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ESSENTIAL editors letter

Welcome
to the June issue

Which is best? Gas or electricity? The debate


about the best cooking method has raged on
for years, but now thanks to myriad advances
in technology and design you no longer
have to choose just one. The new range
of Teppanyaki plates, deep fat fryers and
induction hobs may seem daunting, but
consider the possibilities for home cooking
and they look good, rather like having the
kitchen equivalent of a top racing car parked
neatly on your kitchen worktop (theoretically
speaking). Our appliance feature (p104),
separates the gimmicks from the must-have
new generation gadgets showing you how to
mix and match your own truly bespoke dream
hob. Its never been simpler to incorporate the
perfect elements to suit your individual
cooking style. And while were on the subject
of kitchen appliances, the humble microwave is often overlooked these days,
as there are so many entry-level models on the market. However, if youre
designing a new kitchen its worth considering a top-end built-in model
at the planning stage as this handy little gadget is a useful addition to
your bank of appliances, and a freestanding model on the worktop of a new
kitchen can ruin the clean lines and uncluttered feel of a room scheme.

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Ive never really given much thought to kitchen utensils. I mean, a wooden spoon
is just that. Isnt it? After interviewing the globally successful and award-winning
Joseph brothers, I have begun to see these essential, yet taken for granted,
implements in a whole new light. Read our designer profile (p64) to discover
the twins amazing passion for problem solving using their rare artistic vision.

36

Our real case studies this month take us from a spectacular penthouse apartment
near the river in Chiswick (View From Above, p24) to a professional food stylists
kitchen in the Cotswolds (Yes Chef, p56) that has to double as a test kitchen
and a relaxing family home. Then turn to Cafe Society (p46) to see how one
designers creativity was ignited by a visit to a cafe in Belgium. So inspired was
she, that she snapped a picture on her mobile and headed back to the UK to
immediately find a company to help her realise her vision. The results are
impressive right down to unique bar stools, designed by the owner herself.
Enjoy the issue and dont miss our summer living edition next month.

146

Charlotte Coward-Williams
EDITOR

Contributors this issue


Lara Sargent

Anna Morley

Susan Springate

Lara wrote our fitted baths feature I love


William Garveys beautiful wooden bath, a
gorgeous, timeless piece where you can
relax and unwind. Lara is lucky enough to
live five minutes from the sea and enjoys
beachcombing with her two children.

Style Editor Anna styled our bathroom


still life feature on page 124. Anna has
been a key part of the eKBB team for
three years. I love looking for beautiful
imagery and products. I have a long lust
list with all my personal favorites on.

Regular contributor Susan also writes for


The Sunday Times Home and The
Evening Standard. Over years of nosing
around the homes of the rich and famous,
I have developed a passion for exquisite
environments and how to achieve them.
EKBB June 2013

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Youll appreciate its beauty.

At Blum, we dont make kitchens. We make kitchens work. Beautifully.


Our unique blend of innovative thinking and precision engineering
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Its this appliance of science and practical design that makes Blum
the heartbeat of every quality kitchen.

Only intelligent kitchens contain the science of Blum


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Contents
eKBB JUNE 2013 ISSUE 206

essential kitchens

75

84

17

KITCHEN NEWS

24

VIEW FROM ABOVE

36

THE WAITING GAME

46

CAF SOCIETY

56

YES CHEF

73

ESSENTIAL STYLE

78

SHADES OF BLUE

84

SHAKER APPEAL

87

CHAIRS & TABLES

95

RUSTIC STOOLS

Dont miss the latest and most


desirable new products, books,
showrooms and key diary dates
A fresh white penthouse with stunning
skyline views combines ultra-modern
design with architectural history
With the help of an interior designer,
this kitchen boasts a conservatory
extension and lots of storage space
Inspired by a Belgian caf, this
renovated Victorian home has
bespoke charm fit for family living
A professional food stylist has a
super-size island and induction
hob for all her recipe preparations
Inspirational trend palettes for tonal
fabric and accessory combinations
With a luxury, rural setting as a
backdrop, blue hues and pared back
dining accessories refresh a scheme
Classic painted cabinetry, freestanding
furniture and pretty patterned tiles
Stunning kitchens need furniture to
match, so read our essential guide for
a choice of timeless dining statements
Sociable seating ideas for your kitchen

on the cover

Bespoke Higham Furniture


kitchen with painted
cabinetry. See page 46.
PICTURE DARREN CHUNG

 cover stories

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ESSENTIAL contents

essential technology


99

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

The latest gadgets and apps to guide


and inspire your shopping decisions

104 BURNING DESIRE

Our in-depth look at dream hobs


delves into the delights of mixing and
matching your perfect combination

112

BOX CLEVER

With a vast array of functions and


advance technologies, we focus on
the latest, flexible built-in microwaves

130

essential bathrooms
119

BATHROOM NEWS

Hot off the press product launches for


a modern and stylish bathing space

124 NATURAL ORGANICS

Minimalist styling creates a fresh spalike space to pamper and unwind in

128 BARED SCHEME

Stripped back looks with a white palette


combined with wood and subtle stripes

130 WALL-MOUNTED TAPS

A selection of unfussy tap choices


for undisturbed bath surfaces

134 MADE TO MATCH

162

102

141

Modern fitted baths come in all forms


from plunge pools to linear troughs

essential bedrooms
143 BEDROOM NEWS

Our round-up of seasonal colours


and products for your sleep sanctuary

144 CALM FEELING

Soft colours blend with bold, floral


pattern in a scheme of dreams

146 WALLPAPERS

Monochrome combinations are always


on trend and never more so right now

148 BEDSIDE TABLES

We take a look at how best to choose


this essential piece of furniture

essential interviews
64

JOSEPH JOSEPH

66

HELEN GREEN DESIGN

Find out what makes these twins tick


and the next thing on their list to design

131

Head designer, Natalia Miyar explains


the layout and her favourite features
of a Sussex country house kitchen

102 PAUL AINSWORTH

Paul choses his favourite appliance and


tells us the next big thing in kitchens

162 CATH KIDSTON

This well-loved designer reveals her


childhood inspiration and tells us
about the 20th birthday collection

essential regulars
101 SUBSCRIPTIONS
140 COMPETITION
152 STOCKISTS

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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
Darren Chung, Marisa Daly,
Brent Darby, Hayley Gilbert,
Jane Graining, Rowland RoquesONeil, Linda Parker, Lara Sargent,
Susan Springate, Amelia Thorpe

ADVERTISING MANAGER
Lenka Kourkoumpa
NEW BUSINESS Dean Buckingham
CLASSIFIED SALES Jade Langdown
MANAGING DIRECTOR Luke Patten
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
Darren Summerfield
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
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SUBSCRIPTIONS Tel: 01778 392471
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delightfully calming
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tableware with a
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Beautiful ceramic bowls,
plates and wooden utensils,
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The latest launches and inspiration-packed events


WRITTEN BY EMMA FOALE

Under the Surface


The beauty of these recycled
glass surfaces lies in the
transluscent quality which
means they can be lit from
underneath to create a
bespoke display or feature.
The glass is available in
Aquamarine, Emerald,
Amber and Deep Blue.
Expect to pay from 660m2.
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Taste opportunity

Two michelin starred British chef Michael


Wignall will be unveiling a special London
pop-up at the The Rib Room Bar &
Restaurant in Knightsbridge. Expect
a luxurious eight course tasting menu
available at dinner from 15th-18th May.
To book a table, call 020 7858 7250.

TIMELESS
TWIST

Good looks arent hard to come


by with the now 13-colour strong
enamel range. This fresh Aqua
shade is the latest to be added and
its available on all AGA models.
The pastel hue is versatile as it will
complement cabinetry, tiles and
paint in modern or traditional
kitchens. From 4,995.
agaliving.com.

All LOVED UP
BE INSPIRED
We are continuously looking for
inspiration to make our homes a true
reflection of ourselves. So delve into
the gorgeously photographed pages
of this book exploring architects own
homes each individual space speaks
more about its designer than any
other building possibly could. Its
27.99 in hardback. taschen.com.

Whether you want a window


seat or a place for friends to
sit around a bench-style dining
table, the Ercol Originals love
seat is an attractive option. This
iconic piece has been given a
fresh finish in Pantones colour
of the year, Emerald Green, but
retains its natural beauty with
an array of wood finishes
available including elm and
beech, it costs 720. ercol.com.

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ESSENTIAL kitchen news

DAINTY
DISPLAY

Add a little vintage charm


to your kitchen table or
windowsill with these
vintage milk bottle vases.
Designed by Samantha
Frankel, theyre made from
fine bone china and have
a glazed decal decoration.
They look good grouped
together as a collection or
you can use one to simply
display a pretty, single
bloom. Theyre 45 each.
themintlist.com.

VERY
ENGLISH

If you want a kitchen that oozes


timeless beauty, we suggest you take
a look at Humphrey Munson Kitchens.
All furniture is handmade and designed
so you can be sure to create something
that is unique and distinctly yours.
The Very English furniture combines
attention to detail with soft lines.
Classic and Very English kitchen
ranges are from 25,000.
humphreymunson.co.uk.

Summer

DINING

Bronze conical light, 360;


Gothic interlace armchair in
Painted Yellow, 695; Lyon
painted bench, from 975;
Antique drawleaf table,
3,900, all I & JL Brown

Enjoying a splendid
homemade spread
of delicious treats is what
summer is all about. Ensure
you are prepared for such
occasions with the right dining
furniture and dinnerware.
Makers of bespoke English
furniture, I & JL Brown, offer
a selection of handmade
tables and chairs in a number
of paint colours and finishes
to complement your
scheme. We love the eclectic
combination of seating styles
from benches and painted
chairs to rustic pendant
lights, crockery and
decorative glassware.
brownantiques.com.

Precise cooking
Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a
Heston in the kitchen? If so, check out
the new Pyrex Kitchen Lab collection
which includes these Measure & Shake
jugs. They are available in 250ml
and 500ml ideal for mixing salad
dressings and keeping them fresh. Plus,
the Measure & Mix beaker is suitable
for heating milk, butter and chocolate.
Prices start from 4.99. pyrexuk.com.

A side note...
We never shy away from a
good storage solution and this
handmade sideboard is no
exception. In wild grained solid
oak with a kiln bleached finish the
Drift sideboard, 2,250, will fit right
in with an open-plan kitchen or
sociable dining area. The complete
Drift collection also includes
several sizes of dining table and
a coffee table. haloliving.co.uk.

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Fits every kitchen style and every lifestyle

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Fits every kitchen style and every lifestyle


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ON WHEN YOU NEED IT


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Fits every kitchen style and every lifestyle

My AGA Total Control isnt just built to be


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me fingertip functionality for great-tasting
food. And as its on when I need it, off when I
dont, it costs me from just 5 a week to run.
Small price to pay for a warm welcome home.

Take control today.


Call your local AGA showroom
on 0845 481 0062 or visit agaliving.com

ESSENTIAL kitchen news

DESIRABLE
KITCHENS

Espresso

Chamber Furnitures truly spectacular


Kent showroom has unveiled three new
roomsets packed with unique inspiration.
Each one has an individual look but all
designs retain a bespoke craftsmanship.
The Peacock Blue display (shown) has a
painted oak dresser with Ochre
handles and features the latest
electric AGA. Kitchens start
from 40,000. chamber
furniture.co.uk.

A must-have for any


coffee aficionado
Twister is British
designer, Nick Munros
quirky take on the
conventional stovetop espresso pot. It
comes in three sizes
and is suitable for all
stove types except
induction. It costs 30.
lacafetiere.com.

DELIGHT

ROCK HARD
Durable and hard-wearing,
the Amethyst sink 1.0 in Ash
shown with Aquatrend 1 tap,
175, is one of three new
Igneous granite sinks from
Rangemaster. It is heat and
scratch proof, and can sustain
the toughest culinary tests.
rangemastersinks.co.uk.

STAMP OF APPROVAL
Sue Timney, President of the
British Institute of Interior Design
(BIID), has recently launched the
Professional Pathway to provide
the first national, professional
standard for interior designers.
BIID Professional Pathway will set
a new, rigorous standard for
professional competence," she says.
Entry is free as part of BIID
associate membership (which
costs 294 per year), and on
completing the qualification,
designers will be eligible for full
membership. biid.org.uk.

Classy couture
Dressing your kitchen with lovely
accessories is an easy way to add a
fresh look to a dresser or dining table.
Check out the Spring/Summer collection
by Day Birger et Mikkelsen at Amara
including ceramics in black and white
with a Scandinavian-inspired graphic
style. Prices start from 10 for the
Dragon Fly mug. amara.co.uk.

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ESSENTIAL kitchen news

DIARY DATES
Olympia International
Art & Antiques Fair

SHINE BRIGHT

Now in its 41st year, this established fair


attracts over 32,000 visitors including
interior designers, collectors and
homeowners from all over the world.
Amongst the thousands of items for sale
youll find traditional furniture, ceramics
and textiles. olympia-art-antiques.com.
WHEN? 6th - 16th June
WHERE? Olympia Exhibition Centre

Make lighting the star of your kitchen whether


you want to define a dining area or make a
statement over an island. The BB1 hand-spun
aluminium pendants have a curvaceous and
industrial style with 1950s inspired lines.
Theyre British-made, cost 159 each and are
available in aluminium, black, yellow, red and
aquamarine shades. originalbtc.com.

Striking
GRAIN

The latest IndividualDesign


concept from Siematic
showcases the S2 handleless
cabinets in a natural oak
veneer finish. The modern
continuous grain draws the
eye and blends the units
into one sleek surface.
FloatingSpaces shelving also
helps to achieve a highly
functional and beautifully
finished design. Prices
start from 25,000 for an
IndividualDesign kitchen
siematic.co.uk.

Affordable Art Fair

Over 20,000 art lovers are expected to flock


to this fairs first ever summertime event.
Expect an impressive line-up of handpicked
galleries showing everything from original
prints and oil paintings to photography and
sculpture. All art on sale will be on sale from
40 to 4,000. affordableartfair.com.
WHEN? 13th - 16th June
WHERE? Hampstead Heath

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60 years of
Laura Ashley

SHAPELY
CURVES
Moving away from the conventional,
this signature sideboard is from
Rock & Bone, the recently launched
kitchen and furniture brand from Charlie
Smallbone. Playing with proportions
and using a metallised-timber finish,
this piece is beautifully made by hand
and would make an artistic statement
in any modern kitchen. The boutique
collection boasts specially designed
furniture which is all bespokely built
in a Yorkshire workshop. Prices for
the Curvy sideboard start from
13,000. rockandbone.co.uk.

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STOP
PRESS

This iconic brand is hosting


an exclusive two day exhibition
in celebration of its 60 anniversary. To
coincide with the opening of this showcase,
Laura Ashley is launching a specially
dedicated collection of wallpapers, fabrics
and gifts definitely something to keep
an eye out for in the Autumn/Winter
collections. There are only 600 tickets
available per day, with a maximum of four
tickets per person, and it is free to enter.
To apply for tickets, please email
LA60exhibition@lauraashley.com.
WHEN? 5th - 6th June
WHERE? Vinyl Factory, Soho, London W1

One to visit...

