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A few of our favourite kitchen designers and makers

The kitchen really has become the focal point of the home, be it in The Cotswolds, London or in any other beautiful part of the country. It is more and more becoming the hub of the house and the ideal room in which to entertain family and friends. Perfect for informal suppers, a superb space to chat over coffee in the morning, or relax with a glass of wine in the evening whilst sharing the cooking tasks. Creating a welcoming yet functional space in the kitchen is therefore key and we think the following kitchen designers and makers have nailed it!

Olive & Barr

We quite recently came across Olive & Barr based in Cirencester, in the heart of The Cotswolds. We were blown away by the quality, value and elegant design of their handmade kitchens. Set up in 2018 and specialising in Shaker style kitchens, Olive & Barr focus on adding an understated yet undeniable class to the heart of the home. After 25 years in the business, gaining invaluable experience and a wealth of knowledge along the way, Al Bruce has set out, in his own words, "to break the mould and exceed customer’s expectations every step of the way. We are confident that Olive & Barr is the only Shaker kitchen company in the UK today that can provide impeccably high quality British craftsmanship at such good value." Personally, we have a huge soft spot for their exceptional larder cupboard which is such a wonderful addition to any kitchen design. A small and new company, but a mighty one to watch!

Green Shaker Kitchens, Olive & Barr

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Grey Shaker Kitchens, Olive & Barr

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Grey Shaker Kitchens, Olive & Barr

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Naked Kitchens

Based in Fakenham, Norfolk, Naked Kitchens believes in highlighting the beautiful use of space and design and prides itself on providing a statement in style, form and function. Crafted to perfection and styled to your preference, their wonderful bespoke kitchens are functional, practical and truly fabulous. Naked Kitchens boasts an impressive portfolio of work and the company's flare for design and superb craftmanship shines through in its creations from contemporary style kitchens to more classic designs.

Brixton Kitchen, Naked Kitchens

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Brixton Kitchen, Naked Kitchens

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Hampton Court, Naked Kitchens

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DeVOL

A firm favourite for many and a strong contender as far as kitchen designers go, DeVOl are up there with some of the best, priding themselves in offering a consciously chosen mix of classic and contemporary designs. Our focus is drawn in particular to their Sebastian Cox collaboration which is simply stunning and showcases the designers talent through the creation of the award winning range. "You can expect an understated classic with the use of sawn and woven timbers and a little splash of copper." DeVOL. Exceptionally beautiful and inspiring!

The Sebastian Cox Kitchen by DeVOL

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The Sebastian Cox Kitchen by DeVOL

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The Kent Kitchen

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Plain English

We are huge fans of Plain English. Everything about them shouts out beauty, style and elegance. Blending both classic style with contemporary lifestyle demands, Plain English gains inspiration from the grand Georgian Farmhouse in Suffolk which has been converted over the years and is still home to the workshops and design studios used today to create their bespoke cupboards and kitchens. From small beginnings in the Suffolk countryside in 1992, the company now also has showrooms in London and New York. Firm believers in tradition, their exceptional kitchens are made by hand: "measured and imagined, sawn and sanded, hammered and pegged, honed and jointed, lined and waxed, polished and painted." - Plain English. It doesn't get more hands on than that!

Home House, Plain English

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Plain English at Howe, London

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Dorset Farmhouse, Plain English

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Town House Kitchen, Hampstead, Plain English

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