Inframe Deseo Kitchen at The Old Chapel in Bournemouth
This luxurious bespoke hand painted inframe Deseo kitchen was installed in a converted chapel in Throop, Bournemouth
The Old Chapel in Throop, Bournemouth was built in 1828, and recently converted into residential accommodation. When deciding upon a kitchen the client appointed Meridien Interiors to work with them on the design. With a brief to install a kitchen that remained sympathetic to the Regency Gothic style of the Grade 2 listed building.
A bespoke hand painted inframe Deseo kitchen was selected for its classic lines and paired with brass handles and hinges for contrast. To continue the traditional theme the doors are hung on simple working butt hinges and they are kept shut by rebated magnets. An induction range installed in a central island that looks out over the lounge-diner creates a social space to entertain whilst cooking. Set in to the rear of the inframe Deseo kitchen cabinets is a 30mm Carrara white quartz worktop with traditional butler taps and sink.
As is typical of converted chapels the kitchen and living spaces is a single large open plan room. This created a need to tie the inframe Deseo kitchen in to the design of the other living spaces. And to the fabric of the building as a whole. So to create the seamless look we installed matching kitchen cabinets on the back wall to create additional hidden storage and house the integrated fridge and tumble dryer. These cabinets were married to panelling in the living area painted in the same colour as the kitchen.
The look is completed by other hand-made bespoke finishes. Such as a wine rack above TV in the living area accessed by ladder. And an unique upcycled alter frontage to the kitchen island. The kitchen island frontage was designed in homage to the building’s original use, and it is the chapel’s alter which has been restored and cut to size to suit.
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