Well-known for his quirky yet simple ceramics, British


designer Keith Brymer Jones will be opening a pop-up
shop on Portobello Road for the whole of July. You can
visit the shop at 199 Portobello Road, W11 1LU. Expect
to be treated to a charming array of porcelain tableware,
fabrics and home fragrance. Prices start from 10 for
the Good Morning mug. keithbrymerjones.com.

Silestone
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Kitchen and Bathroom Surfaces


Each element that surrounds us contributes to build our reality.
Thats the authentic existence, the existence that defines who you are.
Silestone lets you express character and emotion through your kitchen and
bathroom. The only quartz worktop with bacteriostatic protection, and available
in over 80 varied stunning colours and three exclusive textures.

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Live the authentic life, live your life with Silestone.

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View
FROM ABOVE

The contemporary and fresh white design of


the kitchen in this penthouse apartment plays
to this homes architectural strengths and
maximises the enjoyment of the beautiful views
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I WORDS AMELIA THORPE

ESSENTIAL kitchens

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pectacular views across the west London


skyline from a penthouse apartment was a
dream home as far as jewellery designer Hazel
Lawrence and partner Graham, a race horse
bloodstock manager, were concerned. Except
for one thing the kitchen. It felt dated and
dark with heavy granite surfaces, coloured cabinetry and no real
flow, recalls Hazel. The kitchen is situated on the mezzanine
level, underneath the curved roof of the four storey high building
and it quickly became top of the couples list of priorities for an
overhaul. We wanted to be able to enjoy the views and felt that
a kitchen with a lighter, cleaner, simpler and more natural feel,
inspired by our love of Scandinavian design, would make us
much more likely to be able to do that, says Hazel.
They began by restoring the natural oak floor throughout the
whole apartment, a conversion of a factory dating from the early
1900s and transformed into a modern living space fifteen years
ago. They also added a roughly textured exposed brick wall to
add character. We went to a lot of trouble to find a salvage yard
that had reclaimed London stock bricks originally from this
area, because they felt right and in keeping with the history
of the building, she says. Simple, off-white painted walls
completed the backdrop, ready for the new furniture. Following
up on a recommendation from the property manager in their
development, Hazel and Graham headed off to Halcyon Interiors,
The Alno Store. There wasnt a single kitchen in the showroom
that I didnt like, so I knew we were in the right place, says Hazel.
An all-white gloss design, chosen to maximise the effect of the
natural light that pours through the double height windows of
the living space, provides simple contrast with the warm tones
of the wood floor and newly installed reclaimed brick wall.
While Hazel says she appreciates the new design and easyto-use layout, it is the improved storage she really enjoys the
most. I now have 50 percent more storage, even though the
footprint of the furniture is the same, thanks to really
thoughtful and clever design with deep drawers and maximum
space inside the cupboards, she says. I can hide away all the
clutter, relax and really enjoy the space and the views. eKBB
To see Hazels jewellery collection, visit elloralondon.com

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ESSENTIAL kitchens

ISLAND VIEW

Punctuating the front of the sleek Alnostar


Highline island is a continuous handle recess
in a matching colour. The white colour
scheme is tempered by the use of metal,
glass and wood. The induction hob is from
Siemens and the striking Splendore extractor
hood is from Elica. At only 51cm across it adds
interest, but is diminutive enough not to
dominate the decorative scheme

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DECORATIVE
ADDITIONS

The exposed brick wall was


added by Hazel and Graham
to enhance the character of
the space. The bricks were
sourced with meticulous
attention to detail from
Windsor Reclamation. The
couple made sure they used
London stock bricks from
the period of the original
Victorian factory building for
authenticity. The Siemens
appliances are housed in
mid-height units, rather than
tall ones, to reveal as much
of the brick wall as possible
and let the spectacular curve
of the ceiling be enjoyed

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ESSENTIAL kitchens
The infinity edge to the
Corian Glacier White
makes the worktop
appear to almost float
above the cabinetry

Kitchen prof ile


Alnostar Highline high gloss white
lacquer furniture is contemporary, clean
and simple. Its linear design accentuated
by crisp-cut Corian Glacier White
worktops with an infinity edge detail. A
natural oak floor and exposed reclaimed
brick wall add warmth and contrast.

HALCYON INTERIORS

The Alno Store, 120 Wigmore Street,


London W1 3LS.
Tel 020 7486 3080.
halcyoninteriors.com.
Kitchen prices from 25,000.

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Its a deliberately simple look to


allow the extraordinary room and
spectacular views to do the talking

ASHLEY COLLINS,
SALES DIRECTOR
AND DESIGNER,
HALCYON INTERIORS
THE ALNO STORE

Qa
&

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How did you create the


layout? In an open-plan
room with an entertaining
dining area, I think it is
important to create a layout
which flows from one zone to
the next. Here there are areas
for food storage, for washing
up, and an island for cooking.
I felt a bulky island would
have been too dominant in
the space, and almost the
only thing you would see as
you come up the stairs. This
island is neat and is softened
by its curved shape, and by
the floating end which
creates a lighter appearance.
Tell us about the
peninsula This acts as a
bridge between the cooking
and dining zones of the
room, making an informal
area for coffee or drinks (with
a wine fridge to hand), and

provides a serving area


close to the dining table.
What materials and
textures did you choose?
The streamlined and
handleless white lacquer
furniture is in keeping with
the light and simple look that
Hazel and Graham wanted,
and its glossy surface reflects
maximum light to enhance
the sense of space and
brightness. We used more
white for the Corian worktops,
adding curved shapes where
possible to echo the ceiling,
and for the glass splashback,
to create a cohesive look
and provide smooth contrast
to the rougher texture of
the brick wall. Its a
deliberately simple look
to allow the extraordinary
room and spectacular
views do the talking.

ESSENTIAL kitchens

OPEN TOP

Light reflects off the glossy


lacquer surfaces of the
cabinetry to boost the
sense of space; Danish
designed accessories and a
large photographic print by
David Anthony Hall complete
the unfussy design

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MEZZANINE
KITCHEN

From the living area, stairs


lead up to the mezzanine
with its study, kitchen and
dining areas. The space has
been designed to let the
kitchen divide the space
into zones. This also
creates plenty of worktop
space for preparation and
display and a bar area,
ideal when entertaining

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Stockists
APPLIANCES

Similar appliances: HB78GB590B oven, 1,109;


HB86P575B combination microwave, 1,090;
HW1405P2B warming drawer, 399; EH975SZ11E
induction hob, 1,326; SN66T094GB integrated
dishwasher, 833, all Siemens. Similar side by side
fridge-freezer, MNN20FC, 2,051, Maytag. KWT4154UG-1
wine cabinet, 1,329, Miele. Splendore hood, 1,200,
Elica. Basic boiling water tap, 850, Quooker.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS


Minta kitchen mixer with pull-out spray, 354.98,
Grohe. Kubus KBX 110-55 sink, 371; Kubus KBX
110-20 sink, 263, both Franke. Corian Glacier White
worktops with infinity edge detail, from 400m2;
White glass splashback, priced to order, both
Halcyon Interiors The Alno Store. Cosmopolitan bar
stools, 59.50 each, Atlantic Shopping. Similar oak
flooring, from a selection, The Natural Wood Floor
Company. Reclaimed bricks, from a selection,
Windsor Reclamation. Bontempi Casa Oasi glass
dining table, from 1,636; Calligaris New York
Cantilever dining chairs, 247 each; similar sofas,
from a selection; Calligaris Shiny rug, from 338,
all Mac & Mac. Forest Dawn framed photograph
by David Anthony Hall, price on application, Wills
Art Warehouse. By Nord Wolf tea towel, 13.50,
Skandivis. Design House Stockholm Nordic Light 7-Arm
candelabra, 115, Abode. Similar floor lamp, Flos Arco,
1,614.95, Wellworking. Similar coffee table, Ice, 199,
John Lewis. Similar outdoor dining table and chairs,
from a selection, Cane Furniture Warehouse.
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

SUN DECK

Perfect for outdoor


entertaining, the sun
deck wraps around two
sides of the penthouse,
making a sheltered spot
for lunch alfresco. The
texture of the cane
furniture enhances the
natural feel of this
outdoor room

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THE WAITING

Kate Nicholson says that her sleekly


sophisticated kitchen was worth the wait
PICTURES ROWLAND ROQUES-ONEIL

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I WORDS AMELIA THORPE

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COOKING ZONE

The island is multi-tasking


with an overhang on one side,
designed to accommodate a
couple of bar stools. The
island is also the cooking zone
with a flush fitted De Dietrich
induction hob and downdraft
extractor. There is no need for
a hanging chimney hood which
could have looked cramped in
this room. The Siemens ovens
sit neatly in the unit directly
behind, creating a very
efficient working space

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STREAMLINED

Ceasarstone Snow
worktops reflect light
back into the darker
end of the room and
contast against the
sleek black De Dietrich
induction hob. The
beautiful serene colour
of the cabinets is
another element
bringing a sense of
calm to the kitchen

ll good things come to those who wait, so the saying goes, and its a maxim
that Kate Nicholson, for one, firmly believes in. We first saw this house four
years before we finally bought it, she recalls of her 1920s house in north
London. It wasnt big enough when we first looked around, so we bought
another house instead. But, after a while, we heard that the developer had
put in a loft conversion making it just the size of house we needed, so we
sold the other place and moved in as quickly as we could. It was perfect.
Well, almost. Kate shares her home with husband, Oliver, and children,
Emily, 18, Alice, 16, and twins Sam and Harriet, 12, and the hub of their busy
family life at home is the kitchen. The house is in a great location, and has
just the right amount of bedrooms and living space, but the kitchen was a problem
it just didnt work, she recalls. Although a new kitchen had been installed by the
developer, it had far too little storage space and work surface to function adequately.
It was so new that it seemed wasteful to throw out all the units and start again, so
I did try and work out how I could improve what was there, continues Kate. But,
after a while, I realised I would simply be throwing good money after bad.
It was interior designer, Nicole Haig of DNK Design, working on schemes for
the rest of the house, who suggested calling in kitchen design expert Chantel
Elshout. I loved the work that Nicole was doing in the other rooms and knew I
could trust her judgement, says Kate, and I was right. Chantel created a very clever
design, which is totally practical and functional, but also has a lovely calm and
restful feel, and a layout that flows so well with the rest of the house. After selling
and buying homes five times over recent years, do Kate and Oliver plan another
move? Never again, laughs Kate, It did feel horribly extravagant ripping out the
existing kitchen, but now I do think it was worth it. To have a design that works so
well and is such a pleasure to be in makes a success of the whole house. eKBB

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ALTERNATIVE
DRESSER

Painted shelves have been


built into the former chimney
breast, creating an attractive
display area a contemporary
take on the kitchen dresser.
Tall cupboards house the
larder and crockery are built
into a former alcove, creating
a streamlined finish and
mean there is plenty of
useful hidden storage

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I was right. Chantel


created a very
clever design, which
is totally practical
and functional, but
also has a lovely
calm and restful feel,
and a layout that
flows so well with
the rest of the house

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THE SINK ZONE

The Blanco sink is made of Silgranit


Puradur II and blends perfectly into the
worktop, while the taps offer a mix of
hot, cold, boiling and filtered water.
Upstands and window sills are also made
of Caesarstone for a seamless finish.
To keep work surfaces clutter-free, small
appliances can be pushed behind the roller
shutter (pictured, left) when not in use.
Kate uses the space as a drinks station

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THREE ZONES

There are three distinct zones


the kitchen leads directly onto
the conservatory dining area,
providing plenty of space for
entertaining and also links to
a small snug, with television,
where the children can relax.
Panelled sliding doors mean the
space can easily be adapted.
The side by side fridge-freezer,
from Liebherr, serves to reflect
light back into the room

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Kitchen prof ile


Hacker ClassicArt Cashmere cabinetry in a taupe Satin
laminate creates a soft and warm feel in this elegant
kitchen. Simple stainless steel finger pulls emphasise
the linear design, while Caesarstone Snow worktops
add a fresh and crisp finish. Recessed tall cupboards
and a section of open shelving provide plenty of
storage and display space, and a stainless steel
effect roller shutter conceals small appliances.

CHANTEL ELSHOUT DESIGN CONSULTANCY

80-83 Long Lane, London EC1A 9ET. By appointment


only. Tel 020 8772 3816. chantelelshout.com.
Kitchen prices from 20,000.

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CHANTEL ELSHOUT
DIRECTOR AND
DESIGNER, CHANTEL
ELSHOUT DESIGN
CONSULTANCY

Qa
&

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How did you create the


layout? The key to the new
design was to introduce an
island. The original layout
had units in a horseshoeshape around the room,
but nothing in the centre
of the space. By introducing
an island, we could link the
three sides of the room and
create a much more sociable
space for cooking. There
are bar stools for the
children or for friends to sit
and chat to Kate while she is
preparing dinner, and it adds
lots more work surface too.
What was your next step?
We decided to replace an old
fireplace on the wall opposite
the windows with open
shelving, designed for
displaying pretty crockery
and glassware, with a large

storage and larder


cupboard in the alcove
adjacent. This provides a huge
amount of storage space,
which was badly needed in
the room, but it doesnt feel
obtrusive because it is
recessed into the wall.
How did you choose the
colours and finishes?
Although the kitchen is cleanlined, modern and minimal in
design, we didnt want it to
look stark, so we chose a soft
shade of taupe in a satin
finish for the cabinetry,
teaming it with a lightly
speckled Snow white work
surface. The colours blend
together beautifully, and
create quite a sophisticated
feel, and they work well with
the oak floor to create a
warm and inviting effect.

Stockists
APPLIANCES
HB75AB550B single ovens, 799 each,
Siemens. Similar hob and extractor
DTi1049X 93cm induction hob with
Continuum Zone, 1,050; DHD1102X 120cm
downdraft extractor, 1,450, both De
Dietrich. Similar side by side fridge freezer,
SBSes 7252, 2,244, Liebherr. Modern
boiling water tap in polished chrome,
890, Quooker. Evolution 100 waste
disposal unit, 399, InSinkErator.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS


KWC Livello tap in chrome with pull-out
spray, 361, Sterling. Swich water filter
diverter, 128, Abode. BlancoSubline
500-U Silgranit Puradur II White sink,
423; BlancoSubline 160-U Silgranit
Puradur II White sink, 232; both Blanco.
Similar worktops, upstands and
windowsills, Caesarstone 2141 Snow,
about 4,500, Chantel Elshout Design
Consultancy. Athos dining table, from
2,793; Solo dining chairs, from 520
each; all B&B Italia. Similar bar stools,
from a selection, Atlantic Shopping.
Similar oak flooring, from 40 per sq. m,
The Natural Wood Floor Company.

