Utopia    Case Study 04 Aug 2017

Devol shows us how to ‘do’ eclectic, with this brand new Datchworth kitchen project

Eclecticism is definitely in, but ‘pulling off’ an eclectic scheme isn’t always as easy as it seems. Fun, frolics and fancy little trinkets are a must, but not every strange china ornament your great aunt gifts you can be classified as edgy new décor for your eclectic kitchen. Fortunately, Devol has created an enviable eclectic scheme to draw inspiration from; from the colourful cabinetry to bold printed tiles, to a mix and match hoard of tea cups filling the shelves – Devol balances these elegant elements in perfect harmony…

Located in the lovely country of Hertfordshire, this vibrant scheme was created by the Devol team and encapsulates their ‘idea of a perfect family kitchen’. The island and cabinetry are both beautiful examples of the company’s classic Real Shaker range and are painted in a creative combination of Lead grey and Trinity Blue hues. The surrounding cabinetry epitomises the trend for cool, contemporary grey hues, while the brighter central island and warm wooden flooring lift the scheme, to craft a cute, homely and family-friendly mix.

Pale Silestone surfaces top the island and cabinetry, keeping the tone of the space light and airy, while equally providing a hardwearing worktop that will ensure everyday family use.

The company’s Aged Brass taps and Bella Brass hardware add a feeling of authenticity and warmth to the room and connect with the base of the bar stools. The addition of bold patterned splashback tiles – which surround the alcove that house the stainless steel Lacanche range cooker – add another layer of charm and colour and create another focal point within the space.

Finally, a big Shaker cupboard housed the fridge, freezer and a spacious pantry, keeping the room feeling neat and tidy.

Though sweet and eclectic, the kitchen doesn’t feel overcrowded – the separate crockery, décor and accessories add character and a personal touch to the space, while careful considerations, such as housing the fridge, freezer and pantry in one large Shaker cupboard, maintain a sense of order and leave plentiful space for moving about within the room.

“Having a room filled with lots of lovely things can bring so much personality and interest to a space,’ commented the company. “This was the case for this wonderfully styled home in Hertfordshire, England. Everywhere you looked were charming little trinkets and unique pieces of art; each full of history and with a story to tell. And with lots of shelving, the owners were able to display all of their treasures; we could spend ages exploring their collection!

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