Bespoke kitchen with Scottish Oak countertop and bleached birch plywood cabinetry; handmade Scottish Oak dining table and chairs; bespoke Douglas Fir staircase with Oak balustrade and banister rail.
Images Colin Parker Furniture/Nick Callaghan
The kitchen island was designed to function as a food preparation area and double up as a breakfast bar. The cabinetry is bleached birch plywood while the countertop is solid locally sourced Oak.
The dining table was designed to echo the proportions of the kitchen island. The table and the six chairs are made in locally sourced Oak.
The staircase was constructed in three separate phases. The treads were constructed using the same European Douglas fir from Dinesen that was used throughout the house for flooring. It was treated using traditional Scandinavian lye and soap, which gives the wood its pale white colour and contrasting grain pattern. The balustrade was later constructed and comprised an oiled Oak frame with vertical white stained birch plywood fins. The banister rail was later added; an elaborate profile inspired by Alvar Aalto in locally sourced Oak.
The furniture for this house in North Berwick was designed in collaboration with Matson Henderson Architects.
“I just wanted you to know how lovely it was to get there and feel that the project was "finished". Everything you had done over the past few weeks to make it all look so much better, with your usual attention to the smallest detail, worked fantastically well! Thank you very much indeed for all the extras - including leaving everywhere so clean and tidy for us to arrive to. Nothing went unnoticed I can assure you.” - Eddie & Shirley Spear