Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Plain English

There are some interior images that make me catch my breath.
This is one of those.

The color, the light, the texture, the craftmanship...

About Plain English:

  • Plain English is a traditional joinery company.
  • We use the techniques of 18th and 19th century cabinetmakers.
  • Skilled joiners make our cupboards by hand in our Suffolk workshop.
  • We don't like gadgets and plastic bits.
  • Most of our drawers run on candlewaxed wooden runners.
  • Our shelf pegs are hand turned for us by a small company that makes wooden nails.
  • Our baskets are hand-woven for us in Suffolk from willow grown along the banks of the River Box.
  • The local forge makes our iron shelf brackets and hanging pot rails.
  • The pull-out trays in our floor cupboards were copied from the slides in an 18th century linen press.

  •  Sounds pretty amazing... 
I don't want to know the prices!

Go here to check out Plain English kitchens.


BJ said...

Hi, Margitta. I discovered your blog during The Nester's Christmas tour of homes. I was intrigued when I saw your profile, so I added you to my google reader list. :) And now I'm even more intrigued by the photos you posted today - this is so up my alley for style. I am from Atlantic Canada, btw. Looking forward to reading more. :)

jean said...

Oooo, love those photos. Anything wood is right up my alley.

Margitta said...

BJ, welcome to my blog! I read Anne of Green Gables last year (finally!) and now I imagine Atlantic Canada to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! ;)