As of late I have been very inspired by English design– the kitchens of companies like deVOL and Humphrey Munson are seen more and more these days on Instagram and Pinterest (including mine!) Yesterday I found a new and incredibly inspiring source, Ham Interiors and sister development company Tom House. The spaces feature incredible detail and a mix of beautiful, classic bones and some interesting accents through art, accents and lighting. Let’s walk through what makes these spaces so good:
There are many reasons to love this kitchen- the cabinetry color, range, floors, ceiling detail…
These chairs and table and the peek into the entry make me very, very excited. The painted trim to match the kitchen cabinets is a nice detail too.
Oh, these floors! Someday I will have floors like this- the honed marble checkerboard is such a timeless, wonderful look.
This freestanding wood cabinet is a great detail and something you can easily execute in any space given the right proportions. The rounded corners on the island are also very interesting as are the patina-ed pendants.
Another kitchen featuring a freestanding wood cabinet and copper lanterns with great patina.
This copper piping detail is really cool– making something utilitarian decorative. And that vintage tub- oh la la!
The sink in this powder room is amazing (especially in combination with the floors, the painted woodwork and wall-mounted faucet).
I love the matching pair of Chesterfield sofas in this living room.
The grisaille wall mural in this dining space is so beautiful, and looks modern with the space decorated all in tones of grey to coordinate.
More details like antiques, deep windows and painted trim.
Some more details– unique door knobs and a velvet upholstered chair in a bright blue.
Pleated patterned shades are popular in these spaces, as are collections of antique art, especially portraits and landscapes.
The bathroom details are amazing- this brass and nickel shower control is so beautiful.
This brass towel warmer looks like sculpture in here:
A vintage meets modern bathroom (and another patterned, pleated shade!)
A very interesting look in this bathroom- I love the vanity and mirror paired with the clean shiplap- it makes the details really stand out.
Another detail to note– the shelving treatment in this closet! Fabric-lined and with nailhead trim on the shelves.
More closet details– they did not overlook a single inch of these spaces!
The exterior details are wonderful too…
Here are some sources for items that can help you capture this English-inspired look in your own space! Key takeaways:
- Elegant details- from the light switches to closet shelves.
- Painting trim and moulding and contrasting color.
- Traditional details in cabinetry and flooring materials.
- Whimsical touches- pleated lamp shades, quirky art, patterned fabrics.
- Layering– sumptuous draperies, rugs and upholstery.
- Always utilize antiques- from bathroom mirrors to kitchen islands and chairs in a living room.