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uccessful interior design requires balance. It occurs when there is a perfect marriage of style and utility. When planning kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms this consummate pairing takes on a heightened importance. And so, this month we bring you both a profusion of visual design ideas teamed with informative guides on all those practical things that you really need to know. Our visual inspiration includes insightful advice on using colour with confidence not always easy these days when a neutral palette has been in vogue for so long. In Colour Schemes (p123) leading experts explain how and why certain combinations work and offer creative wisdom for where to use four specially created palette mood boards. Our main bedroom story, Schemes for Dreams (p100) has eight exquisite choices for restful and uplifting ornamental schemes, and our impressive kitchen case studies offer a broad swathe of decorative concepts, including a couple who have brought a little bit of African charm to the UK with a stylish rear extension that completely transforms an otherwise traditional home, Open House (p40). Then there is the striking conversion of a 16th Century barn in Oxfordshire, History Lesson (p20) where old meets new in perfectly balanced proportions. Exposed flint walls and high ceilings have been teamed with simple, contemporary lines to quite spectacular yet tastefully understated results. Our bathroom pages, Designer Elements (p89) have a special theme as three leading international interior designers reveal their professional tricks of the trade on recently completed projects. To guide you in those more practical matters The Essential Guide to Utility Spaces (p65) offers a wealth of thoughtful features to aid with conceiving a hub of domesticity and introduces the latest technological advances in washing machines, tumble dryers and irons. We talk you through those little functional features to help make day-to-day living just a little bit easier. Enjoy the issue.

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CONTENTS
ISSUE 203 MARCH 2013

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ESSENTIAL HOMES
10 TURNING THE TABLE
This 18th Century country home has a spacious hand painted English oak kitchen with beautiful garden views. A renovated Oxfordshire house blends natural colours with exposed brickwork and beams in an open-plan space. A well-planned extension has created a modern social area with a focal-point island and lots of streamlined storage. With an African-inspired dcor, walk-in pantry and sliding glass doors, this kitchen offers a pleasant surprise. This double height Sussex farmhouse includes Shaker furniture in apple green and Gaudi-inspired alcoves.

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ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO UTILITY SPACES
65 LAUNDRY LOW-DOWN
Ensure your hub of domesticity meets your needs with these practical ideas. Our guide to the latest must-have washing machines and tumble dryers. Our top 10 irons will ensure your freshly laundered clothes always look their best.

20 HISTORY LESSON

74 WASHING AND DRYING 82 STEAM TEAM

30 OUT WITH THE OLD

40 OPEN HOUSE

ESSENTIAL FEATURES
89 DESIGNER ELEMENTS
Three top interior designers showcase a favourite bathroom and give advice on how to create a luxurious space. Discover author Holly Beckers personal approach to bedroom decorating and how to translate your style into reality. Achieve harmony with a clutter-free and organised sleeping space. Storage ideas can be stylish and useful additions.

50 SOFTLY SOFTLY

100 SCHEMES FOR DREAMS

112 STORE & ORDER

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58 KITCHEN GET THE LOOK 61 KITCHEN SHOPPING
Painted cabinetry and traditional appliances add a classic appeal. A selection of decorative glasses to brighten up your display shelves. Traditional beauty is given a modern twist with lustrous metallic finishes. Make a statement with one of these design-inspired shower heads. Mirrored accessories and deep navy tones enhance a sophisticated boudoir. Keep your belongings safely hidden out of sight in a handy storage trunk. Exciting launches and inspiration-packed events sure to fire your imagination.

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142 SUBSCRIPTIONS 143 BOOK REVIEWS
Subscribe to EKBB for a chance to win a Methven Waipori shower, worth 620. Add to your style library with this collection of coffee table titles. Take a peek at these impressive interiors hot off the press.

124 COLOUR EXPERTS

We call on the specialists to explain how to work with bold and muted palettes in any room. Deep blues and vivid violets create a moody and dramatic feel. Texture and pattern keep this look fresh. Soft duck egg tones are a beautiful complement to neutral putty hues, creating an understated harmony. Add zingy yellow accents to a cool slate scheme for a statement look with an uplifting punch. Pastel shades are toned down for a chalky effect that makes for a more sophisticated, yet modern home.

126 INDIGO DREAMS

96 BATHROOM GET THE LOOK 98 BATHROOM SHOPPING

144 KITCHEN&BATHROOMGALLERY 151 SHOWROOM SHOWCASE 152 STOCKISTS

128 NATURAL PALETTE

Visit these inspiring showrooms for lots of interior design ideas. Contact details for all of the shops and designers featured in this issue. Win one of three Rest Assured luxury king-size divan sets, worth over 1,000. Top chef Michel Roux Jr reveals his must-have kitchen gadget and more.

118 BEDROOM GET THE LOOK 121 BEDROOM SHOPPING 135 DESIGN NEWS

130 BOLD MOVE

153 COMPETITION

132 MUTED TONES

162 DESIGNER INTERVIEW

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The classic furniture is designed to perfectly suit the proportions of the new light, bright and spacious room

A favourite table they had owned for ten years was the starting point for Jo and Mark Nicholls new kitchen
PHOTOS DARREN CHUNG WORDS AMELIA THORPE

THE TABLE

TURNING

Quirky touches like motifs cut into the larder cupboard doors add character to the room

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Above A motif has been cut into the painted larder doors to add additional character. This design feature is echoed in the wooden drawers inside the larder Below The wood of the breakfast bar provides a lovely warm contrast to the grey painted finish of the cabinets and links to the original kitchen table that inspired the room Right The island prep zone includes a large 1.5 bowl sink, mixer and Quooker boiling water tap. The cupboard doors have a lovely elegant double panel detail

en years and a table thats what occupied Jo Nicholls mind when it came to choosing a designer for her new kitchen. Ten years ago, Matt Podesta built us a lovely English oak kitchen table, so he was my first port of call, explains Jo. And, since the table was bought with some money inherited from her mother, Jo says that it has particular sentimental value and was a must-keep item in the new room. The new kitchen project started with a frustration in the layout of the ground floor. With two growing boys (Conor, 13, and Jack, 10) we were increasingly feeling that having a small kitchen next to a small TV room wasnt ideal, so we decided to knock the two rooms into one family living space, explains Jo. Matt Podesta immediately suggested involving architect Jeremy Spratley of Spratley Studios, given the complexity of the project, including an extension, steel beams and work to level the floor between the two rooms. We spent an unusual amount of time at the design stage, batting around ideas with Matt and Jeremy, but it was time well spent as it meant that we could move really quickly when it came to completing the build. Matt designed classic furniture with a double panel detail on the doors, hand-painted in a light yet warm shade of grey. Oak accents provide contrast to the painted furniture and link the design to the oak table. There are lots of individual touches, from the brushed

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Bespoke, classic in-frame furniture with double panel detailing, hand-painted in a light and warm shade of grey, creates an elegant kitchen which sits perfectly in this 18th Century country home. Caesarstone Misty Carrara worktops add to the tranquil feel of the room, flooded with natural light from the glass doors that lead onto the garden, while an oak breakfast bar and drum cabinet top add warmth and contrast while individual detailing provides abundant character. Podesta, 16 Wycombe End, Beaconsfield Old Town, Bucks, HP9 1NB. Tel: 01494 677770. podesta.uk.com. Kitchen prices from around 30,000.

Main The Wolf range which includes a griddle plate was Jos present to herself. The new room is flooded with natural light and it now opens out onto the garden Top right A canopy detail conceals the extractor and under-cabinet lighting Right Turned legs on the end of the cookerrun soften the otherwise linear design, their shape echoed in the worktop above Far right Practical drainer grooves are cut into the surface of the polished Caesarstone Misty Carrara

This page The bench seating around the original oak kitchen table and bookcase are both designed and made by Podesta Opposite The elliptical table with turned pedestal base and four feet was made in solid English oak 10 years ago and formed the starting point for the new room

Having a space where we can all be together while Im cooking and the boys are doing their homework makes such a difference

aluminium inlaid bead on the breakfast bar, to the turned legs on the end of the cooker run and motifs cut into the larder cupboard doors. Quirky touches like this add character to the room and create an individual, bespoke feel, says Matt. Jo loves cooking as a way to relax after a busy working day, so she chose a Wolf range my treat to myself, for its powerful cooking options, including a griddle plate which is ideal for making American pancakes the house-favourite. Jo particularly recommends the boiling water tap. I wasnt sure it was worth it, but I listened to Matt and Im really glad I did, she says. Coming in from work, I can start the dinner cooking in seconds. Folding glass doors open onto the patio, creating one element of the new design that Jo most appreciates. We couldnt access the garden from the kitchen before, she explains. Now the space flows. We have parties with people outside by the fire-pit, or wandering inside for drinks at the breakfast bar, and it all works really well. Naturally, the table enjoys pride of place, Having a space where we can all be together, while Im cooking and the boys are watching TV or doing their homework, makes such a difference, says Jo. Now I honestly wonder what took us so long to do it.
Left Comfortable sofas are ideal for relaxing in the family living area space which leads onto the kitchen Below The island looks out over the kitchen table and living area beyond, with media unit and bookcases also designed and made by Podesta. The drum cabinet adds a gentle curve, softening the otherwise crisply linear design and echoes the round oak kitchen table

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ARCHITECT Spratley Studios. Tel: 01491 411277. spratley.co.uk. APPLIANCES ICBDF486G dual fuel range cooker, 15,000, Wolf. SPC1100 EM extractor with external motor, 874, Westin Design. KI42FP60 integrated fridge, 2,490; GI38NP60 fully integrated freezer, 1,991; SN66T096GB fully integrated dishwasher, 895, all Siemens. Design Pro3-VAQ boiling water tap, 890, Quooker. FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS Mythos MTX Silksteel mixer, 325; Kubus KBX 160-45/20 undermounted 1.5 bowl sink, 464, both Franke. Caesarstone Misty Carrara 4141 quartz surface worktop; Back painted glass splashback, all POA, Podesta. Similar pendant lights, Bestlite BL9 pendant in Matt Ivory Medium, 219 each, Panik Design. Tundra Polished Limestone floor tiles, 72 per sq. m, Mandarin Stone. Calligaris New York bar stools, 521 each, Mac & Mac Interiors. Lifestyle technology including entertainment system, POA, AMediaVista. *Prices are approximate. For stockists, see page 152.

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Marcus Watkins of Kitchen Architecture blends new with old in this historic Oxfordshire home
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HISTORY

The double height room is a dramatic space, given warmth and personality by contemporary, clean lined bulthaup B3 furniture

Above To maintain the sense of history in the property, the flint wall was exposed and used as a design feature Left The black leather bar stools pick up the black of the pendant lights and are a striking element of the overall kitchen Right The horizontal grain of the elm island cabinetry is echoed in the breakfast bar. Aluminium side panels on the island add a contemporary touch

as it built as a stable, a coach house or a barn? Its so hard to tell that the only certain thing is that the timber-framed wing of this early Georgian townhouse in Oxfordshire dates back to the 16th Century. It required a serious programme of renovation and updating to make it a useful part of this family home. It was a very interesting project, recalls Marcus Watkins, Design Manager at Kitchen Architecture. The house and the old wing lets call it a barn had most recently been used as offices, and there had been some rather odd additions over the years. The

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Bulthaup b3 elm furniture and slender worktops of Quartz Grey stone sweep around this light-filled room, their soft and natural colours blending beautifully with the exposed flint wall and original oak beams. Contemporary clean-lined design creates an elegant open-plan kitchen and dining space, complete with working-theatre island to ensure that the cook can socialise and entertain friends and family with ease. Kitchen Architecture, 274 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DY. Tel: 01865 426990. Also in London and Cheshire. kitchenarchitecture.co.uk Bulthaup b3 kitchens from Kitchen Architecture cost from 35,000 including appliances.

