Case study: A farmhouse kitchen with spring in the air
A mixture of modern and traditional country design has been put to great use in this farmhouse kitchen which oozes the optimism and energy of spring in every corner.
Olive green cabinetry, wood worktops and an original red brick wall sit in harmony alongside the more neutral tones of a navy blue island, white worktops and a hard-working Belfast sink.
For the flooring throughout this bright and airy extension, our client chose our Bastille Bleu limestone which features a blue/grey base tone and occasional white veining. This gives each flagstone its own character along with the hand-finished, antiqued surface and edges which resemble those of old tiles that have been laid for many years. This is a seriously hardy flooring material that can withstand high foot traffic and is easy to maintain. Thanks to its antiqued finish it is also very forgiving and will gain its own patina over time.
Throughout their kitchen and dining space, the homeowner has resisted the need to hide all belongings behind cupboard doors but has instead opted for some open shelves to allow their possessions to breathe personality into the space. They have also illustrated so effectively the subtle power of fresh flowers and herbs in a kitchen space, with pops of greens, pinks, yellows and purples on window sills and other surfaces.
A traditional farmhouse table with wooden bench seats allows all the family to squeeze on for a relaxed meal. Meanwhile, a deep red Chesterfield sofa sits to the end of the room, creating an area of peace and relaxation in front of the woodburning fire.
In early spring, evenings are beginning to get lighter and the first daffodils are starting to flower, prompting many of us to think more actively about home refurbishments.
If you are looking for a stone floor fit for a spring-filled farmhouse kitchen please do get in touch.