INTERIOR DESIGN
DNK Design. Tel 020 7813 2945
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

STYLING CHARLOTTE COWARD-WILLIAMS

It felt horribly extravagant ripping out


the existing kitchen, but it was worth it

EXTENDING
SPACE

An existing conservatory
extension has been used
to double the space in the
kitchen area and add a
much needed dining
space, which is perfect
for entertaining. Glorious
views of the garden and
trees beyond give this
space a sense of wellbeing

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Caf
society
Inspired by a visit to a caf in Belgium, the
Haynes family kitchen combines a palette
of grey, limestone and ebony-stained oak to
create a room where friends love to hang out

PICTURES DARREN CHUNG

I WORDS AMELIA THORPE

tepping into a pretty caf in Bruges, Kate Haynes was


instantly inspired. I fell in love with the classic Belgian
grey palette of colours, mixed with natural oak and
limestone, she recalls. I took a quick picture on my
phone and started to think about how I could interpret
the look in my kitchen at home. As a property developer
and designer, Kate is experienced at responding to all sorts
of home-related challenges, but she admits that the renovation of her
recently acquired Victorian house in Hammersmith represented an even
more daunting task than normal. It was an absolutely huge project,
she says, with feeling. It wasnt quite derelict, but almost. Someone had
been living there before we bought it, but I honestly dont know how.
Determined to create an inviting and spacious family home to share
with husband, Ed, and baby son Jake, Kate set to work. At some time
in the dim and distant past, the house had been divided into four flats,
so all the partitions had to come out to put back the property, and she
and Ed decided to add a three storey extension to boost the size of the
interior in the process. At the heart of the home was to be a large
kitchen family room with space to relax, as well as to entertain friends.
With phone and picture in hand, Kate set off to meet Tim Higham,
Director and owner of bespoke British-made kitchen company,
Higham Furniture, with whom she had worked on previous projects.
I knew that if anyone could make sense of my Belgian idea, Tim
could, laughs Kate. Together they began to develop plans for cleanlined cabinetry with elegant detailing, including glazed wall cabinets,
all painted in Kates favourite grey-white seen in the pretty caf.
A three and a half metre-long island forms the focal point of
the room, its scale designed to complement the expansive size of
the room. Topped with limestone to match the tones of the grey
stone floor, the look is classic but not cold. An ebony-stained oak
breakfast bar adds warmth. I like the way Tim blended the best of
traditional ideas with modern, clean lines, says Kate. It has a light,
welcoming feel and I guess its success can be measured by the
fact that everyone always wants to hang out in here. eKBB

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BELGIAN
INSPIRATION

The juxtaposition
of simple painted
cabinetry with
beautifully grained
natural oak, worn
limestone floor and
grey accents is
quietly effective. The
soft grey colour of
the pendant lights is
accentuated by the
upholstery of the
bespoke bar chairs
which were designed
by Kate and made by
her company EHG
Design & Build

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EUROPEAN
STYLE

The beautiful vintage


pendant lights were
purchase from The
French House in Parsons
Green, London. Drawer
units have been used
along the back wall to
create almost the look
of an apothecary shop
dresser, rather than
traditional cupboards.
The custom made doors
leading out on to the
garden are available
through EHG Design &
Build and let in an
abundance of light into
this sociable space

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MATERIALS

A mix of materials,
including quartz
worktop, walnut
accents, blue grey
glass splashback
and polished concrete
floor, adds interest
and warmth

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SINK

An undermounted Shaws
Edgworth sink is highly
practical at almost a
metre wide. It has a
traditional appeal teamed
with the Perrin and Rowe
chrome mixer taps

PANTRY

Opposite the range


cooker, a pantry
cupboard with
chalkboard door sits
next to a built-in
Electrolux microwave
and Miele coffee machine

DRAWERS

The scooped feature


pulls for the oak drawers
are a delightful addition
that give depth to the
overall room design and
somehow contribute to
the wonderful caf feel

I fell I love with the classic Belgian grey palette


of colours, mixed with natural oak and limestone

How did you plan the layout?


The furniture needed to be in
proportion to the large size of
the room. Anything too small
would look lost. So the large
island anchors the design in
the space, and is balanced by
a sweep of units along one wall,
with the range cooker framed
by a smart overmantel.

TIM HIGHAM,
DIRECTOR AND
OWNER, HIGHAM
FURNITURE

Qa
&

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How did you create the


cabinetry design? I knew
that Kate wanted something
traditional, so I proposed classic,
framed doors, with clean lines
that prevent the look becoming in
any way twee. The details, such
as scooped feature pulls for the

drawers and top mouldings across


the base units, are elegant and
add interest, but again, they arent
fussy. And the glazed wall
cabinets are inspired by the
dresser in the Belgian caf.
Tell us about your choice of
materials Jura Grey limestone
worktops echo the shades
of grey in the stone floor
and painted cabinets.
The oak provides contrast,
zoning the breakfast bar.
We used an ebony stain to
accentuate the beautiful graining
in the wood. The combination is
soft and natural, with richness
added by the timber.

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CONCEALED UTILITY

A stud wall conceals the


laundry room and boiler, and
provides space to flush-fit
the Maytag American-style
fridge-freezer, pantry cupboard,
microwave and coffee machine,
creating a streamlined finish.
Additional cupboards create an
almost magical quality

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Kitchen prof ile


Bespoke tulipwood cabinetry painted in Farrow & Ball
Cornforth White with carved scalloped handles in the
drawers and satin chrome knobs on doors and pullout units. The breakfast bar, butchers block and
detailing in ebony stained oak. All Higham Furniture.

HIGHAM FURNITURE

Flint Barn, New Barns Farm, Drove Road,


Southwick, Hampshire, PO17 6EW.
Tel 0800 047 0235. higham.co.uk.
Kitchen prices from 15,000.

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ADDING CURVES

Shades of grey link the kitchen to the


family living area, while painted cabinetry
and the same wallpaper also help create a
cohesive feel to the space. The curved end
to the island mirrors the bar chairs and
softens the otherwise linear design, adding
interest and creating a pretty display area

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RANGE COOKER

The Falcon range


cooker catches the
eye, framed by a smart
overmantel and flanked
by glass fronted wall
cabinets. The glass
cooker splashback is
back painted in Farrow
& Ball Vert de Terre,
introducing more colour
to the scheme, yet with
a soft reflective quality

Stockists
APPLIANCES

1092 Deluxe dual fuel range cooker,


3,799, Falcon. Similar microwave,
EMS26254OX, 310, Electrolux. Similar
fridge-freezer, M3 IW 20 CSS 8, 2,230,
Maytag. G5400 SCi semi-integrated
dishwasher, 750; KWT4154 UG-1 wine
cooler, 1,459; CVA5060 coffee
machine, 1,799, all Miele. Elibloc 9
80 2M built-in extractor, 149, Elica.
GN1100 hot water tap in chrome,
348; Evolution 100 waste disposal
unit, 279, both InSinkErator.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS


Ionian 4193 deck mounted mixer in
chrome with lever handles, 279, Perrin
& Rowe. Shaws Edgworth 1.5 bowl
sink, 609, Shaws of Darwen. Jura Grey
limestone worktops, priced to order;
Tundra honed limestone floor tiles,
from 58.80 per sq. m, both Mandarin
Stone. Farrow & Ball Vert de Terre back
painted glass, priced to order, Higham
Furniture. Similar wallpaper, Windsor
Marl, 39.90 per 10 m roll, Andrew
Martin. Bar chairs, bespoke from EHG
Design & Build. Vintage pendant lights,
from around 100, The French House.
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

GLASS DOORS

Glazing bars on the


glass fronted wall
cupboards add another
traditional touch and
aside from the success
of the colour scheme
are one of the most
distinctive elements in
creating the scheme
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Talk of weight can be something of a social taboo.
However we at Rangemaster are rather proud of
our weight. On average we are somewhat heavier
than some of our, shall we say, lightweight
competitors. Thats because our ranges are built
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Built from experience

chef
YES

Expert cook Joy Parkers new


kitchen does double duty as an
inviting family entertaining space
and recipe development room
PICTURES DARREN CHUNG

I WORDS AMELIA THORPE

MODERN MEETS
COUNTRY

Proof that contemporary


doesnt mean clinical
comes in the form of this
beautifully inviting kitchen,
its blend of muted tones
and natural materials lifted
by clean-cut, linear design
and steel appliances
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TEST KITCHEN

Although Joy also has


a studio, she likes to
develop and test many
of her recipes at home.
When baking is on the
agenda from sticky
toffee cake or lavender
& lemon cupcakes,
strawberry tarts or leek
& cheese muffins a
surprising number of
taste testers find their
way to the kitchen door

he kitchen is often the heart of the home, but when


you are a food stylist like Joy Parker, it is also the
room in which you spend most of your time. My
kitchen is very important to me, because it is where I
work, where we entertain and where we eat as a family,
says Joy, who creates and tests recipes and styles food
photography for magazines, advertising and packaging.
After living in their Gloucestershire Cotswold stone house for
twelve years, Joy and company director husband, James, decided
to extend their home to make room for a much larger kitchen
to replace the existing pretty small space. The decision was
prompted by some good fortune. We were able to buy a four
acre paddock next to the house, which gave us more land and
some lovely views to enjoy from the kitchen, recalls Joy.
The new kitchen is about three times the size of the old, so
Joy was surprised when the first kitchen companies she consulted
suggested not much change from the original layout, with simply
a dining table in the new space. Then she met Jason Shephard of
Kitchen Architecture. I was immediately struck by how he looked at
the whole space and proposed a radically different layout, she says.
The focus of the room is now a super-size island. It gives me a
huge amount of work surface, and theres enough space all around
it to get cameras, lighting and models into the room, says Joy.
Clean, crisp and contemporary in style, the furniture is softened
by a palette of muted tones and accents of walnut. It doesnt
shout, and suits the mellow stone of the building, she says.
When daughter Beckie, 25, is home from her knitwear design
job in New York, and son Ben, 22, who has just set up a film
production company, join Joy and James for dinner, or when
friends pop by, theres room for everyone to relax. We love
entertaining and I never cook anything twice Im always
testing my recipes on my friends, she laughs. And this room
has transformed my cooking enjoyment. eKBB

To contact Joy for food styling, photography and film commissions,


visit shootingfood.co.uk and stablemedia.co.uk

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NATURAL
COLOURS

The mellow Cotswold


Stone exterior of the
house is echoed by the
choice of soft and
natural colours in the
kitchen. Clay matt
laminate on the island,
Caesarstone Snow
worktop, natural
limestone floor and
accents of timber.
The colours come from
the food and the people
the kitchen itself is
very calm, says Joy.
Three fine bone china
Drop One pendant
lamps from Original BTC
add a beautiful soft glow

ESSENTIAL kitchens

Kitchen prof ile


Bulthaup b3 furniture by Kitchen Architecture in laser
edged laminate creates a contemporary, crisp and cleanlined design, with softness introduced by the colour choice
of Clay on the island and Greige on the tall cabinets. The
raised breakfast bar on the island is made of beautifully
grained walnut veneer, the wood finish echoed in the
freestanding b2 baking cupboard. Appliances by Gaggenau,
Miele and Fisher & Paykel complete the top quality line up.

KITCHEN ARCHITECTURE

274 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DY.


Tel 01865 426990. Also in London and Cheshire.
kitchenarchitecture.co.uk.
Bulthaup b3 kitchens from Kitchen Architecture
cost from 35,000 including appliances.

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CLEAN LINES

Simple, uncluttered
design maximises the
sense of space, the linear
style accentuated by a
slender worktop, linear
G2 Bulthaup handles in
the working zone, and
crisply modern island

WORK BENCH

The four-metre long


island serves as the
main working zone of the
kitchen, with plenty of
prep and serving surface,
boiling water tap, mixer
with spray, and Gaggenau
flush fitted induction hob.
Below, drawers and
cupboards provide
purpose-built storage for
everything from knives to
spices to detergents

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BAKING
CUPBOARD

Finished in book
matched walnut veneer
with maple shelves,
the freestanding
cupboard is from
Bulthaups b2 range and
features lots of storage
space for dry goods,
baking pans and small
appliances, including
Joys mixers, food
processors, juicers and
whisks, plus hanging
rails for glassware

I was immediately struck by how


he looked at the whole space and
proposed a radically different layout

JASON SHEPHARD,
DESIGN MANAGER,
KITCHEN
ARCHITECTURE

Qa
&

Tell us about the layout


It was important to keep
it as simple as possible,
to make a comfortable
living space as well as
somewhere for Joy to
work. The island in its
purist form is a kitchen
work bench with a sink
and hob, and this one is
extra-large at four metres
long to provide lots of
work space. It is also in
proportion to the size of
the room, and forms the
focus of the space. The
tall cabinets along the
wall are designed as
simple blocks of

functional furniture, which


look far more elegant than
endless units that wrap
around the room.
What was the
biggest challenge?
Joy and James wanted a
contemporary, clean-lined
kitchen which would sit
comfortably in a country
Cotswold stone home.
We all agreed that
anything too white and
clinical just wouldnt work.
Instead, we chose softer
earthy colours and used
matt finishes for the
cabinetry, with its warmth

accentuated by the
walnut veneer breakfast
bar and baking cupboard.
And the secret to the
success of the room?
At one stage there was
to be a supporting column
in the middle of the
room, but we all worked
together with the
structural engineer to
get that removed and
replaced by a steel joist
in the ceiling. It was more
expensive and tricky, but it
has been vital in ensuring
the really open and
spacious feel of the room.

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APPLIANCES

Joy chose cooking


appliances by Gaggenau
for their durability,
even temperatures and
excellent performance,
essential for her recipe
testing. The French door
fridge has a freezer
drawer below and is by
Fisher & Paykel, and the
integrated dishwasher
situated to its left is raised
off the floor, next to deep
cutlery and crockery
drawers, to make light
work of unloading

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Stockists
APPLIANCES
BOP 250 oven, 3,062; BSP250 combination steam oven,
3,539; WSP 222 warming drawer, 718; VI491 induction
hob, 1,740; AI220 extractor hood, 2,123, all Gaggenau.
G4280 Vi integrated dishwasher, 830, Miele.
RF540ADUX3 fridge-freezer, 1,899, Fisher & Paykel.
Modern boiling water tap, 890, Quooker.

FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS


KWC Inox mixer tap with pull out spray in stainless steel,
748, Sterling. Kubus KBX110-55 undermounted sink,
371; Kubus KBX110-16 undermounted sink, 196, both Franke.
Caesarstone 2020 Cubanite Grey worktops, priced to order,
Kitchen Architecture. Windsor Limestone Tumbled floor
tiles, from 117.60 per sq. m, Artisans of Devizes; Ingolf bar
chairs, 45 each, Ikea. Original BTC Drop One pendant
lamps, 120 each; Louis Ghost chairs, 190 each, The Conran
Shop. Similar dining table, Essay by Fritz Hansen, from
454, Skandium. Similar lanterns, from a selection, Nordic
House. Crazy Copper Bowls, 69, OKA.
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

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Twins Richard and Antony


started out helping in their
grandfathers glass factory
before their father gave them
a push to start their own
business, Joseph Joseph

STOP PRESS

Joseph Joseph is celebrating


its 10th anniversary with
three new additions to the
100 Collection. Each product
has been redefined using
premium materials and a new
restrained colour palette to
create a distinctive range of
contemporary kitchenware.
The new collection
will hit UK stores in July

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PRODUCT DESIGNER PROFILE

Richard & Antony

JOSEPH

ESSENTIAL designer

A designer and a businessman.


