French style rural retreat

Our interior design and architecture team couldn’t wait to get to work on this kitchen update within a beautiful character barn and family home in North Leeds.

The property boasts a large open plan design and the kitchen area features a spiral staircase and leads straight into the lounge, so it was important that the design allowed for a seamless transition between living areas. The client was keen to incorporate a rural and faded French feel to reflect their love of the region, where they also had a home.

The Richard Grafton interior design and architecture team worked together to completely transform the original 1960’s kitchen, repainting and refreshing units and adding new skirting and kick boards. New more contemporary features such as eglomise glass was added to a selection of doors to create a feeling of space and light. This was complemented with new and beautiful wooden flooring throughout the hallway, kitchen and lounge area, bringing the space together flawlessly with a practical solution.

Muted and neutral tones were introduced throughout the whole downstairs space to create harmony with the exterior of the property and a multi textural design brought the chateau chic concept to life, fused with items from the owners French property, including furniture and an original French bread basket.

When you walk into the property there is an overwhelming feeling of warmth and a rustic charm that invites and inspires you to explore. There are beautiful and intriguing items of furniture and accessories at every turn, all sourced by the design team, from the church style bench in the hallway to the French console desk in the window, where the owners can sit and admire the views from the double doors.

The stunning use of eclectic fabric designs and textures throughout the space adds depth and warmth and no detail was left untouched with the installation of new curtain poles, skirting boards and beautiful solid wood doors to create a flawless finish.

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