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Gosh, this really has been a jam-packed month, with so much going on in the world of kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. And yet it is also the time of year that we’re beginning to wind down to the summer holidays and look forward longingly to a bit of alfresco relaxation. With that in mind we have not only dedicated a number of pages to outdoor living, but we have collaborated with top appliance manufacturer Miele to produce the first issue of The Miele Magazine, with lots of sumptuous summer recipes for you all to enjoy. Here, inside eKBB not only are our Style pages a visual treat of gloriously dreamy vistas, but turn to page 68 for an inspirational design story on a stunning London garden that has been created with the same regard to detail and planning as any top interior scheme – with a dining area, living area (complete with outdoor wine refrigeration!) and a play area for the children. You will never think of your garden’s potential in the same way again. If this whets your appetite for cooking in the great outdoors, turn to our Technology pages for a feature on Cooking in the Open Air (p106). The concept of the British barbecue will always be a popular choice for a speedy supper on a sunny day – but this new generation of top end outdoor appliances mean there’s no longer any kind of compromise when it comes to what you choose to serve your guests. Turning to our lead kitchen features, starting with New York, New York (p22), there is plenty to inspire. A theme that, to me, links our main stories is optimising the use of space. Each owner, architect and designer has broken up the available room into highly liveable zones – each different, yet each serving the family that lives there perfectly and allowing them to inject their own personality and style. These are not just off the peg kitchens – they are lovingly created, working, breathing homes. I hope our pages help you to turn your own dreams into reality. Enjoy the issue.

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Jane Graining
Interiors writer and stylist Jane Graining has been a regular contributor to EKBB for the past four years and is the author of Compact Living, a guide to making the most of small spaces. Married with three grown up children she lives and works in Suffolk.

Amelia Thorpe
Amelia is a keen cook and lives in London with her husband, two daughters and Jack Russell. ‘They say that home is where the heart is, and that’s especially true of the kitchen. It’s usually the room that reveals the most about us,’ she says.
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eKBB JULY 2013 ISSUE 207
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Don’t miss the latest and most desirable new products, books, showrooms and key diary dates A love of The Big Apple and Soho loft style has inspired the sleek yet quirky look of this London mews house This Victorian home has a striking open-plan basement with Gaggenau appliances and an understairs bar zone With a marble topped island and a sky light in the side return extension, this kitchen feels spacious and inviting A re-worked layout, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and reclaimed floorboards add charm to this all-white kitchen We give you the low-down on what was hot at this year’s Salon de Mobile Inspirational trend palettes for tonal fabric and accessory combinations Styling with chalky hues and delicate stoneware creates an appealing look Marble and wood make for interesting finishes in a timeless kitchen scheme Pick your favourite pendant from our selection to make any room shine Discover what materials make for longlasting worktops and splashbacks

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK FAMILY VALUES

MAKING IT OURS WHITE HEAT

MILLING IN MILAN

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CALMING RUSTICITY PAINTED PALETTE SHINING DELIGHT

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A Connaught Kitchens design for a New York loft living style. See page 22.
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ON THE SURFACE

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102 TECHNOLOGY NEWS

The latest gadgets and apps to guide and inspire your shopping decisions Get the best out of dining outside with one of these impressive outdoor kitchens, gas burners or wood ovens Discover why you really need a waste disposal unit in your life

106 COOKING IN THE OPEN AIR 112 WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

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BATHROOM NEWS

Hot off the press product launches for a modern and stylish bathing space Louise Jones explains the hidden storage in this spacious bathroom

120 INTERIOR DESIGNER BATHROOM 126 NATURAL LIGHT 128 TAKING SIDES

Distressed wood accessories and white finishes add plenty of textural interest Ensure everything has its place with one of these design-led side tables With a design to suit any needs, there are plenty of reasons why a shower enclosure is a great investment

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141 BEDROOM NEWS
Our round-up of seasonal colours and products for your sleep sanctuary Create a light and airy sleeping space with ocean hues and calm styling Splashes of azure mixed with soft textures create an inviting interior Soft mood lighting is an essential addition to any relaxing bedroom Country rustic or retro contemporary? Decide with this essential guide.

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142 TACTILE AND TEXTURED 146 COBALT DREAMS 148 BEDSIDE LAMPS

150 WOODEN BEDS

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MORTEN BO JENSEN SEAN COCHRANE

What makes a truly great product? We talk design with Vipp’s Chief Designer Sean tells us how the team at Cochrane Design transformed an outdoor space into a dream kitchen–living reality Curtis chooses his top appliance and tells us why he loves cooking so much With a pinch of eclectic taste, we learn out about this designer’s home and where she gets her most inspired finds

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EDITOR Charlotte Coward-Williams STYLE EDITOR Anna Morley EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Emma Foale, Leigh-Anne Roberts DESIGNER Teresa Walker PRODUCTION MANAGER Reg French CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE Paul Craig, Darren Chung, Marisa Daly, Jake Fitzjones, Hayley Gilbert, Jane Graining, Anders Hviid, Sarah Mills, Linda Parker, Lara Sargent, Susan Springate, Amelia Thorpe, Andreas von Einsiedel, Nicholas Yarsley

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The latest launches and inspiration-packed events

Geometric
LOOKS
Painted kitchens are certainly enjoying a surge in popularity at the moment – the Salcombe range from Burbidge is no exception. It is available in 15 colours from the painted timber collection including Cornflower, Slate, Charcoal and Aubergine. Sophisticated decorative features such as glazed doors, practical bottle storage drawer units and chopping board and tray sets all make for a bespoke feel. Expect to pay from £14,000. burbidge.co.uk.

CLASSIC CHARACTER

PASTEL PALETTE
This summer, we have fallen head-over-heels for the candy floss hues of the tableware by ceramicist and designer Trine Weng. She launched Danish company Casalinga in 2008, influenced by simple forms. The latest collection includes cups, plates and sugar bowls made in stoneware. They are glazed on the inside and half glazed on the outside for a distinctive look. Prices start from £10. retrovilla.dk.

Gracing the Aram Store with its strong design presence, Danish manufacturer Hay presents a new collection including the Don’t Leave Me side table by Thomas Bentzen (shown). Made from powder coated steel, it is lightweight and has a carrying handle and tripod leg base. This makes it a handy drinks table for inside and out. It’s available in eight shades and comes in two sizes. Prices start from £134. aram.co.uk.

If you had the chance to visit this year’s Grand Designs show in May then you would have seen this new Pastel Blue Victoria range cooker on the Smeg stand. It will soon be joined by three other colours including Red Wine, Silver and Pink to complement Smeg’s quirky, retro 50’s style appliances. Prices start from around £1,999 each for all 110cm wide Victoria cookers. smeguk.com.

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Enjoy the true essence of bespoke with a piece of British handmade solid hardwood furniture from the deVOL Classic English range. The glazed dresser (shown), from £4,565, is a traditional, standalone piece that has flexible storage and a place to display your best dinnerware. Turn to p.80 for our still life photo shoot in the picturesque Cotes Mill showroom in Leicestershire. devolkitchens.co.uk.

PAINTED BEAUTY

Brew TIME

If you enjoy waking up to the smell of coffee, you’ll love the Monaco cafetiére. You can pick from Black, Cream and Red, plus look out for the AW13 limited edition colours Pistachio and Retro Blue (shown as middle two). £21.95 each. lacafetiere.com.

Wash up, clean up

If there’s one thing we shouldn’t take for granted, it’s the kitchen sink. Flavia from Villeroy & Boch teams a draining board, waste bowl and generously-sized sink. If it’s durability you’re looking for, it’s made from robust CeramicPlus which is easy to clean and can withstand extreme temperatures. It costs £370 and is available in three sizes and 16 colour choices. villeroy-boch.com.

British ceramic designer, Alison Appleton, established her design studio in 1998 and has since become wellknown for her decorative ceramics and stoneware. The Woodland collection has an on-trend Oriental influence and is inspired by tales of enchanted forests, filled with butterflies and ladybirds. It includes tealight holders, vases, breakfast cups and an elegant teapot, prices start from £12. alisonappleton.com.

Delicate design

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Renowned for high carbon stainless steel blades, Victorinox has introduced four brightly coloured knives to its Swiss Classic range. Ideal for all cooks, they have ergonomic handles and a special tempered edge so they can be easily resharpened over and again. Prices start from £22.99 for the carving fork. victorinox.com.

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Make a grand statement in your dining area with a bold runner rug. The Shyrdak rug (shown with George Smith dining chairs) features a geometric surface pattern in coloured felts. The decorative motif designs describe a scene or tell a story that the nomadic people believed in. Made from wool, the Shyrdak rugs start from £280. feltrugs.co.uk.

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DIARY DATES
Coronation Festival
This one-off event will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. Interiors brand Sanderson will be taking part in this four-day festival which will celebrate innovation, excellence and industry. Tickets cost £30 are are available to purchase online. coronationfestival.com. WHEN? 11th - 14th July WHERE? The Gardens, Buckingham Palace

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Animal lovers will adore this quirky set of mugs. It’s part of the ceramic Animal collection by Fenella Smith. Prices start from £14.50 for a mini mug. You’ll also find these characteristic animal prints on jugs, tea towels and cushions. fenellasmith.com.

New Designers

Taking place over two weeks, with seven distinct design zones and two prestigious awards evenings, New Designers is an event full of innovation and fresh thinking. Over 3,000 of the most talented, newly graduated designers from across the nation come together under one roof. newdesigners.com. WHEN? Part 1 26th - 29th June, Part 2 3rd - 6th July WHERE? Business Design Centre, London N1

Artists in Residence

RUSTIC GLAZES
With a traditional handmade look, Wine and Sage are the two new glazes in the Cookhouse Character collection – one has a deep berry tone and the other is a pastel green hue. Prices start from £70m2. britishceramictile.com.

Skandium and Fritz Hansen have teamed up with London-based design duo Makecreate to launch this installation. It will run for six weeks in total and will showcase a broad range of work from up-and-coming designers as well as from more established artists. WHEN? Until 16th June WHERE? Republic of Fritz Hansen store, London W1W 8RN

Wining & dining

If you fancy yourself as a wine connoisseur, you’ll not want to be without the new Miele stainless steel wine conditioning unit with an exclusive Sommelier set. The set lets you decant your wine in the unit and prepare for serving too. It has a ConvinoBox for storing open boxes and a handy glass holder to ensure wines can be cooled and kept fresher for longer – it’s superb for entertaining and dining in style at home. £4,950, miele.co.uk.

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Rayburn has announced a new partnership with popular TV presenter Dick Strawbridge who has put together a series of video recipes for Rayburn owners. You can watch the selection of videos online at rayburn-web.co.uk.

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PENDANT LIGHTING

The Original BTC Ripple pendant lights from Lighting Matters are in hand-spun aluminium and are inspired by factorystyle lighting. As a clever decorative touch, the pendants have been and hung on red cords that tie in perfectly with the recipe book jackets on the bookcase, stools and the cushions to enhance the New York loft style

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So good they didn’t just name it twice - Rachael and Etienne Renaud also used the city that doesn’t sleep as the inspiration for their bright and breezy new kitchen
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lthough she lives in London, Rachael Renaud admits to a longing to live in New York. ‘I fell in love with the city, and especially those big warehouse-loft spaces in Soho with their light and open feel,’ she says. ‘It might seem mad to want to bring that home to London, especially because we don’t live in an apartment, but a tiny mews house. I thought that introducing some of the elements of the loft-look here might help make a small space look much larger.’ Rachael, a nurse currently studying for her PhD, and husband Etienne, who works in finance, bought their one hundred year-old mews house in west London to share with daughter, Bo, now seven, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Crumble and Bleecker. ‘The previous owner had not finished the renovations and everything was pretty minimal, so we decided to rip out all the half-done work and start again,’ explains Rachael, who worked with interior designers Turner & Pocock on the new plans. Out came the lead pipes and dodgy electrics, as they set about making the two-storey property into a two bedroom house with pretty roof terrace. On the ground floor, it was a case of re-configuring the space, converting the former garage into a sitting room and removing internal walls to make the largest possible kitchendining area. ‘Space is limited, but I love to cook and we wanted to make it a relaxed room where we could invite friends,’ she says. When it came to the kitchen, Rachael went to meet Design Director Phillip Ozorio and designer Tugba Esen of Connaught Kitchens. ‘When I said I wanted a New York Soho loft feel, they got it straightaway,’ she smiles. While glossy all-white cabinetry boosts the sense of light and space, the wide plank floor and steel worktop add the warehouse-loft feel, accentuated by the choice of simple white glazed brick-shaped tiles that clad the kitchen walls. Used on the walls of the New York City subway stations in the early twentieth century, they add instant retro impact. Itching as she is to make another trip to her favourite city – New York – is her kitchen at home the next best thing? ‘Actually, I feel very lucky to be here,’ she says. ‘It really is a dream come true.’ eKBB

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Caesarstone meets steel. By choosing two different worktop materials there is heightened interest with the steel highlighting the peninsula area. Caesarstone Snow quartz with its clean and simple appearance, runs into the side of the steel surface with a tiny difference in height for the neatest finish

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‘I fell in love with the city and especially those big warehouse-loft spaces in Soho with their light and open feel. It might seem mad to want to bring that home to London’

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‘When I said I wanted a New York Soho loft feel, they got it straightaway. The warehouse-loft style is accentuated by the choice of simple white glazed tiles that clad the kitchen walls’

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BRICK THEME

The simple brick fireplace has been painted white to pick up the style of the brick-shaped kitchen tiles. Filling the fireplace with perfect round logs adds natural texture that brings warmth to the scheme. The photograph above the fireplace is by Stuart Redler The white Valencia wall tiles are from Fired Earth

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Leicht Avance KG high gloss laminate cabinetry in Frosty White creates the light and bright backdrop to the room. The grip rails have been colour matched for a sleek finish. Polished worktops of Caesarstone Snow enhance the clean and simple look, while contrasting steel worktops, subway-style tiles and super-powerful Wolf appliances enhance the semi-industrial city feel.

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PHILLIP OZORIO, DESIGN DIRECTOR, CONNAUGHT KITCHENS

What was the main challenge in the room? There are windows only at the dining end of the space, so it was essential to carry as much natural light as possible to the kitchen area. Because of this we used the lightest and most reflective finishes, including high gloss white laminate for the cabinets, and added elements of steel to introduce the semi-industrial feel that Rachael and Etienne wanted and to bounce light around the room. How did you decide on the layout? We created a neat working zone, with ovens adjacent to the hob, worktop and sink, and tall housing for the fridgefreezer. The peninsula forms the transition between the cooking and dining areas, and the open shelving for cookery

books on the dining side helps ‘soften’ the kitchenylook in the move from one zone to the next. And the tall cabinets in the dining area? Good storage is essential in any kitchen, but especially so in a room where an uncluttered feel helps increase the sense of space. Here, three modules of the same width house the wine cooler and provide space for crockery and glassware next to the dining table. They also link the different zones of the room, creating a balanced look. And the subway-style tiles? By taking the tiles right up to the ceiling, the effect is strong and much more effective than if they had only run as a shallow splashback around the room.

