Sometime last month we decided that the flagged kitchen was really crying out for an island to be installed into the space. Our local joiner has taken my rough drawing and created it to match exactly the style of the current units.
There was never any doubt about colour of island; Farrow and Ball downpipe is such a rich and fantastic colour - in this room with the sun on it it takes on more of a very very deep grey. The granite however did take a long time to choose - then when we finally saw Giallo we knew it was just what we wanted, even the granite man agreed it complimented the house & kitchen perfectly.
J has been busy preparing the house for Christmas - this year that includes putting up decorations and changing lots of little details that we have never quite got around to. The original kitchen units have all been repainted and given new brass fittings to match the island
Elsewhere the light switches have been changed to nice and simple Victorian style switches. Shiny chrome against the downpipe paneling in the cloakroom and a more traditional antique brass everywhere else.
Finally the tree is chosen and dressed for the front door and J can get on with preparing the rest of the barn for Christmas.