A room with a view

Val and Alan originally were looking to purchase a holiday home in Cornwall, but when they found this superbly located house overlooking a small bay near Falmouth they decided to sell up and move to Cornwall permanently. The house, which had previously been divided in two, required some careful planning and sympathetic refurbishment in order to return it to one large fabulous home. Alan whose background is in engineering took personal control of the project to restore the two houses into one again, and with his hands-on approach, and in record time, the house was transformed into a fabulous family home.

Val chose Solid Ash simple Shaker style doors painted in her chosen colour. This range of doors is available in bespoke sizes so we were able to incorporate large larders with full height doors for food storage as well as an ironing board, a hoover cupboard and a pull out larder with wirework to the right of the large Aga fridge. The centre island has chunky pilasters on each corner, large pan drawers on both sides and also houses a combination microwave.  The electric sockets in the island were cleverly hidden behind drop down drawers. Tall glass dresser display units add interest to the seating area.  At one end of the kitchen huge windows open onto a decking area flooding the kitchen with light.  Val wanted to keep the colours in the kitchen in harmony with the spectacular view so chose Gazinni Space Green tiles for the floor which are a lovely soft combination of blues, greens and beiges and then picked a colour for the cabinets that perfectly complimented the floor.  To bring the whole kitchen together a touch of drama was added with the  blackcurrant colour wall tiles and the chrome Victorian handles.

The soft green colour of the Shaker doors is also complimented well by the Steel Grey granite which is a mixture of pale and dark greys. Increasingly this granite is becoming  a favourite  with my customers as, unlike the high gloss black granites, it does not show every finger print and bread crumb. The black pendant lights hanging over the island are from John Lewis.


"My husband and I met Susie in the early stages of thinking about a new kitchen for our seaside house. My dream was to work, and entertain, in a well-designed kitchen that took full advantage of the beautiful views. The result is everything I could want! It is a well designed, beautifully fitted kitchen that is a joy to work in.

Susie took on board my wishes about the lay-out of the kitchen and the way I wanted to work in the room, while designing the perfect kitchen for us. She was very easy to work with and she made each meeting a pleasure.

Val Spargo