Edwardian Family Home, Barnes Village

Edwardian Family Home, Barnes Village

During the initial planning stages of their kitchen project, a key priority of the homeowners of this Edwardian villa in Barnes Village was to embrace the architectural heritage of the house and install a kitchen that was sympathetic to the history of the home. Ushering in a new era of design, the Edwardian period home was typified by light, airy and spacious rooms with large windows – a drastic change to the clutter and darkness of the preceding Victorian period. The influential Arts and Crafts movement, led by William Morris, rejected the Victorian penchant for mass produced furniture assembled in relentlessly brutal working conditions, and instead championed the artisan craftsmen using traditional joinery methods in smaller workshops. 

Kitchen Design

This Nickleby kitchen, as with all our cabinetry, was made at our workshop in Felsted, Essex by our talented team of cabinetmakers who pair traditional joinery techniques with modern innovation. The kitchen has our bespoke H|M Westminster smoked oak accents throughout which gives the space warmth and character. The focal point is the chimney with range cooker which is flanked by extra high wall cupboards leaving plenty of worktop space below. The large column fridge and freezer are located to the right of the chimney for easy access during food prep and cooking.

Kitchen Island and Breakfast Bar

The island was designed with a circular breakfast bar in the centre to reflect the symmetry and design of the beautiful curved window. The breakfast bar is finished in the same H|M Westminster oak while the rest of the island and perimeter run is a stunning quartz worktop. The H|M Havisham bar stools fit perfectly in the space and have had their legs finished in the same Westminster oak finish. As the island acts as the main food prep zone, it also includes a prep sink and integrated eurocargo bin for maximum convenience.

Main Sink Run

The main sink run which overlooks the garden, has plenty of worktop space either side and has a Miele integrated dishwasher just to the left of the sink. The Callisto tap and rinse are by Perrin & Rowe, while the boiling hot water tap is by Quooker. The taps, rinse and the Spenlow handles are all finished in polished nickel. The drinks countertop cupboard located on the far left of the main sink run houses the Nespresso coffee machine, teas and also has space for things like cups and saucers, mugs and the teapot.

Flooring

The Babington Limestone Tumbled flooring has really beautiful natural fissures across the surface giving the stone a unique finish. Due to the hard wearing nature and easy maintenance of this limestone, the Babington limestone flooring really suits heavy traffic areas such as kitchens, boot rooms and hallways that open onto the outdoors. The grey undertones in the Babington limestone combined with the soft tumbled edges create a calm and understated finished look that is perfect for classic contemporary spaces. Available from our H|M Stone Atelier  – click here for details.