Award-winning British designer and manufacturer of custom fitted furniture, Daval, sensitively fuse the very best in traditional style with contemporary living at The Quarry House, a unique renovation in rural West Yorkshire.
The combination of the ultra-luxe Mayfair furniture in supermatt Charcoal finish alongside Finsbury, in opposing Silver and Frost White gives a truly architectural finish to the ground floor while ensuring the newly fitted kitchen, bar and laundry room, is in-keeping with the rest of the property. James Bodsworth, Design Director at Daval says, “It was an absolute delight to work with our clients on The Quarry House, a stunning detached house which has been lovingly restored and extended, complete with bespoke Daval furniture. The property is nestled in expansive grounds by the side of a working quarry and enjoys panoramic views of the Yorkshire countryside. Built using iconic Yorkshire stone from the quarry itself, the house blends heritage style and modern country.”
The design brief was for a bright, modern yet timeless kitchen that was spacious and functional. The clients wanted it to flow effortlessly into the sitting area, which is slightly elevated to enjoy the beautiful views. A large, functional granite-topped island was at the top of the wish list for entertaining family and friends informally and the Daval design team also needed to incorporate a mint green Aga as a main feature, alongside a conventional oven, induction hub and an integrated larder cupboard for ample storage.
James continues, “On our first site visit, we noticed there was a long and narrow corridor connecting the kitchen to the sunroom and suggested that incorporating a bespoke home bar with an integrated wine cooler and bottle storage would bring the space to life, giving it a specific purpose. We finished the back wall of the bar with an antique brass effect mirror that runs the length of the cabinetry and makes the space look and feel much larger than it actually is, which is a great design trick to trick the eye and add a luxe element.”
Simon Bodsworth, Managing Director at Daval adds, “We are always keen to bring our signature quality and service to residential projects so that we can create made-to-measure, made-to-order furniture which suits everyday life. This is particularly helpful for character properties and conversions as there is no such thing as a standard size or shape and it is so important to complement the existing architectural structure.”
With this year’s trend for refined country living and extra texture in the kitchen, the combination of Finsbury and Mayfair furniture by Daval brings a fresh, modern dynamic to the Quarry House. Storage is a key consideration in a blended living space and personalized solutions are big news this year, with a strong emphasis on high-function larders which keep your essentials in an easy-to-access location.
The open-plan feel of The Quarry House is enhanced with handleless runs of units for clean lines in high-traffic areas and brass industrial-style handles on the island unit, the bar cupboards and the laundry zone bring an individual edge. As wellness and hygiene are growing trends in the busy kitchen living space, the Finsbury overhead units in Silver are the ideal choice as they feature the company’s award-winning anti-bacterial finish, boosting cleanliness and adding visual depth to the grey and white scheme.
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