I’ve recently fallen so hard for Devol, a British kitchen company with jaw-dropping, drool-worthy kitchens. Their work is modern, merged with that heritage, been-here-for-100-years look. I love the saturated colors and the workmanship you can see from across the room.
These kitchens have me infatuated with inset cabinetry. They make me want to bring them flowers and whisper sweet nothings in their ears. For those of you who don’t know (and I didn’t even know the name of it before Devol), inset cabinetry is when the cabinet doors close flush with the cabinet bases. You see this a lot in old built-ins. Nowadays when most kitchens are bought from Ikea and come in cardboard boxes, we see overlay cabinets 95% of the time. (Absolute no hate on Ikea kitchens, I love them dearly too and used them in our last kitchen.)
Inset cabinetry was that element I had seen, but never really saw. It was something I admired but couldn’t put my finger on. I just figured I loved old kitchens. Now I have a name, and I’m blinded by it. It’s the first thing I look for in a kitchen.
Inset is expensive. It may be something I can never afford, but it’s one of those things that has me by the heart right now. I might just be encouraging Billy to take up a woodworking hobby. We’ll see how that goes.
Another element of Devol kitchens is their lived in, un-kitchen look. I love the art on the walls. Art has a place in every room, and these kitchens feel like living spaces where you spend your days–the true heart of the home.