A Guildford 'Georgian' Classic

Tighter than two coats of paint!

We had lots of fun bringing this project to fruition, mainly because the Lord of the manor was a character with a great sense of humour, especially when haggling – he won’t mind me saying that, he would actually take great pride in hearing it!

Luckily, the Lady of the Manor was much more sensible about the task at hand, which really helped as this was going to be ‘the special one’.

The detailed and beautifully rendered design drawings were created, considered and signed-off and the joinery was commissioned.


The furniture took some time to layout just right but the space planning is always worth all the time and effort to get the functionality and flow working with the aesthetics.

The cabinetry was panelled with a lamb’s tongue mould and staff bead surrounds for a classic Georgian feel.

All this wonderful wood was then sublimely finished by our artisan painters in Farrow and Ball ‘Old White 4’ for the units and ‘Pigeon 25’ for the island.

The clients chose trusty Miele appliances for their forever-kitchen with the exception of the wonderful charcoal-coloured Falcon range cooker which we paired with our exclusive bevel-edged antique mirrored splashback. The handles were an old favourite: iron fluted, then painted over for a real air of understated class.

The carefully considered details of the design all came together perfectly: from the beautifully designed dresser that acts as a ‘dumping-ground’ for housing all those loose items like keys, to the two solid oak dovetailed pan drawers with custom cutlery and utensil inserts.

The canopy houses the extraction unit and the island, topped with Carrara marble, incorporates the classic Perrin and Rowe Shaker 900 sink and matching Etruscan and Quooker taps.

The dishwasher and huge recycle bins were strategically placed and, last but not least, the free-standing larder unit with solid oak racks and painted interior housed the wine cooler, the fridge and the freezer.

This project was all the fun of the fair, an old saying but relevant to our experience, not to mention the clients’ excitement and joy!