We moved the kitchen from the back of this large Edwardian house to one of the more generous principal rooms. Our brief was based on a period design but with fresh colours. We wanted to create a practical and relaxed room that didn’t look contrived. The kitchen is blessed with a pantry next door and adjoins the dining room, making this a real family space. The room centres around an early nineteenth-century elm farmhouse preparation table and a tall Bath dresser, showcasing a collection of early Wedgwood and English delft china. We also created a fantastic display using an array of bottles from an open cask mine in Hungary and wrapped in explosive wire to add colour and interest.