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Steal This Look: A Considered Kitchen in an East London Townhouse

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Steal This Look: A Considered Kitchen in an East London Townhouse

October 17, 2023

When couple Paul West and Michelle Bower began renovating their 1717 East London townhouse, they took on a full transformation of a basement kitchen. The kitchen they started with “wasn’t in good working order,” Paul describes, so they enlisted UK kitchen design company deVol to see out their vision. Here we’ve profiled the key elements, from paint colors down to cabinet hardware and pottery, that make up the moody, earth-toned look.

the kitchen was designed bespoke by devol with wall cabinets from the real shak 17
Above: The kitchen was designed bespoke by deVol with wall cabinets from the Real Shaker Kitchen collection and the marble-topped worktable from the Classic English Kitchen collection. Photograph by Paul West (@consideredthings) from Considered Things: A 1717 London Townhouse, Rescued from the Wrecking Ball.
the couple sourced a vintage welsh dresser to use as crockery display in the di 18
Above: The couple sourced a vintage Welsh dresser to use as crockery display in the dining area. Photograph by Paul West (@consideredthings).
original details that remain include marmorino plaster walls and \200 year old  19
Above: Original details that remain include Marmorino plaster walls and 200-year-old French smoked oak floors that were sanded and treated to expose the grain. Photograph by Paul West (@consideredthings) from Considered Things: A 1717 London Townhouse, Rescued from the Wrecking Ball.
among the couple&#8\2\17;s collection of pottery seen on the antique baker& 20
Above: Among the couple’s collection of pottery seen on the antique baker’s rack to the left are pieces from Hasami Porcelain, Made in Cley, Pottery West, Jess Jos, and Skye Corewijn. Photograph by Paul West (@consideredthings) from Considered Things: A 1717 London Townhouse, Rescued from the Wrecking Ball.

Materials

the walls are all painted in farrow & ball&#8\2\17;s old white no. 4 in 21
Above: The walls are all painted in Farrow & Ball’s Old White No. 4 in their Dead Flat finish.
the devol shaker cabinets are painted in the farrow & ball x liberty archiv 22
Above: The deVol Shaker cabinets are painted in the Farrow & Ball x Liberty Archive Color Pantalon No. 221.

Faucets & Fixtures

the devol aged brass ionian tap is \$\1,\200. 23
Above: The DeVol Aged Brass Ionian Tap is $1,200.
the ceramic sink is from devol as part of their kitchen design. for something s 24
Above: The ceramic sink is from deVol as part of their kitchen design. For something similar, the Rejuvenation Frost Fireclay Single Kitchen Sink starts at $1,150. For more sink options see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Apron Front Sinks.

Cabinet Hardware

the devol classic handles in heirloom brass start at \$75. 25
Above: The deVol Classic Handles in Heirloom Brass start at $75.
the devol standard cupboard catches in bella brass are \$\1\15. 26
Above: The deVol Standard Cupboard Catches in Bella Brass are $115.

Lighting & Furniture

the pendant lights above the worktable are the original btc small cobb pendant; 27
Above: The pendant lights above the worktable are the Original BTC Small Cobb Pendant; $619 at Original BTC.
the j5\2b chair in black painted beech is designed by børge mogensen for f 28
Above: The J52B Chair in black-painted beech is designed by Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler; $819 at Danish Design Store.
the dining chairs are the ercol originals all purpose dining chair; \$368 each  29
Above: The dining chairs are the Ercol Originals All Purpose Dining Chair; $368 each at Lumens.
the devol helen&#8\2\17;s stool in oak with a brass foot rail is \$395 from 30
Above: The deVol Helen’s Stool in oak with a brass foot rail is $395 from deVol.
the devol shaker dining table was designed in a size custom to the dining space 31
Above: The deVol Shaker Dining Table was designed in a size custom to the dining space. The table starts at $4,040 from deVol. It’s one of the tables featured in our post 10 Easy Pieces: Shaker-Inspired Dining Tables.

Accessories

the labour & wait small stoneware storage jar is £\23.33. 32
Above: The Labour & Wait Small Stoneware Storage Jar is £23.33.
the japanese straw trivet is £\23.33 at labour & wait. 33
Above: The Japanese Straw Trivet is £23.33 at Labour & Wait.
the labour & wait chopping board is £46.67. 34
Above: The Labour & Wait Chopping Board is £46.67.

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Paint

Old White

£5.50 GBP from Farrow & Ball
fdb mobler borge mogensen j52b chair   1 376x282
Outdoor & Patio Furniture

Armchair J52B

$819.00 USD from Danish Design Store

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