Do you ever swap jobs?
R We both studied product design
so were both passionate about creating
new products, but we know what our
strengths are and we play to them.
A I think that having a good idea of
where you stand in a company is
important, especially if youre brothers
as it can lead to fewer disagreements.
What contributed most to your success?
A We have a clear idea of the brand and
where we want it to go with it, which is
important. Not being swayed by fads or
crazes and staying true to the ethos we have
always had which is function and form.
R We have also learned from our
mistakes, and that is something that
people forget, it is important in order
to know where to go next.
What do you aim to achieve in design?
A We like to think that we solve problems
that people never knew they had.
R Yes, we want to create something that
functions perfectly but also looks good.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
A Everywhere! Sometimes its as simple as
someone saying wouldnt it be great if
to get the creative cogs whirring. We spend
hours in the kitchen looking for loose
ends to tie up, but out of every 100 ideas
only 20 or so will see the light of day.
R They always have to fit the four things

we look for: innovation, functionality,


long life and good looks.

Top By using
downward pressure and
a rocking motion the
Rocker 100 stainlesssteel garlic crusher, 19,
crushes garlic cloves
quickly and efficiently

If you could have designed any


piece thats not yours what would it be?
R The first ever wooden Spoon!
A Ive always wanted to design a
really great ironing board!

Middle Each Index 100


chopping board set has
colour-coded, non-slip
feet and a staggered,
index tab with a
brushed metal-style
finish and stainlesssteel case. Large, 75

Form or function?
R Our whole philosophy is about function.
A And to be unique!
Classic or contemporary interiors?
R A bit of both, my home is an eclectic
mix of design classics and modern pieces.
A I like to mix it up as much as possible.
The favourite thing in your kitchens?
A &R The Kenwood Mixer! Its so well
designed that it will never be updated.
R You also shouldnt underestimate the
usefulness of a wooden spoon I have
about 10, but they always come in handy!
What is next for Joseph Joseph?
A Cleaning and organisation products
products which have always been unloved.
R My favourite is the Easy Tear its
a great product where you can tear
paper towels one handed.
Will you always work together?
R We have a strong family ethic.
A Plus were twins, so its very hard to
get away from one another!

Bottom The Triscale


digital scale, 30, brings
a whole new meaning to
the concept of spacesaving kitchen gadgets.
It has an easy-to-read
LCD display, touchsensitive controls and
an auto power-off. The
adjustable rolling pin
comes with four sets of
discs that raise the
rolling surface to create
exactly the required
pastry thickness, 30
Below left Each
Elevate wooden utensil
has a weighted handle
with an integrated tool
rest so the head is always
raised off of the work
surface. 9.50 each

Richard & Antony


Twin brothers Richard and Antony Joseph
founded Joseph Joseph in 2003. Antony
studied design at Central St Martins while
Richard studied business at Cambridge
University. Producing beautiful, contemporary
and functional kitchenware, award-winning
Joseph Joseph is now internationally
recognised for its technical innovation and
has become one of the fastest growing
homeware companies in the world.
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FEATURE CHARLOTTE COWARD-WILLIAMS

We like to create something that functions


perfectly, looks good and solves problems

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Kitchen
A family kitchen is given the country treatment to enhance
the restful feel that extends throughout this Sussex home

his mellow and relaxing kitchen has been created for a beautiful country house in
Sussex, which is primarily a weekend family retreat, so needed to be an environment
for low key living. Very young children demanded a family-friendly attitude to the
interiors and the owners wanted a quiet approach that enhanced the natural elements
of the surrounding countryside. The kitchen was part of an entire house design, where the
serene colour scheme continues seamlessly throughout the property - most rooms connecting
to the kitchen, which literally is the central element of the home. Subtle hints of pattern in
the soft furnishings add personality and interest without being overwhelming. Textiles have
also been used to contribute to the feeling of comfort and warmth, still projecting a sense of
calm. The wood panelling on the island is mirrored in the intimate banquette seating area
which perfectly fills an awkward corner, as if it has always been there. Solid oak has been
used on the island worktop as a further reminder of the rustic country location, but has been
stained a dark colour both for contrast and practicality. Glazed cabinets in the kitchen area
introduce a reflective quality, and add to the feeling of light and space. Although clearly
English country style, there appears to be soft Scandinavian and North East US coastal
influences in the overall scheme, but ultimately this is a kitchen that perfectly fulfils the brief:
a family home, a great place to cook for friends and somewhere to relax and rejuvenate.

Natalia
Miyar
HEAD OF DESIGN
HELEN GREEN DESIGN
Born in Mexico City,
Natalia studied History
of Art at Brown
University, USA,
followed by five years
as an architect in Miami.
After moving to London,
she joined Helen Green
Design in 2009. Her love
of art and her exposure
to a mix of cultures has
been central to her
design ideas. She leads
a talented team of
designers and architects
with a passion for
interior design, clearly
reflected in their work
and product ranges
which include furniture,
lighting and wallpapers.

PROJECT DETAILS

KITCHEN FURNITURE INCLUDING CABINETRY, ISLAND, CHAIRS, WINDOW SEAT AND TABLE, SINK,
FLOORING All made bespoke by Helen Green Design BAR STOOLS Bespoke by Helen Green Design,
similar from Kit Stone PENDANT LIGHTS Original BTC Phane ceiling light, in large, 249, John Lewis
TAP Ascona tap in chrome, 163, Franke WORKTOP Dark stained oak TILES Similar, Savoy 3x6, 110 per m2,
Ann Sacks, RANGE COOKER Britannia CUSHIONS Fabrics by Tissus d Helene Ltd BLINDS Claremont
Furnishing ARCHITECTS Helen Green Design provided all the Interior Architectural Services

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ESSENTIAL designer

ISLAND
CENTRAL

A large island with


seating area takes
centre stage and is the
real hub of the home.
A combination of dark
stained oak worktops
contrasts with the
limed wooden flooring

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ESSENTIAL designer

Glazed cabinets in the kitchen area add a ref lective quality


and contribute to the overall feeling of light and space

IN THE DETAIL

Elegant fabrics tie the


informal dining area to
the main kitchen. Small
touches like the button
detailing in the seating
cushion make a difference
to the finished effect

SHADES OF GREY

Perhaps the overwhelming


feature of this kitchen is the
beautiful and serene colour
scheme which instantly lifts
the space and creates a
sense of calm throughout
the space. The cabinets
have been made bespoke by
Helen Green Design

Qa

What inspires you? We find


inspiration everywhere art,
fashion, museums, even television
shows can be inspiring. On a more
project specific level, the location,
architecture of the property, and of course the lifestyle
and personality of the client all have an effect.

&

What was your inspiration behind the kitchen


design? This kitchen very much reflects the
aspirations of our client to have a stylish yet familyfriendly place for relaxed weekend living. It is also
both timeless and practical, and in keeping with the
existing architecture of the property.
What are your favourite features of the kitchen?
The banquette seating, which is a clever way
of introducing a very relaxed and interactive
dining space to the kitchen.

How did you inject the client's personality? The


design really was based on how they wanted to live,
with the kitchen as the hub of the home, so its very
personal from that perspective. Stylistically, the

How did you set about creating the layout


in this room? The kitchen was very important
to our client, it is the heart of the home literally
in this case as all the other rooms are off it. The
large island creates a social space for the family,
whilst being practical for cooking. We kept the
space open to enable great flow into the adjoining
rooms. The existing layout allowed us to create an
informal dining space by the window, so breakfast
can be enjoyed with the garden views.
How important was maximising light and space?
The space has great natural light and views to the
garden, therefore we chose an off-white paint
colour to keep it fresh and enhance the airy feel.
Cleverly concealed recessed lighting and pendants
create moody, soft light for the evening.
The seating area is quite intimate for a kitchen what led you to include this area? The banquette
seating enables the family to eat together without it
being too formal. For larger gatherings, the banquette
provides the children with their own space to relax
while the adults are seated at the adjacent dining table.

EKBB June 2013

FEATURE CHARLOTTE COWARD-WILLIAMS

Did you come across any challenges with your brief ?


Concealing the amenities and appliances required
in a family kitchen can often present a challenge.

sophisticated but relaxed prints in neutral tones


were in keeping with the owners wishes for a
design that enhanced the natural surroundings.

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Style
PURE ELEGANCE
These hand-blown,
sandblasted vases
diffuse light with
a soft hazy effect
across a simple coffee
table in mango wood

Trestle coffee tables in white and


grey, 285 each; Sandblasted Ridges
vase (at back), 65; Sandblasted
Paths vases, large, 40; small,
35, all French Connection

SHOPPING ACCESSORIES INSPIRATION DECORATING IDEAS


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M A K ER S OF T HE FI NES T BESP OK E F U R NI T U R E

www.BespokeKitchenDesign.co.uk
Call 0800 169 3979 to speak to a designer or receive our latest Bespoke por tfolio

ESSENTIAL style
Castellet tablecloth in
taupe, 110; Castellet
simple hem napkins
28 for four, The
Linen Works

HST restaurant
in Copenhagan,
a collaboration
between Cofoco,
New Norm and
Menu, dinnerware
from 25, Menu

Create an inviting
and tactile scheme,
effortlessly blending
calming soft greys
with plenty of texture
Set of three
shallow zinc
wire baskets
24, Cox & Cox

Tonale vessels by
David Chipperfield
39 each, Alessi

Linen and hemp


tea towel-apron
27.50, Made
in Design

Tie dye cushion


by House Doctor
30, Idyll Home

Tap water bottle with


ceramic stopper 3.50,
Garden Trading

FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

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COMPILED BY ANNA MORLEY

Fir stool
in grey 76,
Bloomingville

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ESSENTIAL style
Soranza fabric
in wedgewood
80 per m,
Designers Guild

Antique elm stool,


199; vases in pink
and nude, 25 each;
transparent aqua
vase, 81; rugs,
from 13; natural
bench, 339, all
Bloomingville

Translucent glass
gives an ethereal feel
to an interior. Use a
selection of rugs to
help create a cool vibe
Castellet ciel blue,
cassis rose and
antique white
linen from 21
per m, The
Linen Works

Merino throw with


fringe 74, Linum

Denim cushion in
100 per cent cotton
40, Idyll Home

Wooden nature bench


339, Bloomingville

FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

Bouch table lamps


by Seletti 119 each,
Made in Design
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COMPILED BY ANNA MORLEY

Water Hyacinth bowl


12, John Lewis

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It's whats inside that counts... we agree

www.siematic.co.uk

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ESSENTIAL style
Soranza linen
and jute fabric
in graphite,
80 per m,
Designers Guild

Muuto Adaptable
multi-functional
table, 1,395; Visu
wood chairs 249,
all Made in Design

Use bare wood as


the foundation of
your perfect scheme,
ideal for layering
different finishes
Clyde three legged
occasional side
table 550, Pinch

Essentials
chopping block
21, Jamie
at Home

Mango wood
salad servers
from 11.95
for a set of
two, Nkuku

Nice pendant in
concrete 108,
Holloways
of Ludlow

FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

COMPILED BY ANNA MORLEY

Mayor sofa in black


by Arne Jacobsen
and Flemming Lassen
from 3,999, Viaduct

Sky planter
by Patrick
Morris 23.50,
Twentytwentyone

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ESSENTIAL kitchens

Shades
OF BLUE

Bring back colour and


take a fresh look
at your tableware
with subtle hues,
clear cut glass and
eye-catching pieces

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PICTURES BRENT DARBY

STYLING MARISA DALY

I STYLE EDITOR ANNA MORLEY

ESSENTIAL kitchens

Ella Doran cutting board, 22, Brissi.


Miriam teapot, 19.99; Miriam sugar bowl,
9.99, Zara Home. Jars Glacis blue mug,
17; Turquoise Laguiole teaspoon, 5.50
each; Sabre turquoise teaspoon, 4.50,
all Ceramica Blue. Small stoneware jug,
35 (includes two espresso cups with
saucers), The White Company. Sorano
china serving platter, 17, OKA. Simple
Hem napkin in cornflower, 28 for a set of
four, The Linen Works. Similar tiles, Metro
Gloss in royal blue, colonial white and jet
black, 85 per sq m2, all Original Style

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ESSENTIAL kitchens
WHERE TO SHOP...
KITCHEN COUNTER (left to right): Turquoise casserole dish,
38, Ceramica Blue. Tilly vase, 21, Idyll Home. Stornoway
lantern in shutter blue, 30; bread bin in clay, 28; Classic
jug in slate, 15, all Garden Trading. Seletti water glass bottles,
80.20 for a set of four, Made in Design. Similar bread boards,
from 25; Similar wooden bowl, 29.95, both John Lewis.
DINING TABLE (left to right): Iittala Teema turquoise bowls,
12.50 each; Iittala Aalto blue tumblers, 9 each; Iittala
Kastehelmi tealight holders, 10 each, all David Mellor.
Similar wine glasses round based crystal, 115, for a set of
six. Pale blue cut glass tumblers 4.95 each, Idyll Home.

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Jonathan Adler blue Ikat plates, 9 each; Sabre Confetti


grey dessert side plates, 6.70 each, both Amara. Twisted
handle cutlery, 26 for 24-piece set, OKA. Simple Hem
napkins in cornflower, 28 for a set of four, The Linen
Works. Orvesto candlesticks, 42 each, Brissi. Turquoise
glass vase, 55, The Conran Shop. Windsor chairs, 225
each, Howe. Similar rug, New York in black/stone, 391,
Skandium. Bestlight BL5 wall light, 415, SCP. Similar
pendant light, Ellipse, 395, Heathfield. ON ALCOVE
SHELF Similar vintage ginger beer jars, POA, Phoenix
on Goldborne. Hooped tankard jug, 24.50, Burleigh

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ESSENTIAL kitchens

TOP LEFT Gladstone decanter, 45, OKA. Cut crystal milk bottle, 125, The Conran Shop. Verona wine glass, 8, Brissi.
Blue pop glass, 6; Pressed Pizzo soap dish, 14, both Anthropologie. Love turquoise charger plate, 24, Ceramica Blue.
TOP RIGHT Similar paint, Drawing Room Blue, 32.50 per 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball. Similar vintage ginger beer jars, POA,
Phoenix on Goldborne. BOTTOM LEFT Leyla bowls, 9 each, OKA. Simple Hem napkins in cornflower (in bowls), 28 for a
set of four, The Linen Works. Grey Elements platter, 48, Anthropologie. Swiss Textiles stripe grey tea towel, 13.50, David
Mellor. BOTTOM RIGHT Egg Shell Spot mixing bowl, 26, The Shop Floor Project. Similar Copenhagen beech pepper mill,
16, Artisanti. Blue glass bowl, 14, David Mellor. Tea & Toast butter dish, 10, Anthropologie. Twisted Handle knife, 26
for a 24-piece set, OKA. Similar bread board, from 25, John Lewis. Jonathan Adler blue Ikat plates, 9 each, Amara
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900,000 to 4,000,000 with some properties available to rent. Tel 01367 250 066. thelakesbyyoo.com.
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152
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3

Shaker
APPEAL

Painted cabinetry, in soft


shades of blue, is offset by
highlights of warm wood
furniture and authentic,
hand-antiqued tiles. Choose
porcelain ceramics and low
hanging pendant lighting to
complete the calming look

