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Case Study: Moor Monkton Barn by The Main Company 

Light floods the bright, airy and spacious kitchen in the latest project from The Main Company. A rustic space that has been designed with an emphasis on sustainability, this kitchen has been created to blend in harmoniously with its rural surroundings – bringing the outdoors in and celebrating beautiful, organic materials.

Embracing natural elements, The Main Company was involved in supplying reclaimed wood for the property, from the flooring and kitchen cabinets to the wall cladding. This wood was salvaged from old barns, factories and warehouses, while the parquet flooring came from an old mill. Maximising the original materials of the building meant that wood was always going to be a focus of the design, with the farmhouse featuring large oak beams in most rooms.

With a fusion of different design styles, including organic, Scandi and country influences, the home incorporates a neutral palette with pops of blue for a vibrant edge. The focal point of the kitchen is the striking stainless steel and copper range cooker, while quartz worktops complement the painted tulipwood cabinets, which have been finished with a subtle natural white undertone.

A cohesive scheme that flows in an open-plan design, the kitchen opens up into the dining room – and connects the indoors with the outdoors through large double bi-fold French doors.

Keeping the space as open as possible, no wall cabinets were included in the design plans – just styled open shelving. This, factored with the high ceilings, creates a luxurious sense of space. It also creates room for the kitchen island, made from reclaimed wood, which offers informal seating and a sink – ideal for socialising while cooking or washing up. It also helps to create zones between the kitchen and dining area, yet all the separate elements have been brought together to create this beautiful bespoke space.

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