It required a serious programme of renovation and updating to make it a family home


owners wanted to convert it back into a cohesive family home, linking the house to the barn. This was to be quite an undertaking given the listed status of the buildings, but Woodfield Brady Architects conceived of a clever solution, designed to respect the original Georgian building and its older barn. Now a ground floor rear extension links the two, serving as a spine off which all the rooms can be accessed. At the end of the spine, the passage culminates in the new kitchen which enjoys the full area of the barn, complete with glass walls on two sides to provide a light-filled dining area and open access to the terrace and courtyard garden. It was Marcus challenge to create a kitchen design sympathetic to the age of the barn, but entirely suitable for modern family life. We decided to expose some of the original flint

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wall as a nice way of revealing the character of the property, with texture that contrasts well with the clean lines of the Bulthaup furniture, he says. Made of pale honeycoloured elm, the cabinetry sits comfortably below the vaulted ceiling, supported by the original oak beams. And, to emphasise the linear and contemporary design, the grain on the tall cabinets runs vertically yet on the island and hob run it is horizontal to maximise the sense of width. In keeping with his clients brief to create a sociable entertaining space, the island preparation zone looks out over a breakfast bar, and then to the dining table and courtyard beyond. Says Marcus, The working area of the room is distinct from the entertaining spaces,

but not so far away that the cook cant join in. And the roller shutter in the tall run houses a drinks station, with cups, glasses and crockery next to the coffee machine so that anyone wanting to make a drink or lay the table neednt get in the way of dinner preparation. Three dramatic black glass pendant lights emphasise the double-height of the room, and teamed with matching black leather bar stools, create a focal point of the island. Its simple, rectangular shape is accentuated by a chunky symmetrical breakfast bar, while aluminium side panels contrast with the elm and add interest to the design. Creating a design with furniture in proportion to the height of the room was very important, explains Marcus. He mirrored

The grain runs vertically on the tall cabinets yet on the island its horizontal to emphasise the linear design

Above The island looks out over the dining table in the glazed extension Left A slimline 10mm worktop of Quartz Grey composite stone matches well with the slender door handles Right The ultimate in indoor-outdoor dining in the new glazed extension

The wall hung furniture creates a floating appearance, designed to lighten the room
the height of the tall run with that of the functional white glass wall panel, used to hang elm wood shelves and suspend accessories. The wall hung furniture creates a floating appearance, designed to lighten the feel of the room, and keep the look simple, pared-down and uncluttered, he says. Its a very practical room with lots of storage, easy to access appliances even the dishwasher is raised off the ground to reduce bending and the natural materials and linear design seem to blend well. Period properties shouldnt preclude contemporary design and I think this is proof.
Above Glass doors concertina back to open the kitchen-dining space directly onto the courtyard Left A linear spine extension runs from the entrance door in the Georgian house to the barn behind

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ARCHITECT Woodfield Brady. Tel: 01635 247100. woodfieldbrady.co.uk. APPLIANCES Similar appliances: BO250 oven, 2,734; BS270 combi-steam oven, 3,539; CM250 coffee machine, 2,160; WS261 warming drawer, 718; VG295 gas hob, 2,171; AW200 wall mounted extractor hood, 1,234, all Gaggenau. G5280 SCVi dishwasher, 1,133; KFN9755IDE integrated fridgefreezer with internal ice maker, 1,999; KFN9753ID integrated fridge-freezer, 1,549, all Miele. Basic boiling water tap, from 850, Quooker. FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS KWC Inox mixer with pull-out spout, from 572, Sterling. Bulthaup stainless steel sink, flush fitted into worktop; Quartz Grey composite stone worktop; White Glass functional wall panels, all POA, Kitchen Architecture. Similar black Impulse bar stools, 125 each, Atlantic Shopping. Similar Oriental Stone Light porcelain floor tiles, from 47 per sq. m, The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse. Similar Black Glass pendant lights, 85 each, Heals. *Prices are approximate. For stockists, see page 152.

Choosing a contemporary kitchen has created a modern social space for the whole family to enjoy
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OUT WITH

The open plan kitchen is a perfect space for the Smiths to relax and entertain in

I suppose it was a bit unusual to take the designer straight up to our bedroom

KITCHEN PROFILE
A white canvas and pale, yet warm, natural stone coloured tiles combine with signature aubergine and soft grey acacia wood to create a bright modern look in this inviting family home. Clean-lined white matt handleless cupboards create a sleek streamlined effect, while the grey acacia panelled island generates a focal point to the open, but carefully worked out space. Funktional Kitchens, 128 Crouch Hill, London, N8 9DX. Tel: 020 8341 2020. funktionalkitchens.co.uk. Kitchens priced from 15,000 plus VAT, including appliances.

Above Aubergine and grey acacia wood enhance the brilliance of the white colour scheme Top left The polished Cimstone work surface echoes the warm natural hue of the tiled floor Left The Aubergine splashback was inspired by the original stained glass in the windows

ts hard to imagine many kitchens being inspired by the master bedroom, but for Nicky Smith the streamlined effect of her built-in wardrobe was just what she was looking for. I suppose it was a bit unusual to take a designer straight up to our bedroom, she agrees, laughing, but we had that style of wall-to-wall fitted wardrobe cupboards and got the idea for the kitchen from that. Mike and Nicky Smith bought their beautiful four-bedroomed Edwardian home in north London over nine years ago. But with the kitchen originally upstairs and

a bedroom in their current living space, the home had needed a complete refurbishment. After 18 months of hard graft they had returned the kitchen to the ground floor, installed a downstairs lavatory and brought order to their home, before moving to Jakarta for three years with Mikes job. When we came back we did everything we couldnt afford to do before we left put oak flooring in the study and hall plus applied for planning to extend our kitchen. By getting the side return done, we wanted a bigger dining area and to make it a lighter more social family space.
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Above The key source of inspiration for the kitchen cabinets were the wall-to-wall fitted bedroom wardrobes. Natural light and plenty of storage were critical parts of the design brief Top right Nicky enjoys leafing through her collection of cook books standing at the island Far right The Bombo stools are the perfect partner for the Hacker furniture and provide a seating area that affords a clear view of the garden
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The Smiths were in the enviable position of knowing almost exactly what they wanted when they entered the showroom of Funktional Kitchens in Crouch End, London. Friends had already installed the German-designed Hacker kitchens, sold by Emma Hood and her colleagues, so Nicky knew the product was affordable as well as hardwearing for a family with two teenagers and two cats. With nine years experience behind her, Emma from Funktional Kitchens was not phased by the two metre height restriction for the boundary wall and was determined to make a virtue of necessity. We explored several different options, but Matt and Nicky were clear that they wanted a kitchen in matt white, with a mixed wooden finish, lots of storage and handleless cupboards, Emma said. They wanted something modern, where

they could sit at the breakfast bar while facing the garden which tied the new space in with the old. The Smiths settled on the Inova range of Hacker kitchens, enhancing the natural light afforded by the skylight and the French windows, with a white laminate finish and grey acacia panels. The wooden laminate on the island is repeated on the shelves of the mirrored opening between the cupboards and above the wine fridge, subtly tying all areas of the kitchen together. Touch latches on the cupboards emphasise the streamlined quality of the kitchen and the pale luminous Cimstone composite on the island surface not only reflects the light from the windows, but provides a large practical work and eating surface. Even though they wanted a modern finish, the couple decided to keep the exquisite stained glass panels above

the French windows. Nicky took inspiration from the pinkish background to create her signature aubergine splashback, which she then subtly echoed with identically coloured dining chairs. By introducing a bold contrasting colour to the white matt finish and wood-effect panels, the room not only becomes a bright airy space, but one that is carefully connected, without appearing clinical. As with all builds there were inevitable compromises. The low boundary wall restricted their options, but as a result Funktional Kitchens created a wall of almost endless cupboard space. Not only does this subtle design hide the boiler and the underfloor heating, but in neatly divided drawers and shelves Nicky can store medicines, candles, vases, glasses, tupperwares and an entire baking cupboard. A small space behind the opaque glass door at

Handleless cupboards and functional dining furniture heighten the sense of a calm, uncluttered space

They decided to keep the exquisite stained glass panels above the French windows

I love this kitchen. It is a great place to be in both the summer and winter months
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APPLIANCES HB75AB550B single oven, 702; HB84E562B combined microwave and oven, 714; EH651TA16E induction hob, 462; LI46631GB telescopic extractor, 294, all Siemens. RW560DX wine cooler, 702, Rangemaster. Fisher & Paykel fridge-freezer, from around 1,000, John Lewis. EN720 Premium coffee machine, 408, DeLonghi. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Furniture and fitting including utility room, POA, Funktional Kitchens. Splashback, 900, Glasstops Ltd. Composite Cimstone worktop, 4,200, Rossi Stoneworks. Sink and tap, 444, Blanco. Dining chairs, 560 for a set of eight, Go In. Bombo bar stools, 325 each; Clarice pendants, 165 each, both Shane Holland. Philippe Starck Jelly Slice dining table, 2,121, Viaduct. Floor tiles, POA, Bibliotheque. *Prices are approximate. For stockists, see page 152.

Above Matching the dining chairs and glasses to the kitchen splashback subtly ties the room together Right Open shelves allow Nicky to display glassware in her signature aubergine colour scheme

the end of the dining area serves as a cosy but useful utility room. Set into the cupboards is a rectangular mirror and shelves, which deftly create an illusion of depth in the room, as well as breaking up the expanse of white with brightly coloured glasses and fruit. The island itself serves as both breakfast bar and workspace. Its minimalism serves to draw the eye to the lush lawn and magnificent Magnolia tree in the garden beyond. The grasses and bamboo serve as a restful canvas for the weary worker or school child at the start or end of the day. We wanted the garden to be quite a focal point, says Nicky. Its lovely when were sitting at the bar because we have a completely uninterrupted view. Flanking the cupboards at the garden end of the kitchen are two Siemens ovens, a combination microwave oven and a fan assisted below. The Jan Levy Rhetoric and Reality picture provides a superb brightly coloured contrasting focal point within the room, as well as enriching the aubergine and grey acacia surroundings. I love this kitchen, its a great place to be in summer or winter, and makes the whole building process worthwhile. We knew what we wanted, but obviously it still evolved, says Nicky, adding with a laugh, We were going to have a bench under the picture, but we ended up increasing the storage and installing a new wine cooler instead. With a busy family to run, extra space was probably a wise move.

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An African teak-clad roof overhang is inspired by an African safari lodge. Anthracite steel pillars support the new structure, their colour chosen to echo the natural palette

Because of our travels I think we have a rather un-English approach to our home. We wanted to create a really open feel
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RWK Varia micro lacquer furniture in a bespoke Oyster colour creates a sweeping backdrop to this open and elegant room, while a Wilson Fink bespoke island in Shaker style solid walnut cabinetry topped with Aquarama granite creates the eye-catching centre piece of the room. Top of the range V-ZUG and De Dietrich appliances complete the impressive result. Wilson Fink, 339 Watling Street, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WC7 7LB. Tel: 01923 856449. wilsonfink.co.uk. Kitchen prices start from 10,000.
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ith estate agents particulars in hand, Virginia and Anthony Jaffe were busy viewing a 1940s mockTudor house in Hertfordshire. About to turn around and head home, thanks to the tired dcor and warren-style interior created by a granny annexe added to the side of the house, they suddenly had a very pleasant surprise. I put my head out of the back door and almost couldnt believe what I saw an amazing garden with old oak trees, a vegetable garden, log cabin and large lawn, laughs Virginia. In an area where large gardens are something of a rarity, Virginia and Anthony moved quickly to snap up the property, envisioning their young twin sons, Joel and

Far left When Virginia and Anthony stand by the hob, the ovens, sink and food storage are all within easy reach Above Appliances and plenty of useful storage are housed in a streamlined wall run Left An otherwise awkward corner is turned into a walk-in pantry, accessed through double walnut doors

Zach, now 3, playing cowboys and Indians amongst the trees, and Solly, the familys black Labrador making the most of his new found freedom. But first, there was work to be done. Although there were far too many small rooms in the house for our liking, the footprint was perfect, explains Virginia. The couple set about re-configuring the layout to suit their lifestyle and settled on a plan to replace the granny annexe with a large kitchen-family space. Virginia, a management consultant who now runs Ginger Linen which specialises in tailored pillowcases to fit moulded pillows, spent 10 years living in Australia, and executive and life counsellor Anthony grew up in South Africa. Because of our travels, I
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The substantial island is made of solid walnut and creates the focal point of the room

The long wall is very sleek and streamlined while the island adds depth to the design

Top left Durable Metal Grey quartz stone is used in the wet area of the kitchen Left Aquarama granite is veined with a beautiful mix of natural colours Above Walnut knobs add a traditional finish to the bespoke island

A grungy green is how best to describe it. It doesnt sound very nice but it works beautifully with the colours of the granite
think we have a rather un-English approach to our home, she says. We both love the outdoors and wanted to create a really open feel to the house with a strong connection to the garden. Sliding, folding glass doors wrap around two entire sides of the kitchen, almost seamlessly linking the indoor and outdoor terrace when the doors are wide open. An overhanging roof, clad in striking African teak, provides excellent protection from the British weather. Its design is inspired by African safari
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lodges, familiar to Anthony. It creates a very different feel, says Virginia. People arrive at the front door of the house, which still looks very traditional and in-keeping with the other houses in the road and they are so surprised when they come inside. Determined to create a similarly unique feel in the kitchen itself, it was to Wilson Fink they headed, meeting director Andrew Martin. We approached a couple of other local kitchen suppliers, but they came up with very

conservative ideas for the room, she says. Andy totally understood that we wanted to combine the new with the old, and create a unique and original feel. Andys design includes a long wall run of Oyster lacquer units, a walk-in pantry, coffee bar area and striking walnut island. The long wall is very sleek and streamlined, while the island adds depth to the design, he explains. For Virginia, it is the centrepiece island that she enjoys the most. It reminds me of a

A table overhang on the island makes the ideal place for a kitchen supper

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Sunlight from the skylight sparkles on the Aquarama granite island worktop

