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In the pink It might not have ended up in the room where it was originally intended, but this classic kitchen now perfectly suits its new space and owners’ lifestyles

Set in a seven-bedroom Georgian rectory in seven acres of land in the Derbyshire countryside, the kitchen of this historic property called for a grand design befitting of its splendid surroundings. Maria Carine, senior design consultant at Chalon’s Hambridge showroom, who created the scheme explains, “The brief was to replace the existing kitchen and create a breakfast and family area that was sympathetic to the period of the house; it was to have a traditional look, but with a twist by way of colour. The clients chose a Chalon


Original freestanding kitchen, which has an enduring style and is hand-crafted from Quebec yellow pine then hand-painted in any of 70 colours.”

However, the homeowners’ plan came across a stumbling block when planning permission to remove a wall to increase the room’s size was rejected. “I suggested that the kitchen be moved to the orangery instead,” says Maria, “because it was much bigger, and already the perfect space and location in which to accommodate the client’s initial brief.” ...

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