HH&Co Backstage, Lime Wood
New Forest, UK
Backstage Hartnett Holder & Co. Kitchen is a Cookery School designed for Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder. The interiors were inspired by British heritage throughout. We wanted to celebrate the countryside and amazing setting that the Lime Wood is located in and wanted to create an atmosphere of ‘downstairs’ or the ‘backstage’ as the heart of the country house.
A large traditional refectory table takes centre stage to instil a real sense of occasion in making great feasts together as a group. We created over scale 100mm thick granite tops to give a sturdy appearance and blended this with solid oak wall planks which gave a look of quality and a new heritage. It had to be British, it had to be unique, it had to have real sense of occasion.
The atmosphere was reflected with a beautiful earthy colour palette – it really has soul without any pretentiousness. Like a real country house kitchen. We also had to fit eight cooking stations which would allow Angela, Luke and Iain to teach home cooks how to cook taking in to account all age ranges too.