I ummed and aahed about whether it would work, but in the end I took the risk
beautiful French antique table, which adds something very different to the room, says Virginia, who admits to time spent agonising over the choice of stone top. At the stone yard, I glimpsed a fantastic slab of granite, richly coloured with green, pink and rust, she recalls. I ummed and aahed about whether it would work, but in the end I took the risk and now I adore it. And what about her choice for the glass splashback colour? A grungy green is how best to describe it, she says, It doesnt sound very nice but it works really beautifully with the colours of the granite. While theres no doubt that the project has been a major one (Anthony took a year off work to manage it all, including a loft conversion and garden landscaping), the higgledy-piggedly layout of the property is gone for good. Says Virginia, Weve made the house work for our family, and the kitchen has become the heart of our home.
Right The laundry room with appliances hidden in a purpose built cupboard is perfectly tucked away and created in matching furniture Below A downdraft extractor is fitted within the kitchen worktop, and rises up at the press of a button. The socket also pops up from within the work surface

STOCKISTS INFORMATION
BUILDING DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY Sage Design Services. Tel: 01923 289777. sage-design.co.uk. APPLIANCES Combair SLP oven, 1,575; Combi-Steam XSL combination steam oven, 2,627; WS 60/144 warming drawer, 677; Adora SL GS SLZ-Vi integrated dishwasher, 2,070, all V-ZUG. DTiM1000C zoneless induction hob, 4,500; DHD1120X downdraft extractor, 1,469; DRS1332J integrated larder fridge, 839; DFF920JE integrated freezer, 1,050; DRF913JE integrated under counter fridge, 600; DVH1200JU integrated dishwasher, 550, all De Dietrich. HC1100 steaming hot and cold filtered water tap, 399, InSinkErator. FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS BlancoGalaxy mixer, 270; BlancoSubline 500-U Silgranit Puradur II sinks, 380 each, both Blanco. Stone of London Aquarama granite worktops, POA; Stone of London Metal Grey quartz worktops, fitted from 350 per sq. m; Khaki back painted glass splashback, around 200 per sq. m, all Wilson Fink. Titano Matraia full bodied Italian porcelain floor tiles (internal tiles with a Natural finish and external with a Bocciardata non-slip textured finish), both 68 per sq. m, Checkalow Tiles. Udine bar stools, 105 each, Simply Kitchen Stools. *Prices are approximate. For stockists, see page 152.

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Azmat and Neil decided to make a feature of the Gaudi-inspired alcoves when they completely renovated their new kitchen, using soft shades of apple green and ooding the room with plenty of light
PHOTOS DARREN CHUNG WORDS AMELIA THORPE

SOFTLY

SOFTLY

The range cooker, custommade extractor and stepped wall cupboards create the focal point in the dramatic, vaulted space

There was an olive tree growing out of the floor and it was all finished off with an array of Romanesque columns
KITCHEN PROFILE
Shaker furniture brush painted on site in soft apple green features stainless steel D and cup handles with honed Zodiaq Chalk White worktops for a smooth, matt finish. A traditional-style Britannia Sigma twin oven induction range cooker, topped with a custom extractor chimney catches the eye making the most of the dramatic double height space. Harvey Jones, 16 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1EJ. Tel: 0800 389 7365. harveyjones.com. Kitchen prices start from 18,000.
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Above The same Brazilian green slate flooring leads smoothly from the entrance hall right through the kitchendining room, maximising the sense of space

ot everyone would see the potential in a farmhouse painted in lurid colours and a kitchen made from concrete blocks. There was also an olive tree growing out of the floor and it was all finished off with an array of Romanesque columns. But Syed Azmatullah (known as Azmat) and partner Neil werent going to let the rather unusual decoration stand in their way. The house needed complete refurbishment,

including new plumbing, electrics, floors and bathrooms, so we knew wed be ripping everything out anyway, says Azmat. Situated in a peaceful location in the Sussex countryside with views over the South Downs, the 200 year old property was otherwise ideal for Azmat and Neil. Having recently returned home to Brighton after living in Germany and America, Azmat says that they were looking for a property in a less urban environment, but

Top right The Britannia range has an induction top for speedy, efficient cooking ideal in this country home without access to mains gas Right There is no scrabbling about at the back of a corner cupboard, thanks to a magic corner system

The couple were keen to enhance the sense of space and light, by opening the room up wherever possible

The soft apple green links with the natural tones of the Brazilian green slate flooring

Light floods the room from the roof lights above the scalloped Gaudi-inspired alcoves

Folding, sliding doors create an indoor-outdoor space on summer days

not too far from friends. This house, despite the work required, ticked all the boxes. At some point in the houses history, an extension had been built at the rear, connecting the main house to an outbuilding. And this was the site of the kitchen. We could see the potential of opening up the room to the south-facing patio outside, so we added folding glass doors, and re-glazed the roof, explains Azmat. When it came to the pillars, the olive tree and a rather curious hand-painted mural there was no question that they had to go, but there was one existing feature that they chose to keep. The previous owners told us that they had been to Barcelona many years ago and been inspired by Gaudis architecture, he says. They created these Gaudi-inspired alcoves in the kitchen and we felt they were rather special and added character to the room. With a brief to create an open kitchendining space, Azmat and Neil headed off to meet designer Shane Hilton at Harvey Jones. We knew a number of different kitchen suppliers, but Harvey Jones had a very simple Shaker style design on display which we both liked immediately and felt it blended traditional and contemporary styles in a
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way that would suit our space. Shane was also keen to work in harmony with the style of architecture. I felt that working with, not against, the vaulted ceiling would create a dramatic design and make the most of the space, he says. An extractor chimney above the steel range draws the eye upwards. Once we had settled on the extractor hood, I commissioned a two metre tall, curvedfronted custom-made stainless steel chimney and designed an angle-housing at the top, says Shane. It makes the main focal point in the room, enhanced by stepped wall cupboards either side. Uplighters on top of the cupboards illuminate the vaulted ceiling at night. On the adjacent wall, two ceramic sinks are placed in the middle of the central scalloped alcove, their curved shape echoed in the design of the base cupboards at both ends. While the cupboards and drawers provide ample storage and the sweeping honed Zodiaq Chalk White worktops plenty of prep space, it is the colour of the cabinetry that Azmat enjoys the most. Its my favourite colour, he says simply. The soft apple green shade links to the colours of the garden, seen so readily through the glass doors, and to the natural tones of the Brazilian green slate flooring. Both Azmat and

Neil enjoy cooking and time spent in the kitchen. The room works brilliantly now and, even if we are both cooking, we dont get in each others way, says Azmat. It has a very open feel with an easy flow around the space it makes entertaining very relaxed.

STOCKISTS INFORMATION
CONSTRUCTION Woodmans Construction (Brighton). Tel: 01273 573856. woodmans.net. APPLIANCES Sigma SI-INE9T-SLX-S induction range cooker, 4,560, Britannia. H56W20N3GB microwave, 360; S51M63X2GB integrated dishwasher, 689; K4316X7GB integrated fridge, 420; G4344X7GB integrated freezer, 444, all Neff. DA5294 extractor with custom chimney, 1,277, Miele. FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS Orbiq mixer 4212 in Chrome, 240, Perrin & Rowe. Villeroy & Boch Tempo 215 ceramic undermounted sinks, 393 each, Brass & Traditional Sinks. Honed Zodiaq Chalk White worktops, 6,200; Back painted glass splashback, POA, both Harvey Jones. Montefiore Brazilian Green Slate floor tiles, from 39 per sq. m, The Tile Depot. Similar dining table and chairs, Pavilion six seater dining set, 899, John Lewis. *Prices are approximate. For stockists, see page 152.

ESSENTIAL GET THE LOOK

Culinary

HEIGHTS

Add a classic feel with painted cabinetry and stylish ceramics

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1 Flos Smithfield suspension light, 570, Heals 2 Diesel with Foscarini Glas suspension light, from 392, Nest 3 Putney clock, 95, Newgate Clocks 4 Bosphorus travertine flooring, 29 per sq. m, Fired Earth 5 Centinox chrome tap, 499, Franke 6 Black 4-oven AGA, POA, AGA 7 LSA Serve oil/vinegar bottle, 22, Beautiful Homes Direct 8 Amanda plates in aqua, 12 each, Hunkydory Home 9 LSA Ollie cake stand in white, 14, Beautiful Homes Direct. OPPOSITE Bespoke kitchen painted in Little Greenes Dark Lead, similar design from 28,000, Bryan Turner. For stockists, see page 152.

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ESSENTIAL KITCHEN SHOPPING

Uplift your shelves with our choice of decorative glasses

TIME FOR A DRINK

1 Cirro goblets in blue, 54 for a set of four, LSA 2 Egizia Ali Baba tumblers, 60 for a set of three, Heals 3 Lucie wine glasses in Peacock, 9 each, Dotmaison 4 Set of two Cirrus tumblers by Sophie Conran for Royal Worcester, 50, Portmeirion 5 Spectra wine glasses, 20 for boxed set of two, Drift Living 6 John Rocha Voya tumblers, 70 for two, Drinkstuff 7 Dartington Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen cocktail glasses in Ormolu blue and Exotica green, 16 each, Beautiful Homes Direct 8 Baguette tumbler, around 30 for six, Vetri delle Venezie 9 Marimekko Socks Rolled Down flutes in green and turquoise, 30 each, Heals. For stockists, see page 152.

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FEATURE LEIGH-ANNE ROBERTS

Simply stunning kitchens interiors and bedrooms for the unashamedly style-conscious.

Bedrooms
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ESSENTIAL LAUNDRY ROOMS

UTILITY SPACES
PLANNING YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM CHOOSING A WASHING MACHINE BEST TUMBLE DRYER FEATURES OUR TOP 10 IRONS

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LAUNDRY LOW-DOWN
Not every home has the space for a laundry or utility room, but its the one little extra room that has an enormous impact on kitchen life

ESSENTIAL LAUNDRY ROOMS

Its sheer joy not to have baskets of laundry in the middle of the kitchen
s our kitchens continue to develop as the centre of family and social life, they are becoming more and more multi-functional. The open plan kitchen is not only the cooking and food storage centre, its often the homework come office space, opening out into a digital viewing and lounging area as well. We welcome our guests into our kitchens for formal and informal occasions and as a consequence its really not ideal to have laundry appliances on view. A separate laundry or utility room now tops most wish lists and is often designed in tandem with a new kitchen. Kitchen-conservatory extensions often result in a large new room, leaving the old kitchen as a bridging space that can be used for this purpose, with perhaps a new downstairs shower room/cloakroom. If youve gone from having laundry appliances in the kitchen to getting them into a room of their own, its sheer joy not to have baskets of laundry in the middle of the kitchen, and of course, to enjoy the peace and quiet in a room thats not constantly got a washing
Left Traditional painted wire-fronted cupboards, POA, John Lewis of Hungerford Right Boot room with shoe storage, from 10,000 for a utility/laundry room, Woodstock Furniture Below Laundry and utility room with white-painted cabinetry and open basket storage, POA, John Lewis of Hungerford. Below centre White painted storage cabinet, from 1,995, and towel ladder, 210, both DeVol Below right Shaker style Gesso coat rail, 50, Cox & Cox Previous page Weathered oak stools with solid oak seat, 125, Cox & Cox.

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The general idea of this hub of domesticity is to use it like an old fashioned scullery
machine spinning and a tumble dryer tumbling at all hours. Its also a good idea to combine the laundry/utility with a boot room concept, especially if you have sporty members of the family who trail in and out with muddy kit, dogs that need to be walked and especially if you live in the country or do lots of gardening. You can even install a bath for washing the dog before he jumps onto your clean sofa after a muddy walk. A laundry-utility room needs to be totally practical, furnished with hardwearing surfaces, a large sink and as much storage as possible. Consider double-height wall cabinets, using the higher level cupboards for rarely used items or once-a-year kit such as Christmas china, party platters, boxes of party glassware etc. Try to leave floor space for an ironing board that can be permanently left in position, and a hanging rail for either airing clothes or hanging up just-ironed items.
Left Open shelves can be really useful for storing extra glassware. Here, the designer at Chalon has used a distressed finish, its POA, Chalon Kitchens. Below left Whitehaven apron-front sink provides a visual anchor for your room, 1,321, Kohler Below centre Bespoke oak utility room, from 3,750, Podesta. Below right Hardwearing stone is an practical floor choice for the laundry room. Jaipur brushed limestone flags are priced from 43 per sq. m, Mandarin Stone.

