Article  - Why Carrara is the Marble of Choice for English Country Houses
Carrara marble islands

The interior design of many of our most treasured country … read more »

Article  - English Country House Timbers
Lanhdyrock House kitchen

Up until the early 20th Century, the typical English country … read more »

PROFILE  - Join the Team

CREATIVE DESIGNER NEEDED The Role We are looking for an … read more »

Article  - Welcome to the New Arts and Crafts Period

We are on the cusp of a new Arts and … read more »

Article 22  - Electrolux Grand Cuisine Review

The Artichoke design team decided it was time for an … read more »

Article  - Why Traditional Kitchen Design Needs Specialists

Traditional kitchen design and period architectural joinery design is a … read more »

Article 14  - A Welcome Return to Classic House Design

Every 15 years or so I become fashionable.  My worn jeans … read more »

Article 16  - Original and Elegant Georgian Kitchen Design

When a child under the age of ten is asked … read more »

Article 16  - Podcast Interview with Bruce Hodgson, Artichoke Creative Director

Bruce Hodgson, Artichoke’s Founder and Creative Director, was interviewed by … read more »

Article 14  - Total Control Electric Aga Review

As designers of bespoke kitchens for private country houses we … read more »

Article  - The Birth of Modern Kitchen Design

In order to design kitchens of the future, it helps … read more »

Article  - Officine Gullo Ranges Review

As designers of one off bespoke kitchens, we have a … read more »

Article  - The Pros and Cons of Marble Kitchen Worktops

In recent years, marble has become a popular kitchen work … read more »

Article  - How to Design a Boot Room

Artichoke’s design team is fairly obsessed with boot rooms. In … read more »

Article  - Luxury Bespoke Kitchens with Large Islands

During the process of designing a luxury kitchen, Artichoke’s design … read more »

Article  - Softwood in Russian Interior Design

Fans of the BBC’s recent adaptation of War and Peace … read more »

Article  - Kitchen Appliances for Luxury Bespoke Kitchens

Much of Artichoke’s work involves designing luxury bespoke kitchens for private … read more »

Article 7  - Hardwood Guides for Interior Designers and Architects

The following infographs show Interior Designers and Architects where hardwood … read more »

Article 4  - A Soap Finish to Oak
rustic oak drawers

Not long ago, we were asked by the designer Ilse Crawford … read more »

Article 1  - RedBook Agency – Using Your Intelligence
Sandy Mitchell, Redbook Agency

We’ve been designing luxury bespoke kitchens, interiors and furniture with … read more »

Article 2  - The Dark Art of Specialist Wood Finishing
finishing booths

High-end joinery and kitchen projects of any type fail if … read more »

Article 8  - Different Wood Finishes and Period Effects
period paint finish

Many of our projects require authentic period finishes and effects … read more »

Visit to:  - The Verona Stone Fair for Kitchen Worktops

At Artichoke, our time is totally devoted to designing breathtaking, carefully considered … read more »

Article 5  - Period Mouldings from Atkey and Company

Atkey and Company, our sister company, are based with us in … read more »

Inspiration:  - Historical & Period Kitchen Reference Images

At Artichoke, a significant number of the bespoke period kitchens we … read more »

Inspiration:  - Library Interior Design Reference Images

A precursor to starting the interior design work for any … read more »

Article 6  - The Regency Cooks Kitchen

Fota House is a magnificent Regency mansion with over 70 … read more »

Article  - The Start of Formal English Architecture

As a craft based design business focussed on creating bespoke … read more »

Timber Types  - Striking Timber for Contemporary Design

Fairly early on during the design process for a contemporary bespoke … read more »

Resource  - The Flexibility of Formal Architecture

As designers of both period as well as contemporary bespoke kitchens, … read more »

Article  - Bespoke Kitchen Design Tips

Artichoke’s approach to kitchen design is far more architectural than most and … read more »

Article  - La Cornue Range Cookers

At Artichoke, we do not have any commercial affiliations with … read more »

Article  - Listed Property and Bespoke Kitchens

Artichoke are regularly asked to design bespoke kitchens in listed … read more »

Article 9  - What Stone and Marble for Luxury Kitchen Worktops?

During the design process of any bespoke kitchen, discussions will … read more »

Article 10  - The Domestic End of the English Country House

At Artichoke, we spend a great deal of time resolving … read more »

Article  - Articles About Artichoke

Architectural Digest “People are obsessed with that kitchen”, says Michael … read more »

Article 16  - Lutyens English Country House Interiors

We consider ourselves fortunate to have designed furniture and architectural joinery … read more »

About Us  - The Artichoke Workshop

With such focus being directed towards designing beautifully detailed kitchens and … read more »

About Us  - Artichoke Design Practice
design office with staff and dog

Artichoke is first and foremost a specialist joinery design business … read more »

About Us  - An Introduction to Artichoke
Bruce Hodgson of Artichoke

Artichoke was founded 25 years ago by Bruce Hodgson, the company’s … read more »

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