The rather serious integrated cooking appliances from Wolf help add gravitas to the scheme and continue the industrial ambience. The simple red bar stools are from The Conran Shop

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This mews house faces onto the street, so shutters are a good window solution because they provide privacy, but allow plenty of natural light into the room. These simple white shutters with wide blades create a crisp, modern feel

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ICBDO30-2U/S-TH built-in double oven, £4,818; ICBCB36G/S gas hob, £1,719, both Wolf. G5470 SCVi integrated dishwasher, £1,255, Miele. CI36BP00 integrated fridge freezer, £3,098.80; CI24WP01 integrated wine cabinet, £3,904.80, both Siemens. Serna SL31 extractor, from £595, plus ducting and external poster, Westin Design.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS
Ratio Professional mixer with spray in Chrome, £368, Abode. Peak PKX 110-70 undermounted sink, £470, Franke. Caesarstone 2141 Snow worktops, £3,750; Stainless steel peninsula worktop, £2,595.60, both by Connaught Kitchens. Drifted bar stool in Red, £245, The Conran Shop. Valencia wall tiles, 15 x 7.5cm, £149.94 m2, Fired Earth. Construction: engineered oak flooring with bespoke grey-wash finish, priced to order, all Margreiter. Similar dining table, A&L Antiques. Similar dining chairs, Horseshoe, £220 each, OKA. Original BTC Ripple pendant lights, £162 each, Lighting Matters. Similar Shutters, £290m2, Shutterly Fabulous. Powder coated steel internal doors, priced to order, Govette Windows. Photograph (above fireplace), Stuart Redler. Side cushion sofa, from £2,670, David Seyfried. Fabric on cushions and armchair in sitting room, Elemento 1275/07, £100.80 per m, Sahco. Sellarsbrook Silk rug, £935m2, The Rug Company.

INTERIOR DESIGN
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Seen but not always heard – the powder coated steel glazed doors from Govette Windows screen the living and dining areas, ideal for when Bo is playing with her friends. The distinctive Sellarsbrook Silk rug in the adjoining room continues the decorative theme and is from The Rug Company

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Inspired by the trend for open-plan kitchens, this striking basement space has been created for multi-functional use from family living to entertaining friends

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Sam says, ‘We struggled to find anything that would fit across one wall in the dining area and not look lost so we had this French dresser made to order and then imported it from France’ Sam chose a handy Vela pull-out spray tap for rinsing and washing bulkier items, such as pots and pans, and says she is delighted with her Quooker instant hot water tap
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hen you walk down the stairs into the meticulously planned open-plan living space of this semi-detached, five-storey Victorian home, it’s hard to imagine this basement was once three small rooms. For Sam and Robin Wemyss and their two children Poppy, six, and Imogen, four, the cramped rooms simply didn’t work for family life. Sam says, ‘I knew that going open-plan would solve the problem. I suffered extreme kitchen-envy when I visited friends with the open-plan ideal.’ Sam realised they had a huge task ahead of them, knocking down supporting walls to transform the space. The couple called on a local architect, Matthew Giles of Giles Pike, to help them. ‘As this is a lower ground floor and we’re east facing, it was really important to maximise the light. We were genuinely excited – although quite nervous, as we’d never undertaken building work of this scale,’ Sam explains. The couple enlisted the help of Nikki and Caroline of Domum Interiors to complete the interior with soft furnishings and Chief Designer Andrew Hall of bespoke, British furniture maker Woodstock Furniture, to design the fitted furniture throughout the scheme. ‘As this was our first experience of designing and installing a bespoke kitchen, it helped enormously that Andrew understood what we wanted and could offer plenty of suggestions based on our limited brief.’ Chief Designer Andrew explains, ‘It was crucial that the cabinetry we designed would divide the space into specific zones – a children’s play area, a main kitchen space and an eating and relaxing space leading through to the garden.’ The solid acrylic, gloss kitchen cabinets are pale grey and framed with a stained oak trim, with solid oak drawers and Hettich bar handles. A peninsular cleverly divides the play area from the kitchen space with open book storage on the play room side and a wet zone, which houses the sink and dishwasher on the other. The living area is relaxed with a corner sofa creating a seamless division between the living room and dining space. This is the place the couple retreat to after enjoying dinner at the breakfast bar once the children have gone to bed. Large, glazed doors open up this space to blur the boundaries between outside and in with views out onto a neat, manicured city garden. The end result? A lighter, more social family space as Sam explains, ‘We are delighted with our kitchen living area as it’s definitely got the wow factor – the floor above has a study and reception room where we can retreat to, but we rarely do!’ eKBB

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Woodstock Furniture has created a social cooking experience with the hob positioned on the island, and with large storage drawers beneath. A bar area and large wine fridge are nestled under the stairs for the perfect party kitchen for the grown-ups and another wine fridge and curved stool seating area are placed at one end for easy entertaining. Sam explains, ‘I’m hardly a tepanyaki chef but it’s great that I can still chat to friends and not worry about leaving something to burn on the hob.’
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This space has been designed to create a seamless flow from the kitchen into the living and dining areas, making it the perfect space for entertaining. An Alaska compaq quartz work surface makes a sleek platform on which to cook on the flush hob. Gaggenau appliances are housed in an impressive wall of storage units, which hide the fridgefreezer and feature a steam oven, single oven and warming drawer with large larder and cupboards for crockery storage. ‘I love my bank of appliances - the oven is so wide, it’s very handy for cooking for the masses. I use the steam oven for vegetables and reheating leftovers which look just as good and retain all their flavour and the warming drawer is ideal when my timing is off!’ Sam admits.

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Andrew Hall of Woodstock Furniture designed the under-stairs wine storage which features a push release door to a concealed bar area – a favourite feature when entertaining. This has optimised the use of what would have been dead space and includes a built-in wine cabinet for white wines and a wooden wine rack above for red wine storage

STORAGE SOLUTION

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Solid acrylic, high gloss doors in pale grey are framed with a stained oak trim and topped with an Alaska compaq quartz work surface for a light, modern look in this family home. Solid oak drawer boxes and stainless steel bar handles complete the look with a cooking platform on the island unit and a peninsular, which separates the play area from the kitchen.

COOKER HOOD

The ceiling cooker hood is from Westin Design and provides a discreet form of extraction, appearing to be part of the fabric of the house rather than another appliance

PLAYROOM RELAXATION

WOODSTOCK FURNITURE

London Design Studio, Tel 020 8876 0131 14 Hopkinson Way, West Portway Industrial Estate, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3ZE Tel 01264 334044 woodstockfurniture.co.uk Kitchens are priced from £30,000.

The children thoroughly enjoy spending time in the playroom area which is colourful with bright, bold shades on the furniture and accessories. The striped sofa with the plush cushions in coral and raspberry shades is a firm favourite for Poppy who enjoys relaxing here, reading her favourite books

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LIVING AREA

The driftwood floor lamp provides a nautical element to the living area of this open-plan kitchen scheme with a Buddha head on display to introduce an element of calm and serenity in this space

GOING UP

The stairs work as a slick design feature of the room, introducing more texture with the striped carpet runner and a contemporary feel with the transparent, yet reflective hand rails. One of the doors under the stairs conceals a vast audio-visual rack system, installed on bespoke shelving

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What was your brief ? The basement was opened up to create a vast, open-plan living space. The client wanted to create as bright and spacious a space as possible. As the area had designated zones, it was crucial that our cabinetry divided the space efficiently and effectively. We created a fun children’s zone with ample enclosed and open storage. This was spray painted in a lime green and, to create continuity, the same colour was used on the inside of the cabinetry in the kitchen.

Tell us about the island unit area. The island is the focal point and is where the hob has been housed for a social cooking experience. Large storage drawers feature in the island unit to hide the more bulky items such as pots and pans out of the way. The rear of the island houses a wine fridge and a curved stool seating area. The client wasn’t keen on a feature stainless steel canopy obscuring the sight lines and there was no void between the joists, so I designed a

feature bulk head with an LED light surround feature to house a flush ceiling extractor, which is very effective. What gives this scheme the wow factor? I love the limited palette of materials and the flow of the space. I particularly like the understairs bar zone and the extractor bulkhead with lighting. I like the way the zingy playroom cabinetry colour is used on the inside of the kitchen cabinets and bar to add colour to a neutral exterior.

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LOUNGE COMFORT

In the living space, the luxurious velvet-upholstered modular sofa in stone features an extended chaise section. Plumped up cushions in Kediri silk provide additional comfort and a Cowhide zebra print rug adds extra warmth underfoot. The occasional tan leather armchair makes a design statement and is suitably placed to enjoy glorious garden views

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APPLIANCES
PEAK PKX 110 55 stainless steel sink, £394, PEAK PKX 110 34 sink, £347, both Franke. Pullout spray tap, £589, Vela. PRO3-VAQ hot water tap, £864, Quooker. BS280 1111 combination steam oven, £3,408; BO 280 111 oven, £3,162; WS 282 110 warming drawer, £970; RB 491 200 fridge freezer, £4,243; CI481 112 induction hob, £1,402; RW 424 260 wine fridge, £2,958; RW404 wine fridge, £1,489, all Gaggenau. G5191 SCVi dishwasher, £866, Miele. CBU2-INT EC-X extractor, £2,468, Westin Design.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS
Bespoke Brancusi sofa from The Sofa & Chair Company upholstered in parese velvet in Dove by Designer’s Guild, £5,300. Kediri silk covered cushions, £85 each, Osborne & Little. Cowhide zebra print rug, £799, Woven Ground. Mrs B oak dining table, £2,452, Benchmark. Kartell Mademoiselle dining chair with transparent legs, £570 each, Mac & Mac. Perspex Ghost chairs, £165 each, Kartell. Coloured Basil chair, £110 each, Breakfast bar stool, £165 each, both Calligaris. Bespoke dresser made to order in France. Driftwood floor lamp, £1,375, Yorkshire Design Associates. Coffee table, £995, Brissi. Tan leather armchair, £1,000, Interior Addict. Sofa in Kenzo Strongo cerise, £5,000, Lyndon Designs. Bazar 11 rug, £539, Woven Ground. Shannon coral-covered cushions, £54 each, Osborne & Little. Kenzo - Kami Framboise covered cushions, £115 each, all Domum Interiors. Similar flooring, Linden oak, £45 per plank, Amtico. Similar Budda head, £40, John Lewis. Samsung TVs, £1,499 each, Chrome AV. Fireplace, £1,015, Prestigious Fireplaces. Similar blanket box, £129.99, Oak Furniture Solutions. FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

LUXURY DINING

A glass light extension directly allows natural light to flood in. The long table caters for family and friends and the colourful chairs provide an eclectic mix for the bangon-trend eating area

GARDEN SPACE

Teak has been used to create a seating area and decking in the neat, compact garden, an extension of the indoor area. Lavender adds aroma and artificial grass creates a pristine finish

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CENTRE PIECE

The marble topped island forms the main food prep and presentation area in the kitchen. The Range cooker, cooker hood and the stainless steel splashback are all from Falcon. The stainless steel theme is picked up with the large Maytag refrigerator. The paints are all from Farrow & Ball

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MAKING IT
Kate and Allon Reich added a side return extension to their Victorian home, creating a kitchen filled with individuality and character
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fter living in their four-storey Victorian terraced home in north London for twelve years, gradually refurbishing it room by room, it was time to tackle the kitchen. A case of saving the best until last? ‘We knew it was going to be the biggest and most expensive part of the whole project, so we decided to bide our time, to save up to make it as good as we possibly could,’ says Kate Reich, who shares her home with husband, Allon, and their children Noah, now 17, Leo, 14, and Ruby, 10. And so, former textile designer-turned specialist dyslexia tutor Kate and film producer Allon set to work. ‘So many Victorian terraced houses have a redundant side alley at the rear, and ours was no exception, so we’ve done a classic side return extension,’ explains Kate. ‘In effect, we turned our narrow rectangular kitchen into a square which has made the most enormous difference to the feel of the room.’ They also added tall sliding glass doors to the rear, and a sky light in the extension, introducing much more natural light into the space. ‘Because the old kitchen was small and dark, all too often I’d find myself cooking on my own, with the rest of the family elsewhere,’ continues Kate, ‘so I really wanted to achieve more of a sense of unity with the rest of the ground floor and a large dining table where everyone could sit comfortably.’ Recommendations led Kate and Allon to kitchen designer Oliver Peake. ‘We wanted a design that combined modern and traditional looks, not sleek and empty but warm and inviting,’ she says. ‘Oliver understood that immediately, creating a layout I would never have thought of, and producing a design that feels modern but homely.’ Given her love of colour and textiles, (Kate manages to fit in upholstery in her spare time), the room is dotted with her vibrant finds, including cushions, chairs and vintage ceramics. ‘Before we built the extension, I used to try to make the kitchen feel the centre of our home, but it simply didn’t hold everyone in it,’ she says. ‘Now it really is the hub of our family life, and a space with our own stamp on it.’ eKBB

The bench seat makes a comfortable spot to browse through the cookery books on the adjacent shelves, and enjoy the garden views

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WORKTOPS

The mixer taps sit on a Carrara marble worktop, from Marble City, in the island. These contrast with the Honed Welsh Slate worktops and upstands around the rest of the kitchen

‘In effect, we turned our narrow rectangular kitchen into a square’
ARMCHAIR

Kate re-upholstered a junk shop-find chair in Lustgarden Black fabric, a classic 1950s design created by Stig Lindberg and reproduced by Design House Stockholm

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DESIGN LAYOUT

The range cooker, sink and fridge are laid out in the ‘golden triangle’ arrangement, designed for easy and quick access when preparing food. Tall cabinetry houses the American-style fridgefreezer with ice and chilled water dispenser and a wine rack has cleverly been included in the space at the edge of the small staircase leading up to the sitting room

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‘All too often I’d find myself cooking on my own, with the rest of the family elsewhere’

OLIVER PEAKE, DESIGNER, OLIVER PEAKE

What was your starting point? It was immediately apparent that Kate and Allon wanted quite an eclectic and individual look, so we began to work on a series of blocks of furniture that would appear almost as freestanding items. There are sections of open shelving, a glazed wall cabinet, a modern dresser, a run of tall cabinets and a centre piece island. Different colours, elements of wood, and surfaces in both slate and marble, enhance the ‘unfitted’ look. Tell us about the cabinetry style and colours... The style is simple and clean-lined, without too much detailing, so it feels modern, but not harshly so,

particularly as we chose a hand-painted finish, which tends to look softer than sprayed paints. The colours are gentle, with a darker shade chosen to emphasise the island, and they create a calm backdrop, lifted by Kate’s choice of fabrics and accessories. And the wood? One of the best ways of adding warmth to a kitchen design is to introduce some wood. Here we used American White oak, which echoes the floor, for some of the drawer fronts, for some sections of wall panelling and for the wine racks. It is a traditional material, but used in quite a contemporary way to create the modern but homely feel Kate and Allon wanted.

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WALL SHELVES

The beautiful natural grain is shown off in the veneered oak panel behind the painted display shelves that house Kate’s collection of jugs, vases, teapots and coffee pots. The wood works well with the chosen Farrow & Ball painted wood

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An elegant blend of bespoke Shakerstyle and flat-fronted linear cabinetry, painted in Farrow & Ball Hardwick White, is teamed with an island painted in Farrow & Ball Down Pipe and accents of American White oak. Worktops of honed Welsh slate contrast with an island topped in Carrara marble, creating a look that is as individual as it is modern and inviting.

OLIVER PEAKE Unit 16, 17 Argall
Avenue, London, E10 7QE Tel 07973 558527 oliverpeake.co.uk Kitchen prices from £8,500.