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ESSENTIAL LAUNDRY ROOMS

This pretty gardeners utility room has lots of surface space. Its POA, by Chalon

ESSENTIAL LAUNDRY ROOMS

Think about including a second dishwasher, especially if you regularly entertain for large parties
The general idea of this hub of domesticity is to treat it a little like an old-fashioned scullery its where all the practical action happens, where dirty crockery can be stacked mid-dinner party and where bulk-buys can be stored. If youre thinking of including a laundry-utility in your new kitchen project, think about including a second dishwasher, especially if you regularly cook and entertain for large parties. One option is to use the old dishwasher from the previous kitchen if its still in good working order. A large sink is a good choice too, whether its used for soaking large pans, for cutting or plunging fresh flowers, scrubbing trainers and football boots, or simply for handwashing delicate items. A tap with a pull-out hose and spray nozzle is also useful for rinsing items, especially large pans and so on. Although its not vital to use top end cabinetry, dont stint on work surfaces and flooring, as they will get a significant amount of wear and tear. Matt Podesta, designer and founder of bespoke kitchen company Podesta says, For most utility rooms, the budget is the starting point as its rare that people want to use a similar budget for the utility as they do on a kitchen. We often use melamine carcasses as they are more durable, and suggest a lay-on door in similar style and colour to the main kitchen. In many cases, access to the rear of the house is through the utility room so we find ourselves designing the space to be used as a utility, dog and boot room, and to provide room for coats and umbrellas as many guests go straight round to the back door! Woodstock Furniture has also been asked to design boot rooms, and Andrew Hall, MD and chief designer, says The perfect boot room should feature plenty of low-level storage spaces for the multitude of shoes and boots that accumulate in most households. Top this space with a handy seat, and make sure there is adequate hanging space for outdoor clothing. A deep butler sink is perfect for cleaning muddy boots and garden tools too, surround it with a polished granite work surface for a durable finish that will last for years to come.
FEATURE LINDA PARKER

Left This well-planned, contemporary utility room incorporates hanging shelves and a wall panel system. The Rangement utility range is priced from 6,500, Schmidt Kitchens Below left The Pebble Grey utility room has cleverly raised the laundry appliances which makes using them much more comfortable, all POA, Neil Lerner. Below right This modern basement utility room maximises the available space and is concealed behind a glass door. The curved design incorporates wenge work surfaces, from 20,000, Metris.

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TEST DRIVE YOUR KITCHEN WITH BLUM


Everyone has different storage space needs so, before you invest in a new kitchen, why not make sure it works for you?
Why is storage so important for a well-functioning kitchen? An efficient kitchen needs space to store cold, frozen and dry food goods as well as crockery, cutlery and cleaning essentials. Whether youre looking for space-saving ideas or ways to maximise practicality, a functional workflow system is something we all desire as we are spending an increasing amount of time in the kitchen. Why choose Blum? Blum, manufacturer of quality kitchen components and storage units, believe in what they call a Dynamic Space which is a modern extension of the working triangle. Working on the basis that the

f you are buying a new kitchen, smart storage is one of the most important elements for improving the hub of your home. Your ideas and planning should concentrate on performance and practical solutions to make your life easier. A great looking kitchen with stunning cabinetry and durable worktops needs to work hard behind the scenes, for example, with soft close mechanisms, easy opening and efficient hinge systems. How easy is it for you to put items away and can you reach and open drawers and cupboards answering these questions will help you achieve a design that looks good and feels good too.
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performance potential of your kitchen relies on the ergonomics of storage, preparation and cooking. Efficient fitting systems designed by Blum include lift, hinge and box systems as well as Motion technologies, all of which bring ease of movement into your space. For a real understanding of the Dynamic Space principles, Blums Test Drive Your Kitchen gives you the opportunity to move kitchen units mounted on casters around a floor grid to work out exactly how you want your kitchen to work. In the Austrian factories, Blums engineers and technicians test the products to destruction to ensure they will outlive the life of any kitchen furniture.

ESSENTIAL ADVERTORIAL

Consider the ergonomics of your space and how to make cupboards, units and drawers accessible and easy to use
Blum invites you to book an appointment to use the unique Test Drive Kitchen at the futuristic Milton Keynes headquarters. Blum do not sell kitchens, they make the components used by most kitchen manufacturers, so there is no hard sell at their showroom, just helpful and professional advice at hand. Then you will return to your kitchen retailer fully informed. After all, if youre planning to invest a lot of money in a new kitchen then its definitely worth the trip. To book your test drive appointment, call 0800 917 5550 or visit thekitchenthink.co.uk.

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WASHING & DRYING


Intelligent features, time saving functions, water and energy efficient the latest TOP LAUNDRY APPLIANCES offer a range of clever features to really make your life easier
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ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY HAVE CREATED MUST-HAVE FEATURES SUCH AS SENSOR WASHING AND DRYING, A+++ ENERGY RATINGS AND CUSTOMISED WASH PROGRAMMES. ECO OPTIONS ARE BIG NEWS WITH COLD WATER CYCLES, DETERGENT-SAVING SOLUTIONS AND LOWER WATER AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION BECOMING MORE READILY AVAILABLE. OTHER ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER ARE NOISE LEVEL, CAPACITY AND DESIGN. LOW DECIBEL RATINGS ARE KEY FOR OPEN-PLAN KITCHENS, WHILE A LARGE DRUM ENABLES YOU TO WASH MORE, LESS OFTEN. THE LATEST SLEEK CONTROL PANELS, LCD DISPLAY AND TOUCH SCREENS CAN ALL BE FOUND ON THE BEST TOP OF THE RANGE MODELS.
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ESSENTIAL WASHING MACHINES

QUIET OPERATION
Maytags MWA09149WH freestanding washing machine is perfect for the eco-conscious as its IntelliSense advanced sensor technology continually monitors the cycle and adjusts the time and water amounts to minimise energy consumption. The induction silent motor with a 10-year warranty and 14 wash programmes (including Super Eco and Bedlinen), eight special options such as Detergent Dosing Aid, Easy Ironing and Intensive Rinse make life easier for a busy family household plus, the Favourites function saves your preferred settings.

MAYTAG MWA09149WH

FREESTANDING WASHING MACHINE FEATURES 9kg capacity,

WASHING MACHINES
ENERGY EFFICIENT

A+++ energy rating, IntelliSense advanced sensor technology, 14 wash programmes, LCD display DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD60cm PRICE Around 600

The WF1124 from Samsung has a generous 12kg capacity. Eco Bubble technology cleverly dissolves detergent before the cycle starts to save up to 70% energy and it boasts the same washing performance with cold water as standard machines offer with hot. Special sound reducing features also make this machine ideal for open-plan living, offering just a 52dB wash noise level.

FEATURES 12kg capacity, A+++ energy rating, Eco Bubble technology, Vibration Reduction Technology, LCD display, 52dB sound DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD63cm PRICE Around 769

SAMSUNG WF1124

HUGE CAPACITY
Promising perfect results every time, the 6 Motion Direct Drive drum in LGs F1495BDS performs various motions for each programme, including Swing and Scrub. While busy professionals will love TrueSteam, a 20-minute steam-only cycle which releases creases and odours.

FEATURES 12kg capacity, A+++ energy rating, LCD DIMENSIONS H84xW60xD64cm PRICE 1,179

LG F1495BDS TRUESTEAM DIRECT DRIVE


display, steam setting, 35cm extra-wide door

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DETERGENT DOSING
Siemens iQ700 i-Dos WM14Y890GB is the worlds first intelligent precision dosing washing machine. It decides the right amount of liquid detergent and softener your washing requires, right down to the last millilitre and holds enough for around 20 washes, saving money and water. The autoStain removal function means there is no need for a prewash, while the iQDrive motor is whisper quiet.

SIEMENS IQ700 I-DOS WM14Y890GB FEATURES 8kg capacity, A+++ energy rating,

AutoStain removal, IQDrive Motor DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD59cm PRICE Around 999

BRIGHTER BRIGHTS
Whirlpools WWCR9230 washing machine is part of the eco-friendly Green generation range and ensures expert fabric care for a superb cleaning performance even at ultra-low temperatures. The 6th SENSE technology automatically senses the size of the load, adjusting water consumption and temperature accordingly, which can save up to 50% energy and time. The Wave Motion drum movement maximises detergent effectiveness while the Colours 15C option works with the 6th SENSE Colours programmes offering the same performance as 40C while preserving the intensity of colour.

WHIRLPOOL WWCR9230 FEATURES


9kg capacity, A+++ energy rating, 6th Sense technology DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD60cm PRICE Around 450
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ESSENTIAL WASHING MACHINES

STEAM TECHNOLOGY
Now you can steam your clothes to perfection just like the professionals, with the freestanding EWF1408WDL washer from Electrolux. Steam is great for refreshing and de-wrinkling delicate garments to a professional finish and the large 10kg capacity is ideal for family households with plenty of dirty school uniforms. The DirectSpray ensures that no energy or water is wasted while the LCD display will even recommend how much detergent to use. Rated A+++-20% for energy, which is 20% more efficient than the highest rating in Europe, it also comes with an intelligent memory function that automatically adapts to your washing routine by storing your three most-used programmes.

ELECTROLUX EWF1408WDL FEATURES 10kg capacity, A+++ -20% energy

rating, drum light, steam facility, 1400rpm DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD61cm PRICE Around 849, shown with EDH3498RDL tumble dryer, priced 749

GENTLE WASHING
Panasonic has expanded its Eco home appliance range with the launch of the NA-168VG4 washing machine, which features a more powerful HydroActive+ and Eco/Speed mode to save energy, water and time. It includes an inverter controlled brushless motor for a quieter wash, Sazanami drum for gentler washing and 3D sensor technologies for better performance with useful shorter cycles and lower water consumption.

PANASONIC NA-168VGA FEATURES 8kg, A+++ energy


rating, 3D sensor technology, 15-minute and 15 degree cycles DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD63cm PRICE Around 529

RETRO STYLE
If you favour a Fifties look, check out the FAB range of washing machines from Smeg; the perfect match for their sister-styled refrigerators. This WMFABNE1 model comes in a black, pink, pastel blue or cream finish and a Night cycle for quiet laundry.

SMEG WMFABNE1 FEATURES A+ energy rating, 1400rpm


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ESSENTIAL WASHING MACHINES

SPEEDY CYCLES
Fifteen helpful programmes including a Rapid energy-saving cycle that washes clothes at a low 30C in just 15 minutes, a handwash feature and a Chef function in which cotton and synthetic fast coloureds can be washed together using the least amount of energy and water. It also incorporates intelligent technology, which calculates the level and type of cleaning required by a specific wash load, then sets the ideal wash conditions using the lowest water and energy consumption. Added features include LED display, delay start customised wash options including Flexi-Eco, which cuts 20 minutes off any selected wash programme to save time and money.

BAUMATIC BWMI1407 FEATURES


A+ rated, 7kg capacity, 1400rpm spin cycle, 15-minute cycle, hand wash feature, intelligent technology, LED display DIMENSIONS H82xW60xD54cm PRICE 435

THE MACHINE USES SENSORS TO MONITOR THE SIZE OF THE LOAD AND ADJUSTS THE WATER INTAKE AND DURATION ACCORDINGLY
DE DIETRICH DLZ714BU

ECO OPTION
This DLZ714BU integrated washing machine features an ECO wash system that saves water and energy costs. It also benefits from a low 49-litre water consumption with 15 programmes in total, including a 30-minute Quick Wash, Easy Iron and Delicate, as well as the unique AVC (Automatic Variable Capacity) which uses sensors to monitor the size of the load, adjusts water intake and the duration of the cycle accordingly. Its sleek designer look is achieved by the smart black fascia and blue LCD display, while the 24-hour delayed start provides organised flexibility for family living without having to teach your teenagers how to use the machine.

DE DIETRICH LZ714BU FEATURES 7kg capacity, A++ energy rating,


Eco wash, 30-minute Quick Wash, Automatic Variable Capacity, digital controls, Blue LCD display, 15 wash programmes, load balancing and stabilising DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD57cm PRICE Around 600
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The door to our showroom is always open

Visit a Miele kitchen showroom today and start planning your perfect kitchen. With your own personalised tour, youll get hands-on product demonstrations and all the one-to-one advice you need to help make your dream kitchen a reality. For the full Miele experience, why not try one of our Creative Living courses? Youll learn all about the art of great cooking, discover kitchen secrets from the professionals and much more.

Gallery 15/19 Cavendish Place London W1G 0QE Experience Centre Fairacres Marcham Road Abingdon OX14 1TW

To book your Miele showroom tour or enrol on a Creative Living course, call 0845 365 6610 or visit www.miele.co.uk/creativeliving

TUMBLE DRYERS
THE STEAM DRYING PROGRAMME FOR SHIRTS REMOVES CREASES IN UP TO FIVE SHIRTS, MAKING IRONING EASY
GORENJE D82426

STEAM DRYING
Ironing is even easier after using Gorenjes freestanding D82426 steam tumble dryer (right), which has a programme for shirts that utilises steam to remove creases in up to five garments at once. It also has a 10-minute period at the end of the normal drying programme that slowly cools the laundry down, reducing crease risks even further. It offers delay start and an XL programme for bedding, duvets and blankets great for when guests stay.

WHISPER MODE
The Dynamic DYC8913B AquaVision (above) condenser tumble dryer features Heat Pump technology, which ensures the drying process is extremely quiet at 61dB and returns the smallest amount of condensation back into the room, making it the perfect choice for an open-plan scheme. This means its also highly energy efficient with an A-40% rating, which is 40% more efficient than a standard A-rated model. It has a four Sensor Drying system which allows you to choose from the level of dryness you want, plus a delicate wool finish cycle and delay start.

