This month in our Renovations We Love series, we take you to the historic city of Bath to explore the kitchen of Lizzy Cavill, aka @pink.walls.at.number.13. Renovating her Victorian property, Lizzy elegantly brings classic country interiors to the city. Let’s take a look...
Originally designed as a drawing-room, when Lizzy moved in, she opted to switch the space for the kitchen instead. Lizzy says ‘When we bought our house a couple of years ago, it was in a very sorry state and needed full restoration. It was a huge job, however, it did give us the opportunity to choose exactly where to put the kitchen. Many of the original features such as cornicing were intact and we tried to preserve as much of this as possible.’
Now showcasing a traditional kitchen design in keeping with the rest of the decor, Lizzy notes, ‘The room is in the centre of the house and has a beautiful big bay window overlooking Bath; with all the natural light and high ceilings I knew it would be the perfect room for the kitchen.’
At the heart of the renovation was a focus on continuity to ensure the tradition of the rest of the period property was upheld. Rather than the utility style of many modern kitchens, Lizzy chose carpentry that presents more of a furniture feel to achieve this.
With character and history effortlessly displayed by features like the aged wooden floorboards, the room feels warm, inviting and homely, whilst still maintaining an understated sophistication with marble surfaces and well thought out fixtures and fittings.
With the abundance of light and beautiful views, Lizzy kept the colour palette natural and to accompany this aesthetic, opted to keep the details of the kitchen warm, with brass accents featuring across the space, including the striking chandelier that sits elegantly above the island, the taps and cabinet handles.
Mixing handles from two of our more traditional hardware collections, Lizzy chose handles from Cotswold and Bakes to finish her cabinets. Lizzy says, ‘For the hardware in the kitchen and in other areas of the house I chose unburnished brass. I love the natural ageing process of brass and it sits so well against the patina of the floorboards and the period features throughout our home.’
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