This isn’t the first time we’ve covered UK kitchen purveyor deVol‘s collaborative range with Brit woodworker Sebastian Cox, but the “urban rustic” line in a glamorous, period setting is new to us.
The range was first introduced in 2015 (see The Refined Rustic Kitchen, Sebastian Cox Edition for more), with its signature band-sawn, beechwood cabinetry—deVol’s most rustic look by far. When deVol creative director Helen Parker recently set out to display a Sebastian Cox kitchen in the company’s Regency-style townhouse showroom in London’s East End, she had to reconcile the line’s rough-hewn rusticity with the “more opulent, rich, and atmospheric” feeling of the period townhouse. She did it by using a traditional shade of blue on the modern cabinets, retaining the room’s original period details, and adding a cabinet from deVol’s perennially popular Real Shaker line for balance. The Sebastian Cox “rough-sawn cupboards may not at first glance seem to be the best choice for this house,” says Parker, “but the result is something quite spectacular.” Let’s take a look.
Photography courtesy of deVol.
Parker began her design with only a touch of copper hardware, but opted to install it throughout to add a “more reflective feel to a shady room.”
A kitchen in the Sebastian Cox range starts at £15,000. Like all deVol kitchens, the line is handmade in the company’s workshop in Leicestershire, England.
Parker likes kitchen walls and cabinetry to be the same color “to make a room feel less kitchen-y and more like a living space,” she says.
For more British style from across our sites, see:
- Eccentric England: The Friendly Ghosts of Renishaw Hall
- Classic Trolleys from Kaymet in England
- To the Hunt: England’s Most Discreet Tailors