GORENJE D82426 FEATURES


Delay start, 8kg capacity, B-rated energy DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD60cm PRICE Around 495

FEATURES 9kg capacity, heat pump technology, wool finish cycle, sensor drying, 61db DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD60cm PRICE 550

HOOVER DYNAMIC AQUAVISION DYC8913B

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ESSENTIAL TUMBLE DRYERS

PERFUMED CLOTHES
Leading the race for new features, Miele has introduced a fragranced Flacon which leaves clothes smelling fresh from the dryer. Developed with a prestigious perfume manufacturer in Provence, the Flacons are available in three different scents Nature, Aqua and Cocoon, priced 10 each. It fits into a specially designed holder in the door filter and warm air passes through the Flacon, transferring the fragrance to the laundry inside. If you are looking to refresh clean clothes that have been hanging in the wardrobe, this is the machine to use.

MIELE T8866 WP FLACON FEATURES


8kg capacity, A-rated energy, fragranced, PerfectDry sensor, heat pump dryer DIMENSIONS H85xW60xD60cm PRICE 1,149

Once your items are freshly laundered, youll want to make sure they remain crease-free, so heres our TOP O (in no particular order) best irons for the job

STEAM TEAM
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WORDS AND PICTURE RESEARCH HAYLEY GILBERT

Russell Hobbs Powersteam Pro, 46, has a ceramic soleplate with pointed tip, 40g of continuous steam, 120g shot of steam, anti-scale, anti-drip and a selfcleaning function. Also, with a powerful vertical steam option it means you dont have to lay clothes flat. BEST FEATURE Electronic control for better temperature accuracy

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Tefals Aquaspeed Autoclean model is an easy-glide iron with an Easycord system that prevents the cord dragging across freshly pressed clothes. It has variable steam settings as well as a steam shot for tougher creases and an energy-saving eco mode. Added features include anti-scale, antidrip and vertical steam. Available from Lakeland for 65. BEST FEATURE Excellent glideability for tough creases

The Rosso steam iron from Bosch offers power, performance and precision, with a striking red and black design. Its Rossos first steam iron to focus on ergonomics, with a SoftTouch handle and bigger buttons for ease of use. It also boasts an advanced steam system, ceramic scratchresistant soleplate and generous amount of steam holes. It even heats up 30 per cent quicker than a standard iron. Its priced at 70. BEST FEATURE Convenient thumb rest for added comfort

The latest Philips PerfectCare Xpress Pressurised steam iron, 100, comes with OptimalTemp technology, which provides one temperature for all fabrics, a SteamGlide soleplate for powerful steam, superb gliding, fast heat-up and strong performance with an auto steam sensor to automatically activate the steam. BEST FEATURE Claims to be 100% safe on all ironable garments

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Rowentas Compact Valet, 100, is just the thing, whether its to perfectly press a suit or safely steam a silk dress. It carefully removes creases with its powerful 30g per minute vertical steam function. Its a safe and easy way to achieve a professional finish and comes with a telescopic pole for hanging the garment on. The water tank is easy to fill and has a fast 60 second heat up. BEST FEATURE A tilt to go system which allows it to be easily wheeled around

Mieles B990 rotary iron is the perfect alternative if you prefer to sit and iron in comfort. The wide roller allows you to press everything from bed linen to tablecloths while the open-end design is particularly good for awkward garments such as shirts and blouses. Similar to larger, industrial machines, this model is designed for home use and can easily be folded and stored away. Its priced 1,039, from Glotech. BEST FEATURE The irons open-end design easily accomodates extra wide linens like duvet covers

Swans SI4060N steam generator is ready to use in just 90 seconds, producing a continuous jet of steam at 140g per minute with up to 4.5 bars of steam pressure. The four temperature settings and three steam settings will take care of the most stubborn creases. Its priced at 300. BEST FEATURE Its 1.7 litre capacity means you can iron for up to three hours without refilling

Philips PerfectCare GC8620/02 Steam Generator is ready to use in just two minutes. It has up to five bars of steam pressure for speedy ironing and comes with OptimalTemp technology for the perfect combination of steam and temperature, regardless of the garments material, so you can iron silk pyjamas straight after a cotton shirt without adjusting the settings. It has a SteamGlide non-stick ceramic soleplate with a unique steam tip, so even the smallest or most difficult areas will be well pressed. Its priced at 180, from John Lewis. BEST FEATURE Weighing only 1kg, its light and easy to use

The Morphy Richards Power Steam Elite steam generator iron, 150, is available exclusively online from johnlewis.com. It provides exceptional power in an easy-to-use package and sleek black finish. Delivering a powerful 145g steam shot to penetrate deep into the fabric to make stubborn creases disappear. It also has a built-in self-cleaning function and ceramic soleplate. BEST FEATURE Easy to use electronic controls with three variable steam settings

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Working with an interior designer can ensure your finished bathroom expresses your personal style, combining practical elements with beautiful architecture

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e all want an indulgent bathroom, but what does that really mean? We can write down all of the key elements that will determine the overall layout and choose a perfect colour scheme but it is the finer details and finishing touches that will really give an extra special personal feel. These leading interior designers share their advice on how to transform your bathroom into a space that delivers on style and comfort and ticks all the boxes on luxury too.
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Designer John Minshaw is recognised for designing and building private residences with impressive architectural features
John Minshaw is an awardwinning architectural and interior designer from London who favours a combination of minimal style and restrained luxury. His broad portfolio boasts both new-build projects and complete renovations. Director of his own design practice, he works mainly on listed properties where he is known for making a feature of the decorative period features.

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he airy and spacious feel of the bathrooms in this property has not been compromised by the design, with exposed wooden beams keeping an authentic feel. Its simplistic design is both welcoming and dramatic. Not only does it make use of all the potential space, but it also discreetly incorporates practical storage and design aspects. What were the main challenges? When starting a project, I imagine taking the building and turning it upside down. All the elements that fall out are the least important, and what remains is what I refer to as the bones. Primarily, you have to make sure that the planning is correct, and ensure that any fixed aspects which require services are in the right position. If the bones need to be altered, the trick is in doing so in such a way to make it look as though it has always been there. With this in mind, the guest bathroom was originally a disused lean-to at the end of the building. I reclaimed the space, retaining only the original exposed beams which became a key feature in the design. Was your design influenced by the architecture of the house? The original buildings, which are Grade II listed, initially served as the barn, stable and coach house

to a 16th Century manor house. The property is sited adjacent to the moat of a ruined 12th Century castle. Therefore, the project was dictated by the architecture with regards to what had to be retained. In the Thatch, the guest bathroom was about the only part of original building that was left, including the original beamed ceiling. How do you inject a clients personality into a bathroom? Bathrooms should always be clean and clutter free rooms. However, personality can be introduced through bold features such as the chequer board floor in the guest bathroom or bold stone such as the slate tiles used in the second guest bathroom. I used iconic whitegoods such as the central Philippe Starck bath in the master bathroom and a wonderful large 1950s Orpaline Pendant (not shown). What are your favourite features? In the guest bathroom, I would say my favourite feature is the juxtaposition of the old and new, such as the exposed beams that date back to the 16th Century against the clean, strong white Farrow & Ball walls. In the master bathroom, we created a circular window to give us borrowed light from the main barn which was definitely a successful achievement.

Above The master bathroom has a private yet seamless feel thats in-keeping with the light and spacious feel in the master bedroom Left The circular window sheds an abundance of light down on to the softly shaped Starck 2 bath from C.P. Hart Right The statement chequered floor balances the original beams and brings a modern twist to this reclaimed space Below Simplicity is key in creating a clean and simple space. White furniture contrasts beautifully with the dark stone flooring for a sleek look

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Wendy Valliere

A dramatic bathroom has been transformed into a glamorous retreat with striking black accents and luxury statement furniture
American interior designer, Wendy Valliere, prides her work on attention to detail. Its with this dedication throughout her 20 years in the industry, that has seen her travel and work across America and throughout Europe. In 1999, she founded her own company, Seldom Scene Interiors, to which she brings her full range of expertise and advises clients with her invaluable design sense.

hoosing a monochrome colour palette has created a stunning contrast in this indulgent bathroom which exudes a seductive allure. Oversized furniture pieces are complemented by ornamental shapes to give this space a truly memorable style. Where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration comes from life experience and the feel of the project. Each project has its own unique influences that drive the design direction. Did the architecture of the house influence your design? Yes and no, the exterior is traditional four square Georgian, reconstructed in the style of the original manor house while the interiors are midcentury, Hollywood regency. The interior architectural elements were designed to be classical and current feeling. I used non-traditional colour on the walls to give the large spaces intimacy and warmth resulting in a youthful, liveable feeling. Do you have a signature style that you adapt to the clients brief? My signature style would probably be best described as looking as though the house has always been there. Im not afraid to use texture, pattern and colour to give a room

interest. Unexpected pieces excite the eye appeal. All these elements make a room feel as if it has evolved over many years of family life. What are your favourite features in this bathroom? I would have to say the floor. It turned out just as I imagined (like an exquisite rug) artfully crafted in black and white marble. How would you advise a client to create an intimate feel in a large bathroom space? Use fabrics and surfaces with varying scales of pattern and texture, dont be afraid of color. Furniture pieces such as vanities and benches that dont have a traditional bathroom design to them are always interesting. How do you get a sense of the clients personality and incorporate it in your design? When an existing client starts a new project with us its both a comfort and a challenge. I ask new clients to pull together images of rooms and products they like and dislike. The dislikes seem to be easier for them to identify, while likes can be more subjective. I then pull together a complete scheme of the rooms with drapery, rugs, soft furnishings and present to the client. Its uncanny how often they comment, its like you were inside my head, I love it.

Use unexpected furniture pieces, choose great lighting and look beyond the traditional choices

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Above The Le Bateau Grand bath tub from Catchpole & Rye is double ended and made from 100 per cent cast iron. Its polished finish in silver gives it a contemporary air of sophisticated glamour

Above The bespoke glass walk-in shower enclosure by Meronden Designs has been created with all the essential fixtures and fitting for an enjoyable, luxury showering experience at any time of day

The custom tile mosaic design by Seldom Scene Interiors was fabricated and installed by Paris Ceramics. The 1940s Vintage Art Deco glass and polished nickel light fixture is by Carlton Davidson Antiques

Above An over-sized, black antique French mirror takes pride of place above the decorative vanity unit with basin adding detail and drama to the scheme for an elegant touch and an intimate feel
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Darryl Osada

A Deco-style bathroom in a Belgravia Penthouse has been tranformed using a combination of luxurious marble and mirror
Darryl Osada is inspired by the different cultures experienced while travelling. He describes his signature style as a juxtaposition of old and new influences which he believes leads to reinvention. In 2004, he founded Osada Design. His company pays particular attention to the minutest detail, reacting to the space, the available natural light and the functional needs of his clients to produce a harmonious finished project.

Above Darryl had a vision for a sanctuary bathing space which has successfully incorporated classic sanitaryware and fittings from West One Bathrooms to maintain a harmonious and fuss-free look

he first thing to strike you about this Belgravia penthouse bathroom is the extraordinary light and hint of past glamour. With the restoration of original architectural features and the mix of lighting with mirrored and reflective surfaces, the overall effect of space and increasing depth of vision is magnified. What were the initial challenges? Creating practical as well as beautiful spaces within a Grade II Listed building is always going to be a challenge. It is important to maximise natural light, as well as incorporating and working with the period features within the context of a contemporary design. How did you set about choosing the surfaces for this room? Firstly, because the new layout was a relatively long and narrow space, I decided that we needed to reflect as much natural light deep into the space, encapsulating a wealth of fragmented light, and sending it in every direction. I wanted to inject an element of style inspired by retro, vintage and modern design. The planning and layout came first, followed by the design which must suit the lifestyle of the individuals using the space. Style and fluidity are key elements, but functionality and quality are just as important.

Do you have a signature style? Each project is unique, having a sensitive and open approach is of vital importance, whether working with a listed building or new build. Very often, there are so many layers to these historic buildings, that it is like peeling an onion, and all of the details discovered on the way influence the final design. I truly believe that good design is about timelessness and longevity. How do you begin to translate the clients brief into reality? The design brief is a direct response to the site, its environment and surroundings, as well as the clients needs and aspirations. A space has to be structured and edited to relate to the clients needs. Flow and movement within is important, but each component introduced must contribute to the overall sense of balance, harmony and wellbeing. What are your favourite features? The bathroom has many great features which I like to think of in terms of a good recipe consisting of many desirable ingredients. However, it is the complementary effect and combination of quality fittings and use of practical and durable materials, together with thoughtful design which leads to its eventual success.