COMPILED BY EMMA FOALE

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10

1 AGA Total Control 3-oven in White,


from 4,995, AGA 2 Toulon pendant light
in Shutter Blue, 70, Garden Trading
3 Wooden chopping boards, from 25,
Bodie and Fou 4 CH24 Wishbone chair
in soaped oak by Hans Wegner for Carl
Hansen, 588, Viaduct 5 Helena milk jug
by Georg Jensen, 35, Skandium 6 White
spots on duck egg blue dinner plate,
24.50, Susie Watson Designs 7 White
brick wallpaper, 32 per 10m roll, Rockett
St George 8 Teema 0.2l pitcher, 18,
Skandium 9 French tea towel in blue,
10, Ville & Campagne 10 Weathered oak
bar stool, 120, London Cows 11 Paris
tiles in Isabelle, 9.95 each, Fired Earth
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

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ESSENTIAL get the look


FREESTANDING
KITCHEN
Vermont by Fired
Earth is made from
oak and available in
a choice of twenty
painted finishes
(shown in Andaman
Sea, Smoke Blue
and Dover Cliffs).
Worktops come in
four Ceasarstones
(Blackened Rock and
Crystal Snow are
shown here) and
three oak finishes.
Prices start from
around 10,000

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ESSENTIAL furniture

CHAIRS &

tables
Invest in a dramatic table and chairs
with character to put the final flourish
to a new dining room or kitchen space
WORDS LINDA PARKER

DESIGN CLASSICS

Essay table, 4085, with oak top


and lacquered legs by Cecelie Manz
and Series 7 chairs in black lacquer,
453 each, by Arne Jacobsen for
Fritz Hansen, all Aram Store

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RECLAIMED ELM

Available in three lengths approximately 5, 6 and 7ft


long and a new smaller square version, this table
made from reclaimed elm has fine tapered legs. Create
an eclectic look by mixing the matching benches with
a couple of bistro chairs. From 595 for a 5ft table; Elm
chair, 295; Bistro chair, 95, all An Angel At My Table

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ESSENTIAL furniture

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Ingalis dining table, 599; bench


275; sideboard, 699; stool
199; Davey Factory ceiling
light, 360, all John Lewis

n all the excitement and planning thats


involved in a new kitchen, dont lose
sight of the fact that you will still need
a kitchen table and chairs. Its worth
factoring this into your budget from the
start as this important decorative feature
can represent a considerable investment.
Were all fans of the kitchen island, which nowadays
features in most new kitchen layouts and especially
those in a conservatory-style extension. However,
unless it includes a dropped surface specifically
designed as a dining area, an island cant replace the
family table. A home still needs a table that can be used
to host a birthday tea, Sunday lunch or formal dining.

Natural Finish
A natural timber finish, whether its veneered or solid
wood is a smart choice, especially in a busy family
home. Weve moved on from the days of polished
mahogany dining tables dressed with a cloth and the
style now is very much more relaxed, with a bare wood
table being perfectly acceptable for casual and formal
dining. Of course, protect the table from hot serving
dishes and plates, but try not to worry too much over
the inevitable marks that will accumulate with daily
use. The more rustic the style, the less you need to
fuss over daily wear and tear. Oak works beautifully
for these styles, with a waxed or oiled finish which
can be restored as necessary. Antique-hunters should
keep an eye out for old, farmhouse-style pine tables,
the more worn and distressed the better create a
unique scheme by contrasting old and new, and team
it with colourful modern chairs or faux period styles,
such as the iconic clear acrylic Ghost chair by
Philippe Starck inspired by Louis XV style.

On the Bench
Its a good idea to invest in a pair of benches if you
regularly host big dinner parties they can often be
tucked away beneath the table when not needed or
if the table is moved against a wall. Match the length
of the bench to the length of the un-extended table,
and buy pairs of chairs to cover either end of the table
plus the extra space provided when its extended.

Material Matters

MADE IN
ITALY

The Tuscan Rustic


Oak table and
matching bench
are both made to
order in Italy from
solid European
wild oak, finished
with a warm stain
and matt lacquer.
The knots and
cracks give the
table a rustic
appeal that differs
with each table
made. Table from
1,695; bench from
795, both Heals

Many tables have a lacquered, glossy finish. The


glossy finish may gradually dull over time, unless
youre very strict over using cloths and mats. Glass

FAR LEFT The Vienna dining table comes in a wide variety of finishes
and tops and can also be custom-sized to special commission.
Shown here with a solid walnut top with a durable wax-oil treatment
highlighting the grain. The legs are finished in a rich bronze which is
typical of Art Nouveau metalwork. Price from 6,000, Tom Faulkner
LEFT The Mrs B dining table is designed by Russell Pinch and
made from solid oak with curved turned legs. The complementary
Vienna bentwood chairs are based on a classic Thonet design.
Available in natural lacquered beech and in a range of finishes.
From 1,750 for the table and 148 for the chair, both from Benchmark
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ESSENTIAL furniture
SPLIT PERSONALITY

Muutos new Split Table by


Swedish designer Staffan
Holm is classic Scandinavian
craftsmanship at its best. The
solid wooden legs appear to be
split along the middle to create
a refined yet stable resting point
for the table top. Its 2.2m long
and costs 1,995 from Haus

tables are not quite so on-trend as they have been in


the past few years, but are suited to many new glazed
extensions, adding emphasis to the light/space/
transparency theme. Always check that the glass used
is tempered or safety glass (which is up to five times
stronger than standard untreated glass, and which
will break into harmless rounded fragments in the
case of an accident). For that reason, avoid buying
glass tables from antique or vintage shops or
auctions, as you dont know the provenance of the
glass. If you really love the frame/trestle/legs,
consider replacing the glass with modern, safe, glass.
Ligne Roset have a new ceramic table-top material,
Seram, which is recyclable, eco-friendly, resistant to
heat, chemicals and UV so could be a good choice
for dining areas in a sunny, glazed extension.

The Practicalities
Be aware of measurements and scale what looks
like a perfectly average-sized table in a spacious
shop or showroom could be far too big for the
dining area at home. Make paper templates for the
table and chairs, and put into position on the floor
to see what the moving around space is, and whether
the chairs fit under the table neatly. Splayed chair
legs take up more space, which may not make a
huge difference, but in a long table with pedestal
legs it could be the difference between an extra chair
or not for either side of the table. Dont forget to
allow enough space for the extending leaves to be
used comfortably. For chairs, try to choose fabric
seat covers that can be removed for cleaning, or
perhaps stick to non-fabric designs. eKBB

BELOW LEFT The Murano dining table is made from walnut with an
Italian marble top. The Vitra Hal Chair By Jasper Morrison has a plastic
shell seat with solid oak legs. Chair, 282; Table, 2,995, both Heals

20TH CENTURY

The Standard Chair was designed in


1934 by Jean Prouv; Powder-coated
tubular steel front legs take very little
strain, with a choice of natural or dark
oak seat and back. 577, Aram Store

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EASY CHANGE

The Adaptable Table comes either in plain oak


or lacquered in white, black or grey with lots of
different top/leg combinations to choose from.
Its 2m wide and costs 1,450. The Tate chair
designed by Jasper Morrison costs 465. Both
are available from Twentytwentyone

An eclectic choice of mixed and matched modern chairs can add a


unique look and makes a great contrast to a classic or antique table
WHITE WASHED

The Slab dining table is


made from solid wood with
a washed finish, 545; School
chairs, 250 a pair; Monk chairs,
290 a pair, all Loaf

SOLID STYLE

The Salisbury dining table


range made from rustic
European oak. The 2.4m
table is 1,335; bench 735;
armchair, 399, all from
Barker & Stonehouse

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SECOND SET

SEE THROUGH

Dining Table Two is


crafted in solid wood
with a pale matt ash
top on walnut trestle
style legs with a
brass support. In
either 2 or 2.4m long.
Table from 1,755;
Seating Bench Two,
595; Stool Two in
ash and walnut 265,
all Another Country

The T System dining table


is designed by Piero Lissoni
in transparent glass and
marble pictured in Bardiglio
White Nuvolato. The
180cm long table is priced
from 3,652 at Chaplins

Consider commissioning a bespoke table to suit the size and


shape of your dining space. Many kitchen makers will often
be able to co-ordinate a table to the style of the kitchen

What is the strongest trend


coming through this year?
Big, solid wooden table tops
The more natural the better,
also earthy and industrial finishes.
Oval shapes are very popular.

TOM FAULKNER,
FOUNDER,
TOM FAULKNER

Qa
&

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Has the strong trend for open


plan kitchens with islands
changed peoples purchases?
Yes, people are buying big, striking
dining tables. And because of the
single living area concept, tables
need to be very robust and fit for
all occasions eating at one end
and children doing homework at
the other end by day, and smart
enough for a dinner party by night.
What is your most successful
shape/size of table?
Everybody loves an oval. Its a very
communal shape, non-hierarchical
and aesthetically pleasing.

What is your best buying


advice? If you buy a dining table
from us it's going to last you for
the rest of your life; so while it
might be expensive it is an
investment for the future.
Its something you might be
interacting with every day of your
life, so is an emotional investment
as well as a financial one.
Which tabletop material is
the most hardwearing?
We sell a lot of glass and a lot of
oak tables and it depends on use
and lifestyle. They both have
advantages and disadvantages.
Glass is quite high maintenance
it needs to be polished regularly to
look its best. Oak is a very hard
material, is low maintenance and
will change and age over time.
We are also developing lots of new
finishes and patinations for steel.

ESSENTIAL furniture

THE WAREHOUSE LOOK


Dining table, 269; bench, 199; small
rustic stool, 99; hanging lampshade,
119; pink trimmed cushion, 33; grey
cushion, 44, all Bloomingville

Cushions
and things...
The robust Tonelli Kasteel
table, 1,499, is 180cm
long and available in extra
clear or transparent glass.
The wooden joint can
be in natural oak or
wenge dyed. The Eames
oak chair is 159.00. Both
from Barker & Stonehouse

INDUSTRIAL
STYLE

The Vipp table (far left) has


an untreated, recycled teak
plank top, so each table is
unique. The table frame
powder coated aluminum in
matte black or gloss white
and has an industrial feel.
About 2,300 from Vipp

FOR DRAMATIC PENDANT LIGHTS...


Holloways of Ludlow, 020 7602 5757,
hollowaysofludlow.com
Design My World, 0844 357 4508,
designmyworld.net
Ben Rousseau, Rousseau Design,
020 7953 1259, rousseau.co.uk

FOR FABULOUS TABLE LINEN...


Brissi, 0844 800 9912, www.brissi.com
Ochre & Ocre, 0845 331 1277,
ochreandocre.com
The Linen Drawer, 07845 155235,
thelinendrawer.co.uk

FOR COMFORTABLE CUSHIONS...


Ian Mankin, ianmankin.co.uk
Arctic Design, 020 8133 9308,
arctic-design.co.uk
Amara, 0800 587 7645, amara.co.uk
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

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PICTURE RESEARCH CHARLOTTE COWARD-WILLIAMS

REFLECTIVE
DESIGNS

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ESSENTIAL directory

FURNITURE DIRECTORY

The next in our collectable directory guides. This month our essential
tables and chairs round-up, to update your little black book
AN ANGEL AT
MY TABLE
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Wood, metal,
traditional, farmhouse
0845 200 0723
anangelatmytable.com

ANOTHER COUNTRY
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material Wood,
metal, classic,
contemporary
020 7193 5692
anothercountry.com

ARAM STORE
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material Wood,
contemporary, designer,
polypropylene, metal
020 7557 7557
aram.co.uk

BARK FURNITURE
Products Tables,
chairs, benches
Style/Material Handmade,
bespoke, wood,
metal, mid-century,
glass, contemporary
07545 142486
barkfurniture.com

BARKER &
STONEHOUSE
Products Tables, chairs,
barstools, benches
Style/Material Wood,
metal, glass, traditional
0333 355 9360
barkerandstonehouse.co.uk

BENCHMARK
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material Wood,
bespoke, traditional
01488 608020
benchmarkfurniture.com

BLOOMINGVILLE
Products Tables, chairs,

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stools, benches
Style/Material Wood,
contemporary, designer,
polypropylene, metal
0045 9626 4656
bloomingville.dk

BRISSI
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material Wood,
classic, upholstered
0844 800 9912
brissi.com

CALLIGARIS
Products Tables, chairs,
benches, stools
Style/Material
Italian, contemporary,
wood, metal, glass, designer
0020 8977 3371
calligaris.co.uk

CAMERICH
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material Wood,
metal, designer,
contemporary
020 7833 8181
camerich.co.uk

CHAPLINS
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, barstools, benches
Style/Material
Marble, contemporary,
designer, wood,
glass, metal, acrylic
020 8421 1779
chaplins.co.uk

DE LA ESPADA
Products Tables,
chairs, stools, benches
Style/Material Wood,
metal, modern, glass
020 7536 9291
delaespada.com

ERCOL
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Wood, classic,
retro, handmade
01844 271 800
ercol.com

THE FRENCH
FURNITURE COMPANY
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material Wood,
traditional, French classic
01923 710612
thefrenchfurniture
company.co.uk

HABITAT
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material Wood,
metal, colourful,
contemporary,
0844 499 1111
habitat.co.uk

HAUS LONDON
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material
Contemporary, designer,
iconic, wood, metal,
polypropylene
020 7536 9291
hauslondon.com

HEALS
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material
Glass, wood, metal,
designer, contemporary,
classic, upholstered
08700 240 780
heals.co.uk

HOMES IN HEAVEN
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Wood, metal, classic,
contemporary,
traditional, marble
020 7736 2227
homesinheaven.com

JOHN LEWIS
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material
Wood, metal, acrylic,
upholstered, traditional,
contemporary
0845 604 9049
johnlewis.com

KARTELL

MINOTTI LONDON

Products
Tables, chairs
Style/Material Metal,
polypropylene
kartell.it

Products Tables, chairs


Style/Material Wood,
metal, contemporary,
Italian, leather
020 7323 3233
minottilondon.com

LAURA ASHLEY
Products Tables, chairs,
Style/Material
Classic, traditional,
upholstered, wood
0871 983 5999
lauraashley.com

LIGNE ROSET
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Metal, glass, wood,
upholstered
020 7323 1248
ligne-roset.co.uk

LOAF
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Wood, metal,
classic, upholstered
0845 468 0670
loaf.com

LOMBOK
Products Tables, chairs,
benches, stools
Style/Material
Wood, metal,
classic, upholstered
020 7637 3286
lombok.co.uk

MAISON
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Wood, traditional,
upholstered
01892 547755
maisonhomeinteriors.com

MARKS & SPENCER


Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material
Wood, metal,
classic, contemporary
0845 603 1603
marksandspencer.com

OKA
Products
Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Wood, metal,
traditional, farmhouse
0845 468 0670
okadirect.com

STEUART PADWICK
Products
Tables, chairs
Style/Material
Wood, contemporary
07712 836875
steuartpadwick.co.uk

THE CONRAN SHOP


Products Tables, stools,
chairs, bench, loveseat
Style/Material Wood,
contemporary, metal,
glass, marble, leather
020 7589 7401
conranshop.co.uk

TOM FAULKNER
Products Tables, chairs
Style/Material Handmade,
bespoke, wood, metal,
contemporary, classic
020 7351 7272
tomfaulkner.com

TWENTYTWENTYONE
Products Tables, chairs,
stools, benches
Style/Material Marble,
designer, wood, metal, glass
020 7288 1996
twentytwentyone.com

VIPP
Product Table
Style/Material
Wood/metal
0045 4588 8815
vipp.com

ESSENTIAL shopping

Rustic stools

Gather friends around your kitchen island


COMPILED BY EMMA FOALE

1 Industrial oak bar stool, 150, Alexander & Pearl 2 Tato oak bar stool, 60, Habitat 3 Solo stool by Nitzan Cohen, 253, Aram Store
4 Dallas slatted bar stool, 450, Alexander & Pearl 5 Vale adjustable bar stool, 99, Made.com 6 House Ken bar stool in oak,
99, John Lewis 7 Dua stool, from around 338, Discover & Deliver 8 Ercol Originals bar stool in light finish,
from 200, Heal's 9 Artek Pirkka high stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara, from 499, Aram Store
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Bedrooms
Interiors

Abingdon Furniture Gallery


has been established with one
philosophy: to provide all your
interior furnishing needs based
on enduring quality and cutting
edge design.
Our range incorporates
kitchens, bedrooms, occasional
furniture and a full interiors and
soft furnishings service. There
is no such thing as standard in
our eyes, we offer a plethora
of materials, finishes and
colours for all furniture and
furnishings, giving you endless
opportunities to mix and

Premium brand
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Stunning
bedrooms
Stylish interiors
Kitchens

match to create that personal


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Our products are showcased
in a spectacular 10,000 ft2
showroom set over two floors
allowing your imagination to be
challenged.
When you choose your interiors
from Abingdon Furniture
Gallery, you are buying the very
best quality, where modern
technology and precision
design work in harmony with
traditional craftsmanship,
passion and an eye for detail.

