Kitchen of the Week: 7 Design Ideas to Steal from deVOL’s Latest Showroom

British kitchen and furniture maker deVOL has recently opened a fourth showroom in the genteel Georgian city of Bath. It occupies part of a grand, 18th-century row of apartments built from honey-colored Bath stone. Basking in natural light and boasting fine period details, the building has “the perfect look and proportions to display deVOL furniture at its very best,” according to Helen Parker, the company’s creative director.

The kitchen design company has taken over several rooms on the ground floor, including the main entrance to the building, which lends the space “a very grand feel.” There are four kitchen displays in total, each of which “flows nicely into the other to give the feeling of being in a home rather than a showroom.”

Below, we’ve identified seven design ideas that will transpose to any home.

Photography courtesy of deVOL.

1. Create a bistro nook.

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Above: Bentwood chairs, low-level lighting, cafe curtains, and vintage posters: All that’s missing from this cozy corner is a glass of house red. “The best spot for this is in a corner of the kitchen, especially if it’s near a window so you can hang up some floaty curtains to create some intimacy,” Helen explains. “A low-slung light on a dimmer is perfect, but even just some candles will give you the right vibe.”

2. Add a contemporary kitchen dresser.

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Above: You no longer need a vast Downton Abbey below-stairs kitchen to incorporate a dresser (or hutch). “If you love the look of a dresser but don’t have the room for such a large piece, then adding some tongue-and-groove paneling with shelves and cornice makes a great alternative,” says Helen. “The paneling gives a warm and textured feel to the room, and with plates and pots to display, your sink can become far more than just a functional run.”