The walnut breakfast circle on the island provides relaxed seating close to the main preparation and cooking area of the room. CLIENT SARAH & PETER LOCATION CHELMSFORD, ESSEX COLLECTION FALLOWFIELD PAINT COLOURS PIGEON, FARROW & BALL WORKTOPS JUPARANA TORRONE GRANITE The Davonport Fallowfield collection is a charming piece of quintessential English design. Peter and Sarah knew at once this was perfect for their Nineteenth Century country manor. The entire ground floor was to be reconfigured in this 1821 property in order to better maximise the space.The old kitchen was small and enclosed and with the ever increasing demands of family life Peter and Sarah felt the space had to be re-organised.They wanted to turn the existing kitchen into a playroom and optimise the space in the living room by converting it into their new kitchen. This would create a large family space with the playroom leading off of the kitchen, perfect for life with two young children.With so much effort being put into reconfiguring the entire ground floor, Peter and Sarah were focused on making the kitchen the core family space - “the main thing we felt was that the kitchen needed to be the heart of our home” explains Sarah. With a generous space to fill and a beautiful period property as a backdrop the design process began. Peter and Sarah wanted a kitchen that was equipped for modern day family life but with a sophisticated and timeless feel, in-keeping with the property.“We talked about the styles that I liked and the history of the house and tried to tie it in” explains Sarah.The Fallowfield collection was exactly what they had been looking for. Its clean lines and elegant but understated feel suits the grandeur and heritage of the building perfectly. “THE MAIN THING WE FELT WAS THAT THE KITCHEN NEEDED TO BE THE HEART OF OUR HOME” Sarah A growing family called for total reconfiguration of Peter and Sarah’s 1821 country manor which included enlarging the kitchen considerably. The rich heritage of the building lent itself to a classic country kitchen, sympathetically designed around the property’s architecture. NINETEENTH CENTURY COUNTRY MANOR CLIENT JOURNEY 42