T. 01235 558000
E. sales@afgk.co.uk
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technology
WHITE HOT

Understated
and elegant, this
Ice White range
cooker will work
with any choice of
decorative scheme
Falcon 1000 Deluxe range
cooker, from 3,406

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Cupcake

COLOUR PALETTE
Add a pop of 70s delight into your next baking session with
the new Kenwood Chef Classic. The gloss white finish is a
stylish touch with modest metallic accents in Calypso orange,
Astro blue or Pinto green. Spoil yourself with this retro piece
of kit and enjoy a choice of more than 20 additional
attachments available to buy for an enhanced
kitchen enjoyment. Expect to pay 285.
kenwoodworld.com.

A welcome
INDUCTION

Everhot has announced the


introduction of the 110i, a classic style
cooker featuring the latest induction
technology. Offering you the best of
both worlds, this fascinating hybrid of
cast iron hotplate and induction hob
marks a step towards the digital
kitchen, with an old heart. Priced
at 8,120, choose from seven
colours. everhot.co.uk.

COOKING PARTY
Turn cooking into a party by
adding music to your
dinnertime recipes. Verburg
Audio has released the
worlds first integrated audio
system for the kitchen. The
MaestroKitchen 100 connects
with your iPod/iPhone, CD,
USB or AUX, alternatively, enjoy
the built-in FM/DAB radio.
Discreetly housed within the
cabinets, we cant think of an
easier way to bring multimedia
into the kitchen. Available with
built-in or separate speakers.
Prices start from 1,099.
Visit verburgaudio.com to
find your nearest dealer.

BREAKFAST
ON THE RUN
Cuisinart has released the
smartest toaster we have seen
for a while. It has a motorised
lever that will raise and
lower bread at the
touch of the button,
while the LED display
shows a countdown so
that you know how
long you have to wait
until your toast (or
bagel) is ready. But
how does it know what
you like? Using the seven
settings, of course. Complete
with blue illuminated buttons,
it is available from House of
Fraser for 100. cuisinart.co.uk.

Caffeine fix
When it comes to buying a coffee
machine there are a lot of great options
out there but then along came The
Hope & Glory Coffee Company. It has
launched a range of vibrant coffee
machines using the expertise of Q
Graders (the worlds top coffee
aficionados) so that you can recreate top
caf-quality coffee at home. Eight pods
are available to choose from, tested by
the worlds most skilled tasters. Prices
start from 349. Buy online from
hopeandglorycoffee.co.uk.

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APPS
Easy Living
CORAM SHOWERS
Download the Coram Showers new app
onto your Apple or Android device for
instant access to a gallery of products
and information, fitting instructions
and step-by-step video demonstrations.
You can easily interact with Coram on
Twitter and Facebook with direct links,
or find your nearest stockist. FREE

Singing
in the rain
Dornbracht has revealed its latest innovative
kitchen and bathroom products. First up is the
eUnit, an electronic solution for the sink area that
optimises everyday tasks using technology to
assist with dispensing water, regulating flow and temperature and
operating the plug. Due to be released later this year, the newly
developed foot sensor will be a key player, allowing total hands-free
control and minimal hygiene risks. The SmartWater device is what
controls the temperature and flow and has been designed for both
kitchen and bathroom use. It is an easy pairing of dial and display.
You will have heard claims of the ultimate showering experience
before, but Sensory Sky is inspired by weather phenomena and the
moods of nature. Incorporating these into a unique bathing experience
designed to feel as if you are showering in open air, it uses three
scenarios READJUST, RELEASE and REJOICE, to create the special
features of rain, fog, light and fragrance. However, youre not
restricted to these programmes spray heads, nozzles, light and
fragrance can all be separately adjusted. It is due to be available in two
different finishes (brushed or high-gloss stainless steel) from autumn
this year. Its a bit early for confirmed prices, but expect to pay around
10,000 for eUnit and 20,000 for Sensory Sky. dornbracht.com.

Water feature
TOTO has launched a new
shower system that produces
a luxurious and relaxing
spray using just a small
amount of water. Also
available as an overhead
version, the hand shower
swept us off our feet with
its three sprays, including
the massaging Gyrostream.
Jets pulsate the water to
invigorate the body.From 139.
gb.toto.com.

Gyrostream

MOBILE
SHOWER

SWEET DREAMS
If you want to check emails or finish up some work on your iPad
in bed, youll find yourself rearranging pillows or generally sitting
uncomfortably. The adjustable Lenoria bed from Hstens offers
a solution. Using either the wireless remote included, or via
Bluetooth and the Android app, you can control the motor and
the bed to find your chosen position. The simple touch of a
button can raise the head, the foot of the bed or completely
extend so that you can sleep. Its priced at 8,110. hastens.com.

British shower company Triton


has updated its range of electric
showers with the latest touch
technology, taking inspiration
from the popular mobile phone
function. Touch by Triton
features an eco setting that
reduces water flow to 1.7 litres
per minute and five spray
positions. The illuminated
display allows you to clearly
see and select your preferred
settings, such as temperature
control. Available in an Ice White
finish, it is priced from 189 for
the unit. tritonshowers.com.

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ESSENTIAL top chef

MY FAVOURITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE

Paul

AINSWORTH
Top chef Paul Ainsworth tells us why he loves the
iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer and the moment he
found out he had won a coveted Michelin star
What makes the KitchenAid mixer so
special for you? You would look at it sitting
there in the kitchen and think OK thats a
smart mixer, but its so much more than
what you see on the Great British Bake Off.
Its got so many uses its unbelievable. Dont
take this understated bit of kit for granted.

What are your favourite things to use the


mixer for? The KitchenAid mixers are in
constant use in our restaurants. Theyre used
to prepare elements of all dishes from start to
finish. From the light and creamy smoked cod
roe or the lightly whipped Cornish butter we
serve with our fresh bread, to the pats and
terrines of the starters. Theyre essential
for baking and creating desserts, crumbles
and nut mixtures. Theres rarely a time that
there isnt a mixer churning something.

How is it to use for the first time? Really


easy. Its so sturdy and strong there are no
fiddley bits. I guarantee youll have it for the
rest of your life and use it practically daily.
Would you still have chosen this if you
werent a professional chef ? Most definitely.
Even if I simply enjoyed cooking as an
amateur, I would have to have this product.

FEATURE LEIGH-ANNE ROBERTS

Whats your favourite dish on the No. 6


menu at the moment? Im loving them all
so thats a hard question! Each dish is unique
in its own style and goes through weeks of
development and testing. At the moment,
Im most intrigued by our new surf and turn
dish loin of Cornish monkfish with bone
marrow, sour cream and a veal shin salad.

How did it feel when No. 6 was awarded its


first Michelin star last year? Pure euphoria.
It was the biggest surprise ever because we
received the news a week early from our
friend, Simon Hulstone, in Torquay. Ill never

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forget that moment my wife, Emma, burst into


tears. I phoned my friends Tom Kerridge and
Sat Bains to find out what to do. We rang
Michelin who confirmed the news for us.
It is up there as one of the most amazing
moments not just in my career, but of my life.

Whats your favourite dish to cook at


home? A great quality piece of beef. I enjoy
cooking a really nice steak with chips, grilled
tomatoes and a bearnaise sauce to go with it.
I love creating simple things on my day off.

What do you think will be the next big


thing in appliances? Thats hard to say. I
use some modern technology in my kitchens
like water baths and paco jets, but were less
fussed at cooking each leek at 48.5 degrees
for the sake of molecular gastronomy; its
simply to ensure each dish is consistent for
our guests. Predicting the future of modern
commercial kitchens, I like the idea of
centrifuge machines. This kit has a mixing
bowl attachment that spins the chosen
ingredient so fast it splits into the basic
elements. Sat Bains demonstrated with a bar
of chocolate. It broke up into the four masses
that makes the bar up: fat, cocoa butter, bits
of solid cocoa and milk. I thought that was
really cool and I could see how that could
make food interesting. Daniel Clifford told
me that he spins pineapple and uses the juice
that comes out in sorbet incredibly fresh
and as true to the flavour as it can be.

What are your plans for the future?


To keep No. 6 100 per cent consistent to a
Michelin star standard so every customer
receives an extraordinary experience. We aim
to develop and improve all the time, while
staying true to what we believe in. For Rojanos
in the Square, I want to make the best of that
casual dining experience, creating fast food
with great Cornish ingredients. eKBB

POSSIBILITIES
The KitchenAid Stand
Mixer is Pauls favourite.
The endless possibilities
and attachments
available (top right) are
essential for all types of
cooking preparation from
making pats to
whipped Cornish butter
BEST COLOUR
The KitchenAid Stand
Mixer comes in 27 shades.
Which is Pauls favourite?
Im quite a simple man,
he says, It has to
be gunmetal grey.
799.95, John Lewis
TOP INGREDIENTS
Seasonal produce and
local Cornish ingredients
are key to the dining
experience at Pauls
restaurant. Pasta is
handmade to ensure it is
as fresh as possible for
guests (bottom left)

Paul Ainsworth
Paul Ainsworth trained under
Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay
and Marcus Wareing. He has
a distinctive culinary style
due to his passion for local
Cornish ingredients. Number 6
opened in the Cornish town of
Padstow in 2006 followed by
Pauls second restaurant,
Italian-style Rojanos in the
Square, also in Padstow, in
2010. Paul is often seen on
British television including an
appearance on the BBCs
Great British Menu. He was
awarded a Michelin star at
No. 6 in the new 2013 guide.

Its so versatile it doesnt


just do one trick, it does
everything in the kitchen

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When it comes to mix and match hobs, we rather like the
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(left to right) includes a two-burner gas hob, teppanyaki, twozone induction module, barbecue grill and deep fat fryer. All of
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ESSENTIAL HOBS

ith the popularity


of TV cooking
shows such as
MasterChef and
Great British Menu,
we are becoming
much more
experimental with our own food. Inviting guests
for dinner is now an opportunity to show off
these growing skills and the new pieces of
enviable kit we are investing in. Once upon a time
the available options for the hob were pretty
dismal gas or ceramic? Those days are over and
not only can you now choose from a wealth of
high quality brands, innovations such as induction,
wok burners and teppanyaki plates make for a
much more exciting culinary experience.

ELECTRIC, GAS OR INDUCTION?


With the advent of Domino hobs small
specialist hobs that can be used in combination
you no longer have to choose one cooking
method over another, and can mix and match to
your hearts content. But deciding upon your
preferred main cooking method is still a good
place to start. Gas is perfect for those who like
to be able to see the heat and an instant
reaction when using the controls. Ceramic
electric plates are ideal if you dont have access
to a gas supply, many include safety features
such as a child lock and highlight zones that
glow to show the areas that are still hot.
If you still havent decided, perhaps induction is
your method of choice. Said to have the
responsiveness of gas with the convenience of
ceramic, it works using a magnetic field between
the hob and the pan. This creates instant heat
on the pan itself, leaving the surface cool. It uses
25% less energy, but they do tend to be more
expensive and require special pots and pans.

SIZE MATTERS
When creating the cooking area of your dreams,
be realistic about the amount of space available.
Although domino modules are typically smaller
than standard hobs, built-in depths are likely to
be larger for induction woks where
the concave heat zone sits below the worktop
level. This is an equally important point for fryers
too. Size does matter, and making sure that
the layout works for your kitchen and the
way you cook is vital if, for example you
are planning to use the teppanyaki plate and
induction hob at the same time, its best
not to arrange them at either end of your layout
so that you are having to move up and down
the worktop to check on the food. When it
comes to installation, the dimensions we have
given are for the product itself, the space in
which it fits will need to be smaller so that you
can having the stunning stainless steel overlap
proudly displayed unless of course you have
opted for a flush-fitted design. eKBB

Caple mix and match modular range


Caple offers plenty to enjoy in its arsenal of modular appliances including
(clockwise from top left) a black frameless gas burner, induction wok, ceramic
hob, Tepan plate, two-zone induction hob and gas-on-glass zone. FEATURES
Induction wok hob boasts nine-levels of power with digital display, automatic
stop and temperature limiter, the Tepan plate has one heat zone and can reach
up to 240oC. A grease collector helps with direct contact cooking DIMENSIONS
Approx H52xW30xD4-13cm PRICE C792G Gas Burner, from 312; C930i
Induction Wok, from 1,254; C891C Ceramic Hob, from 330; C995 Teppanyaki,
1,143; C992i Induction Hob, from 570; C993G Gas-on-Glass Hob, from 441

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KitchenAid Domino Marine


Professional looks and performance
are key to culinary perfection, and the
six modules that make up KitchenAids
Domino Marine are no exception. The
range includes (from left to right) an
induction hob, barbecue, fryer, steak
plate plus a gas-on-metal wok burner
and two-burner hob. FEATURES
Barbecue black glass control and cast
iron cooking grid, Wok burner can be
used as a single hob without the wok
attachment, two-zone Induction hob
with boost setting, timer and pan
sensor for automatic turns off
DIMENSIONS H51xW30xD5-15cm
PRICE Around 700 each

Miele CombiSet
If you cant decide on a dream cooking
surface, the CombiSet not only offers
the expected ceramic electric, gas and
induction hobs but a handy weighing
scale module too. Not to mention
the all-important induction wok.
FEATURES Induction wok has nine
power settings, twin boost function
and made to measure pan, Ceramic
hob boasts fast heat-up HiLight
elements, Weighing Scale works
between 15g-10kg and comes with a
9v battery DIMENSIONS Approx
H52xW30-40xD6-8cm PRICE CS1122
E Ceramic Hob, 990; CS1012-1 G Gas
Hob, 860; CS1223i Induction Wok,
1,980; CS1418WA Scales, 595

