Bringing colour to farmhouse Vintage

“I was instantly drawn to the rich burgundy cooker as it’s different and adds a pop of colour to the kitchen which really lifts the overall design.”

Discover the Vintage Cooker

About the owners: A retired teacher and keen cook who likes to entertain friends and family with his dog Turbo!

Project: Renovation of a dated kitchen in a farmhouse.

Kitchen budget: £15K

Style: Glam Shaker

Design scheme: Plain white quartz work tops and dark blue wooden shaker style units all from Howdens. A hammered solid copper sink and taps, matt copper effect handles and antiqued glass wall tiles all bought through Etsy. Zellige pink splash back tiles. Travertine floor and walls painted white.

De’Longhi range cooker: Vintage style, single cavity, burgundy, dual fuel (gas hob and electric multifunction oven plus grill), 90cm wide (Model No: DVRS 916 DF BU)

The challenge

I wanted to steer away from a stereotypical country kitchen and although there was plenty of space for a range cooker, I didn’t want it to be so big that it dominated the room.

I did plenty of research and was pleased to find that most of De’Longhi’s cookers are 90cm wide rather than 110cm. The oven is huge so I’ve plenty of room for batch cooking and large dishes and with five cooking rings it is perfect for my needs as I entertain a lot.

This is the first time I had looked for a range cooker and assumed I would have to go with stainless steel or black so when I saw their colour options it shaped my idea for the whole room. The burgundy one really caught my eye as it’s such a rich and cheery colour and it helped me make my mind up on the dark navy blue for the cupboard doors as I knew it would make a great contrast.

I love my cooker. The quality is great and at a price that was far lower than I expected especially when compared to less stylish brands.