Hamptons Inspired kitchens

The Hamptons style evokes a feeling of breezy, laid-back luxury – something we could all do with a little (or a lot) of right now!

With a calming cool, neutral colour scheme, an abundance of light, whitewashed over-sized furniture and an overall feeling of timeless glamour, we have selected some of our most-loved Stephen Graver Hamptons inspired projects that we would love to escape in.



With its dark wooden flooring, white units, large sash windows and pendant lighting; the Hurstbourne is instantly recognisably inspired by the Hampton’s style. Featuring a large kitchen and dining area, big enough for a large dinner party, this kitchen has classic clean lines with a timeless feel. 

The centrepiece is the island, perfect for informal eating. Hand-painted on site and fitted with American pull handles. The finishing touch is the 50mm thick marble work surface, to give a feel of pure indulgence. Partnered with a Wolf range cooker and Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, this kitchen knows no boundaries.

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A precursor to The Hampton’s style is American Colonial architecture. The Malmesbury takes influence from both periods; with its traditional flagstone floor, contrasting white walls and light linen curtains – the combination of luxury materials typical to the colonial style.

The panelled timber cabinet doors offer a subtle nod to the coastal influence, and provide an abundance of storage space including a bespoke tea and coffee station.

Sub-Zero fridge/freezers frame the large Lacanche stove, creating symmetry within the relaxed scheme. The large central island provides an ideal space for food preparation and informal dining, while the over-sized rustic dining table is the central focal point to the space, a perfect place for entertaining.

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The Hampton

American influence has been interpreted with an English perspective. The focal point to The Hampton is the large island featuring hand-painted cabinets, complete with ice-box handles and hinges, sourced in the USA and nickel plated in the UK. Beyond the island is home to heavy-duty Sub-Zero refrigeration, framing the impressive quintessentially British Aga range. With panelled walls, large sash windows, pendant lighting and light colour-scheme The Hamptons influence is clear to be seen. 

Winner of the kbbreview Awards 2011, it is an exciting bespoke kitchen that made the judges comment “…it gave value for money and exceeded all expectations.”

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Stephen Graver has a new look

We’re thrilled to unveil our refreshed brand identity. While this is a significant change, our core beliefs are the same – seamless, outstanding service and quality from beginning to end.

We began the process by discussing what the Stephen Graver brand means to us, as a team and to our clients. The discussions led to conversations about competitors and clients, and ultimately, what we want Stephen Graver to be known for. Our business is built on the foundations of complete client satisfaction which is why word of mouth recommendations are so important to us and are what we live by. It’s the reason our clients come back to us time and time again and reflects the way we work and what sets us apart. 

The notes from our discussions were summarised and distilled down into brand attributes, characteristics that reach across the business, from our external services to our internal processes. Realising our brand attributes enabled us to focus on our positioning statement for the business. One statement that encompasses everything that we do at Stephen Graver.


Our resulting statement ‘Concept to completion’ conveys exactly what we do. The design is the starting point and the foundation from which the project grows. We take time and care over every project to ensure that the functional requirements are met, whilst always looking for features to make every project personal and unique. Everything is designed and manufactured at our workshop on-site in Wiltshire, and skilfully completed within our clients’ homes. Whether it is a small piece of furniture, or an entire home renovation, our approach is always the same; concept to completion, seamlessly delivered to an exceptional standard.


Once we had established the positioning statement, we began developing the visual direction. We wanted to create an identity that encompassed the quality and professional service that our clients expect from the Stephen Graver brand, whilst displaying the welcoming and streamlined experience. We were drawn to the warmer colour pallets and typographic logo mark as we felt this more refined and welcoming approach was reflective of our ethos.


And there we have it. Our new brand look. We really hope you like it as much as we do, and we would love to hear your thoughts. You can request our new brochure here.


If you’re not already following us on social media, please do go ahead and take a look at our pages for all our most recent projects.


Thank you to all the team that were involved, including marketing strategy – Alison Woodhead and brand development – Natalie Drane.

Bath Life – Kitchens 2020

We share our top tips in Bath Life Kitchens 2020 feature

Colour is making a comeback
And thank goodness for that, right?
“The days of 50 shades of cream are fading now,” says Stephen Graver managing director of the eponymous family-owned business, one of the South West’s best known kitchen, bathroom and restoration specialist, “and clients are being bolder and more adventurous with their decor choices. Literally anything is possible. It helps that the choice of colour in natural materials has developed hugely over the past few years, with some really vibrant options now available in marble and stone. Interest can also be created by using natural textures rather than colour, though. Think a copper sink, or polished concrete worktop – it’s become totally personal.”