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The Miele CombiSet is a fantastic option for


those who love to cook a variety of different
dishes. I love the teppanyaki plate, it definitely
does inspire for Oriental style cooking, but is
equally great for griddling steak or cooking Scotch
pancakes. The wok can also be used for large pans
Elspeth Smith, home economist at Miele

ESSENTIAL HOBS

Gaggenau Vario Cooktop


Not everyone is comfortable using an
induction wok, so the gas version from
Gaggenau receives four stars from us.
Pair it with the twin-burner gas hob,
induction cooktop and Teppanyaki and
youve got a meaty selection to choose
from. The Vario range also offers a steam
module and downdraft ventilation.
FEATURES Two-zone Teppanyaki with
120-140oC temperature range, the Gas
wok burner has electronic flame
monitoring and automatic fast ignition
DIMENSIONS H52xW38xD3cm
PRICE From around 1,500 each

CDA Modular
If you want to keep it simple, yet varied, CDA is the one
to look at. A single ceramic griddle is perfect for directly
cooking seafood, steaks and vegetables, while the single
gas-on-glass burner and two-zone induction hob satisfy
day-to-day cooking. FEATURES Ceramic griddle has 12
power levels, while the Induction domino hob has nine
with a rear booster zone and LED display DIMENSIONS
H50xW49xD5cm PRICE HCC310 Single ceramic griddle,
189.99; HVG31 Single burner gas-on-glass hob, 260;
HVN32 Two-zone induction hob, 407.99

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KitchenAid KHIS 9010 induction hob


This is the ultimate dream induction hob for
those who just need bigger cooking surfaces.
The hefty 90cm width is not to be scoffed at,
along with five zones and a bridge zone that
sets your chosen temperature across two
adjacent areas perfect for extra large pans.
FEATURES five zones, griddle function,
timer and pause, multi-function button for
simmering, melting and keeping warm plus
slider-control and child lock DIMENSIONS
H51xW90xD6cm PRICE Around 1,600

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ESSENTIAL HOBS

Samsung CTN464NC01 Anyplace induction hob


Sometimes the indecision of whether to choose an induction
hob lies with not knowing if the selection of pans available
will suit your needs and your hob. Samsung has tackled this
with its innovative Anyplace zone and attractive black glass
finish. FEATURES four-burner hob with Anyplace induction
zone on the right, 15 power levels, keep warm and auto water
boiling function DIMENSIONS H51xW58xD5cm PRICE 550

Im a great fan of modular hobs,


they allow you to build the
perfect hob area for your needs.
Caple enables you to combine
gas, electric, induction and extraction in
one platform for a bespoke solution
Josh Eggleton, chef and proprietor at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Pony & Trap

Gorenje ITG623ASC combined gas and induction hob


Weve given you plenty of options so far if you want to invest
in more than one product, however this combined gas and
induction hob is a must-see. It allows you to pick two different
cooking surfaces, without the need to install more than one
appliance. FEATURES Two induction zones operated by
touch control with power boost function, two gas burners
with single-handed ignition and flame failure safety device
DIMENSIONS H51xW58xD5cm PRICE Around 655

AEG CrystalLine modular hobs


For the ultimate sleek look, this
minimalist glass offering from AEG
ticks all of the boxes. Easily combined
with wood, stainless steel or even
marble, youll be proud to show off
your culinary skills in front of your
crowd of guests. The range includes
an induction wok and two-zone hob
perfect for cooking on a grand scale.
FEATURES Induction wok has
DirekTouch controls for ease of use,
while the two-zone Induction hob
features a bridge for larger pans
DIMENSIONS H52xW36xD12cm
PRICE HC452400EB Induction
Hob, from 499; HC451500EB
Induction Wok, around 1,399

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ESSENTIAL HOBS

Luce Multiplo
The Multiplo is more than just a dream
hob. It is the mouth-wateringly exciting
creation from Luce by Hotpoint that
steams, boils, roasts, fries, cooks at low
temperatures and thats not all! It also
boasts two induction plates and might
as well get the kids ready for school in
the morning. What more could you
possibly need? If you want it all-in-one,
then make sure you snap it up when it
goes on sale this month. FEATURES
Five cooking methods including
steam and roast, two induction plates,
16 power levels, automatic pan
detection, timer for each zone, minute
minder, heat indicator and child lock
DIMENSIONS H51xW46xD20cm
PRICE From around 1,999, on sale May

An induction hob is incredibly efficient,


user-friendly and very easy to keep clean.
It helps keep the kitchen cool, but it does
heat up very quickly, which in turn proves
to be very effective in keeping high standards
Tom Kerridge, double Michelin-starred chef of The Hand & Flowers

Viking Professional 60 inch


duel-fuel range with six burners
This is the dream if money
is no object and you favour a
freestanding range. Six gas burners
including one super-powered, with
precision controlled griddle simmer
plate, Char Grill burner and two 116litre capacity ovens. Viking receive a
gold star for this premium cooktop.
FEATURES Six enhanced burners,
SureSpark automatic ignition,
two 116-litre convection ovens
and Rapid Ready pre-heat system
DIMENSIONS H94xW152xD71cm
PRICE 19,890

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Miele Generation 6000


combination microwave oven
Part of the new PureLine Design
Line, the 43-litre H6800BM has
nine oven functions, four
microwave combi programmes
and a quick microwave button,
which allows you to do
everything from reheating
meals to baking and roasting
to perfection. Added benefits
include a food probe, popcorn
button and M touch controls so
you can swipe and scroll menus
with the tip of your finger. The
stainless steel cavity and
PerfectClean surface finish also
offer excellent non-stick
properties for easy cleaning.
FEATURES Automatic
programmes, LED display,
memory function, grill,
food warming function.
H46xW55xD55cm
PRICE Around 2,775

Box clever

NO LONGER JUST USED FOR READY MEALS


AND REHEATING COFFEE, TODAYS BUILT-IN
MICROWAVES OFFER A WHOLE RANGE OF
CULINARY EXPERTISE THAT HELP TO PRODUCE
PERFECTLY COOKED MEALS IN MINUTES
FEATURE HAYLEY GILBERT

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ESSENTIAL MICROWAVES
De Dietrich compact multifunction oven and microwave
Part of the Premium Collection in grey pearl, the 40-litre DOM1195GX
boasts touch control and a fully interactive display with 13 oven functions,
11 pre-programmed recipes and seven defrost settings. It also comes with
advanced grilling options together with fan cooking and conventional
cooking. Theres even a stirrer built into the metal cavity, which evenly
distributes the flow of microwaves, removing the need for a turntable.
FEATURES Digital touch controls, programmable steam setting, drop
down grill for easy cleaning, pizza setting, interior light, easy-clean
enamel interior. It measures H45xW56xD55cm PRICE Around 1,250

hile freestanding microwaves may


not offer much excitement in the
way of cooking, the latest built-in
models make perfect partners for
an existing single or double oven.
If you opt for a combination model,
you can do far more than youd expect you may find
its the ultimate space-saving appliance for todays
hardworking kitchen. For instance, did you know that in
a combination microwave you can cook and brown a 3lb
chicken in just 18 minutes, cook a rich fruit cake in 30
minutes and a cupcake in less than a minute? They can
also be used for proving and baking bread, drying a piping
bag, warming lemons for zesting and even baking apples.

ADDED BENEFITS
For a time it was only considered that microwaves
could be used for just heating up and defrosting,
confirms Neil Pooley, Kitchen Category Manager at
Miele. But with a wide range of options now available
including fan grilling, full grilling, fan heat and
conventional heat, a microwave is a valuable asset
to have in the kitchen. Combination microwave ovens
have increased in popularity, as they offer traditional
cooking functions, using conventional heating
methods, as well as microwave energy, saving you
up to about 30% more time compared to the time
it takes to prepare a meal using conventional heat
alone. Using a combination microwave means that
your dish is cooked with microwave heat and browned
under the grill at the same time, so dishes such as
tray bakes are quicker and easier to prepare but
still come with a softer centre and crispy top.

Electrolux combination microwave oven


Giving you complete flexibility to bake, microwave
or grill, the 38-litre EMT38409AX has an extralarge oven cavity and sleek touch keys to quickly
find the right settings for your dish. Once you get
cooking, the white LCD screen will tell you whats
going on inside the oven. Added benefits include
digital display, five microwave power levels,
variable grill for fast, even grilling and a Quickstart
button. FEATURES Auto defrost, automatic
cooking programmes, child lock, antifingerprint stainless steel finish. It measures
H46xW59xD54cm PRICE Around 692

Barazza B_Free compact combination


microwave oven There are nine functions in
the 1MCBFN model including microwave, grill and
fan assisted oven, as well as defrost and keep
warm, which can be used either independently or
in combination. 12 automatic functions take the
guesswork out of cooking choose the food you
want to cook, such as bread, and the oven will
select the right function, time and temperature.
FEATURES Touch control, digital programmer,
drop-down grill, easy-clean enamel lining,
child lock, pizza plate. 36-litre capacity.
H46xW59xD57cm PRICE Around 1,295

V-ZUG combination microwave oven


With a generous 40-litre cavity, the
Miwell-Combi XSL comes in a mirrored black
glass and stainless steel finish and offers the
flexibility of microwave, grill, hot air oven,
perfect defrost and combi-crunch for crispy
dishes, as well as 31 automatic programmes.
FEATURES Electronic timer, interior lighting,
Inverter technology for even cooking, 18
microwave power levels. It measures
H49xW60xD57cm PRICE Around 1,680

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Wolf convection
microwave with grill

INTELLIGENT THINKING
Whirlpools top of the range microwave ovens
incorporate their patented 6th Sense technology,
which constantly monitors the cooking process,
automatically adapting the cooking time and power for
perfect results every time. You can even use it for the
steam, crisp or reheat functions to make life even
simpler. Size also matters, as Simona Bara, Product
Marketing Manager for built-in at Whirlpool, confirms, A
large 40-litre capacity is more than big enough to roast a
3lb chicken, steam a fish dish for four or prepare pasta.

With a 40-litre capacity,


the ICBMW30-240 in black
glass with stainless steel
trim features microwave,
grill and convection
cooking with five autocook settings, 10 convection
temperature settings, five
cook settings and an
energy save mode. Theres
a removable low rack for
grilling and a high rack for
baking, safety door latches
and an interior oven light.
FEATURES Multi language
display, removable 36cm
turntable, square tray
for convection
cooking. It measures
H46xW76xD54cm
PRICE Around 1,764

OTHER OPTIONS
Make sure you choose the right model for your needs,
as there are so many different features and functions
available. Vic Sinclair, Buyer for Large Electrical Appliances
at John Lewis, says, Benefits of premium models include
easy cleaning thanks to Pyrolytic cleaning systems,
which raise the temperature inside the microwave to
around 500C, carbonising any grease and fat and making
it easy to wipe away. Some ovens come with steam
cooking to retain vitamins, nutrients, texture and taste.
Others offer automatic functions to set the ideal
temperature and cooking conditions for a dish; memory
functions so you can save your own recipes and multiple
sequence cooking, which allows the microwave to be set
to go through a selected series of cooking conditions in
your chosen order. Looks-wise, most microwaves are
designed to complement built-in ovens, warming drawers
and coffee machines, allowing you to create a coordinated bank of appliances in a sleek stainless steel
or glass finish. The latest trends include LCD display,
retractable dials and side-opening doors. eKBB

Microwaves have come on leaps and bounds


in recent times. Look for one that offers you the
full range of combined cooking functionality,
offering the ability to roast a small chicken, cook
the perfect bowl of rice or even bake a cake
Craig Davies Managing Director of Sub-Zero and Wolf

Smeg microwave oven with grill

KitchenAid combination microwave oven

Gorenje Ora-to microwave oven

This spring, Smeg launched a new microwave


range that includes the 22-litre MP122 as part
of the Linea collection of built-in appliances.
It has a side-opening door with the LED backlit
controls easily accessible under the door and
comes with six functions including a pizza
mode. The quartz grill tilts to allow for easy
access when cleaning the roof of the cavity
while the stainless steel interior can be easily
cleaned with a damp cloth. FEATURES
Electronic timer, efficient cooling system,
auto defrost, quick start, child lock. It measures
H39xW60xD32cm PRICE Around 429

The 40-litre KMCS3610 has everything you could


want from a microwave steam, grill and forced air
cooking. Compact and versatile, it offers seven
special programmes including Crisp, Jet Defrost,
Jet Start 30, and six traditional functions. It even
boasts intelligent sensors inside the oven cavity that
monitor the entire cooking process and automatically
adjust the cooking time and power level according
to the humidity and temperature levels of the dish
being cooked. With a 40cm turntable.
FEATURES Steam function, crisp technology
to imitate conventional oven or hob cooking
in 75% less time, Inverter technology for even
cooking, LCD display, child lock. It measures
H46xW60xD57cm PRICE Around 1,495

For a designer look, the 23-litre BM6250ORAW is


the creation of the notorious French designer to
Morabito. His futuristic designs are famous
throughout the fashion industry for redefining the
way we think about and interact with products.
Available in white or black glass with brushed
aluminium handles, its designed to fit seamlessly
above one of the equally stunning Ora-to ovens.
Features include a glass touch control panel,
stainless steel interior for easy cleaning, five
microwave power levels and Auto Menu and Auto
Defrost functions with pre-programmed settings.
FEATURES Grill, 27cm volume for larger plates
or dishes, child lock, LED screen. It measures
H30xW51xD41cm PRICE Around 450

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ESSENTIAL MICROWAVES
Siemens iQ500 compact
microwave combination oven
The sophisticated 36-litre HB84E562B
offers seven main functions as well as
pre-set automatic cooking, defrosting
and a combination programme
simply select the food type, enter the
weight and the oven will do the rest.
This model also features Innowave
microwave technology for improved
efficiency and energy savings of
up to 15%. FEATURES Catalytic back
liner for easy cleaning, interior
halogen light, four shelf positions,
safety lock, fast pre-heating.
It measures H45xW60xD56cm
PRICE Around 750

Whirlpool Fusion
combination microwave oven
This compact 40-litre AMW848IX is designed
to cook, steam, grill and microwave and features
Whirlpools 6th Sense Steam function for quick
and healthy meals. The 6th Sense technology
constantly monitors the cooking process,
adapting the time and power for perfect results.
Simply select 6th Sense Steam, Crisp or Reheat
and the oven does the rest. It also has a unique
3D distribution system to ensure food is cooked
evenly and thoroughly and offers eight
microwave power levels. FEATURES Grill,
JetDefrost to defrost seven times faster than
a conventional microwave, anti-fingerprint
stainless steel finish, touch controls.
H46xW60xD56cm PRICE Around 649

Baumatic compact combination


microwave oven
Part of the Premium-line compact range that also
includes a combination oven, combination steam
oven and espresso centre, the 34-litre BMC455TS
has seven functions including microwave,
microwave and grill and fan with grill. There are
six power levels and special programmes for
different food types as well as a memory function
that allows you to save 100 of your own recipes.
FEATURES Auto defrost, LCD programmer,
touch control, internal light, double glazed
door. H46xW56xD56cm PRICE Around 753

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Tel: 01296 468148

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Bathrooms
NATURAL FINISH

Inject eclectic style into


your bathing zone with
a simple wooden stool
and Indian grass mat
Three-legged stool, hand-turned from
ash thats grown, felled and seasoned
in Wales and finished with a vegetable
hardwax oil, 130; Verity glazed handmade
stackable tumbler, 18; Zig zag weave
madur grass mat, 79, all Toast

NEWS WALL-MOUNTED TAPS ACCESSORIES FITTED BATHS


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BETTELUX
Shaped by water - shaped for water.
Made from smooth, soft steel/enamel that looks like it is flowing.
Design: Tesseraux + Partner

www.bette.co.uk

ESSENTIAL bathroom news

Bathroom News

The latest launches and our favourite bathing things


WRITTEN BY EMMA FOALE

PATTERN PERFECT
Inspired by journeys of discovery, the Odyssey
Collection by Original Style includes beautiful
patterned floor tiles. The Chequerboard pattern
of Harlequin (shown in Light Grey and Dark
Grey) is hand finished and comes in subtle
shades to suit all tastes. Interlacing patterns
and patchwork effect wall tiles are also
available helping you to create a bespoke
decorative border. Prices start from 79.97 per
m2 for the Harlequin tiles. originalstyle.com.