DRESSER

The specially-made oak box houses the hi-fi with a tray above, purpose-built as a dumping ground for keys

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The extension over the side return with its large skylight has opened up the room, connecting it to the living room, left, and entrance hall, right. The refectory table and Vitra Eames chairs define the dining area at the rear of the house. The movie poster from The Reel Poster Gallery reflects Allon’s work as a film producer

COLOUR & SPACE

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APPLIANCES

‘Tall sliding doors to the rear and a skylight above introduce much more natural light’
GLAZED DOORS
Tall glass doors slide open directly on to the garden and are made to order from I-D Systems. The Josiah pendant lights above the table are from SCP and the black Caravaggio pendant lamp above the island is from Skandium. The whole space is bursting with character, reflecting both Kate and Allon’s creative personality’s

1092 Continental range cooker in Stainless steel, £2,499; Super Flat hood, £726; Stainless steel splashback, £216, all Falcon. MSS20FIS4/1 fridge freezer, £1,299, Maytag. Similar freestanding dishwasher, Bosch SMS40A08GB, £369, John Lewis.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS
Similar tap, Caple Washington, £72, SinksTaps. Largo 110-50/41 sink, £299, Franke. Carrara marble worktops, from £350m2, Marble City. Honed Welsh Slate worktops and upstands, £360m2, Cwt Y Bugail Slate Worktop Company. Engineered Oak flooring, from £45m2, Jordan Andrews. Similar dining table, Plank Refectory, £885; Josiah large pendant lights, £140 each, all SCP. Caravaggio pendant lamp P2 (above island), £239; Vitra Eames DSW chairs, £320 each; Chair covered in Lustgarden Black (Garden of Eden) fabric, designed by Stig Lindberg, £75 per m, all Skandium. Similar black sideboard, from a selection, at Ikea. Original vintage movie poster, The Reel Poster Gallery. Sliding doors, priced to order, I-D Systems. CONSTRUCTION WhiteStone Construction FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

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WHITE
PICTURES NICHOLAS YARSLEY

Wood adds warmth to an all-white kitchen, and the two create a space-enhancing design with character
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SINK

An extra-large sink means that dishes don’t visibly pile up when a meal is in progress; a Quooker boiling water tap makes it easy to make hot drinks close to the breakfast bar behind. The island worktop is in Caesarstone Snow

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‘I like the contrast of warm wood with the simple white and contemporary cabinets – it feels very at home in the space’

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t may be quite a narrow room, but the secret to this kitchen’s success lies in the fact that it doesn’t look – or feel – it. But it hasn’t always been like this. As part of a project to update and refurbish their Georgian home, Jo Clarke and husband Neil knew that this room presented particular challenges. ‘Put simply, we needed to achieve more space,’ recalls Jo. Situated on the ground floor of the four-storey house, the existing kitchen layout was cramped, with the dining table far too close to the range cooker for comfort, and the adjacent living space equally awkwardly arranged. Working with architect Ian Hume of Totem Studios, Jo and Neil added floor to ceiling glass doors to the rear, instantly flooding the room with natural light and creating a more open feel. Then, it was to meet designer Emma Jordan of Holloways of Ludlow Bespoke Kitchens & Joinery they went, following up a recommendation. ‘The process of deciding the new layout was tricky, because the space is narrow and we didn’t want to intrude on the living area,’ explains Jo. With two young children, the couple were also desperate for more storage space and prep surface. Emma’s solution? To create a slender island, linking the two sides of the room and providing a work station with sink, with fridge-freezer and breakfast area on one side, cooker and storage on the other. It’s a practical arrangement, with everything close to hand, and dedicated areas for all the family’s cooking needs. With a large dining table adjacent to the island, and cabinets and bench seating that extend and link to the living area, the flow of the space is much smoother. ‘We can host large family gatherings and occasional dinner parties without our guests having to stand up whenever we take something out of the oven,’ laughs Jo. But what does she like most? ‘The reclaimed oak countertop is very unusual and my favourite element of the new room,’ she says. ‘I like the contrast of warm wood with the simple white and contemporary cabinets – it feels very at home in the space.’ eKBB

COOKER

The dual fuel Mercury range cooker in black contrasts with the white cabinets and wooden worktops, creating an eye-catching feature. It has five powerful gas burners, two ovens and separate grill

The brick-shaped Maiolica Bianco splashback tiles take their inspiration from those used on the walls of the Paris Metro in the 1920s

SPLASHBACK

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Simple and clean-lined handleless and bespoke cabinetry in white lacquer creates a contemporary feel. Each door and drawer front appears to have been individually mounted on to a prime oak panel, the contrast of materials adding interest and warmth, in keeping with the stripped original window shutters and solid oak floor. Reclaimed Belgian Oak floorboards made into worktops create a rough-hewn look in contrast to the smooth lacquered doors, adding a utilitarian charm echoed by the brick-shaped tiles inspired by the Parisian Metro of a hundred years ago.

HOLLOWAYS OF LUDLOW

Bespoke Kitchens & Joinery. 75 Sheen Lane, London, SW14 8AD Tel 020 8487 9422 hollowayskitchens.com Kitchen prices from £25,000.

ISLAND

The slender island measures just 700mm wide, but provides extra work surface and storage, plus the sink and integrated dishwasher. The Caesarstone Snow worktop appears to float above the base with its prime oak frame

WORKTOPS

Beautifully-made oaklined drawer boxes create neat cutlery storage. reclaimed Belgian oak floorboards are made into counter tops and protected with a coat of clear polyurethane lacquer which still allows their rough hewn beauty to shine through

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LIGHT WORK

New floor-to-ceiling glass doors at the rear of the property open to a balcony overlooking the garden. The cabinetry extends to the living area to link the different zones of the room and provide ample storage, plus bench seating, ideal for young children

‘The reclaimed Belgian oak worktops add warmth and character, and a sense of age which blends beautifully into a period house like this’

EMMA JORDAN, DESIGNER, HOLLOWAYS OF LUDLOW BESPOKE KITCHENS & JOINERY

What was your approach to the space? It wasn’t quite wide enough to house a large island with breakfast seating, nor narrow enough to be a galley kitchen, so my solution was to create a slim-line island, about 700mm wide, which fits the space perfectly. Because the ceilings are so high, it also helps ‘ground’ the design, and prevents any sense that the tall cabinets on either side are closing in on you. How did you create the cabinetry design and select the materials? Jo and Neil wanted a contemporary, sleek and elegant design, so the white lacquer handleless furniture suited well, and boosts the open and light feel of the

room. The ‘frame’ of prime oak around each door creates an almost 3D effect, allowing the white to pop out from the wood. And the reclaimed Belgian oak worktops add warmth and character, and a sense of age which blends beautifully into a period house like this. Tell us about the fridge area There was nowhere near enough chilled food space in the old kitchen, so we installed a very large but super-sleek Gaggenau fridge and freezer in their own housing, which look more elegant than a heavy Americanstyle model. The breakfast area alongside is designed for the bread board and toaster, cereals and jams, so everything is easy to reach in a rush.

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APPLIANCES
Mercury 1000 range cooker in Ash Black range cooker, £3,115, Mercury. RC462 fridge, £5,042; RF411 freezer, £3,855, both Gaggenau. G4170 Vi fully integrated dishwasher, £820, Miele. DHG377XP1 canopy hood, £439, De Dietrich. Modern boiling water tap in chrome, £890, Quooker.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS
Elio single lever mixer with extendable spray in chrome, £495, Dornbracht. BlancoClaron 700-U undermounted sink, £438, Blanco. Reclaimed Belgian Oak floorboards made into worktops, about £1,000m2; Caesarstone Snow 2141 worktop on island, from £250m2, Holloways of Ludlow Bespoke Kitchens & Joinery. Similar oak flooring, from a selection, The Natural Wood Floor Co. Maiolica Bianco splashback tiles, £148m2; White Caravaggio pendant lights, from £112 each; French Ceramic pendant light, from £98, all Holloways of Ludlow. For a similar vintage dining table, try Retrouvius; Series 7 – 3107 chairs, £367 each, The Conran Shop. ARCHITECT Totem Studio, 020 7243 0692 FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Deep drawers provide plenty of storage space. Cabinetry in the same style flows from the kitchen into the living area, linking the two zones and providing lots more storage

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Milling in Milan
WRITTEN BY EMMA FOALE

Our pick of the hottest previews at this year’s Salon del Mobile furniture fair

Taking centre stage in the flagship Milan store, the contemporary Cloe kitchen made quite an impact. For anyone who likes beautiful finishes, the natural knotted oak is perfectly in-line with modern trends. Its practical 30degree door edges create a slanting grip recess which means you can open all the units without a handle. Prices start from around £812 for one base unit in silk-effect white lacquer with two jumbo drawers. cesar.it/eng.

PURE ELEGANCE

HANGING BEAUTY
Starry starry light
The beauty of the design world is that it’s always pushing the boundaries of style in shape and structure. With this in mind, we spotted the geometric-influenced Raimond Dome 79 by Raimond Puts for Moooi. If you can imagine you’re sleeping under the night sky, then you will begin to understand the twinkling effect that this dome-shaped pendant creates with its collection of LED lights. moooi.com.

We had high hopes for the new lighting launches and we were not disappointed. The Foresta hanging lamps from Lladró (shown) are £270 each and are sculpted by Marco Antonio Noguerón. Handcrafted from porcelain, these lights are fascinating pieces featuring a textured botanical leaf or petal effect. The height of each one can be adjusted and tailored to suit your space. lladro.com.

BACK TO ITS ROOTS
Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Calligaris, the contemporary Italian furniture brand has created a range that draws upon the company’s original design aethetics. With a stand-out colour palette that defines the look, it’s striking when combined with natural woods. The Duffy chair, £240, and Factory sideboard, £1,850, add a new dimension to the stylish design portfolio. calligaris.com.

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Awash with
With an emphasis on simplicity and wellbeing, it seems bathroom designers are taking inspiration from Japanese philosophy – creating objects we both enjoy and want to look at. With this in mind, Monica Graffeo has designed Fonte – a collection of washbasins, showers and baths. The Totem-style basin in DuPont Corian, from £2,487, mirrors the beauty of a fountain when it’s flowing with water. rexadesign.it.

HARMONY

STEELY LOOKS
Simple but effective in terms of form and function, we were drawn to the new ‘AF/21’ tap series by Naoto Fukasawa (shown), for Boffi and Fantini. Made in polished chrome and satinised chrome brass, the taps and mixers are in the shape of discs and cylinders - reminiscent of the controls of a stereo. Prices are on application. fantini.it.

KNOCK ON WOOD

Unmistakably on-trend, pared-back materials and untreated woods were at the forefront of this year’s festival. Made from nordic ash with a marble tabletop, this Solid minimalist coffee table stood out from the crowd. Designed by Lars Beller Fjetland, it can be assembled without screws and glue – the parts simply lock together under the weight of the tabletop. £930. normann-copenhagen.com.

MADE TO LAST
We were impressed by the Stone-Edge Table collection by Caesarstone, consisting of seven wooden coffee tables all embellished with corner and leg details. The idea behind this installation was to inspire architects and designers and to show the strength and versatility of Caesarstone for work surfaces in the home. Keep an eye out for this beautiful engineered quartz stone which is available in a choice of 28 colours in the UK. caesarstone.com.

A tale of contrasts
With an impressive installation, the Tom Dixon stand took visitors through a journey of Rough and Smooth. This new collection is a story of opposites where high finish objects are contrasted with textured and handcrafted products. The Gem range (shown) includes angular lights, tables and mirrors. The collection will be available to buy from July. tomdixon.net.

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Morten Bo Jensen
Influenced by his creative grandmother and a fun-filled childhood, Morten went on to study product design and gained valuable work experience. Prior to Vipp, he studied Industrial Design at Aalborg University and Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design and he also worked with Biomega & Skibsted Ideation. Morten has been working at Vipp since 2006 and is proud to be part of a great team that is continously working to develop products that hold the same integrity, when it comes to materials, function and aesthetics, as the original Vipp bin
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Chief designer at Vipp, Morten Bo Jensen talks to us about his passion for design and reflects on what makes a truly great product
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PRODUCT DESIGNER PROFILE

How did you get into design? I have always had great fun playing with environments – like the process of transforming themes of my childhood room, or the times when we collected used fireworks and made the most exquisite firework ‘store’ in my parents garage. My grandmother was a creative person and I’m sure she has inspired me when it comes to execution. How did you train? A five-year design course bridged the best of design with great engineering followed by invaluable work experience with my friend Jens Martin Skibsted (Biomega and KiBiSi) where I learned a lot – not least about myself and what I believe constitutes a great product and a great brand. Where does your inspiration and passion for design come from? It truly comes from the inside. I have a very clear understanding of what tricks me when I buy stuff as a private consumer – this understanding naturally influences me when designing new products – luckily I have been able to team up with a brand that share these almost exact values. What do you like to achieve when you design something? To create something better than what already exists. Design is about avoiding temporary trends while finding solutions based on that unique substance and ideology that you missionise through your products – the aesthetics are important but secondary. Do you choose form and function? The two are inseparable and deeply rooted in the Danish mindset and history – explaining why would probably lead to a larger anthropological thesis. What I sympathise a lot with, regarding Holgers original design from 1939, is the fact that Holger was not a designer, his aim was not to create a beautiful object but a functional tool to his wife’s hairdressing

salon. He did so with a confident approach to great materials and construction and managed to fusion that with beautiful and long-lasting aesthetics. That’s our recipe. Do you believe in sustainable and ecofriendly materials? This is so important as every initiative will push development forward. However it’s also important for designers to question marketing driven reasons and ask to what extent it actually creates value. It might be sustainably wiser to create a well-designed traditional product that will outlive an ‘eco-friendly’ product five or even 10 times over. If you could have designed any piece that’s not yours what would it be? The Naoto Fukasawa CD player for Muji touches something so pure that it should inspire all designers. Apart from that I would mention the Canon ixus camera

series and the Porsche 911 as two examples that hold a fantastic humble and meaningful design in my personal opinion. Can you describe the Vipp Design Lab and what it represents? Rather than describing it as a physical place or a group of people, I would describe Vipp Design Lab as a process where our mindset, our selfunderstanding and our values are turned into tangible physical products. What would you be doing if you weren’t designing? Though it might sound geeky, I am truly fascinated by the deep sea and human research on planets – and specifically life on Mars – working with and exploring these fields must be great fun. I guess somehow I am professionally attracted to things and environments that don’t really ‘exist’ yet. eKBB

‘When I’m in the process of designing, I hope to create something better than what already exists’
Above Top Built in 1905, this old royal printing shop in Copenhagen is now the official Vipp headquarters Top Classic white bathroom accessories including the iconic pedal bin – a simple design by founder Holger Nielsen that has turned out to be a great success Bottom The flagship store, opened in December 2011, encompasses the Vipp design concept. Ny Østergade 34, DK-1101 Copenhagen

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Outdoor space
A family garden is transformed into a comfortable and functional living and dining outdoor space for all to enjoy

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR, COCHRANE DESIGN
Sean started out in 2000 developing small apartments and his work soon started to gain recognition. Since then, he has steadily built up a valuable client base and the team at Cochrane Design continue to win many awards. His two senior designers, Eleanor and Belen, both studied at KLC School of Design in London from which Cochrane Design take on quite a few graduates. With a strong design ethos, the Cochrane Design team like to make the best of every space - creating a theme that flows seamlessly and ensuring that every aspect is well thoughtout and considered.

