Product designer Paul Priestman’s 17th-century farmhouse is located off the grid on a 200-acre plot in Northumberland, in north-eastern England. In his elemental kitchen, he modernized agrarian design tropes with a streamlined palette and shiny surfaces.
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A reclaimed-wood refectory table serves as the centerpiece in this black- and white-accented kitchen.
In a kitchen with a freestanding stove and butcher block, an oversized antique stone sink on pillars fits right in.
AGA 24″ Cast-Iron Duel Fuel Range
AGA is the quintessential British range. Some models have separate ovens for roasting, baking, and slow-cooking, but all versions have boiling and simmering hot plates. The continuously burning, heat-retaining stove also keeps a room very cozy. AGA 24″ Cast-Iron Duel Fuel Range, from $5,700 at
BelTile Metro Beveled Edge Subway Tiles
Glossy black subway tiles with beveled edges are a welcome decorative break from white painted walls. They are easily wiped clean—a practical attribute that makes them a good surface behind a sink or stove.
BelTile Metro Beveled Edge Subway Tiles (3″ x 6″), $6.95/sq. ft. at
Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Table
Try pairing a long, reclaimed-wood
refectory table with a bench on one side and chairs on the other. Look for vintage versions or buy this Emmerson reclaimed wood table. Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Table, $900–$1,300 at
Caravaggio P3 Pendant
A row of simple oversized white pendant shades provides dramatic lighting at a refectory table.
Caravaggio P3 Pendant only in high-gloss, $895 at
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Staub Cast-Iron Round Cocotte
An extra heavy lid on this cast iron cocotte ensures no heat or moisture escapes from your dish.
Staub is a classic for a reason. Staub Cast-Iron Round Cocotte, from $260 at