artsy posters and a pastel pink breakfast cupboard

Soft pink hand painted breakfast cupboard
A pale pink breakfast cupboard brings a sense of style to the room

Freestanding breakfast cupboard

This breakfast or larder cabinet was completely essential to the overall design of the kitchen.  Not only does its freestanding look add interest and a degree of complexity to the room, it adds a huge amount of additional storage for breakfast crockery, cups and mugs and cook’s ingredients in the pull out drawers below.

Painted in a pretty pastel pink shade, it breaks up the cooler white in the rest of the room.  The side panels have been inset with a notice board where papers and drawings can be pinned, adding to the sense of fun and the joy of living with a young family.

Wall panelling across the room
Wall panelling softens the room and adds texture and warmth to the space

Wall panelling adds texture and interest

The client was really open to the idea of using panelling along the long wall of the kitchen.  This has helped to deaden the sound when the room is full of rowdy children, and has also created visual interest and texture.

The chrome pendant lights and art deco vibe wall lights add to the funky look, with a hit of colour in the form of an ‘egg’ chair originally designed by Arne Jacobsen.  Proving that a pale room can be interesting……

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