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n a pretty road in the heart of Clapham Old Town, this garden had to work just as hard as a play space for the family’s young children as it did a sophisticated sanctuary for the grown-ups. This key element of the brief was ‘to create a space that offered a place for the adults to relax and as well as a fun play area to keep the children entertained.’ The initial concept and the design for the garden landscape was created by the team at Cochrane Design, then the work was carried out by separate contractors. As Creative Director, Sean, explains, ‘I see gardens as an extension of the house and try to create a seamless flow between areas – just as we would inside. I like introducing many of the home comforts into our exterior rooms. It makes areas you want to spend time in.’ With this in mind, the retreat at the rear of

the garden has a welcoming feel with comfortable piped cushions, low-slung furniture and a flueless fire, providing a warming centrepiece. A sense of ambience was also very important and so a gentle lighting scheme makes for a soft and inviting feel. The planning put into this project shines through in the way this transformation blends kitchen and dining elements without detracting from the beauty of the greenery. The brushed stone patio defines the dining area which has easy access to the kitchen – ideal for dinner parties with family and friends. A combination of bespoke furniture including a dining table and bench seats in Iroko timber, ottomans and sofas, makes this a sociable place. For a busy family, this garden offers something for everyone and a place to enjoy excellent food and good company. eKBB

PROJECT DETAILS

OUTDOOR FURNITURE Bespoke by Cochrane Design CUSHIONS Bespoke by Material Concepts LARGE PLANTERS Zinc flared tower pots from Flora Select (painted in grey) PATIO Moleanos beige brushed stone from Real Earth LIGHTING Hector Finch Lighting TREEHOUSE JC Gardens FIRE SURROUND Balmoral Stone Fire Surround by House of Interiors FLUELESS FIRE CVO Fire WINE COOLER John Lewis ASSORTED CHROME HURRICANE LANTERNS AND CANDLE HOLDERS Flamant and Ralph Lauren Home at Selfridges CANDLE VOTIVES India Jane WINE GLASSES The Conran Shop TRAYS Cochrane Design STATUEHEAD Reclaimed from another garden, but similar available from Haddonstone or Sculptured Arts Studio GARDEN LANDSCAPE Concept and design by Cochrane Design and work carried out by separate contractors

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The dining area offers immediate access to the kitchen and has two lounge chairs and goodsized dining tables all made bespoke by Cochrane Design

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‘I think of gardens as an extension of the house and try to create a seamless f low between areas – just the same as we would inside’

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Where did you start with planning this outdoor project? We thought it was important to split the garden into three living spaces and outside rooms including family dining, a children’s play area and an adult lounge. It was important that all of the zones were allocated the right amount of space – to overcome this we used the full length oak trellis to unify the areas. Did you come across any challenges with the client's brief ? Trying to incorporate the children's treehouse/playground at a later stage proved to be quite a challenge. The treehouse wasn’t in the original plan but we managed to place it behind the large bay tree and paint matched it to blend in with the tree stem. All the elements work well to create a space that looks good yet is practical too. How did you choose the furniture and patio? The spaces had to be the right size to work and be functional. The furniture was made by a contractor based on our designs. What does the wine cooler add to the space? A bit of decadence but also functionality – who wants to walk back 100 feet to help themselves to another bottle of Champagne?

How important are ambience lighting and heating to creating a welcoming and comfortable living and sociable area? The fire is the focal point offering a great visual impact and brings a lot of warmth to the outdoor space. The wall and floor lights offer a warm, gentle light, the overall impact being very inviting which is key for an English garden. The furniture looks like it belongs indoors - is it fully waterproof ? The furniture does need to be covered to protect it. The cushions are water resistant and made from fabric specifically for outdoor use - the piping detail makes it a bit more refined. Ideally, the cushions should be stored away when it rains just for good measure. What are your favourite features in this space? The outside fridge, fireplace and the Hector Finch wall lights that are situated above the fire surround. What was the most enjoyable part of this project and why? Finishing it and doing the photoshoot – it’s really rewarding to see the completed scheme. Seeing how the garden transforms from day to night is a definite highlight and is exactly what we wanted to achieve. The garden is beautiful at all times – the Hector Finch wall lights offer a warm glow as the sun sets and the flueless fire draws you up to the adult garden lounge as soon as it is ignited.

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Serve simple summer refreshments on a round patterned tray with striking ceramics for earthy impact
White pressed wood tray with logo print design, £33; Deli ceramic jugs in Phantom and Grey, £8 each; Deli bowls in Phantom and Grey, from £6 each; Natural colour orange wood olive spoon, £3.50; Teaspoon, £3, and bowl, £4, all Tine K Home

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Cushions in Glass, Ida, Ralf, West, Studio and Mele designs from £32, Linum

‘Smart stripes in white and shades of blue are always on trend and lift your alfresco scheme’
Set of four Gigogne French tumbler glasses £12, Toast New Wave collection flat plates, £20.50; Arthur brushed cutlery, £180; La Divina wine goblets, £17.95; Colour Concept tumblers, £18.50, Villeroy & Boch

House Doctor tie-dye plaid throw £46, Retro Villa Round white coffee table £88, Bloomingville Sue Binns medium jug £54, The Conran Shop

Clear and dusty petrol vases from £14, Bloomingville FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

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Primrose garden bench from £897, Raft

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Napoli serving board made from solid oak with a hole in the handle, £50, The White Company

Orissa Kantha paisley print quilt, £225; Kantha lined cushion cover, £49; Village Life Kantha silk cushion cover, £65; Orissa paisley pillowcase, £18, all Toast

‘Create your own haven – an outdoor sanctuary where you can curl up with a snack and a book’
Carpino dining table by B&B Italia Outdoor, £3,715 and Crinoline chair, £921, Chaplins

Grey Nord stripe and Multi striped cushions from £74, Occa-Home

Luxury cotton Enamorada hammock £225, The Conran Shop

Water Hyacinth basket £69, Toast

Daybed in woven willow and sand coloured mattress £399, Bloomingville FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

Antique elm stool £199, Bloomingville

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Dedon Swingrest hanging lounger £3,775, Leisure Plan

‘Bring light and warmth into the your night garden with pretty lights, lanterns and of course a firepit’
Scallop-edged rectangular hurricane lantern £35 each, Cox & Cox

From the West collection, linen tablecloth, £139 and napkins, £13.90, with Invit cushion, £39.50, all Linum

Hay Puzzle feather filled cushion £86, Nest

Drinking glasses in Smoke £4.30 each, Bloomingville

Exclusive limited edition, Bella outdoor chair £2,600, Gloster
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Extremis Qrater campfire dish £1,072, Nest

Exterior quad pendant weathered brass light £429, Davey Lighting

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Calming RUSTICITY
Subtle chalky tones blend with pared-back accessories in washed finishes, to create a tranquil kitchen space
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ABOVE LEFT Stoneware white rectangular flat platter, £20, The White Company. Mini school milk bottle £9.99 for set of six with crate, Rockett St George. Sea Urchin tea cup, £10, Anthropologie. ABOVE MIDDLE White wire storage tray, £14.95, Rockett St George. Natural napkin, £32 for a set of four, Cox & Cox. Ecru washed indigo linen tea towel £15.95, Toast. Dinner knives, from £3.50 each, deVOL Kitchens. TOP RIGHT Point Duchesse bowl, £58, Anthropologie. OPPOSITE Mango wood chopping board, £29, Idyll Home. Vintage coffee pot, £38, deVOL Kitchens. Ceramic juicer, £4.50, Garden Trading. White enamel jug, £35, The White Company. J110 white chair, £197, The Conran Shop. Margo Selby Iceni cushion, £55, John Lewis. Steel bucket basket, £65, Toast. Cashmere throw in natural, £495, The Sofa & Chair Company. Storage bench linen seat cushion in navy, £80, Garden Trading. Enamel bottle carrier in white, £30, The White Company. Beer bottle storage box, £24, Rockett St George. All in the Real Shaker kitchen, prices start from £8,000, deVOL Kitchens

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TOP LEFT Glass cloche, £35, The White Company. Crumple dinner plate (under cloche) £8.95, Idyll Home. Oak presentation board, £37.50, Garden Trading. Hyacinth vases, £16.50 set of three, Cox & Cox. Linen napkins, £25 set of four, The White Company. Crumple dessert plate, £6.95, Idyll Home. All on top of the Real Shaker Kitchen range 900mm pan drawer unit, £910, deVOL Kitchens. TOP RIGHT Marchena bowl, £12, Anthropologie. Bettina cutlery, £205 for a set of six, Alessi. Olive wood cheese board, £29, Heal’s. Olive wood cheese grater box, £24, Cox & Cox. Washed linen napkin, £12.50, Toast. BOTTOM LEFT Chai glasses in wire carrier, £29, Toast. Rough oak bench, £350, deVOL Kitchens. OPPOSITE Promax jug, £10, Heal’s. Presentation board, £37.50, Garden Trading. Market picnic basket, £60, The White Company. (In basket): Knitted mohair throw in Mole, £65, Cox & Cox. Linen tea towel, £15; Washed linen napkin in Cambridge blue, £9.50, both Toast. Painted shaker bar-back chair, £130; Decorative ladder, £210, both deVOL Kitchens. Linen apron, £34, Cox & Cox. Linen natural napkin, £32 for a set of four, Cox & Cox. Striped napkin, stylist’s own. Enamel milk pan, £18.50, Garden Trading. Small jug, £12 The White Company. Riga oven glove, £14, The Linen Works. Bird head chopping board, £35, deVOL Kitchens. Housedoctor placemat, £4.95; Geometric rug, £155, both Idyll Home

Shot on location at deVOL Kitchens, Cotes Mill showroom, Loughborough, Leicestershire

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The beautiful Half Pencil kitchen in Charcoal, Partridge Grey and Chalk is from the new 1909 Kitchen painted range. Prices start from £20,000

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MARVELLOUS MARBLE

A discrete storage area hidden behind sliding marble doors gives easy access to cooking oils and crockery. This natural stone has a timeless appeal and is used here in the BeauxArts kitchen which costs from £25,000, SieMatic

Tile of Spain patchwork glazed porcelain tiles by Realonda are available in a set of over one hundred varied vintage patterns for mixing and matching. 44x44cm. From £40 per m2, Tilbury Tiles

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The DuPont™ Corian® worktop in Silver Grey is robust, stainresistant, hygienic, easy to clean, durable and renewable. Available in over 70 colours (50 recommended for kitchen worktops), Corian® can be shaped into virtually any conceivable design and is joined in a way that creates sleek, seamless surfaces and integrated sinks, decorative splashbacks, stylish edge details and cabinet doors. From £310 per linear metre (with a 10 year warranty)

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PORCELAIN PATTERN

Millerighe is a convincing simulation of travertine with a distinctively fine pattern and very fine, even veins. Porcelain is extremely hard-wearing and easy to look after. Unlike stone, it’s not porous so doesn’t need to be sealed and is stain resistant. Millerighe porcelain stone tiles in Caramel Natural. From £67m2, Surface

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truly successful kitchen design hinges on many choices all coming together and working in harmony. The cabinets have to look good against the wall covering, the flooring and the work surfaces which have to serve their purpose admirably and look stunning while involving as little upkeep as possible. Then you have to consider what they will need to withstand – the onslaught of hot pans, sharp knives and numerous gadgets. From a design point of view, the work surface makes up a huge proportion of the visible colour and texture in the room, and of course it is also a considerable chunk of the budget. Prices range from a modest £40 or so per linear metre for laminates, to £400 plus per linear metre for real stone and chunky top-end timber and £550 plus for concrete. Mix and match is a strong trend, so clever kitchen planners can combine elements from either end of the scale, and those who are buying their once-in-a-lifetime kitchen can go for the quality, longevity and low maintenance of materials like granite, concrete or man-made stone. eKBB

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Tiles

Tiles have rather fallen out of favour for work surfaces - probably due to practical reasons – but are widely used for splashbacks, with ‘word’ tiles, such as those from Winchester Tiles, being hugely successful in classic and traditional kitchen schemes. For a luxury look, perhaps in contrast to materials used elsewhere in the kitchen, consider glass tiles, particularly those with lustre and pearlised finishes. As our kitchens have changed dramatically in recent years, it’s no longer assumed that there will be a continuous panel of tiles between the work surface and wall cupboards. Island designs mean that most prep and mess is away from the wall, so walls are less in need of protection by tiles and splashbacks. The trend for metro style tiles, like those from Fired Earth, is certainly still strong and as these tiles help to create a modern, classic look to a room, this fashion is likely to endure for some time. Tiles are one of the best ways to introduce pattern – and instant personality – to your kitchen scheme, like these ones (above) from Tiles of Spain.

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PERFECTLY PATTERNED

These glazed red body ceramic tiles feature light reflecting copper layers and are made in Spain by Ceramica Cas. Arahal Cobre tiles by Ceramica Cas, 14x28cm in white and copper, £POA from Tiles of Spain

A granite work surface is a fabulous investment – it needs virtually no maintenance, and will withstand more or less anything a busy family kitchen can throw at it. It’s highly heat resistant, scratches tend not to show because of the inherent patterns in the stone, and it’s very hygienic too. Granite is supplied sealed and polished, and is unlikely to need further sealing. Shades are beautiful, in the natural/neutral palette, with lots of greens, greys, beige and brown options. Visit a wellstocked showroom to look at large-scale samples (the Stone Theatre at C.P. Hart is well worth a visit) as the scale of patterns can vary greatly, and it’s really important to judge your choice by looking at a large expanse of the stone. Marble has an element of porosity; it’s a much softer stone than granite, so consequently it can stain. It’s often inset as a pastry rolling area. Another stone variation is lava stone (suppliers include Fired Earth, Pyrolave and Glazed Lava Direct) which is a volcanic stone product with a glossy or matt glazed finish – often with a distinctive crackle appearance, and a deep, intense colour.

Laminates

The popularity of stone and composites has eclipsed that of laminates in the last few years, but a high quality laminate can successfully replicate the look of stone or timber, at a very appealing price. There are also lots of plain, glossy and matt designs around. It has the advantage of being straightforward to install, without the need for templates, although precise and accurate cutting is a must, to create a sleek finish. It can be used very successfully where the work surfaces need complex cuts and perhaps some sweeping curves as it can be cut very precisely on site, with any raw edges concealed by a matching profile tape. From a practical point of view, it’s absolutely vital to use trivets and mats with laminate, and also to be aware that serious scratches, where the top ‘laminate’ layer is damaged, cannot be repaired. Laminate that has gathered lots of tiny scratches can also stain quite easily as well – the liquid stain will seep into the damaged surface and is very difficult to remove so they need constant care.

EBONY & OLIVE

BRUSHED BLACK

This Absolute black flamed and brushed granite top creates a statement, teamed with light elm wall units and stainless steel columns. £POA, Dada Kitchens

Ebony work surface in Naturelle matt texture from Bushboard’s Prima range. Sumptuous woodgrain styling teamed with a laminate splashback in Olive. Prima offers 61 designs in a choice of sizes for work surfaces, splashbacks and upstands. From £50 per linear metre for work surfaces and £45 for splashbacks

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Solid timber

Wood surfaces add a warm, neutral element to the kitchen and will age gracefully, gradually accumulating the marks and wear and tear of a busy kitchen – which to many people is their enduring appeal. Oak, beech, ash and maple are popular choices – or oak is sometimes stained to give the appearance of wenge or ebony. Traditional style kitchens often include deep timber worktops with decorative profiles. Timber is oiled upon installation, and then will need to be re-oiled periodically, dependent upon the amount of wear and tear it gets. For the most resiliant results it can be wise to re-oil every week for the first month and every month for the first year. This may sound tedious, but the task is easier than you may think, just using a cloth. A re-oiling regime is vital, but after the first year or so the finish will have built up and won’t need to be done so frequently. For practical purposes, many designers avoid using timber in the wet areas of the kitchen, as it can darken if it’s continuously left wet. As with all surfaces, is vital to look at large samples of timber, as the look can change considerably depending upon the width of the staves used, and the type of finish applied – oiled, matt and gloss finishes are available.

Man-made composites
There are two main types of composite work surfaces. Solid – surface types are acrylic or polyester materials. The colour is the same all the way through, and the material can also be fabricated into sinks and drainer grooves, so there are no seams. There are also engineered stone or quartz man-made surfaces, which are varying combinations of quartz crystals, resin and binders. Each manufacturer will have their own particular mixture, often with the addition of sparkling and reflective fragments. There are hundreds of colours available in matt, silk, and gloss finishes. These surfaces are highly practical, very difficult to damage, and any serious scratches can be polished out. The advantages of man-made composites over natural stones like granite is the range of colours available – far brighter and ‘zingier’ than the more natural tones and variations produced by nature. Pure white is also available, which is widely used in contemporary kitchen design. It can also be used for splashbacks and upstands. A variation on this theme is the Encore range from Bushboard – a layer of solid-surface acrylic material over a timber core material.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is a good choice for a professional or industrial-style kitchen, and is often used as a surface around flush-fitting hobs. It will easily accumulate scratches, and gradually dulls down to a softer look than when first new – but this aged effect can be part of the look. It’s also suitable for splashbacks – indeed, many range cookers have matching stainless steel splashbacks available. There are also a number of bench-style kitchen tables around which can be either used centrally in the layout, (ie island-style) or as part of a free-standing concept, and these often have stainless steel tops. This continuation of the professional/industrial look also means that the entire surface is hygienic and heat resistant. Bespoke, made to measure work surfaces can be fabricated to include a seamless sink, but standard sized versions are widely available too, which can considerably simplify the process if the kitchen is utilising standard depth cabinetry.