Above A seamless style is achieved with an impressive glass door shower enclosure which offers flexibility and opens up this relatively narrow room for an illusion of space and a continuous streamlined style

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Above Fragmented light creates an extra dimension, with all door furniture by Joseph Giles. The black and white marble flooring and tiles provide a beautiful versatility and are all supplied by Paris Ceramics

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It is important to maximise natural light, as well as incorporating and working with the period features within the context of contemporary design

Fluidity and style are created with a mix of natural light, mirrored surfaces and beautiful architectural elements

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Drench your senses with a statement shower head

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1 Vintage pull chain Drench shower in chrome, from 1,799, The Grand Tour Collection 2 LED 300mm head and ceiling arm in chrome finish, 340, Ripples 3 Bold rain shower head by Cea, 324, Laurence Pidgeon 4 Raindance Rainfall overhead shower, 1,326, Hansgrohe 5 Segni cylinder shower head by Gessi, from 929, C.P. Hart 6 Shamrock shower rose in nickel finish, 1,494, Drummonds 7 Goccia by Gessi chrome shower head, 938, C.P. Hart 8 Overhead Star shower head and Tube arm, from 636, Huber 9 Hi-Spa 600mm electronic ChromAromatherapy shower head with four water pattern options by Aquademy, 6,240, Alchemy Design Award. For stockists, see page 152. 98 ekbb.co.uk

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n her new book, Decorate Workshop, renowned author Holly Becker offers a very personal approach to decorating. She expertly demonstrates how to discover your own definitive style, by repeatedly refining confidenceinspiring mood boards and using them as a spring board for design. Here, she introduces her eight-step process to transforming your whole home and chooses eight different looks for creative bedrooms. Each cleverly uses an abundance of colour, pattern and texture but they all work together in harmony, culminating in beautiful room schemes, with truly individual style.
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WARMING INDIGO (RIGHT) A few well-considered yet simple touches can elevate a bedroom. For the ultimate of comfort, add an upholstered headboard in your favourite colour or pattern and build the space around it. In Brandi Beckers New York loft, her master bedroom is calming in shades of indigo and brown. This colour combination is warming and appealing to the eye and her mix of pattern on the bed combined with the choice of artwork adds visual interest, using both scale and tone to make this sleeping space soft and welcoming.

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Consolidate your ideas through mood boards and other creative exercises. Youre closer now to your final scheme and pulling it together

HOLLYS EIGHT-STEP GUIDE TO DECORATING


1. SEEK INSPIRATION
Digging for treasure is the perfect starting point as you begin to decorate. Knowing whats out there is key as you build up an idea of what youre responding to. Keep an open mind and heart as you get started.

2. FIND YOUR STYLE

Gathering inspiration can be never-ending. At some point you have to pull back and make sense of it all. Its time to look for key themes so you can identify your vision.

3. IDENTIFY YOUR PROJECT

Decide which room is screaming for a new look. Your budget, lifestyle and how you plan to use the room all come into play next.

4. PREP YOUR SPACE

Preparing your space is about shining up the gems that you have. Its time to pull your stuff together by listing, sorting, measuring, photographing and organising it.

5. DRAW UP YOUR SPACE

Your ideas are now in motion and your space is ready to go. Now consider your options, access your space and draft some floor plans.

6. TRANSLATE YOUR IDEAS

Its time to see how your ideas work together on paper. Consolidate your ideas through mood boards and other creative exercises. Youre closer now to your final scheme and pulling it together.

7. FINALISE YOUR SCHEME


Its time to go from planning to execution. Now you can pin down the details and create a scheme that works. Bask in the moment of when all your research is about pay off.

8. HAPPY DECORATING

Its time to personalise and decorate. Consider the details, play with some pattern, edit your research, decide what you will display and how to style it and then step back and snap your after photos. Youre finished!
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NATURALLY NEUTRAL Try to stick with three core colours and mix and match them throughout the space. Neutral nesting need not be boring. In fact, sometimes less is more if you work with your subdued palette using intuition and a sensitive eye. The calm palette in this bedroom is so inviting. Pale mint, rose and yellow combined with beautiful materials gives this room a luxurious and comfortable vibe. For me, the layers of texture in this limited colour palette is what keeps it alive and interesting.

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RICH & VELVETY Mix texture and pattern for a scheme with depth. There are few pure styles when it comes to decorating and in truth most looks that we achieve in our home are usually a result of mixing and matching. Although it is usually a good idea to stay within a limited colour palette. When you consider how much of your life you spend in bed, it makes sense to spoil yourself a little in the bedroom by pulling together a comfortable space. Buy gorgeous sheets. Add personality through art, rugs, blankets and bedside lighting. A nurturing bedroom is the perfect escape after a long day. Consider picking pieces that have similar characteristics. The strong geometric patterns used here work really well together and help to consolidate the scheme.

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SOFTENING THE LINES Isnt this a charming corner nook? If you place your hand over the light and chair, you may notice a big difference. How does it look with only the dresser? Not as exciting, right? The chair and floor lamp bring in their own personalities but are equally practical, and that punch of yellow really steals the show. When laying out a bedroom, try to add something in a few of the corners, like a floor lamp, chair or plant, to soften the space and make it feel less boxy. This bedroom layout really works well because the walkways are wide enough to pass through without a problem. I like that the room has a clean focus the bed is positioned to have a view over the pretty garden upon waking up, which is better than if it had been positioned in front of a window. Always ask yourself if youre making the best use of your bedroom layout.

Tongue and groove panelling adds texture and a useful display shelf around the entire room. The bedside lamps are fun but that punch of yellow really steals the show

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FLORAL ACCENTS The variety of patterns in this country bedroom delights the eye. From the plates to the artwork and bedding, pattern travels throughout this space in sweet harmony, rhythmic, at ease. I love how pattern can transform. Whether you opt for patterns that are painterly or more graphic (or a fusion of both), the best advice I can lend when it comes to layering patterns into a room in both the foreground and the background is to simply make sure they harmonise and, of course, speak to you.

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The neutral love seat, ideal for reading and relaxing, really warms up the room. Custom-fitted wardrobes maximise the available space for essential storage

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BUTTON BACKED I always love seeing what stylist Sania Pell has done new to her home whenever I visit. On a shelf above her bed she displays an eclectic mix of small metal votive offerings still found in Catholic churches in both Mexico and Europe, along with mirrors from India and an orchid. On the wall, her favourite buttons are randomly scattered to mimic wallpaper. Her tufted grey headboard is adorned with pretty understated buttons, while her bed is layered with handmade pillows and bedding, including a patchwork throw that she made, making her bedroom a warm, cosy space inviting relaxation and sweet dreams.

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FLOATING HEADBOARD If you have the space to play with, consider introducing either a permanent or temporary floating wall. In a bedroom, if your headboard is against a floating wall, you can conceal a walk-in wardrobe or simply place the bed in a different place if your room only has one position for the bed. Since the wall is floating it can also be relatively easy to mount a sound system into it, hiding the stereo in the back.

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SIMPLE STORAGE Consider your storage when deciding how to lay out a room because most rooms require more than you think. In this bedroom, it was impossible to add a door to the wardrobe because it could not open and close next to the nearby wall. A folding door was not an option as the space was too narrow, so a subtle curtain and rod were installed to blend with the wall colour, thus concealing the hanging space, making the bedroom free of visual clutter.

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RECYCLED STYLE A handmade four-poster bed in recycled wood was the starting point for the entire decorative scheme in this Dutch bedroom. Its warm simplicity coupled with the bedding in calm blue tones, and the blue accent wall, reflect the style of the entire home, which is handmade, calm, warm and natural. The sheer window panel and ceramic dragonflies that seem to be flying away on the wall add softness, while the shelving gives the homeowner the option to switch her displays on a whim. Layered bedding in mismatched checks, polka dots and florals resonates well in this restful space.

This feature has been adapted from Decorate Workshop by Holly Becker, published by Jacqui Small. 25. jacquismallpub.com.

he potential for clutter and untidiness in a bedroom is considerable. Clothes, shoes and accessories all need to be hung, stacked and stored so they can be retrieved easily without the temptation of flinging anything onto the nearest chair. Like any of our possessions, analysing the contents of a wardrobe and collections of accessories usually divides into two items worn regularly and those only used occasionally. Then there are things we are happy to have on show and those we are not. Finding the right storage for your lifestyle and bedroom, with the hugely versatile storage options around, can make day to day living easier and more harmonious without any reason to compromise on style. Sam OGrady and Cathy Emmins, who head up London interiors company Oliver Bea Design, have a clear and well thought out philosophy when it comes to attractive, yet practical storage. We believe that design must never come at the expense of practicality and this is especially important in bedrooms where storage is always a top priority. Bespoke fitted furniture and standalone pieces each have pros and cons but there are some general guidelines we tend to follow.

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Making the right storage choices for your bedroom really is on a par to finding the right bed; in other words its at the top of the list

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Smaller or awkwardly shaped rooms lend themselves to fitted storage solutions as they tend to make the most of available space and create a uniform, sleek appearance. Flexibility on finishes is another benefit of bespoke furniture as the end result is highly personalised. Standalone pieces are often more appropriate in larger rooms or where a more classical, period feel is desired. Freestanding chest of drawers, for example, work particularly well in an alcove and when combined with a lamp or mirror can become a focal point for the entire room. In addition to the conventional wardrobe space we encourage our clients to consider underbed storage. A fabric covered ottoman, divan base or an upholstered blanket box are not only ways of gaining valuable space to store out of season clothing but they can introduce another fabric and create more interest and texture. Fitted wardrobes where doors
Above left This classically simple bedroom, by interiors company Oliver Bea Design, has touches of rich texture and pattern with floor to ceiling Shaker-style cupboards Left A clever use of alcove space with bespoke Metro Integra wardrobes, colour matched to the wall for subtle blending in the bedroom, 4,000, by Roundhouse Design Right A conversation piece chest of drawers with delicate curves and hand painted flowers adds interest, from 2,450, And So To Bed
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When combined with a lamp or mirror, a freestanding chest of drawers can become a focal point for the entire room

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Flexibility on colour and finishes is a huge benefit of bespoke furniture as the end result is highly personalised
and cabinets are specifically cut to fit a unique space have become increasingly popular in the last decade and they are wonderfully versatile. Tina Mahony, Director and owner of Go Modern, says their contemporary collection of furniture offers true versatility. You can do almost anything with them. They come in an array of finishes with a wide choice of colours and handles. The companys trend predictions for 2013 champion light dove grey. It is definitely the new white. A cross between a light beige and grey, it goes beautifully with everything from brights to neutrals and wood, it also provides a nice contrast to white walls. Matt lacquer is totally on trend while wood, in particular dark wood, is much less popular now. Instead we are seeing an increasing demand for the new lacquered ash. There is still a wood grain but the colour is a uniform lacquer that works perfectly with the current fashion for softer, more organic shapes and colours while retaining a modern look. The storage aspects of bespoke wardrobes are fabulous, as Tina goes on to outline, The ever inventive Italians make fantastic internal accessories with special pull-out modules for knitwear, handbags, shoes, ties, trousers, skirts, shirts and very small items like jewellery, as well as the usual internal chests of drawers hanging or floor standing and motion sensor LED lighting.

Above The Alpha fitted wardrobe is cut to fit and available in matt or gloss lacquer white or dove grey and three wood finishes, from 900, Go Modern. Right A luxurious bespoke solution for everything from everyday wear to precious evening gowns. Illuminated hanging rails and glass fronted shirt drawers are all must-have components of a Smallbone designed bedroom, prices start from 17,000
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Diagona has sophisticated, yet modern shapes with integrated diagonal handles for functionality with a difference. A vast range of matt lacquer finishes and internal fittings make this a customisable dream. Prices start from 900 for a two-door model. Various lengths and corner units are also available all from Go Modern

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Smaller or awkwardly shaped rooms lend themselves to fitted storage as they tend to make the most of available space
Smallbone of Devizes, renowned for its classic kitchen, bathroom and bedroom cupboard designs, confirms the demand for attention to detail with internal fittings. Design Director Steven de Munnich explains, A trend for 2013 will see bedroom collections incorporating storage units that can keep all contents hidden from view, while maintaining practicality and organisation to create a sanctuary away from the stresses of modern life. Larger bedrooms are able to accommodate an informal divide of the room to form a dressing room, however, built-in wardrobes with bespoke interiors are a good choice to make the most of space. Fitted cupboards offer a wealth of storage facilities which are effortlessly and neatly tucked away within your wardrobe. Concealed behind doors, which read as wall space when they are closed, this option gives you a bedroom with a clean, streamlined look and ambience. Standalone, individual, character pieces a beautiful armoire, a handsome chest of drawers and an elegant tallboy can help to create atmospheric interior style. They are not mutually exclusive options and mixing the two will give you the best of both worlds and instill a well balanced order in your bedroom.
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Above This bedroom was designed around the bed which has been placed centrally in order to enjoy a beautiful view. A freestanding unit supports the headboard and provides storage and lighting with a wall of fitted wardrobes behind, POA, Chamber Furniture Left Awkward spaces around architectural features and below pitched roof eaves as in this loft conversion bedroom can easily be utilised with custom built storage. This tidy solution is from 1,800, Sharps
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1 Vintage style zinc trunks, 130 for a set of three different sizes, Nordic House 2 Leather storage trunk by Life of Riley, 535, Not On The High Street 3 Andrew Martin Kilim trunk coffee table, 1,895, Occa-Home 4 Leather storage trunk in red, 185, Pure Lana 5 Linen grey square wooden trunk, 275, OKA 6 Ralph Lauren Home Delevan leather trunk in brown, 1,300, Amara 7 Metal trunk style coffee table, 325, Alexander & Pearl 8 Atelier canvas trunk, 199, Nordic House 9 Tin trunk in Mushroom, from 49, Toast. For stockists, see page 152.

