Cotswolds style | New cutlery designs from Robert Welch

Vase of peonies on dining table | Design Hunter

Living in Warwickshire the Cotswolds is just a short drive away from us, and so its somewhere we often head to at the weekend. As well as chocolate box views and great walks the area is home to a wide choice of excellent places to eat. Kingham is a favourite destination for us (we love The Wild Rabbit and The Kingham Plough), and on a midsummer's day there can be few places more idyllic than the gardens at Hidcote.

Head into some of the larger villages and towns like Broadway or Chipping Campden and you'll find a number of good interiors and homeware shops too. We often call into the Robert Welch studio shop at Chipping Campden,  and nearly always seem to leave with a new piece to add to our growing collection of Robert Welch designs.

Good cutlery is an everyday luxury I've always valued - there is something very pleasing about sitting down to eat with pieces that are perfectly proportioned and weighted. I've tested out quite a few different cutlery ranges for Design Hunter over the past couple of years and the ones I find myself returning to use on a daily basis are always the ones that somehow just 'feel right' in the hand. 

Released in time for summer al fresco gatherings Robert Welch have recently launched three new cutlery collections. They just happen to be named after some of my favourite Cotswolds destinations - Hidcote, Kingham and Bourton - and like the other Robert Welch designs I own they are also a joy to use.

I've teamed up with them to style 3 different looks, and if you're inspired to update your table with some new cutlery this summer I have an exclusive Robert Welch discount code to share with you at the bottom of this post.

 

 

The Kingham Collection


Table setting with Robert Welch cutlery | Design Hunter

The Kingham collection has a clean, elegant profile and a classic contemporary aesthetic. Here I've teamed it up with simple white porcelain, a pleated napkin and the last of this year's peonies.

The Kingham cutlery collection | Robert Welch
The Kingham Collection | Robert Welch
Table settting with Robert Welch cutlery | Design Hunter

 

 

The Hidcote Collection


The Hidcote cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter

Inspired by natural forms, Hidcote is an elegantly tapered design with a comfortable, tactile grip. I used gilt edged tableware and stems of Kangaroo Paw to create a slightly more formal look for this collection. 

The Hidcote cutlery collection | Robert Welch
The Hidcote cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter
The Hidcote cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter
The Hidcote cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter

 

 

The Bourton Collection


Bourton cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter

The Bourton collection has a soft sleek profile and elliptical detailing at the neck. Here I've used crumpled linen napkins and fresh green herbs to create a tabletop with a natural, informal style that would suit a relaxed summer lunch.

The Bourton cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter
Bourton cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter
Fresh Herbs on linen table cloth | Design Hunter
The Bourton cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter
Bourton cutlery collection by Robert Welch | Design Hunter

 

Exclusive Gift Code

I have an exclusive Robert Welch discount code to share with Design Hunter readers. You can receive £25 off your order at Robert Welch when you spend £100. This means that you could get a 24-piece set of one of these new designs for £65 or a 42-piece set for £125.  Just enter GIFT25 at checkout.

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Styling and photography by Design Hunter in collaboration with Robert Welch.