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Finished in natural oil, this 80mm thick Walnut Butcher’s Block is £1,279 for a 850mm chopping board, Rencraft

Encore Crystal Cream breakfast bar is available in 14 colours and can be used for sinks. £178 per linear metre, Bushboard

Blanco offers a bespoke stainless steel service to architects, interior designers and specialist kitchen designers, meaning you can create any shape or size you desire to fit your kitchen scheme. Solitaire II in quality 18/10 stainless steel from SteelArt stainless steel worktop systems, £POA, Blanco

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What are the latest must-have surfaces? Currently, our clients really love engineered stone. The trend is towards natural stones with beautiful tactile patterned surfaces sometimes offset by smart stainless steel. What is important to consider when choosing a new worksurface? Not everyone has the same requirements, so you really need to think what you use your work surfaces for. Of course it must look beautiful too; for instance we often use a mix of engineered stone and gorgeous natural stone on an island. What trends to you see coming through for the rest of 2013 and for next year? We have just installed a brand new concrete finish in our Wigmore Street showroom, to add another dimension to the wide range of work surfaces we offer. Is there a failsafe worksurface choice that you return to time and time again? There is no one worksurface that ticks everyone’s boxes, but engineered stone ticks more than most and it has the advantage of a huge colour range which offers enormous flexibility, design-wise. If a customer has no budget restrictions what would you recommend for the best combination of looks and longevity? I would suggest beautiful, rare and unusual natural stones such as marble or granite. Once it’s quarried the same piece will never be found again and you will have something that not only looks stunning, but which is unique as well.

Glass

Glass work surfaces come in a stunning array of colours – indeed those supplied by Deco Glaze are available in any colour – and add a glowing element to the kitchen. Glass splashbacks and upstands are often combined with accent lighting. These worksurfaces can become scratched, but are hardwearing and highly heat-resistant – up to 4000C in some cases (although virtually any worksurface supplier will always advise that trivets and mats are used beneath hot pans). Glass is also used for splashbacks, and can be supplied from high-end bespoke companies (often backpainted, colour matched to the decorative scheme), or it is possible to find ‘off the peg’ glass panels that are sized to fit behind a hob or range cooker. There are several designers offering individually designed patterned glass splashbacks; look at those from artist Steve Robinson for beautiful, individually hand made and coloured panels. Glass can also be etched and printed, or simply consider plain or opaque glass splashbacks, which can be ordered to size and supplied by a regular high street glazier. Lengths of up to 3.6m are available from Deco Glaze, who offer thicknesses of 10mm or 19mm for work surfaces, and depths of 6mm for splashbacks.

Concrete is popular for a minimalist, seamless highly contemporary and industrial look, although it’s at the top end of the scale, price-wise, at around £550m2. It’s usually poured in-situ, using a mould or former which is built once the cabinetry is in place. It can also be templated. Concrete is dyed to individual customer specification, using natural pigments, and the colours available tend to be neutral and muted. It’s sealed and polished, and will need to be resealed occasionally. It may stain if spills are left to stand on areas where the polish has worn, but the supplier or designer will be able to give very precise instructions about future care and upkeep. Visually it can work really well on long, thin island units and of course, is also very popular to be used on large expanses of floor in large city apartments. The versatility of concrete provides architects and designers with endless possibilites for the finished look of the scheme, making it highly individual.

Concrete

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CONCRETE MODULE

SAGE SPLASHBACK

Part of the Heart of Gold modular kitchen by Martin Steininger and Michael Paar, this statement sink front and worktop are made from concrete. This sturdy composite material is heat resistant and safe for food preparation. £POA from Steininger Designers

The Artisan glass splashback in Sage is available in 66 colours and can be cut to any size, from John Lewis

Most work surfaces need to be fabricated to order. The kitchen company will generally install all the cabinetry and then make templates for each area of work surface. Templates are then sent off to the stone/steel/timber fabricators, who will create it to the exact millimetre. This can take two to four weeks and in the meantime the installers usually put in temporary board/mdf surfaces. Some of the more modestly-priced timber and laminate surfaces can be cut-to-size in-situ as of course, can tiles.

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WORK SURFACE DIRECTORY
The next in our collectable directory guides. This month our essential worktops and splashbacks round-up, to update your little black book

Naga stone and ceramic mosaics in 298x260mm sheets, from £155m2, Original Style Aura glass mosaics in 300x300mm sheets, from £150m2, Original Style Full stave prime oak timber with steel hot ball, from £250 per linear m, 1909 Kitchens

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Products Bespoke art splashbacks Material Glass Services Design only, produced and created with Preedy Glass 020 8458 6620 anniephillips.co.uk

wood, stone, quartz, man-made composites Services Supply only 01933 232200 bushboard.co.uk

installation 01234 851469 chilternmarble.co.uk

COMPAC
Products Worktops Material Quartz Services Design, manufacture compac.us

Material Glass Services Design, manufacture divineart.co.uk

images, delivery 01212 366637 glassdomain.co.uk

CAESARSTONE
Products Worktops, upstands Material Quartz Services Design, manufacture 0800 0421 6144 caesarstone.co.uk

DUPONT BY CORIAN
Products Work surfaces, splashbacks, integrated sinks and edge details Material Solid surface Services Design and customisation dupont.co.uk

GLAZED LAVA DIRECT
Products Worktops Material Glazed volcanic lava stone Services Supply only glazedlavadirect.com

BLANCO
Products Worktops Material Stainless steel Services Measure, manufacture, deliver, installation blanco.co.uk

DADA KITCHENS
Products Worktops Material Stone, wood, granite, marble Services Design, installation 020 7631 2345 moltenidada.co.uk

GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS
Products Worktops, splashbacks, tiles Material Italian granite, quartzite, recycled glass Services Measure, fabricate, installation, delivery, advice 0808 115 5194 granite transformations.co.uk

CASTELNAU TILES
Products Worktops Material Quartz, marble, granite, composite Services Design, templating, deliver, installation 020 8547 2551 castelnautiles.co.uk

FIRED EARTH
Products Tiles Material Lava stone, glass, mosaic, porcelain, quarry, encaustic, stone, terracotta, slate Services Design, installation 0845 366 0400 firedearth.com

BRITISH CERAMIC TILE
Products Tile splashbacks Material Glass, ceramic, porcelain, natural stone Services Deliver 01626 834774 britishceramictile.com

DECOGLAZE
Products Worktops, splashbacks Material Glass Services Manufacture 020 8569 8585 decoglaze.co.uk

BUSHBOARD
Products Worktops, upstands, splashbacks Material Granite,

CHILTERN MARBLE
Products Worktops Material Marble, granite, quartz Services Manufacture, template, deliver,

GLASSDOMAIN
Products Splashbacks Material Toughened glass Services Design, custom

JETSTONE
Products Worktops Material Granite, quartz, ceramic, composite stone Services Delivery,

DIVINEART
Products Splashbacks, stained glass

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Corian work surface with end grain walnut chopping board and hand-painted kitchen cabinets, from £16,000, Rencraft

Winter Drift solid work surface from the Mistral collection, around £250 per linear m, Karonia

Dunwich gloss half tiles from the Artisan collection, from £100m2, The Winchester Tile Company

templating, fitting 01442 249733 jetstone.co.uk

PARIS CERAMICS
Products Worktops, tiles Material Limestone, travertine, antique stone Services Design, manufacture 020 7371 7778 parisceramics.com

JOHN LEWIS
Products Tiles, worktops Material Glass, stainless steel Services Delivery 0845 604 9049 johnlewis.com

wood, stone Services Design, installation, stone edge design 01612 466010 siematic.co.uk

PYROLAVE ARCHITECTURE
Products Worktops Material Pyrolave® glazed lava Services Samples, drawings, quotations, delivery, installation 01428 707154 pyrolave-architecture.com

SILESTONE BY COSENTINO
Product Work surfaces Material Compound quartz Services Design 01256 761229 silestone.co.uk

Material Mosaic, stone and porcelain Services Expert advice, samples and hands-on area 020 7354 7000 surfacetiles.com

TECH TILE LONDON
Product Tiles Material Natural and composite stone, porcelain, ceramic, glass Services Supply, fabricating, product matching, after sales support, water-jet cutting 020 3617 1160 techtilelondon.co.uk

MANCHESTER MARBLE
Products Work surfaces Material Granite, marble, quartz Services Bespoke design, manufacture, fabricate, installation 0161 945 3856 manchestermarble.co.uk

STARON BY SAMSUNG
Products Work surfaces, splashbacks Material Staron® and Tempest® solid surfaces Services Design, manufacture 01215 613939 blackheathproducts.co.uk

RENCRAFT
Product Worktops, butcher’s blocks Material Wood, stone Services Design, installation 01392 473005 rencraft.co.uk

TILBURY TILES
Products Tiles from Spain and Italy Material Porcelain, ceramic Services Importing 01375 399699 399699.co.uk

MIDLAND GRANITE WORKTOPS
Products Worktops Material Granite, Silestone Services Design, manufacture 0843 289 8774 midlandgraniteworktops.co.uk

STEININGER DESIGNERS
Products Worktops Material Concrete Services Design steininger-designers.at

ROUNDHOUSE
Product Worktops, splashbacks Material Concrete, marble, wood, granite Services Design, installation 020 7297 6220 roundhousedesign.com

TREND GB
Products Tiles Material Glass Services Supply 08700 427 450 trend-gb.com

OKITE
Products Work surfaces Material Compound quartz Services Manufacture 01992 470801 okite.com

STEVE ROBINSON GLASS
Products Splashbacks Material Glass Services Bespoke design 01437 721357 steverobinsonglass.com

WINCHESTER TILES
Product Tiles Material Ceramic, porcelain Services Supply only 01392 473005 winchestertiles.com

SIEMATIC
Products Worktops and splashbacks Material Marble,

SURFACE
Products Tile splashbacks

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technology
Technology doesn’t have to be techno. This retro sideboard offers an audio experience with a difference

FINELY TUNED

Remix Sound sideboard, from the Hansen Family Tivoli Audio collection, £1,875 from Tivoli

NEWS CURTIS STONE OUTDOOR COOKING WASTE DISPOSALS
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The new built-in kitchen range from Miele.
Endless combinations, intuitive operation and stunning performance – these are the hallmarks of our next generation of cooking appliances. However you choose to combine them, they will fit seamlessly with your lifestyle. We call it Design for life. Experience it for yourself at one of our showrooms. Call 0845 3656610.

The new built-in kitchen range from Miele.
Endless combinations, intuitive operation and stunning performance – these are the hallmarks of our next generation of cooking appliances. However you choose to combine them, they will fit seamlessly with your lifestyle. We call it Design for life. Experience it for yourself at one of our showrooms. Call 0845 3656610.

TECHNOLOGY

NEWS
WRITTEN BY LEIGH-ANNE ROBERTS

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HOME WITH THE LATEST INNOVATIONS

Integrated cooling
Liebherr has launched a new range of built-in refrigerators and wine cabinets. The ECBN 6156 fridge-freezer (above) has innovative BioFresh drawers to help prolong fresh food such as carrots for around 80 days. The 480-litre capacity ensures you have plenty of food storage, while the two extendable freezer drawers will come in handy during the summer months. It also has an A++ rating and LED lighting for energy efficiency. Priced at £3,800. myliebherr.co.uk.

Wash for less
Save money with the new DF630 freestanding dishwasher from Caple with an A+++ energy rating and low 11-litre 50oC economy cycle. Seven programmes, including a useful one-hour 62oC express wash for speed before guests arrive and dedicated 40oC glass wash make life easier. A family-friendly 14-place setting with cutlery tray ensures you’ll have plenty of space. An easy on the ears 49dB noise rating is comfortably below conversation level, ideal for open-plan settings. Plus, find peace of mind with Aquastop – it cuts off the water supply at the first sign of leakage to help avoid the costs of water damage. Priced around £478. caple.co.uk.

REFRIGERATION OF THE FUTURE?

The world’s most intelligent fridge-freezer? We think so! The Samsung Wi-Fi T9000 offers an LCD touchscreen for easy use of apps like Evernote or a read-only version of Twitter. There is also expandable memory with an SD card slot so you can save all of your shopping lists and recipes. The generous 722-litre capacity will make you weak at the knees, while the brilliant built-in SodaStream provides instant sparkling water – everything you need all-in-one! Samsung are keeping mum about UK pricing, but it will be around $3,999 in the US. Expect it to be on sale later this year. samsung.com.

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ESSENTIAL NEWS PRO PREPPING
New this month, the Pro range from AEG makes an easy task of picking the right tools with two colours. Gloss Red has high performance as standard, while the Black offers the same spec plus accessories. The UltraMix stick (from £70) can crush ice, chop, whip cream or purée – black includes a mixing beaker that acts as a food processor. The PowerMix blender (from £100) is the quietest on the market at 77dB, plus a 1.5-litre capacity. It is priced from £100. aeg.co.uk.

Bigger and better?
Hoover Candy has launched the largest single built-in oven on the market with the 78-litre Prodige HOA65VX. It has two flexi-cooking zones that are separated by inserting a cooking divider shelf. The two cavities have independent temperature controls and separate fans, allowing you to cook a roast dinner and bake a cake at the same time. It is A -20% energy rated with five cooking levels and LED Vision lighting. However, if you want the added bonus of Pyrolytic cleaning, the Prodige HOA96X is worth looking at with a marginally smaller 73-litre capacity. Expect to pay from £700. hoover.co.uk.

After winning three awards including the Red Dot Design 2013, the Italian Fantasia wall-mounted cooker hood from Elica has come to the UK. The stylish extractor comes in three widths (from 55cm) and a glass finish in black or white, plus Silestone quartz. An extraction rate of 610 m3/hr, three speeds plus boost with InfraRed touch control, metal washable grease filters, a maximum 65dB rating and LED lighting set it apart with visual impact. £1,500. elica.co.uk.

UK launch

BLACK OR WHITE?
Heavenly light or mysteriously dark? The choice is yours. Gorenje has added two striking built-in microwaves to the successful Ora-Ïto collection. The BM 6250 ORA is available in black or white glass with bulky aluminium handles, known as simplexity by Ïto. The LED screen and understated glass touch control panel set within the door perfectly fit the futuristic design. Features include a 23-litre capacity, 1200W grill and five power levels. Simply select which side of the light you prefer to live in. Around £450. gorenje.co.uk.