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COLOUR SCHEMES
Emulsion paints in Mono, Mirror, Pink Slip and Drizzle all from Little Greene

DISCOVER THE COLOUR POTENTIAL IN YOUR HOME WITH OUR SEASONAL PALETTES AND EXPERT ADVICE ON COMBINING COMPLEMENTARY OR CONTRASTING TONES

INDIGO BLUES

Woad Blue, 48 for 2.5L

Fountains Blue, 48 for 2.5L

Bamiyan Blue, 48 for 2.5L

Indigo has real power and depth, and theres something remarkably calming about its intensity. It has a way of drawing you in, almost as if youre looking into a deep, inviting pool and its this sense of tranquility and understated strength that may explain why its such a popular colour in these challenging economic times. Indigo is incredibly versatile too, and paint colours such as Fired Earths Bamiyan Blue, Woad Blue and Fountains Blue can either be used on their own to really make a statement, or can be a perfect foil for a palette of gentle browns, violets or soft blues and greys.
ROB WHITAKER, Brand Director, Fired Earth

Take inspiration for your scheme with these creative decorating combinations

CHARCOAL & YELLOW

Dark Lead, 33 for 2.5L

Trumpet, 48 for 2.5L,

French Grey Pale 33 for 2.5L

A dark charcoal grey, like Dark Lead, adds sophistication and drama to any room and its easy to live with. The best way to introduce this serious colour is to create a feature wall. Trumpet is like the wild friend of Dark Lead and does wonders to lift a scheme. This colour packs a punch so use it sparingly. Paint small pieces of furniture like a shelving unit and fill it with your favourite grey and yellow treasures. If you want more yellow in your scheme, opt for a soft hue like Carys being softer means you can use it on large expanses of wall.
DAVID MOTTERSHEAD, Managing Director, Little Greene

Carys 148, 33 for 2.5L


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ESSENTIAL COLOUR

Teresas Green No236, 35 for 2.5L

Slipper Satin No2004, 35 for 2.5L

Shaded White No201, 35 for 2.5L

The beauty of this scheme is that it combines a contemporary neutral palette with friendly tones of soft green blue. This creates a look that is both calm and inviting. Shaded White is exactly right for this look, it avoids yellow tones but is not so grey as to be cold. It would be best used in an Estate Eggshell finish on woodwork and furniture in contrast to the slightly lighter Slipper Satin in Estate Emulsion on the walls. These two colours complement each other perfectly to make rooms look bigger and less busy. Beautiful Teresas Green could be used as an accent colour on furniture or in the back of glazed cupboards or shelves.
JOA STUDHOLME, International Colour Consultant, Farrow & Ball

from a subtle choice on a favourite piece of furniture to a powerful feature wall

MUTED TONES

Plantation Rose, 30 for 2.5L

Hoorne Blue, 30 for 2.5L

Moscow, 30 for 2.5L

Organic shades are the inspiration for this look. The colours are muted and feminine creating a sense of soothing calm and comfort. Soft pinks, such as Plantation Rose, work when layered with greyed taupes and natural cotton shades bringing a feminine influence. While pale greens and hushed teals, such as Hoorne Blue, draw their inspiration from nature adding a relaxed and serene contrast to the look.
PAULA TAYLOR, Colour Specialist, Graham & Brown

Cambridge Cream, 30 for 2.5L

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Mrs Peel wallpaper in Summer colourway, 55 per 10 metre roll, Fired Earth

INDIGO DREAMS
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Make an impact and accessorise with dark blues and deep violet accents

ESSENTIAL COLOUR

Cape bottle-like vases in blue and white with Cirro glassware featuring layered colours on clear glass, from 8, all LSA

7 6
Solid collection Victorian shutters in a custom painted finish, Shutterly Fabulous

1 Krenit bowl in purple, 73, Rume 2 Zofia sapphire vase, 70, Adventino 3 Mogul Reloaded rug, POA, Bazaar Velvet 4 Knife edge cushion in indigo, 25, John Lewis 5 Tom Dixon Fan chair in indigo, 1,200, Nest 6 Marco stripe bed cover, 175, Bedeck 7 Julipe blue hanging light, 149, Heathfield & Co. 8 Sardine Run water pitcher, 35, Howkapow 9 Bridle denim photo frame, 25, Adventino 10 Freestanding blue Excelsior bath, 2,027, BC Designs 11 Splatter ceramic bowl, 50, Habitat. For stockists, see page 152.

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A mixture of bespoke and standard Shaker furniture, shown here painted in Mushroom and Linen, prices from 23,000, DeVol

NATURAL PALETTE
Create a sophisticated space with duck egg and putty hues

ESSENTIAL COLOUR

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Fishing pendant light in clay, 65; Large pendant fishing light in clay, 95; Petit Paris light, 35; Meriden pendant light in clay, 90; Toulon pendant light in chalk, 70, all Garden Trading

1 Ceramic duck egg blue wave vase, 25, Alison at Home 2 Raw oak shelf ladder, 225, Garden Trading 3 Lurex latte and gold tablecloth, 65, Febronie 4 Set of three pots on tray in Shutter Blue, 18, Garden Trading 5 Le Touquet table, 685, Brissi 6 Melamine bread bin, 50, and storage jar, 16, bothJoseph Joseph 7 Butlers tray set, 59, Sparrow & Finch 8 Titan putty grey pendant, 179, Original BTC 9 Thomas Kent duck egg clock, 76, Red Candy 10 Shutter blue recipe box, 22, Garden Trading 11 Smile sofa in English Shoreline cotton, 1,059, Sofas & Stuff. For stockists, see page 152.

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Modern graphite recessed kitchen storage wall, POA, Chamber Furniture

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A cool slate backdrop gives yellow the chance to shine

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1 Charcoal grey and neon yellow ceramic 10 wall clock, 69, BoConcept 2 Loire wine glasses in smoke, 7 each, Heals 3 FAB28QG1 retro fridge, 899, Smeg 4 Hold Tight wallpaper in Mustard, 45 per roll, Mini Moderns 5 Orla Kiely Linear Stem yellow tall storage jar, 40; Dark grey storage jar, 23; Dark grey sugar bowl, 20, all BlissHome 6 Enamel coffee pot, 25, Garden Trading 7 Gandia Blasco Canevas Abstract cushion in yellow, 160, WovenGround 8 Mode Stone bowl, 10, Royal Doulton 9 Louis Poulsen Toldbod 120 pendant light in Yellow Blossom, 210, Nest 10 Curious table lamp in yellow metal, 259, BoConcept 11 Acapulco Sentou edition armchair in yellow, 283, Made in Design. For stockists, see page 152.

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Momentum range from Harlequin includes lattice design Trellis wallpaper in Onyx, 79 per roll, and Polka cushions, 46 per metre

Household candles in grey, 7 for four, Cox & Cox

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Washed linen napkins, 10; Dinner and side plates, from 22; mugs and bowls, from 22, all from a selection at Toast

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Calming pastel shades offer a relaxed, yet stylish home

ESSENTIAL COLOUR

Lonsdale double ended cast iron bath shown in polished and lacquered iron exterior, from 6,336.

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Knitted cotton hanging lamp, 125, Cox & Cox

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Le Piaf French Empire double ended cast iron bath, from 3,600, Catchpole & Rye

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1 Lolita suspended pendants with polka dot edge, 369, Holloways of Ludlow 2 Washed linen napkin in natural, 10, Toast 3 Muuto Viso chair in Rose, 399, Nest 4 American Modern plate in Sea-foam, 29, Twentytwentyone 5 Contrast stripe napkin in Mocha, 4, John Lewis 6 Large jug in Clay, 25, Garden Trading 7 Flotsam Pearl cushion in pink, 148, Anthropologie 8 Charleston side plate, 9, Heals 9 Grasshopper lamp in Warm Grey Beige by Gubi, 559, Utility Design 10 Johnstons of Elgin air spun double faced cashmere throw, 900, Harrods 11 Small bowl in taupe, 22, Toast. For stockists, see page 152.

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Established 1978 Over thirty years of Excellence Showroom at Welham Green, Hertfordshire

Tel: 01707 262966 www.johnladbury.co.uk

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We have been handcrafting kitchens from our Cambridgeshire workshop for more than thirty years. All of our kitchens are designed and made to order, unique to the needs of their owners. Our philosophy is to offer premium-quality, durable cabinetry combined with the best in thoughtful design and service. Visit one of our beautiful showrooms now, or call for more information.

ALL OUR FURNITURE

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ESSENTIAL NEWS & EVENTS

DESIGN NEWS
The latest launches and inspiration-packed events, sure to whet your design appetite
WRITTEN BY EMMA FOALE

DRY YOUR HEART OUT

Make doing the dishes more of a pleasure than a chore and swap your faded tea towels for these new designs from Danish company Ferm Living. 100 per cent organic and individually hand-printed, these pretty, eye-catching designs by Trine Andersen include Velo, Birdcage and Apple. Theyre 10 each. cloudberryliving.co.uk.

One of the biggest trends right now is for kitchens that have a seamless transition between the cooking, eating and living areas. Shopping for furniture that complements your lifestyle and dining habits is the fun part. As of 1st March, online homeware brand Loaf is expanding into the exciting world of kitchens - so, look out for over 150 pieces including kitchen tables and chairs, coffee tables, side tables and floor rugs. loaf.com.

LIVING KITCHENS

COOKING PERFECTION

Geronimo powder coated metal chair, 145; Zinc kitchen table made from sustainable mango wood with metal top, from 475; Caf au Lait chair in a classic white finish 115, all Loaf.

Used in half of the worlds Michelin star kitchens, the Electrolux EOC5951AAX InfiSight Oven lives up to its own impressive high standards. With a 74 litre capacity, it offers 18 cooking functions, a temperature probe and pyrolitic cleaning. The EOC5951AAX model (shown) is priced from 1,099. electrolux.co.uk.

Display pretty painted ceramics and crockery to add a personal touch to any dresser or shelf
Egizia Ali Baba Argento charger, 40; cake server, 30, both Pomegranate.

How can you resist this visually appealing tableware? If you like unique pieces, keep an eye out for contemporary British online boutique, Pomegranate, which has recently launched online to showcase a variety of carefully selected brands, including Porta Romana and Egizia (pictured). Choose from beautiful decorative pieces handpicked from all over the world. pomegranate-living.com.

ECLECTIC STATEMENT

On Trend

Ceramic dip cups, 29 each, Folklore. Oak and Acorn dinner plate, 28, Donna Wilson. 24h Tuokio tea pot, 65, Rume.

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DIARY DATES
IDEAL HOME SHOW
Returning for its 105th year, there will be seven dedicated areas including interiors, home improvements, gardens and technology all under one roof. Also, take a look around the Princes House which will build on last years theme of quality and sustainable design. idealhomeshow.co.uk. WHEN? 15th March- 1st April WHERE? Earls Court, London

The latest launch from eco Kitchens is Tempo, built around a choice of five rich grain doors from Driftwood to Bordolino Oak. Based around Blum drawers and hinges, the Tempo range offers a diverse choice of drawer units and cabinetry options. The Coco Bolo finish (shown) starts from 71 for a full height 300mm base unit. Retailers include Russell Jones Kitchens and Quay Centre. jjoplc.com.

NATURAL LOOKS

JOHN CULLEN LIGHTING MASTERCLASS

MATERIAL

We all like being spoilt for choice thats why the Material pendants from Danish brand Nevvorks, designed by Noergaard & Kechayas, caught our attention. Theyre available in oak, marble, concrete and cork to stand out or complement any kitchen. Available from around 100 each. retrovilla.dk.

world

miss the new extramatt suede kitchen worktops. Prices start from 400 per square metre in a choice of 40 shades from silestone.co.uk

TACTILE TOPS For something a bit quirky dont

Presented by Design Director Sally Storey and her team of designers, this is one not to be missed if you want to achieve a lighting scheme that meets with new the regulations. johncullenlighting.co.uk. WHEN? 12th March, 23rd April WHERE? John Cullen showroom, Kings Road, London

ART DECO: SILVER IN THE STYLE MODERNE

This magnificent selling exhibition includes items from shops of The London Silver Vaults and focuses on practical and elegant uses for silver. thesilvervaults.com. WHEN? 2nd March - 30th June WHERE? London Silver Vaults

BAROCCI: BRILLIANCE AND GRACE


Weighing only 5kg, the newly launched, lightweight Air Mini bagless cylinder vacuum from Vax is really easy to use. It has a H12 HEPA filter to helpfully remove fine dust particles, pollen and allergens and is suitable for hard floors, carpets and upholstery. The Air Mini Pet comes with a TurboTool for removing stubborn pet hair. Prices start from 150. vax.co.uk.

