elementalKitchen by Charlie Smallbone and deVOL
The Scullery is one of the three rooms that make up the downstairs of the Millhouse showrooms at Cotes Mill, it’s a very simply furnished room and of all the spots to see this Classic English range, it’s the most humble. You see the piece of furniture, solid hardwood, handmade and hand-painted, it’s not a modular kitchen cupboard that needs another one next to it, it’s a whole cupboard all-encompassing.
A terracotta tiled floor, cool underfoot, a sink cabinet with marble sink and a large full height pantry which includes storage and refrigeration. We have added an old metal chemistry cupboard from our vintage purchases and hung a deVOL Laundry Maid under the window and that’s it, the view of the millpond sort of makes anything more unnecessary. The scullery is a room to do laundry, wash the dirty bits that you don’t want to bring into the main house, so it has to be functional and able to withstand some tough use. That’s why using really good quality, natural, strong materials is the right choice. There is something wonderfully calm about this room, it’s practical and solid and feels very Mediterranean, you can just imagine being in an old Italian villa or Spanish farmhouse. It’s a Classic English sink cabinet but it’s more than that, it’s a piece of handmade furniture that will last longer than we will. We have given it a highly polished wooden worktop and simple Mayan brass taps, this tempers the luxury of the sink and together they feel like they were meant to be together.
This is our utility room in the Mill House at Cotes Mill. We love designing utility rooms, they're such practical spaces and if done properly, beautiful too. This one is a great example of how functional a utility room can be - a little extra room to keep some bits, a few appliances and a lovely big sink.
A beautifully sunny corner at Cotes Mill in our new utility room display. Inspired by Meditterean homes, this space feels traditional and classic and wonderfully charming.
The utility room display we have in the Mill House at our main showroom, Cotes Mill, is made up of a simple Classic English sink run, a stunning marble sink, a few freestanding pieces like this glazed pantry and a stunning Terracotta floor by Floors of Stone. It looks like it could have always been there.
A room designed to be functional doesn't mean it can't be beautiful too. Our main aim is to design a space that is that is completely practical and perfectly suited to you, but we do also try to create spaces that you want to be in. This utility room is the perfect example of a space that has a sensible layout, useful features but looks amazing too!
Just a few of our favourite things in the new utility room display at the Mill, like our Classic English furniture, an Iroko worktop, our aged brass Mayan taps, made in collaboration with Perrin and Rowe, our small pleated porcelain pendant hanging delicately above the Carrara marble sink and of course a few vintage pieces popped around the room.
This is our Tuscan Farmhouse 800 Single Carrara marble sink, a lovely addition to any room and the perfect touch to this Mediterranean inspired space. Marble is a natural stone and it will scratch, stain and etch over time, but after a while it all seems to just settle in and we think the changes it gets over the years just add to the beauty of this stunning material.
The utility room display in the Mill House has been designed using our Classic English furniture, it's a simple sink run with bespoke cabinets that work beautifully with the grand Carrara marble sink and glossy Iroko worktop.
Lovely little finishing touches in our rustically charming utility room in the Mill House at Cotes Mill. We like to fill all of our rooms at the Mill with our furniture and products and also vintage pieces that we find and just know will look amazing in our showrooms and eventually, your homes. These are some vintage pottery vases and filled with a few sparse grasses, they really look so elegant and pretty in this lovely space.
deVOL's Carrara marble sinks! Such a beautiful natural stone that feels expensive and special, perfect in every home.
This charming little room in the slowly renovated Mill House at Cotes Mill was the perfect spot to fit a utility room using our Classic English furniture. Made bespoke to fit your home perfectly, this range is made in our Loughborough workshops with the best hardwoods and using the best traditional techniques.