STOP PRESS... Smeg has launched its first boiling

hot water tap. ETNA3IN1 dispenses 98oC water along with your standard hot & cold. We got to play with it at Grand Designs Live – it’s steaming hot! The 2.5-litre tank is plenty for hot drinks & preparing pasta. From around £650. smeguk.com.
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MY FAVOURITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE

STONE
Renowned Australian chef Curtis Stone shares the story of his journey from his mother’s kitchen to his growing portfolio of successful TV programmes
How old were you and what made you start cooking? I’ve been cooking my whole life. When I was young I used to love to eat – not much has changed there – so I used to hang around the kitchen a lot. My mum was a great baker and I loved making desserts with her. Helping my Granny make fudge meant that I got to lick the bowl! Food in my house wasn’t super fancy, but it was homemade and there was always plenty to share. It brought us together, which became a huge part of my desire to encourage people to cook proper food for their families. When did you realise that technology and gadgets can help to make cooking easier? As a trained chef, you learn lots of skills and as long as you have a sharp knife, you can prepare almost anything. But when I started to work with home cooks, it struck me that there are so many quality appliances and gadgets to make things easier. What’s your favourite kitchen appliance/gadget? For appliances, I love my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. But I’m also partial to my new line of Kitchen Solutions Magnetic Attraction utensils, which have a magnet inside the silicone handles. Why are they so great? My KitchenAid stand mixer is a workhorse in my kitchen. Not only does it make beating, whipping and blending a breeze, it has endless attachments to help make everything from homemade sausages to ice cream. I designed the Magnetic Attraction range after seeing how many cooks struggle to fit all their cooking utensils in one kitchen drawer! They can easily hang on any metallic surface like the fridge or a splashback. What is your top tip? Go for the highest wattage stand mixer that fits your budget. What’s your favourite recipe to make using them? It’s so hard to choose, but I’ll go with an Aussie favorite: the pavlova. A KitchenAid mixer makes the meringue so perfectly light and airy. As far as the Magnetic Attraction line goes, the sky is the limit. The line contains everything you need to cook from spatulas to whisks, slotted spoons and graters. What’s your kitchen at home like – traditional or contemporary? I have a contemporary European Bulthaup kitchen. Are your appliances freestanding or fitted? Freestanding. Which hob do you like to use the best? I’m wild about my Viking gas range. What cookware do you like to use and why? I use my own Kitchen Solutions range of cookware, of course! What is the next big thing in kitchen gadgets going to be? It’s funny to say this, but I think we’re going to see people using some of the gadgets our grandparents used to use. For instance, I have a grain mill that turns all sorts of ancient and whole grains like quinoa and amaranth into flour. It’s such an unassuming but useful tool. What do you like to cook at home for your family to relax with? My fiancé is crazy for lasagna and I love creating all different flavour combinations to cook for her. What’s your latest news? My fifth cookbook What’s for Dinner? Recipes for a Busy Life just hit US bookstores in April this year. It’s a roadmap for making delicious home-cooked dinners every night of the week. eKBB
LIVE TO COOK Curtis’ philosophy is to cook as Mother Nature intended – buy local, seasonal and organic ingredients, keep recipes simple and allow the food to speak for itself PERFORMANCE The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is the top choice for many chefs due to its versatile nature. KitchenAid 4.8L Artisan Stand Mixer, from £379, John Lewis FOOD TO INSPIRE Bring your taste buds to life with local produce and create dishes such as halibut and spinach, barbecue shrimp and chicken cassoulet

Curtis

Curtis Stone
Melbourne born Curtis Stone trained in London with legendary three-Michelin star chef Marco Pierre White. Inspired as a boy by his mother’s baking and his grandmother’s fudge, his passion for food continued to grow and transformed him into the chef, author and TV personality that he is today. Familiar worldwide for his countless TV cooking shows, most days he can be found living in Los Angeles with his fiancé Lindsay. His latest book, What’s for Dinner, was inspired by his son.

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FEATURE CHARLOTTE COWARD-WILLIAMS

‘There are so many ways to make pulling a meal together easier with appliances and gadgets’

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OPEN AIR
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Cooking in the

ESSENTIAL OUTDOOR COOKING

COOKING OUTDOORS NO-LONGER MEANS PULLING OUT THE FAMILY BARBECUE. A SPECTACULAR RANGE OF SOPHISTICATED HI-TECH OPTIONS ARE NOW ON OFFER
FEATURE LEIGH-ANNE ROBERTS

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e’ll excuse you for conjuring images of deep, black metal bowls atop a tripod with wheels when talking about cooking outside – but you won’t find anything like that here. Think rustic wood-fired smoker ovens and stainless steel five-burner barbecues with built-in sinks and added wine chillers. The leafy outdoor ‘kitchen’ on page 107 won the silver medal for courtyard gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2009 and it’s easy to see why. The ‘Freshly Prepped’ garden, shows just how suited outdoor spaces are to cooking – particularly if fresh, home-grown produce is close to hand. It’s important to consider what you want to achieve from trying your hand at cooking outside. If you’re looking for something to wow your guests (and a large number of them!) then the serious and sturdy pieces of kit on page 106 may be best. Stainless steel, instant-heat gas burners and plenty of wheels – remember it’s important to position yourself centre stage for your outdoor debut! Harry Peto, furniture and barbecue buyer at The Chelsea Gardener insists, ‘think about wind direction when deciding on the position of your barbecue and garden furniture as nobody enjoys being smoked out. Also, make it easy for yourself to carry food in and out.’ If, like me, you’re a bit of a romantic and envision kneading your own dough topped with chopped tomatoes, mozzarella and a sprig of thyme before stone-baking into a delicious crispy pizza, then the rustic pizza oven on the next page is the ideal option. Harry adds, ‘try growing herbs such as rosemary and oregano nearby, then make sure you can see them clearly – lighting is important for when the days get short for both atmospheric and task lighting.’ So you don’t confuse your mint with basil, take a look at our handy lighting tips to make the most of the long summer evenings. EKBB

Napoleon Prestige Series Pro 600 Stainless Steel Barbecue from WorldStores
Take all the hard work out of barbecuing and enjoy a glass (or two) of Bordeaux by the pool. Patented self-cleaning sear plates are a desirable feature on the Napoleon Pro 600 that removes the usual requirement for rubber gloves and a wire brush. Paired with a removable drip pan, temperature gauge and warming rack, you’ll have plenty of helpful tools to give your food a professional edge. The impressive catering capacity is ideal for 12-14 people, easily controlled with electronic ignition and fired using either a propane gas bottle, or natural gas – but this will require an engineer to connect to your house supply. FEATURES Five burners plus side burner, rotisserie, Easy Set™ ergonomic knobs, PRICE £2,700

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Not just a barbecue...

Going back to basics may seem like a step in the wrong direction, but the latest rustic and traditional cooking must-haves produce tempting results. No-longer do we look for the old faithful drum barbecue, instead we seek sophisticated contraptions that have visual appeal and give our cooking a professional edge. The outdoor pizza oven took Britain by storm after an appearance on Jamie at Home, the chef’s 2009 TV show, and the popularity of stone combined with fire hasn’t stopped there. Designs such as the Nordic Morsø Forno nod to days gone by and exude traditional Italian influence. That’s not all, barbecue grill tables and two-in-one smoker ovens are just the beginning.

Custom pizza oven Built by renowned kitchen designer Mark Wilkinson, this stunning Brookhouse pizza oven is a real treat to have outside. Adding extra flavour and texture to breads such as ciabatta or focaccia, it also provides warmth on colder summer evenings. Set by the River table in maple, around £12,000 from Mark Wilkinson. FEATURES Hand-built, rustic finish PRICE From around £2,500 for similar

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Fornetto two-in-one oven from Grakka
For the keen foodie, Fornetto is a versatile mix of wood-fired oven and smoker, sure to impress friends and family alike. Create delicious focaccia breads and pizzas or ribs and steaks. Add smoking chips or aromatic woods to the removable smoker box to experiment with a fusion of subtle flavours. FEATURES Cast iron doors, removable smoker box, choice of red or black exterior PRICE £899

Garden designer Charlotte Rowe showcases the Fire Magic grill with cleverly placed lighting above and below the bar area

LIGHTING ADVICE
Built-in grill garden design
Tucked away near the coast in Hove, this perfectly arranged outdoor kitchen features all sorts of useful paraphernalia including a built-in grill, a fridge, storage cupboards and a sink. Designer, Alison Wear from London created this gastronomic zone as part of the whole garden. FEATURES Built-in outdoor grill, refrigerator, gas canister storage cupboard PRICE £8,000

With all the excitement of trying out a new five-burner gas barbecue or pizza oven, it’s easy to forget that it’s important to light the way – both for safety when cooking outside under the stars and for setting an SALLY enjoyable ambiance for guests. Renowned for being one STOREY of the world’s leading lighting experts, Sally Storey, JOHN Designer Director at John Cullen Lighting here shares her CULLEN LIGHTING top tips for lighting outside, both urban or country-style. 1 A mini 1W LED spiked spotlight (Kew) and a mini directional floodlight (Hampton) allow you to effectively light your garden, plus there’s no need to feel guilty about energy consumption. 2 Spiked fittings are easily moved for changing seasons, growing plants and to highlight features. 3 Many garden light fittings are black, but green usually blends best with foliage. 4 Don’t panic about new lighting regulations as they refer to exterior lights fixed to your home.

Morsø Forno
A design showstopper, the Forno stove from Morsø is shaped like an Italian stone oven to optimise heat so that you can cook pizza and crusty bread in minutes. The Tuscan Grill attachment allows you to produce tasty defined grilling lines on steaks and vegetables. You can also use it as a stylish patio warmer on colder nights. FEATURES Wood fired, easy to clean, made from enamelled cast iron PRICE Around £1,400

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THE ULTIMATE ACCOMPLICE

If you dream of an American-style outdoor grill to cook on, then look no further. Five-burner grills, built-in sinks and full worktop space are just a few of the options available to tingle your taste buds. Enhance your experience with flavourful extras such as a rotisserie for sumptuous whole chicken or a side burner for vegetarian-friendly delights. The opportunities are endless, and most are portable and weather-proof, so there’s no need to wait for the summer sun to make an appearance for you to dig out your chef’s hat and tongs.

Freshly Prepped garden kitchen by Aralia
Take open air cooking to a whole new level with a kitchen zone that includes a live salad garden. This award-winning project has a water and fertiliser system on timer, while the cabinetry is custom-built from massarandubra hardwood and topped with coated Sensa Granite to stop unsightly water staining. FEATURES Stainless steel tap and sink, wine chiller and Biotecture green salad wall unit PRICE £36,000

BeefEater Ivis outdoor kitchen centre
Everything you want all in one modular, anodized aluminium parcel. Cook, wash and prepare! FEATURES Signature cabinet four burner built-in barbecue, two burner module, holds 9kg gas cylinder, fridge unit, side burner PRICE £30,000 depending on finish

Weber Genesis E330 grill centre
Sophistication is on the menu here – black enamel finish, three powerful burners and a sear station for chargrillmarked steak and tuna. FEATURES Three burners, flush-mounted sear station and side burner, mounted thermometer PRICE £1,899, The Chelsea Gardener

BBQ
ADVICE

With so much on offer, choosing the right product can be a daunting task. Matthew Richards, European sales at MATTHEW BeefEater, offers RICHARDS BEEFEATER his three key tips 1 Gas vs charcoal - gas is much more user friendly, cleaner and simply less hassle. There is no waiting time as there is to heat up charcoal and you have much more control with temperature so food is more likely to be cooked properly. 2 Take care of your outdoor kitchen. When not being used for prolonged periods of time covering is wise to protect from the elements. Maintain with a stainless steel cleaner or glass cleaner for enamel. 3 When it comes to installation, our Discovery Kitchen is straight out of the box and the units bolt together easier than a basic barbecue trolley. However, the large Ivis kitchen needs a specialist installer or specifier as the finish and shape of the scheme is to the customers specification before purchase. Any unit being connected to natural gas will also need a gas safe engineer to install.

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Raymond Blanc five burner gas barbecue at John Lewis
Discover your inner Michelinstarred chef with this propanefuelled masterpiece. Sleek in appearance and constructed from sturdy stainless steel and enamel, it has handy electronic ignition for easy firing up and also has a searing grill and flame tamers. FEATURES Five burners, cool touch handle, propane fuelled, drip tray PRICE £1,199

Napoleon LE3 gas barbecue with kitchen
Keep the party going long after the sun has set with iGLOW™ backlit technology that complements existing outdoor lighting and helps you find the control knobs. Plus, Infrared Sizzle Zone ceramic burners absorb flame energy and heat up to 1800oF! FEATURES Five burners plus side burner, iGLOW™ backlit controls, infrared Sizzle Zone™, integrated ice bucket and interior lights, optional charcoal tray, available as natural or propane gas unit PRICE £1,400

Weber Summit E670
Top of the range doesn’t get much better than this six burner, smoking, rotisserie beauty from Weber. If you’re looking for a jaw dropper, look no further. Comes with Flavoriser bars to ensure even heat distribution, that need to be replaced roughly every six years. FEATURES Six burners, rotisserie, smoker system, sider burner, searer, thermometer, tool holders PRICE £2,899.99

KitchenAid professional barbecue Enjoy the familiarity of
a well-known company that already lives in your kitchen and bring it outside. Powerful, movable and weather-resistant, the KSOX 9020 boasts three main burners, an infrared rotisserie and a side burner. FEATURES Five burners including side and rotisserie, convenient trolley, built-in thermometer PRICE £3,948 FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

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Waste not, Want not
FEATURE HAYLEY GILBERT

GET RID OF KITCHEN WASTE QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY WITH A WASTE DISPOSAL UNIT - YOU’LL SOON WONDER HOW YOU EVER MANAGED WITHOUT ONE

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ave you noticed how much food waste you generate on a daily basis? It’s surprising how much volume we create without really thinking about it. To save space and do your bit for greener living, why not invest in a waste disposal unit? ‘They are an incredible bit of kit,’ says Ashley Munden, Managing Director Europe at InSinkErator. ‘Their benefit is immeasurable and, just like a dishwasher, once you have used one you’d never be without one ever again.’ There are many benefits to owning one – food waste is ground into fine particles and flushed away in seconds, which means no more smelly bins in the kitchen and fewer trips to the outside bin. They are easy to install, fit under most sinks and are environmentally responsible, as you will be reducing the amount of food waste that goes to landfill. ‘Food waste accounts for about 20 per cent of all household rubbish,’ adds Ashley, ‘and it’s thought that local authorities could save around £33 per household if everyone were to use a food waste disposer. Food scraps that have been through a waste disposer can be used to create biosolids as part of a holistic waste management approach. When the recycled material is used as a power source, soil conditioner or fertiliser, the cycle begins again.’ In some areas of the UK, local authorities are

even paying people to install one. It makes sense. After all, biogas generated as a result of recycling can be used to produce around 33 units of electricity each year, while soil conditioner produced as a result of recycling is high in nitrogen, a vital source of nutrients for soil. Today’s models don’t have blades. Instead, they work by using grinding rings and centrifugal force to reduce food to fine particles so there’s no safety issue and noise is kept to a minimum. Simply turn on the cold tap, put the scraps into your sink and feed them into the flange that replaces your normal plughole. Turn on the waste disposer via the button on your worktop or sink and the waste is ground down and flushed away quickly, quietly and efficiently. They can also be installed easily and neatly under the sink – all that’s needed is standard plumbing and a power source nearby. The more powerful the motor, the more effective and efficient the waste disposer will be. ‘If you have a family or entertain regularly,’ says Ashley, ‘it is wise to invest in the highest rated motor for long-term and efficient food waste disposal.’ To switch on, there are up to three methods to choose from depending on the model - an on/off wall switch, an air switch set into the worktop and a remote control unit. When it comes to the future of waste disposal, perhaps the units will become smaller yet more powerful. But for now, the challenge is to tempt more of us to make the change. eKBB

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ESSENTIAL WASTE DISPOSAL

Rangemaster
The Rangemaster WDU500 Economy Waste Disposal Unit is clean, hygienic and easy-to-use and is treated with an antimicrobial agent in the casing to prevent against odour that causes bacteria growth. The 2600 rpm motor requires a standard mains connection. DIMENSIONS H35.5xW12.1cm FEATURE Lifetime corrosion guarantee PRICE £116

Carron Phoenix Caronnade WD750+
This brand new waste disposer has a continuous feed, 0.75 motor horsepower, integral air switch and a high torque dual magnetic motor with 2700rpm motor speed. Added benefits include foam insulation to reduce noise. DIMENSIONS H41xW17cm FEATURE Comes with a 10-year warranty PRICE £325

InSinkErator EVO 200
With three-stage grind technology and a power booster circuit with microprocessor to increase torque, this appliance is capable of grinding all food waste. The Evolution® 200 waste disposer is fitted with a strong and durable stainless steel grind chamber and superior grinding ring rather than blades that work in seconds to handle all food waste. It also operates up to 60 per cent quieter than standard models, has a 75 horsepower motor and six-year warranty. DIMENSIONS H34xW23cm PRICE £550

Did you know?
The average British family bins 745lbs/338kgs of leftover food every year, with Chinese takeaways and roast dinners the most common dishes. Research commissioned by InSinkErator and carried out among 2,000 adults revealed that parents over-estimating quantities and fussy children turning their nose up at meals also contributed to the figure. In fact, the study showed as many as six in ten families regularly fail to finish everything on their plates, so end up scraping the leftovers into the bin.

