When Brit style icon Pearl Lowe and her husband, Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey, moved from London to the English countryside, they chose a circa-1825 honey-colored stone compound in Somerset “with a fairy-tale feel: turrets, round rooms, stone mullions and arched windows, endless corridors, and secret doors,” according to deVOL Kitchens creative director Helen Parker, describing the house. “It was surrounded by meadows and a rambling garden, and outbuildings and gypsy caravans dotted the grounds.”
Lowe, a former musician and longtime fashion designer, has launched a third career as an interior designer, with an “edgy style that is slightly quirky, a little rock chic, and ludicrously romantic,” says Parker. When it came time to apply her aesthetic to her new kitchen, Lowe turned to deVOL, maker of English kitchens for nearly a quarter century. Though deVOL is known for its traditional English and Shaker sensibilities, the company collaborated with Lowe to design a backdrop of handmade cabinetry well suited to the designer’s own style: “traditional English with little eccentricities, and some modern cool thrown in.” Join us for a tour.
Photography courtesy of deVOL.
Pearl Lowe runs an eponymous clothing and fabrics line and an interior design consultancy, and is author of the memoir All That Glitters. Her eldest daughter is model Daisy Lowe, with singer Gavin Rossdale.
Lowe and Goffey have three children together, and though not all of the family lives at the house full-time, “they visit every weekend, just to hang out,” said Parker.
For more from deVOL, see:
- Kitchen of the Week: Sebastian Cox for deVOL in the UK
- Kitchen of the Week: A Shaker-Inspired Kitchen in East Dulwich
- Kitchen of the Week: A Rustic-Luxe London Galley by deVOL