Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
Cornish stately home
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Cornish stately home

Over the past two years this magnificent Cornish home situated in 200 acres of parkland has been sympathetically renovated by it’s owners Sam and Kitty Galsworthy, allowing it to work for a more modern family way of life, that was better suited to their needs.

Trewithen is one of Cornwall’s finest examples of eighteenth century Grade I Palladian architecture and home occupied by one family and its direct descendants for 300 years a remarkable continuity that has given rise to an expression of vision, originality and history.

The owners enlisted the help of Interior designers Salvesen Graham, and proudly Guild Anderson were commissioned to design and make the bespoke kitchen, lobby and bar.  The aim being to furnish these rooms rather than make them feel that they were full of kitchen cabinets.

Such an important country house required a sensitive approach, using traditional design with classical detailing to enhance the architecture of the building.  The kitchen design required consideration, and appealed enormously to Nick’s preferred style, with his own personal influences derived from traditional boat building, the Shaker movement and Lutyens architecture.  All of which follow the same principles of proportion, symmetry, and the correct use of the Classical orders.  The brief required the rooms to be furnished, which allowed Guild Anderson’s highly skilled designers and joinery team to create beautiful pieces of furniture that appear to be placed rather than fitted in place.

The china display cabinets sitting either side of an external door are part of a panelled lobby space, cleverly designed to conceal the Miele Mastercool fridge and freezer and larders behind the panelling, leading your eye into the garden beyond.  They frame the doorway with their tall elegant panelling and deep cornicing, paying respect to the neo-classical architecture of the building.  The open shelving allows the design to feel airy and more refined like that of a traditional china cabinet.

A glazed pantry dresser uses the full height of the room, harking back to the days of a Maid’s scullery, but now appropriated as a place to store fine glassware and indeed the place to mix that all important gin & tonic!

The kitchen island is a completely free standing table, with exquisitely turned legs, painted in a deep green gloss.  It magically conceals an integrated Sub-Zero&Wolf warming drawer.  The top was carefully chosen from native elm and crafted from just two boards.

Nick and his team have designed a series of rooms that feel as if they have always been there.  However in doing so they have not lost the opportunity to incorporate every conceivable modern appliance required to run this kitchen efficiently.  The use of beautifully designed individual pieces of kitchen furniture have enhanced the lived-in aesthetic. They have given a homely, yet classic sense of style immediately to each of the spaces.

By incorporating a selection of personal antiques, Salvesen Graham’s soft furnishings and Guild Anderson’s fine architectural cabinetry; the kitchen retains the elegance of this Palladian masterpiece, but gives it the functionality of a modern family kitchen.

“Nick encouraged me to be braver with our designs. His guidance made all the difference to ending up with the room we really wanted.“

Mrs H

“Guild Anderson saved the day with a temporary worksurface at Christmas when our granite supplier let us down at the last minute.“

Mr & Mrs N

“I just love my fabulous kitchen. People drop by just to come and look at it!“

Mrs B.

“Last time, we used a well-known national firm, but they were three times as expensive and really not three times better than Guild Anderson.“

Mrs L

“Guild Anderson’s service is poles apart from other firms and I just love the things they do.“

Lady B

“When you see what Guild Anderson can do, it is inspiring! their expertise extends well beyond the kitchen.“

Mr F

“Our new room is greatly admired. The team’s design was really excellent and we can’t now imagine our house without it!“

Mr & Mrs C

“Guild Anderson put themselves forward as being kitchen makers, but they do so much more that.“

Ms B

“The quality of the Guild Anderson workshop is excellent, we were very pleased with the whole project process.“

Mr & Mrs T

“Guild Anderson’s service is poles apart from other firms and I just love the things they do.“

Lady D

“Nick is very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about all elements of design, innovation and function. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.“

Mr & Mrs A

“We knew from the first meeting that Nick would make us a stunning and practical room.“

Mrs F

“Guild Anderson have been a major part of making our house a home.“

Mrs T

“Nick was very responsive and attentive and created a good, original and robust design.“

Mr & Mrs K

“Guild Anderson listened to us and just got on with delivering what we had asked for. We couldn’t be happier with our new kitchen - we absolutely love it.“

Mr & Mrs L

“Nick Anderson has a very good attention to detail and thought creatively thoughout our project, from which door I brought shopping, to where and how I would use mixing bowls.“

Mr & Mrs P

“Nick’s approach was brilliant – a very practical & effective level of questions.“

Mr W

“I love the work Guild Anderson did for us and have recommended them to several people.“

Mrs MB

“Lots of guests and friends visit and comment on our kitchen, they think the new space Guild Anderson created for us is wonderful.“

Mr P

“Guild Anderson are the only company that we have dealt with where every phase of our project was dealt with promptly, professionally and with great thought and care.“

Mrs D

“It has been a real pleasure being involved with Guild Anderson on a project and easily the most enjoyable part of our house renovation.“

Ms F

“All aspects of how we use a kitchen were taken into consideration by Nick’s team, even a special place for unusual little jars we use for spices.“

Mrs O

“As expected, the design, materials, workmanship and paint work is excellent. Our kitchen is such a pleasure to cook in, stand in and just look at!“

Lady J

“I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted and I was so pleased to see how Nick incorporated my thoughts into the final design.“

Mr S

“Nick was very good at drawing out the detail of how I saw myself using the kitchen, which was really helpful and fundamental to our final design.“

Mr & Mrs R

“What I like most about Guild Anderson is their flexibility. Nick is just great, he is very good at converting things into a reality.“

Mrs T.

"We chose Guild Anderson as you were the only company that seemed prepared to listen and to take on board our ideas, rather than to try and fit us into a mould."

Mrs M.

"Our kitchen is brilliant. It is a real party room with lots of circulation space whilst giving us lots of space to cook and serve. It looks very good and has had very positive reactions from our friends, who are very jealous!"

Mrs W.

"Your team were friendly and so unobtrusive, we hardly noticed they were here and then 'Hey Presto'! Thank you!"

Mr & Mrs F.

"I think our kitchen is wonderful and will certainly be recommending Guild Anderson to others whenever I get the opportunity, both for the quality of the service and the final product."

Mrs B.

"Guild Anderson provided a wonderful personal service and follow up and we have already recommended them to friends, who were so impressed by the style and finish of our kitchen."

Mr & Mrs W.

"We just wanted to thank you again for the cabinets. They are exquisite and exactly as we hoped. The whole process has been super smooth and it has been a real pleasure working with you all."

Mr W.

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