Franke Turbo Plus TP-125
The new Turbo Plus range of waste disposal units deals with household waste in a hygienic and speedy manner, offering a choice of four models with different performance levels and price points for every budget. This unit is sound insulated for quiet operation, offers continuous feed, 1.25 motor horsepower, high torque dual magnetic motor with 2800rpm motor speed and integral air switch. DIMENSIONS H42xW22cm FEATURE Comes with a lifetime warranty PRICE £367

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Bathrooms

Contrast a handcrafted marble sink against a soft wooden backdrop to make an on-trend statement
Designed by Enzo Berti the Nabhi collection of Italian basins comes in eight types of marble including Emperador Dark, from £1,188. Bleached larch counter top, from £936, both Kreoo

MARBLE MAGIC

NEWS SHOPPING INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWER ENCLOSURES
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LEGATO

MODERN COMFORT – MINIMALIST DESIGN

The new Legato furniture collection features an elegant minimalist design and ingenious details. The LED lighting beneath the sink countertop creates the impression of weightlessness, as if the countertop was floating. Legato can be combined with the surface-mounted sinks from the Loop&Friends, My Nature, Architectura, Aveo new generation or the Memento collection.

To find out more email marketing@villeroy-boch.co.uk or call 0800 073 0035 for a brochure

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ESSENTIAL bathroom news

Bathroom News
WRITTEN BY EMMA FOALE

The latest launches and our favourite bathing things

TAKE THE PLUNGE
If it’s decadence you want, consider the newly unveiled Niederbronn bath from Catchpole and Rye. Its beautiful cast iron looks and classic shape are inspired by a similar 1880s design from the French region known as Niederbronn-les-Bains. Available in a polished or painted finish and with or without ornate cast iron feet, this bath is much wider and deeper than most and holds an impressive 400 litres of water. From £6,000. catchpoleandrye.com

PERFECT FIT
We all know grand statement pieces make a real impact, but it’s the attention to fittings and finishing touches that allow you to add your own personality. With this in mind, Ideal Standard has launched its Jado JES fittings range with 26 new products, including nine basin mixers, five bath and shower mixers and two built-in thermostats. The single lever basin mixer (shown) has smooth lines with a sleek chrome finish. It costs from around £447. ideal-standard.co.uk.

Timeless elegance
Victoria + Albert Baths has introduced its Drayton Collection which offers an essence of Victorian period design with a modern touch. The collection includes a slipper-style bath with an extended back rest for supportive bathing. This is complemented by the Drayton 40 basin (shown) which is made from QUARRYCAST®, a naturally white material rich in volcanic limestone. The Drayton 40cm basin costs £475 and the freestanding bath is from £2,850. vandabaths.com.

Niederbronn bath, from £6,000, Catchpole and Rye

Showering SENSATION
Are you yet to be won over by the potential and flexibility of a wetroom? Well, this new innovative enclosure from Merlyn might change your mind. The clever swivel panel has been designed to deflect shower spray, it also has standard fittings and can be retro-fitted to most shower walls – ideal for smaller wetrooms and family bathrooms. merlynshowering.com.

Series 8 walk-in shower enclosure and swivel panel with MStone tray, £1,928, Merlyn Showers

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Request your Designer Collection brochure from your retailer today. For more information about VitrA’s range of products, or to locate your nearest VitrA stockist, visit www.vitra.co.uk

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Iconic attraction
Newly launched Iconic Radiators, has 21 collaborative collections by a variety of internationally renowned designers including Peter Rankin, Francesco Lucchese, Dante O. Benini, Luca Gonzo and Andrea Crosetta. The Serie T double horizontal in White (shown) was designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez. Prices start from £1,405 for H230xW1000mm. Available in 26 RAL colours and 14 special finishes. Prices start from £1,010. iconicradiators.co.uk.

TAKE A LOOK AROUND

Head down to the Lots Road at Chelsea Harbour, London, to spy the latest from luxury bathroom sanitaryware and furniture specialist, Keramag Design. Its first UK studio is only open for a six-month period, so pop in to see and enjoy the latest suite of designer collections including Citterio, Preciosa II, myDay and Silk. keramagdesign.com.

ECO CONSCIOUS
Do you want a shower that is a great all-rounder? New from Roca, the Victoria-T thermostatic shower column offers high performance and technology that will help reduce wastage. It has a 200mm shower head with easy clean nozzles to help prevent limescale build-up, an Eco button which reduces water consumption by 50 per cent and a Quick Reaction program that changes the flow and temperature in less than three seconds. It costs from around £456. uk.roca.com.

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Never underestimate the benefits of storage. For a functional and calm bathroom, you’ll want to keep clutter to a minimum and ensure there’s somewhere to keep all your necessities. We’ve spotted the handy storage solutions from Ripples, which include storage trays for drawers, laundry baskets, floating shelves with concealed wall brackets and mirror cabinets fitted with a shaver point, built-in LED under lighting and adjustable shelving. From £52 for the wickerwork basket ripples.ltd.uk.

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Louise studied interior design at the Inchbald School of Design. In 2001, she established Louise Jones Interiors based on The Green in Richmond. Her seven strong design team work a broad spectrum of projects across the world in a variety of styles to suit individual clients, but often with a unique and contemporary twist.

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ocated in Regent’s Park, this five-bedroomed house has undergone a complete refurbishment resulting in a stunning bathroom that combines discreet storage with beautiful detailing. A challenging brief meant that the team at Louise Jones Interiors needed to carefully consider how to incorporate vast amounts of storage while ensuring a spacious and uncluttered feel. For the owner, keeping all of the functional items out of sight was key, and so mirrored cabinetry was a clever choice – creating the illusion of space and adding interest to an otherwise narrow space. While providing a visual statement, it also serves a purpose to conceal a dressing room, WC and shower from view – maintaining a minimalist look. A bespoke wall-hung basin unit and classic roll top style bath with wall-mounted taps are statement pieces that add to the refined feel. Adding a softness to the scheme, an upholstered ottoman and cashmere floor-to-ceiling curtains dress the window area and work in harmony to make it inviting space. With graceful styling, including a decorative Chinese stool, glass perfume bottles and a pretty floral arrangement, this room is an ideal place to relax.

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TWIN BASIN UNIT Bespoke piece by The Limestone Gallery BASIN TAPS Kallista ‘For Her' from Bathrooms International BATH A1/FS by Bathrooms International BATH WALL-MOUNTED TAP Kallista ‘For Her’ from Bathrooms International FLOORING Thassos marble from The Limestone Gallery WALL LIGHTING Antique from Charles Saunders RADIATOR Bisque CURTAIN FABRIC Cashmere from Loro Piana MIRROR AND MIRRORED CABINETRY Bespoke piece OTTOMAN Chelsea Textiles BARREL-SHAPED STOOL Guinevere Antiques FLOWER DECORATIONS Pulbrooke & Gould florists ARCHITECT Sacks Maguire

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A complementary mix of impressive Thassos marble flooring with a bespoke wall-hung basin unit creates a luxurious and spacious feel with an abundance of light flooding in

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MIRRORED CABINETRY

A dressing room, WC and shower are all discreetly concealed behind the bespoke-made mirror and cabinetry. The wallhung twin basin unit by The Limestone Gallery is fitted with matching Kallista ‘For Her’ taps from Bathrooms International

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What initial challenges did you come across with the client’s brief ? The list of items which needed to be included within the space was quite a challenge. Behind the four mirrored doors is a dressing room, WC and a shower. We didn’t want all of the functioning items to be visible. Did the architecture of the building influence your design? I always wish to be sympathetic to the architecture of the building. We incorporated more classical elements and details in order to work with the house rather than against it. How do you find new products and do you like to incorporate technology into your design? We are always looking! To be a good designer you need to be looking all the time, not just in brochures and magazines, but at what you see as you are sat in a restaurant or walking down the street. That way, you can be aware of interesting finishes, colour combinations and shapes in your daily activities. What type of mood did you want to create? Calm, clean, refined glamour. What is your favourite aspect of the bathroom? The colour combination – white, silver and grey.

How do you plan and incorporate storage into a bathing space? As discreetly as possible. Medicine cabinets are concealed behind the vanity. Behind this is a walk-in wardrobe accessed through the mirrored doors which are on either side of the vanity unit. How important was maximising light and space? So important. In reality, the space is a corridor, it needed to appear far more spacious and much more interesting than a plain, simple corridor. How do you create a balance between function and beauty? The beauty is in the detail… bevelled mirrors, cashmere curtains, nickel curtain poles, and the Chinese stools are all countered by the simplicity of the mirrored and lacquered surfaces. How do you go about choosing the finishing touches? Quite easily. It is important to restrain myself when completing a room and to know when to stop. If the bare bones are good, it doesn’t need much more. Do the furnishings and accessories reflect your style or do they complement the client’s personality? My choice of accessories is attuned to my client’s personality. In this instance, I knew she’d like the type of antiquities which interiors shop, Guinevere hold in their treasure trove on Kings Road.

DELICATE TOUCH

By keeping the colour scheme simple, using a tonal palette of grey, silver and white, a soothing ambience is created. A relaxing space is achieved through the choice of light-reflecting and polished finishes

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BATH FURNITURE
The Ergo-nomic bathroom design by Giulio Glanturco, makes use of DuPont Corian, stainless steel and solid elm for the range which includes bathtubs, from £6,614, mixers with handshower, £2,375 and wallhung three-drawer element with washbasin, £5,922, all Rexa Design

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An occasional table is a useful extra surface for any room
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wellbeing rooms – from concept and forms, colours and textures,

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Oozing with Italian design flair, this spacious and elegant shower enclosure is part of Agape’s Flat D collection in crystal clear glass with a sliding door
MATERIAL 8mm thick glass SIZE H2000xW2000xD1000mm PRICE £13,610 including Exmar shower tray

tter the words ‘frameless panel’ or ‘walk-in shower’ and you’re likely to be met with a misty-eyed murmuring of how today’s 21st century shower enclosure is a thing of serious beauty. It’s not just architects and interior designers that are caught in the grip of these slender sheets of glass and smokey charcoal panels. Any wannabe John Pawson or Kelly Hoppen worth their Philippe Starck faucet is well aware of how these erstwhile leaky white plastic boxes have been propelled into designer-label lovelies in their own right. No longer simply a humdrum piece of kit to stop our floors from flooding (although this is still important) but great looking, great functioning products that are topping the nation’s ‘dream bathroom’ wish list. But before you splash out on a cavernous, streamlined enclosure – big enough for two, three or even four – made from sheer panes of sturdy, solid glass and almost invisible frames, look carefully at the layout of your bathroom and how much space you have. The type of enclosure you choose – thinking about size, shape and type of door – will be determined by bathroom dimensions and what else is in there. Fear not, from postage-stamp-sized space to ballroom proportions, there is an enclosure to fit. A huge choice of models are specially designed to utilise corners and unused recesses, made up of either clear expanses of geometric glass or sweeping curved doors. If you have the space and fancy a spa-like ambience, a walk-in or walk-through shower is typically quite large and made up of a wet area and dry area for a luxurious touch. Smaller spaces will suit a simple, unobtrusive wet room panel attached to the floor, ceiling or wall with metal fixing bars. For a true wet room set-up, look out for panels and enclosures that can be fitted directly to a tiled floor (some manufacturers can supply wet room conversion kits) or for a more cost-effective route, try one of the new generation of super-slim trays which maintain this slick, seamless vibe but with all the security of a tray to contain splash and spray. If space isn’t an issue, hinged doors are a popular choice as you need unrestricted access outside the shower for the door to open outwards. A pivot door, is similar, but the door pivots on an off-centre mechanism so you don’t need quite as much room. Bi-fold doors are great for smaller bathrooms as the door is hinged in the middle and so folds inwardly. Another good space maximiser is the sliding door where panels slide behind each other internally. A very large shower enclosure can be created using a door with one or two smaller panels either side, while a growing trend for bespoke designs allows you to create a made-to-measure enclosure to fit around existing fittings and awkward spaces. Such a tailormade service comes at a premium but you’ll get exactly what you want. Less is definitely more when it comes to enclosures, and today’s showering eye candy is made of up frameless panes of clear glass (or barely framed with a flash of silver hinge and profile) or perhaps tinted in a chic grey hue for the real fashionforward among us. But whether you opt for a spacious, curvaceous walk-in model or a neat corner quadrant, look out for shower-power approved doors, thicker, toughened glass of say 8mm or 10mm thick as well as anti-limescale and dirt-repellent coatings so cleaning the glass takes less elbow grease. eKBB
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Designer Adrian Wright used Glacier White Corian to create a stunning wetroom-style bathroom in his own home. The glass screen is completely frameless and fits into a grooved channel in the Corian tray and wall tiles, bonded with clear silicone
MATERIAL 10mm thick toughened glass SIZE H2000xW900mm PRICE £POA

1 The wide sliding door on the AquaSpace Walk-through shower from Aqualux allows entry to either side of the bamboo footboard drying areas MATERIAL 8mm thick toughened glass SIZE H1815xW1700 xD1000mm PRICE £1,004 2 The frameless corner bespoke Deauville enclosure from Majestic Showers comes in crystal clear glass or a subtle spectrum of colours MATERIAL 10mm thick toughened safety glass with ClearShield and chrome fittings SIZE H2000xW1400x D1000mm PRICE £2,750 3 The Classic single, slider door from Simpsons is neat and discreet MATERIAL 8mm thick toughened glass with Clear Shield and silver finish frame SIZE H1950xW1000x D800mm PRICE £795 4 Available bespoke in any size or shape, and with the option of bronze, green or grey glass from Simpsons MATERIAL 8mm thick toughened glass with ClearShield SIZE H1950xW1000mm PRICE £629 5 The Life corner shower enclosure from Glass Idromassaggio features sweeping double swing doors MATERIAL 6mm thick clear glass with polished metal profiles SIZE H1950xW800xD800mm PRICE £1,418 6 Duravit’s simple, St Trop shower and steam cabin by designer Philippe Starck will inject a spa-like ambience in your room MATERIAL 6mm thick glass and 27 frame finishes including real wood veneers and glossy lacquers SIZE H2200xW1000x D1000mm PRICE £7,294 (complete cabin)

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With minimal framing, Matki’s New Illusion Recess maximises space brilliantly in an unused alcove. The glass panels are securely held in place by non-slip hinges and a discreet channel in the slimline tray
MATERIAL 8mm thick solid safety glass and polished stainless steel frame SIZE H2005(inc tray)xW1200xD900mm PRICE £1,410

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1 Coloured or tinted glass is bang on trend and this bespoke, frameless enclosure from theshowerlab includes a white MESH modesty panel at the front and fullheight MESH on the two side panels MATERIAL 10mm thick safety glass SIZE H2000xW1400xD900mm PRICE £3,727 2 More than just an enclosure, this is the luxurious Omniasteam home steam room with colour-therapy lighting from CP Hart MATERIAL 7mm thick glass and aluminium door frames SIZE H2000xW2000x D1500mm PRICE £7,536 (for complete cabin) 3 Aqata’s Spectra SP440 double entry shower screen looks stunning in etched glass MATERIAL 8mm thick toughened glass and polished chrome fittings SIZE H1950xW1400mm PRICE £986 4 This Sculptures Angled freestanding walk-in shower enclosure from Roman is completely frameless and will create a stunning focal point in a larger bathroom MATERIAL 10mm thick glass with Ultra Care pre-coating SIZE H1950xW1700x D700mm PRICE £3,243

