Samantha Cameron allowed the world a glimpse of her and husband David Cameron's home life when she opened the doors of her kitchen at No. 10 Downing Street for a breakfast for disabled children. The Prime Minister's wife invited the group of children to take their places at the family's oval-shaped marble kitchen table, which reportedly comes with a price tag of £795 from contemporary furniture designer A Modern World.
The children tucked into toast and crumpets with Danish Lurpak butter, Marmite and Tiptree jam, as well as a glass of orange juice, with coffee served in black ceramic Barista Latte mugs by Whittards for the grown-ups.
Photographs of the informal gathering reveal where the Prime Minister and his wife spend much of their time at home as they prepare meals and sit down to dinner. According to reports, the Cameron's kitchen is worth £25,000 and boasts some stylish new pieces that have been added since the doors to their home were last thrown open during Angela Merkel's visit in February last year.
One new addition to the kitchen is an eye-catching aluminium Flos Arco floor lamp worth £1,615. A series of hand-drawn pictures were also visible, presumably drawn by the couple's children.
Cooking staples include Jamie Oliver stainless steel saucepans, which start at £43, and a set from John Lewis which comes with a starting price of £30. A £799 hood cooker by Sigma, a £665 Oka bookshelf and at £250, a well-priced Hemnes black wooden dresser from Swedish furniture suppliers, IKEA, are other pieces of furniture found in the family's stylish kitchen.
Final touches include a £60 clock from Habitat which hangs on the wall beside the Prime Minister's brushed steel fridge and dark walnut flooring by Swedish flooring specialist Kährs, which costs £75 per square metre and is handcrafted in one of the oldest flooring factories in the world.
Samantha, 43, hosted the breakfast in support of the charity, Contact A Family, which offers support and advice to families with children who suffer from disabilities such as cerebral palsy.
She is patron of the charity and has personal experience of raising a disabled child. Her and David's son Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, unexpectedly passed away in February 2009.
"Contact A Family’s exhibition is a fantastic way to highlight the joys and challenges of raising a disabled child," she said, speaking during the breakfast.
"I am delighted to support such a positive initiative and also to welcome Stevie (Tyrie), Philip (Kiley) and their families to Downing Street for breakfast and to hear how Contact A Family makes such a difference to their lives."