SMALL BUT POWERFUL

TOO HOT TO HANDLE


Set the wheels in motion for the smooth running of your kitchen at serving time. The functional and design-led trivet set from Vipp is ideal for resting your hot pots or serving up steaming dishes at dinner. These fun designs are laser cut in stainless steel and the sprockets are fitted with heat resistant silicone rubber which ensures a firm grip on hot kitchen utensils while protecting surfaces at the same time. vipp.com.

Experience the work of Sixteenth Century Italian artist, Federico Barocci, never before seen outside of Italy. Amongst portraits and sketches, 14 alterpieces will be on display. nationalgallery.org.uk WHEN? Until 19th May WHERE? The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

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The Design Works,Allens Farm,Tye Road, Elmstead Market, Essex CO7 7BN Tel: 01206 827100 Fax: 01206 827800 Email: sales@bcdesigns.co.uk www.bcdesigns.co.uk www.bathroomlighting.co.uk

brassware . baths . lighting

ESSENTIAL NEWS & EVENTS

Splash of colour
Customise your bathroom scheme with the unique bespoke colour matching service from Shutterly Fabulous. Match or contrast with existing furniture, walls and accessories for a seamless style. Plus, look out for the brand new range of Privacy Fit Slat shutters made from real wood which completely shut light out perfect for extra privacy. Prices start from 290 per square metre for louvered and solid shutters (shown) including a home consultation and installation. shutterlyfabulous.com.

Luxury Italian manufacturer Gessi has launched a new Goccia soap dispenser. The soft-shaped accessories collection also includes towel rails, mirrors, stools and vases. Prices start from 210 each for the freestanding soap dispensers which are made from Gres ceramic stoneware. gessi.it.

SOAP SENSATION

DECO CHARM
SHOWER
Ticking safety, design and water-saving boxes, the Grohetherm 2000 New thermostat is a great choice for family bathrooms. The GROHE CoolTouch rules out the risk of scalding on hot chrome surfaces, and the Aqua Paddles ensure an anti-slip and comfortable grip. Its priced from around 288. grohe.com/uk.

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Creating an unmissable display in the C.P. Hart Waterloo flagship showroom, the Artelinea Dcor Collection is one to look out for. Art Deco-style wall-hung and floor standing basin units, in Brilliant White (shown) or Deep Black, are finished in a 4mm covering of polished crystal and can be chosen in either a embossed diamond design or with a smooth gloss finish. Prices start from 2,400. cphart.co.uk.

GRAND BATHING
Soak in luxury in the Bagatelle bath (shown) which is part of an extensive collection of freestanding resin baths from Bathrooms International. Available in limitless bespoke finishes, you can choose any colour or pattern from plain, patterned or marbelised, with a matt, glossy or mother of pearl finish. Priced from 12,000. bathroomsint.com. ekbb.co.uk 139

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ESSENTIAL NEWS & EVENTS

STYLE DISCOVERY
Pioneer, the key look at John Lewis for Spring/Summer, brings together a sense of exotic adventure with a mix of stripes and geometric patterns. Amongst beautiful fabrics, there are also cushions, vases and bowls to choose from. Prices start from 18 per metre for the Dashes ochre FEEL-GOOD WOODCRAFT fabric. johnlewis.com. The adorable collection of Re-Turned birds by Lars Beller Fjetland, 59 each, includes a Sparrow, Kiwi, Pigeon and Penguin. Each one gains its unique character from being made out of 100 per cent recycled wood. thelollipopshoppe.co.uk.

COMFORT UNDERFOOT

Soft, sumptuous and rich in colour, the stunning rug collection by Brink & Campman is now available from Sanderson. Each one is handtufted and made from 100 per cent pure wool, ensuring long lasting style. The statement blooms on Poppies and Midsummer Rose rug in Crimson (shown), will instantly lift a colour scheme and will easily help to incorporate bold pattern into an otherwise plain room. Prices start from 375. sanderson-uk.com.

Wool Wonder

In March 2013, the Campaign for Wool will be opening Wool House, an exhibition taking place in Somerset House, where designers will showcase the beauty and versatility of wool in all its forms. Youll discover a love for wool and its quality as a natural fibre which gives fabrics a luxurious feel. campaignforwool.org.

MYSTIC GLAMOUR

If you want to bring an air of mystery to your bedroom, check out the Spellbound wallpaper collection at Graham & Brown. Enchantment wallpaper (shown) is available in Silver, Buttermilk Shimmer, Cream Shimmer and Duckegg Shimmer, prices start from 44 per 10 metre roll. grahambrown.com.

SPOT

light

Original BTC has given its well-loved Task light a makeover in this gorgeous navy blue. A classic choice for your bedside table, the swivel-head, polished aluminium design can be raised, lowered or angled to suit your needs, whether youre reading, writing or relaxing. originalbtc.com

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ESSENTIAL BOOKS

BOOK REVIEWS

hen you were younger, did you dream of a secret place you could escape to? Well, now you can have that as an adult. Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air tours the charm of the 50 best tree houses from around the world some designed by architects with helpful short biographies, others by skilled craftsmen. Revealing the most spectacular and innovative designs, this beautiful book uncovers a teahouse,

restaurant, hotel and a perch to contemplate life. Every house is depicted in several breathtaking photos as well as an illustration by artist Patrick Hruby (who also designed the books front cover). This is a book you will treasure with awe-inspiring images, branching out from the typical childhood fantasy, which meets grown-up savoir faire. Climb into this treasure trove of tree houses for people of all ages, and enjoy a new and exciting perspective on the world.

TREE HOUSES
By Philip Jodidio. Published by Taschen, 45. Tel: 020 7881 0795. taschen.com.

ARCHITECTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY


By Peter Gssel & Gabriele Leuthuser. Published by Taschen, 28. Tel: 020 7881 0795. taschen.com.

DECORATE WORKSHOP
By Holly Becker. Published by Jacqui Small, 25. Tel: 020 7284 7160. aurumpress.co.uk.

KARTELL
By Elisa Storace & Hans Werner Holzwarth. Published by Taschen, 45. Tel: 020 7881 0795. taschen.com.

If you are about to embark on an exciting journey into the world of architecture, then this is definitely a mustread! This be-all-end-all reference book into the iconic work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Antoni Gaudi and many more infamous architects offers illustrations, photographs and floor plans for enjoyable planning.

Following the success of her decor8 blog and debut book, Decorate, Holly Becker is back with inspirational words of wisdom sure to whet your re-design appetite. Mood boards and a simple eight-stage structure ensure that this is an essential guide, whether you are undertaking a small retouch or major renovation.

Italian design lovers everywhere will own at least one Kartell piece famous for inventing the iconic plastic furniture craze that we have grown to love and adore since 1949. This volume is a mouthwatering education into the well-known designs of the past, from Philippe Starcks Ghost chair to Ron Arads Bookworm shelves.

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The latest creative living ideas for stylish homes

Puro Designs Glass Collection gives contemporary kitchen living an edge with the use of gloss or matt lacquered glass finishes in black, white, cobalt, coffee or grey shades. Made to order in Italy, its POA.

LEEK SPACE

ESSENTIAL KITCHEN GALLERY

Personalise your space with striking Santa Fe shelving units from London Comprex. Textured grain unit doors and cabinetry in light rovere gesso give the range a fresh feel. Prices start from 20,000.

ODERN CLASSIC

Inspired by Japanese philosophy of personal care, the Fonte bathroom collection includes washbasins, bathtubs and showers in Corian and Korakril. With solid elm wood accessories such as the milking stool and mobile cabinets, prices for the bathtub start from 5,382, Rexa Design.

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eight different roomsets, from Shaker to Linear plus an array of timber, composite stone and granite. With 26 existing shops across the UK and Scotland, you can be sure that you will be welcomed by a team of talented designers that will help transform your dream ideas into a reality. With styles from elegant and classical to the unique and highly functional. Kitchen prices start from around 17,000. Harvey Jones, 16 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1EJ. Tel: 0800 389 6938. harveyjones.com.

hether you have classic or contemporary plans on the horizon, the new Harvey Jones showroom in Chichester is certainly worth a visit. The handmade kitchen specialist has its entire range on display across

DISCOVER THE BEST IN KITCHEN DESIGN, PLUS THE LATEST BUYS FOR LUXURIOUS INTERIORS

BB DESIGN HOUSE

Ensuring your home looks personal, stylish and inspirational can be a hard task without a helping hand. Home staging company, bB Design House has opened its first retail furniture showroom, providing you with the opportunity to purchase individual pieces or call on the help of the design team to create full room schemes. By appointment only.
bB Design House, Unit 5, The Gate Centre, Brentford, TW8 9DD. Tel: 0845 680 1033. bbdesignhouse.com.

GIORGETTI

Epitomising Italian design, Giorgetti is home to distinct style. Now, the first ever single exhibition space has been launched in partnership with Patton Luxury Ltd. Embedded in the heart of London, you can expect to be wrapped in stunning furniture, bronze-cladded wooden beams and three floors of familiar, yet evocative, craftsmanship and excellence.
Giorgetti London, 16-17 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, W1J 8NY. Tel: 020 7499 7133. giorgetti-spa.it.

BESPOKE SOFA LONDON

An expert manufacturer of fine furniture, Bespoke Sofa London has opened its new Kings Road showroom. Each exquisite piece is handmade in the UK and beautifully tailored to produce a truly unique item for the home. If a brand new creation isnt entirely what you are looking for, then take a look into the detailed re-upholstering service also offered.
Bespoke Sofa London, 559 Kings Road, London, SW6 2EB. Tel: 020 7736 9900. bespokesofalondon.co.uk.

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G Gaggenau 0844 892 9026 gaggenau.co.uk

Febronie 07765 865382 febronie.com Fired Earth 0845 366 0400 firedearth.com Franke 01614 366280 franke.co.uk Funktional Kitchens 020 8341 2020 funktionalkitchens.co.uk

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A Adventino 0845 120 3224 adventino.co.uk


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S Samsung 01932 454358 samsung.com/uk

T TheCompany 01322 437112 Chandelier & Mirror

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B Baumatic 01189 336900 baumatic.co.uk

D De Dietrich 01256 308045 dedietrich.co.uk


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K Kitchen Architecture 020 8785 1960

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L Lakeland 01539 488100 lakeland.co.uk

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Q R Rangemaster 0870 755 6485 rangemaster.co.uk


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We uncover this chefs passion for food and what he values at home

MICHEL ROUX JR

ichelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, 51, owns Le Gavroche in Mayfair, as well as running two of Londons other leading restaurants, Roux at Parliament Square and Roux at the Landau at the Langham Hotel. Having grown up in Kent, on the estate of Major Peter Cazelet (horse trainer to the Queen), where his father was the private chef, he went on to train with master patissier Hellegouarche, the best pastry chef in France. Then, later with Alain Chapel (one of the founding fathers of nouvelle cuisine) at his restaurant at Mionnay, near Lyon. He now lives in south London with his wife of some 23 years, Giselle and daughter, Emily, 20, who is training to be a chef. His most recent challenge has been judging on the BBC One show MasterChef: The Professionals. Do you have a state of the art kitchen at home? My kitchen in London is quite basic but functional. I dont cook there often as its 14 years old and due for an overhaul. Its not very me but hopefully the next one will be more state of the art. Is the one in France very different? Completely. Its a very Provenal style house, with a red tiled floor, thick stone walls and a big butchers block. We have a huge AGA, which is both electric and gas, with a large dining table which is great for entertaining. Everything happens in the kitchen and it is definitely the most used room in the house. Like most character-filled houses there is always some work to be done! What is your must-have kitchen gadget? Sharp knives and good saucepans are the basic kitchen essentials. So important in fact, that I have my own range of saucepans with GreenPan and knives with Global Knives, which I use myself at home. Also, I dont know what Id do without my KitchenAid mixer.

What are your childhood memories of growing up on a country estate in Kent? It was a beautiful estate with trout ponds and watercress streams. It was an idyllic place to spend a childhood. I foraged for chestnuts and wild strawberries with my grandmother. The kitchen always smelled sweet and the butlers wife made old English puddings. Is there a dish which always transports you to that time? I think it would have to be roast chestnuts or vanilla ice cream, which I remember churning by hand with my father. What is your favourite dish at the moment? I love game in winter. I dont think you can beat a simple roast with a good bottle of Cote du Rhone. What is your favourite ingredient? There are too many to list. Essentially though, seasoning is so important. I think without salt and pepper, food would definitely be very dull. Who would you most love to cook for? Eric Cantona. I am a Manchester United fan and he is a legend. Does your wife cook much? She cooks everyday for herself as I am working. She cooks simply, but well. However, she didnt marry me just for my looks! What sort of dinner guest are you? I dont get invited often enough, which is a pity but as a chef you do have quite anti-social hours. I think people expect chefs to be acutely critical of food, but this isnt the case when you are eating with friends, it is always a pleasure. Do you collect anything? I really enjoy collecting old cookery books and I have well over 600.
INTERVIEW SUSAN ROZSNYAI

Above Hot Pears with Roquefort and Walnuts and Roast chicken salad from Matching Food & Wine; Classic And Not So Classic Combinations by Michel Roux Jr, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Left Michel Roux Jr lidded sauteuse, 64, and lidded saucepan with handle, 68, available from John Lewis.

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