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Slick and pared-down, Kermi’s Walk-In XS shower enclosure will make a minimalist design statement in your bathroom
MATERIAL 8mm thick safety glass and aluminium profiles in 21 fashion colours to coordinate with Kermi’s design radiator SIZE H2000x W1200mm PRICE £1,117 FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

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Visit our new website www.ideal-standard.co.uk/collections/ ranges/concept-space or call 01482 346461

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Size matters?
No matter how awkward your bathroom is, make sure it works for you with the new Concept Space collection from Ideal Standard
TOP LEFT The semi countertop basin fits perfectly into the gray macadam furniture for a sleek look ABOVE LEFT Storage is key for a tidy scheme. Integrated compartments help keep everything in its place and organised ABOVE RIGHT Empty spaces left from creating architectural features have never been easier to utilise for every day modern needs

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rying to transform an awkwardly shaped en suite, especially in an older property, can be harder than imagined when it comes to arranging everything from basins to baths – quirky wall angles and smaller spaces are just a couple of the problems to tackle. The new Concept Space collection from Ideal Standard offers a welcome solution to this, meeting an array of everyday needs so that ideal bathroom is whatever you want it to be, and not just what your space tells you it can be. There are plenty of storage options on offer, ranging from modular to wall-hung and floorstanding, plus six finishes including dark walnut, glossy white and gray macadam bring a wealth of choice and mix and match potential to customising the bathroom and making the most of the space you have. Award-winning UK designer Rob Levien is the brains behind the collection, expanding on the already popular Concept range. Subtle features such as soft close deep drawers with hidden shallow drawers inside

cleverly optimise the space and provide handy partitions for storing natural soaps and body lotions. If you’re looking for the ultimate storage options, a mirror cabinet is a clever solution. Not only is it multi-functional, but it also makes use of wall space above the basin – which also has a dual purpose with units underneath, concealing a multitude of sins such as toiletries and cleaning products. For your chance to win products from the Concept Space range worth £4,000, visit the competitions tab on our website. Closes 30th June, terms and conditions apply. eKBB

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MIDSUMMER DREAMS

Savoy bed linen made from 400thread-count Egyptian cotton. Oxford pillowcases, from £25; Paisley embellished Georgia throw, £130; cushion cover, £35, all from The White Company

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Bedroom News
WRITTEN BY EMMA FOALE

The latest launches, trends and inspiring things

MOOD CHANGING
The Archive Colours from Fired Earth, launched to celebrate its 30th birthday, feature six pigment-rich shades from its extensive library of paints. Jazz Cafe, Eton Mess, Mad King George, Hansel and Gretal, Delias Secret and Terracotta Warrior create a beautiful array of vintage and fiery hues. firedearth.com.

COMFORT CALLS
Are you always dreaming of a better night’s sleep? If so, it sounds like a luxury, handcrafted bed is just what you need. Adding to its bespoke and 100 per cent recyclable beds, Hypnos has two new collections called Pillow Turn and Pocket Latex. Both achieve comfort with the same mattress core featuring a ReActive pocket spring system, giving you maximum support. The Pillow Turn pocket spring mattress is £2,730 (W150xL200cm) and the Faye shallow headboard in Cream Weave costs £600 for a W150cm mattress (H66xD7cm). hypnosbeds.com.

PURE BEAUTY
The lovely Devon furniture collection by Ercol has been designed exclusively for The White Company. Solid oak and birch woods are matched with painted white for beautiful finishes. The four drawer chest is £845. thewhitecompany.com.

LIGHT AND SHADE

Named after the American jazz musician and composer Charles Mingus, this quirky yet understated design is available in Light Celadon (shown) and in five other colours including Dusty Limestone, Pale Moss, Very Grey and Nearly Black and White. Made from a single piece of matt coated aluminium, it has an intriguing geometric design and angular form. Prices start from £188 for P1. shopfolklore.com.

Sassy stripes
You can’t beat a timeless look, and in this case it’s stripes. For a take on a nautical feel, the latest decorative fabrics from James Hare unite pastels with pops of bright colour to create Parasol Stripes. Available in five colourways, the silk fabric can be used for curtains, cushions and bedheads. £55 per metre. james-hare.com.

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Tactile & TEXTURED
If it’s time to update your bedroom scheme, try some new lighter colours, materials and pretty accessories
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ABOVE Lilac mini glass vase, £18, French Connection. M2 white breakfast tray, £150; Hand blown jug, £38, both The Conran Shop. Matt & Shine dish in Pistachio, £32, Rowen & Wren. Linen napkin, £7; Sabre cutlery, £14 each; Pomax Avignon cup and saucer, £7; Kosta Boda Chateau tumbler, £32; Hector table lamp, £138, all Heal’s. White Star cushion, £29.99, Zara Home. Mohair throw in Deauville mauve, £65, Cox & Cox

ABOVE Fringe cushion in Pale Grey, £34, The Linen Works. Day Birger et Mikkelson Shield cushion cover in white, £59, Amara. Cable Knit cushion in Dove Grey, £50, Heal’s. Waves decorative quilt, £169.99, Zara Home. Crushed linen pillowcases in Sea Green, £45 each and duvet cover, £265, both Volga Linen

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BACKGROUND TO FOREGROUND Cantori City dressing table with mirror, £3,460, Heal’s. Bonne Nuit carafe, £15.50; Delicate standing glass frame, £11.50, both Cox & Cox. Small barley bottle, £28, Rowen & Wren. Glass vase, stylist’s own. White leather make-up bag, £32, The White Company. Ligne Roset Luca Soft chair, £820, Heal’s. Belvedere standard Oxford pillowcases, £35 each and double flat sheet, £102, both The White Company. Crushed linen pillowcases in Sea Green, £45 each and duvet cover, £265, both Volga Linen. Hand dye velvet grey cushion, £85, The Conran Shop. Gingerlily ivory dimple cushions, £49 each; White cotton throw, £145, both Heal's. Printed cotton & silk decorative quilt, £178, Zara Home. Cantori Urbino Baldacchino four poster bed, £4,619, Heal’s. Narciso bedside table, £1,195; Sofia bedside lamp, £320, both Heal’s. Hand-blown glass vase, £16, The Conran Shop. Royal Apothic perfume bottle, £26, Anthropologie. Antique cut glass table lamp, £85; Peony candle, £20, both The White Company. Sheepskin rug, £195, French Connection

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‘The range of shades in the blue palette is vast. These tones work well in combination to create harmony in a bedroom’

ABOVE Small stripe picture frame in Sky, £75, William Yeoward. Copenhagen table lamp in grey, £69; Silver keepsakes box, £54; Baroque lidded glass vessel, £22 for a pair, all Brissi. Small lidded glass jar, £14, Anthropologie. Gervasoni Gray 45 bedside table, £607, Heal’s

ABOVE Gervasoni Ghost 80 bed, £3,620, Heal’s. Ciel Blue Oxford pillowcase, £34.75, The Linen Works. Designers Guild Purbeck Sky stripe pillowcase, £24, Heal’s. Designers Guild Varese Cloud cushion in Pale Blue, £59, Amara. Bessie lace trim Dove Grey cushion, £46, Rowen & Wren. Chenevard Sky & Chalk silk quilt, £475, Designers Guild. Day Birger et Mikkelson Pleaser throw in Chateau, £69, Amara

Shot on location at the recently transformed Sleep Studio on the second floor at Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road Store

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WHERE TO SHOP... Gervasoni Gray 50 dressing table, £1,600, Heal’s. Large glass peach in Sage, £145, William Yeoward. Day Birger et Mikkelson Bone Décor jewellery box, £49, Amara. Choco pot white vase, £12, French Connection. Nickel Tilt dressing table mirror, £1,195, William Yeoward. Coco perfume bottle, £38, Brissi. Kiln fired ceramic storage box, £40, French Connection. Pale Blue Tallow candle, £14.95, The Conran Shop. Harlequin Pop white table lamp with grey shade, £220; Gray 23 side chair, £500, both Heal’s. Blue Sail alpaca throw, £325, The Conran Shop. Biarritz blue cosmetic bag, £14 Brissi. Papeleras natural basket, £34, The Conran Shop. Tuareg grey rug, £235, Heal’s

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Indonesia bed linen in Ink Blue, prices start from £35 for the Oxford pillow case pair, Christy

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The bed you choose will always be a key feature in determining whether your bedroom looks stylishly modern or classically traditional. Wooden framed beds go back through the centuries but many current headboard designs are variations of the slatted pattern which originated in the servant’s rooms of grand houses. They have a pared-down simplicity which fits into both country rustic and retro contemporary settings. The antique styled bed with softly curvaceous shapes of the French chateau design bedsteads, by contrast, are classically romantic, though some new ranges have a fresher feel – classic French furniture without the twiddly bits. Modern wooden beds have a sophisticated, hard-edged appeal with clean defining lines. Their bold geometric proportions are often over emphasised and then tempered with a headboard covered in something soft and textural like leather or suede.

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ABOVE 1 The Bosco bed by Ercol is based on a 1920s design with its exposed finger joints and softly smooth curved edges which give it a very distinctive look. Made in solid oak complete with presprung wooden slats. L211xW149xH110cm, £895 for a standard double, Heal’s. 2 This Simply Pine bed comes in three sizes and has an honest, straightforward style. Made in natural pine with a soft waxed finish. L207xW148xH105cm, from £450 for a standard double, An Angel At My Table

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Plain Wood - It’s All In the Grain
The colour and grain of a wood be it oak, beech, ash or ‘humble’ pine is core to its beauty – and treatments like waxing and polishing enhance its natural attractiveness. It’s worth checking that the timber used to make your wooden bed was ethically sourced from naturally regenerative forests or has FSC approval.
ABOVE Drawing on mid-20th century design heritage, 1950s shapes are brought bang up-to-date for a modern contemporary style in white oak. Shaped solid wooden legs and iconic criss-crossed spindles are striking features. Chiltern bed, L204xW151xH110cm, from £750 for standard double, Ercol for John Lewis

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Pretty and painted
A painted bed has obvious advantages, the major one being it can be painted in a colour which tones with the decoration scheme, and could of course, change to accommodate a new and different scheme at any time. Painted furniture has a modern mood to it, and works just as well in a period setting as a contemporary one.
ABOVE This classic white bed is from the Simply French range. The headboard is designed in the classic ‘chapeau de gendarme’ shape. King size bed L217xW172xH125cm, £750, An Angel At My Table

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Upholstered comfort
Antique styled beds with wooden frames which surround comfortably upholstered headboards and bases create a romantic French Chateau style ambience. Bleached or limed wood gives a soft, faded finish and a naturally aged look which enhances the style of the bed and lightens the feel of any room, so as not to appear too heavy.
ABOVE Recreating traditional provincial French design the Antoinette bed with natural linen panels. L200xW167xH130cm, £995. Classic Mother of Pearl Inlay white side table, £395. Both Graham & Green

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Contemporary cool
Strong, linear elegant shapes dominate contemporary wooden bed design which help to emphasise a sense of space. Wooden beds can be made in solid wood or finished with a wood veneer. As well as checking it is ethically sourced it’s also worth checking that any lacquer finish is water-based (rather than solvent-based which can act as a pollutant.)
ABOVE The Cube Bed is a real statement piece. With its solid, unmilled reclaimed frame, it shows the texture and grain of the wood off to full effect. In dark teak, L200xW145xH83cm, from £1506, Raft

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1 The Amleto bed in dark oak has a dramatically simple outline, L224xW172xH93cm, £1980, Go Modern 2 The Square Modern bed has a capacious under bed drawer and bedside cabinet. In a choice of three finishes, L224xW315cm, £2350, Go Modern 3 Elegantly simple bed in walnut veneer with white lacquer cabinets and smart clean lines, L214xW460xH104cm, £1795, BoConcept 4 The Seba bed is handcrafted from reclaimed Indonesian teak, L218xW150xH108cm, standard double £1395, Lombok FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 158

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LOUISE JONES INTERIORS
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I I & JL BROWN
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M MAJESTIC SHOWERS
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N NAPOLEON 01676 522788 napoleongrill.co.uk
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A ABODE 01226 283434 abodedesigns.co.uk AGAPE agapedesign.it ALESSI 020 7518 9091 alessi.com
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AMBIENCE HARDWOOD FLOORING
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FRENCH CONNECTION
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C C.P. HART 0845 600 1950
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Interior designer, author and retailer, Abigail Ahern has been heralded as ‘one of the world’s most exciting decorators.’ She runs Atelier Abigail Ahern, a quirky interiors emporium in north London, which showcases her eclectic, glamorous style and penchant for all things vintage. She started out as a Picture Editor at Terence Conran’s publishing company, but decided to retrain as an interior designer when she moved to the US with her husband. As well as contributing to a range of publications, she has taken her Design School across the world with a series of masterclasses in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney. She lives in a converted fourstorey Victorian house in London with her husband Graham and their two dogs, Maud and Mungo. What inspires you? Anything and everything – travel, a walk in the park with my dogs, movies, foreign magazines. I like to play with scale; to place objects in a space in my home which they are clearly too big for. Describe your home? Built in 1860, it’s a Victorian terrace in east London. We took the back wall out over two floors and put in glass so it feels like we are living outside. The style inside is eclectic and I reference numerous eras in my designs so you’ll find boho, glam, baroque. It’s held together by texture and by pattern. You pack a lot into a space and keep it looking uncluttered. Any advice on recreating this look? Editing is key. I want all my spaces to be full to the brim with finds but it still has to be practical at the same time. I would say follow your gut. If your space feels too cluttered, pare back and experiment a little.
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You use vibrant colour to great effect. Any tips here? I do, but I really reign in the bright palette so you won’t find more than three (four max) different bright pops going on in any one space. I want the rooms to feel beautiful, not kaleidoscopic. Where do you pick up your most inspired finds? Trade shows, graduate shows, antique fairs, blogs, magazines, and artists. My most inspired find is a zebra head crafted by the artist Donya Coward from vintage beads and lace. It is life-size and takes your breath away. What are your most coveted pieces right now? I adore Saarinen tables and would love one in my soon-to-be revamped bedroom. Also, a beautiful tin tile paper, which we have just started stocking in the store, and I am pretty keen to get my hands on – for my ceilings and my walls! How can we make bathrooms more interesting? I approach the bathroom a little like I would the living room. By that I mean accessorising it as I would a living space. I have art on the walls and a supersized chandelier over the bath. This helps takes the sterile feel away and makes it a space that I want to spend time relaxing in. Are you a fan of wallpaper? Love it. I used to be afraid of wallpaper but now I am the hugest fan. It’s so transformative, particularly if you go for papers with a touch of pattern – it really can enliven walls and ceilings no end! Your core advice for creating a beautiful home? Don’t self-doubt; follow your heart; buy what you love and have the confidence to go ahead and implement it! eKBB

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Natural oak finishes and high-gloss lacquers, combined in perfect elegance. Part of the new 2013 ALNO kitchen collection.

ALNO Summer Promotion. Limited Period Only. Visit your local ALNO stockist or JLP store for more details.

ALNO kitchens are sold through John Lewis Department stores and selected Specialists nationwide. Alton (Hampshire), Ayr, Balham (Greater London opening soon), Beaconsfield, Bristol (opening soon), Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford, Chiswick, Dorking, Eastbourne, Exeter, Findon (West Sussex), Guernsey, Harrogate, Horndean (Hampshire), Jersey, London W1, Manchester (Altrincham, Prestwich), Newcastle under Lyme, Newport, Northampton, Nottingham, Pinner, Reading, Sevenoaks, Sutton Coldfield, Surbiton (Greater London), Ulverston (Cumbria), Wirral, York. For a copy of our brochure simply go on-line or call: 08700 433742

www.alnokitchens.co.uk

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