The nitty gritty
How much will it all cost?

That’s the big question, of course – and the answer really is one of those ‘how long is a piece of string?’ type deals. That said, we do have a little piece of guidance for you…

“As with buying cars, the choice is huge, and the higher your budget, the better the model you’ll be able to afford,” says Stephen Graver. “So whether your budget is £20k or £100k, you’ll find a kitchen to suit your pocket. It really comes down to how long you want it to last. With an increase in cost can come huge differences in terms of quality, durability, sustainability, choice, individuality and design, so it’s really worth thinking about how important the finished room is to you.”

Er, quite important?

“Then you’re like most people – and everyone wants the very best they can get for the budget they can afford. We’ve recently painted a kitchen we fitted 20 years ago, and the only thing that gives the age away is the fact that it doesn’t have soft-close drawer runners – and only because they weren’t available back then! Spending money on new worktops fitted to old base units is fine as a temporary fix in many instances, and will certainly last a couple of years – depending on the quality – but it’s really a sticking plaster remedy. My advice would be to wait a little longer, until you can make the leap for something you really want to make a difference to you home.”

A couple of years should do us. We’ll probably be moving on by then, anyway…
“In which case, don’t spend any money unless you can afford to put a kitchen in that will positively affect the value of your home. We’ve taken out so many brand-new kitchens for clients who want to put their own choices in, so in many cases it’s money that really should have been saved.”

To read the full article see below.

Proud finalists in Bath Life Awards

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the ‘Homes & Interiors’ category.

“We are incredibly proud to be shortlisted within this prestigious category amongst extremely talented businesses. It’s wonderful that our passion for delivering truly unique and handcrafted solutions has been recognised at this level. We’re so grateful to all of our dedicated team and clients for committing to our vision of creating beautiful practical spaces that make dreams a reality.”

Stephen Graver

Bath Life Awards to be held on 27 February 2020

Press release: top industry award finalists

Stephen Graver shortlisted for ‘Kitchen Showroom of the Year’ in top industry awards

Wiltshire based interiors company, Stephen Graver, has been shortlisted for a top award in the design industry’s biggest and longest established awards, the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2020.

Based in the picturesque village of Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire, Stephen Graver is a family owned business, headed by Stephen and his wife, Amanda. They are supported by a team of expert and time-served craftsmen in their on-site workshop and unique studio, which is one of only four in the country to be in with a chance of taking the top award in the Kitchen Showroom of the Year category. The winners will be announced at a showstopping ceremony on March 2 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole alongside this year’s ‘kbb2020’ exhibition at the NEC.

This is not the first time the local business has been recognised for the outstanding quality of their work and customer experience. Stephen Graver has been awarded the Houzz award for Best Design for the past five consecutive years. This award is determined by the number of votes from online users to the Houzz design community, a renowned resource of over 40 million active users, connecting property owners with the best design professionals and vendors in the home improvement sector. He is also a previous winner of the Kitchen Retailer of the Year in the kbb awards.

The quality workmanship and design has seen clients returning to Stephen Graver time and time again since the business opened in 1990 specialising in handmade, bespoke quality kitchens. Those clients have gone on to recommend them to others, which is where the majority of their work originates from and why client testimonials can be found behind every project.

The company has grown to not only design and produce beautiful kitchens, but also added bathrooms, home renovations and bespoke furniture to their area of expertise, which can be seen on their extensive website at stephengraver.com for further inspiration.

Customers considering a home improvement project are warmly invited to visit the Stephen Graver studio based in Edington Road, Steeple Ashton by appointment, or to contact Stephen himself for an initial conversation.

The Times featured article

How to convert your garage

When did you last put your car in your garage? For many British homeowners, the answer is never. The garage is more likely to be home to a washing machine or freezer, a storage space for bikes and DIY equipment, or simply a dumping ground for assorted clutter.

Often this isn’t by choice: the standard UK garage door is still the same 7ft wide that it was 50 years ago, while family cars have bulked up significantly. The result, according to a survey by the Door & Hardware Federation, is that 75% of garages in new-build homes simply won’t fit most modern cars inside.

But while they may be too small for their intended purpose, converting garages into habitable rooms can add valuable space to…

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