MIGHTY MARBLE
If youre in awe of the timeless and striking beauty
of marble, take a look at the Nabhi collection from
Kreoo. The Nabhi Bowl No. 5 teamed with the
Alicante Rosso under-tray are in rich terracottacoloured marble which gives it warm good looks.
Prices start from 2,412 including the tray. Each
of the 16 pieces in the collection is exquisitely
handcrafted in Italy and you can choose from
eight marble types. alchemyaward.com.

SEAMLESS
LOOKS
With its super smooth style, the
Xtreme is the latest addition to the
Silex range of innovative shower trays
from Fiora. It can easily fit into any
wetroom space with a variety of 10
colours and you can create your own
bespoke tray by adding up to
130mm on to the original length.
Prices start from around
760. fiorabath.co.uk.

Plush touch

Keep your bathroom looking


immaculate with a few but
essential accessories. Imitating
the look of luxurious cashmere,
the ceramic Coco soap
dispenser, 32, and
Coco soap dish, 22,
will add a delicate
touch to any basin area.
sweetpeaandwillow.com.

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ESSENTIAL bathroom news

Heaven scent
We couldnt help but be drawn to these French boutique
bath salts in these characteristically illustrated vintage
boxes. Add a spoonful of salts to gently soften the water
and youll soon experience the beautiful fragrances of
Jasmine and Lavender filling your bathroom in time for you
to relax. Theyre 7.95 per 60g sachet. berryred.co.uk.

Small details

RELAXED
BATHING

As part of a new accessories


collection, you can now find
mirrors, lights, toilet brushes,
rails and shelves as well
as robe hooks and soap dishes
(shown) from Drummonds.
From 54 for the robe hook in
brass, nickel or chrome.
drummonds-uk.com.

Minimal
Matters
If its a sleek and
minimalist look you
want, check out the
new range of taps
and showers by
Cea. Aesthetically
pleasing with a slim
outline, the Cea
shower, 1,350, has
a silicone blue hose
which brings an
element of fun to
the overall design.
Stainless steel is an
ideal choice as it
has lead-free
qualities and works
perfectly in a
modern space.
A basin mixer and
tap complete this
cutting edge range.
astonmatthews.co.uk.

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A whole lot of

Dornbracht and Sieger Design have


combined forces to release a new
bathroom concept called Personal Needs.
Using Smart Water technology, water
temperature and flow can be controlled
with the digital controls. Helpful preprogrammed settings are designed
to suit your needs. Prices are on
application, and its available
from September this year.
dornbracht.com.

BOTTLE

If you have an empty


windowsill or shelf, why
not make an eye-catching
display? These white and
indigo vintage bottles from
Nordic House are topped
with cork stoppers to
complete the nostalgic
look. Fill them with your
favourite bath oils or
body lotions for a bathing
treat. Prices start from
12.95. nordichouse.co.uk.

very stylish, very VADO

its a personal experience


www.vado-uk.com

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GUILDFORD
LITTLEHAMPTON
C P Hart 01483 469430
Concepts Fitted Bathrooms
01903 733077
Wilky Bathroom Centre
LOCKS HEATH
01483 537131
Interia 01489 581991
HAMPTON
Hampton Bathrooms 020 8287 4343 MAIDENHEAD
Renaissance Bathrooms
HARLOW
01628 638888
Buildbase Ltd 01279 624700
MAIDSTONE
T. Patton 01279 635510
The Bathroom Trading Company
HEATHFIELD
01622 692440
Cuisines De Classe Ltd
NEWBURY
01435 868225
FKS Buildbase 01635 573700
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
NEWPORT (IOW)
Ebberns Ltd 01442 212838
Woods Trade Supplies 01983 526314
HENLEY ON THAMES
NORTHWOOD
Gibbs & Dandy Plc 01491 575757
S T C Pl. & Htg. Merchants Ltd
Steepal Bathrooms & Tiles
01923 836450
01491 411990
ORPINGTON
HIGH WYCOMBE
Plumb Center 01689 874041
Classic & Contemporary
Baths Ltd 01494 464659
PETERSFIELD
Kitchens & Bathroms Plus
Littlejohn Bathrooms Ltd
01494 718585
01730 231050

ABINGDON
Natural Stone Tiles Ltd
0800 612 2782
ALCESTER
Kitchen, Tile & Bathroom Gallery
01789 763332
BEDFORD
P & R Baths 0845 434 8401
BIRMINGHAM
Bansals Ltd 0121 328 8182
Bathroom City 0121 753 0700
Bathroom City 0121 765 0800
Designer Bathrooms By Michael
0121 444 0101
Reflections Studio 0121 565 3445
BROMSGROVE
Bennetts of Bromsgrove Ltd
01527 870440
Kookaburra Kitchens & Bathrooms
01527 570305
CHEADLE
Jones & Shuffs (K.M.) Ltd
01538 756333
COVENTRY
Tubs & Tiles 024 7670 5300
Builders Supply Stores
024 7671 6000
City Bathrooms & Kitchens
024 7636 5877
DERBY
Kedleston Interiors 01332 295031
EVESHAM
The Bathroom Studio
01386 47234
GRANTHAM
Jackson Building Centres
01476 574444
HALESOWEN
City Plumbing Supplies
0121 550 1037

HEREFORD
Express Plumbing Distribution Ltd
01432 278138
Westdown Bathroom Centre Ltd
01432 263733
KIDDERMINSTER
Ashlane Merchants Ltd
01562 747203
City Plumbing Supplies
01562 747777
New Wave Bathrooms Ltd
01562 751714
KINGTON
Kington Building Supplies
01544 230081
LEAMINGTON SPA
Building & Plumb Supplies Ltd
01926 452222
LEICESTER
Designer Bathrooms 0116 244 0004
Plug Bathrooms 0116 262 4440
Nexus 0116 274 4050
LEIGHTON BUZZARD
City Plumbing Supplies
01525 381979
LINCOLN
Jackson Building Centres
01522 511115
LONG EATON
Travis Perkins 0115 946 8100
LUTON
Gibbs & Dandy Plc 01582 798798
NEWARK
Utopia Interiors Ltd
01636 688663
NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME
S&S Luxury Bathrooms
01782 626108

Windsor Bathrooms & Showers


01782 717517
NEWPORT PAGNELL
Kitchens & Bathrooms Newport
Pagnell Ltd 01908 615615
NOTTINGHAM
Connelly Homecentre
0115 927 7089
Michael Pavis Ltd 0115 951 9999
OXFORD
Blanchford & Co 01865 763571
Buildbase Ltd 01865 787700
RUGBY
Melbros 01788 866930
SHIRLEY
Bathroom Centre 0121 718 7188
SOLIHULL
Reflections Showroom
0121 706 2233
Solihull Bathroom Centre
0121 745 6441
STOURBRIDGE
Splash Bathrooms 01384 374141
STRATFORD UPON AVON
Evesham Bathrooms
01789 264300
SUTTON COLDFIELD
Simplicity by Design
0121 355 2810
THRAPSTON
Edwards Buildbase 01832 734495
WARLEY
Junction 2 Interiors Ltd
0121 544 9422
WOLVERHAMPTON
Interiors@Wolverhampton Ltd
01902 423322

BARNSTAPLE
Rawle Gammon & Baker Ltd
01271 375501
BATH
Bathroom Solutions
01225 335664
BOURNEMOUTH
Water Works 01202 398855
BOURTON ON THE WATER
Hill House Bathrooms
01451 822022
BRIDGWATER
Reflections Showroom
01278 451379
BRIDPORT
Ocean Bathrooms
01308 420 011
BRISTOL
B.B.S. Plumbing and Heating
0117 935 1300
Bathroom Corner & Kitchen Design
0117 951 8989
Bathroom Solutions
0117 929 9227
Buildbase 0117 958 2500
City Plumbing Supplies
0117 977 7661
J M I Bathrooms Ltd
0117 972 0171
Timbercraft 0117 904 6352
CHELTENHAM
G Bence & Sons
Cheltenham Ltd 01242 237241
Inspired Bathrooms
01242 268128
The Tile Barn 01242 621164
Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd
01242 521477

DARLINGTON
Bathroom World Darlington Ltd
01325 463081
DONCASTER
A E Spink Ltd 01302 321514
DURHAM
Ivan Simpson Bathrooms
0191 386 0193
EASINGWOLD
EBI Design Limited 01347 824777
GALGATE
Galgate Mill Bathrooms
01524 752929
GATESHEAD
P T Ranson Heating & Plumbing
Supplies Ltd 0191 469 6999
GLOSSOP
Joe Barber Pl. Supplies Ltd
01457 852143
GRIMSBY
Jackson Building Centres
01472 359941
HALE
Mizu Bathroom Design
0161 928 5411
HIGH PEAK
Fountain Baths & Kitchens Ltd
01663 746851
HOWDEN
Aquarius of Howden 01430 430690
HUDDERSFIELD
Atlas Heating Supplies
01484 547110
HULL
Home Design 01482 445060
Jewson 01482 826123
Plumb Center 01482 446672
W H Halmshaw Ltd
01482 589689
HYDE
Byle Homemaker Centre Ltd
0161 368 7227
ILKLEY
Classical Bathrooms Ltd
01943 601118
KNUTSFORD
Stonehaus Bathrooms Ltd
01565 653353

LEEDS
B Morland & Co Ltd
0113 245 3108
Plumb Center 0113 243 9711
Reflections Showroom
0113 250 0707
Splashes Ltd 01132 457983
LEIGH
Leigh Plumbing Merchants Ltd
01942 704607
LIVERPOOL
Len Beaman Ltd 0151 480 8288
York & Young Ltd 0151 734 1613
MALTON
Watermark 01653 696433
MANCHESTER
Atlas Heating Supplies
0161 865 1133
C P Hart 0161 214 7200
Concept Bathroom Showroom Ltd
0161 794 3212
MIDDLESBROUGH
Combi UK 01642 865865
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
Complete Bathroom Company
0191 221 1199
NORTH SHIELDS
Domani 0191 296 4929
NORTHWICH
Buildbase Ltd 01606 42414
Winning Kitchen Centre Ltd
01606 75861
ORMSKIRK
A.M.S. Plumbing Supplies Ltd
01695 577542
PONTEFRACT
Southgate Bathroom Supplies
01977 792266
PRESTON
E S P Plumbers Merchants Ltd
01772 200400
The Original Bathroom
Company Ltd 01772 611622
RIPON
Plumb Center 01765 601661
Ripon Interiors 01765 603502
Simply Bathrooms & Tiles
01765 607796

ROCHDALE
Lancashire Bathroom Company
01706 345 075
SHEFFIELD
Creative Interiors 0114 268 3900
Karl Benz Bathrooms
0114 276 9388
Graham 0114 250 0432
The Yorkshire Tile Company
0114 273 1133
ST HELENS
Len Beaman Ltd 01744 20717
STOCKPORT
Harry Bates Ltd 0161 292 2020
Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd
0161 480 0881
STOCKTON ON TEES
Jewson 01642 672155
WAKEFIELD
Creative Bathrooms 01924 366533
Tile & Bathroom World Ltd
01924 291016
WALLASEY
Embee Builders Merchants Ltd
0151 639 6127
WARRINGTON
Atlas Heating Supplies
01925 720220
Boundary Bathrooms
01925 256860
Smart Bathrooms Ltd
01925 261261
WOODFORD
Bathroom by Design 0161 439 2100
WORKINGTON
Horizon Tile & Bathroom Centre
01900 604928
WORKSOP
A E Spink Ltd 01909 484884
YORK
Marc Oliver Bathrooms
01904 488795
Leger Interiors 01904 692222
Reflections Showroom
01904 629531

ABERDEEN
Denmore Kitchens Ltd
01224 826776
Elegant Bathrooms Ltd
01224 630829
William Wilson Ltd 01224 877522
AYR
Mackie Bathrooms 01292 269053
Plumb Center 01292 267962
BROXBURN
Edinburgh Kitchen Company
01506 857007
DUNDEE
Abertay Interiors 01382 322355
Tayside Pl. & B. Supplies Ltd
01382 229401

MIDLANDS

SOUTH WEST

NORTH
ALTRINCHAM
Regal Sage Bathrooms
0161 286 2280
ASHINGTON
The Bathroom & Tile Co
01670 522 066
BARNSLEY
Designer Bathrooms Barnsley
01226 779912
BEVERLEY
W Halmshaws 01482 867142
BLACKBURN
BPM Bathrooms 01254 680150
Sheths Bathrooms 01254 696911
BLACKPOOL
Bathroom Warehouse
01253 625555
BOLTON
Bolton Bathrooms 01204 384 704
BRADFORD
Chanter Bio-Med Ltd
01274 414666
Edward Foster & Son (Brad ) Ltd
01274 731358
BURY
H20 Bathrooms 0161 762 9119
BUXTON
Inside Out 01298 70766
CARNFORTH
The Bathroom & Kitchen Studio
01524 720326
CHEADLE
Tubs & Loos Ltd 0161 437 8010
CHESTER
Zest Bathrooms 01244 345414
CHORLEY
Elite Plumbing & Heating
Supplies Ltd 01257 469002
COLNE
Boundary Bathrooms & Kitchens
01282 862509
CONGLETON
Cheshire Rose Interiors Ltd
01260 280868
CREWE
KBB Design Ltd 01270 580212
CROSSLEY
Regal Interiors 01535 614050

PORTSMOUTH
Bradleys of Portsmouth
023 9269 6751
Days Buildbase 023 9266 2261
PULBOROUGH
Whittingtons Bathroom Studio
01798 874455
READING
Fabulous Bathrooms 0118 934 1966
REDHILL
Lewis Charles Bathrooms
01737 773792
ROPLEY
Soap Bathrooms 01962 772536
ROYSTON
Urban Plastics Ltd
01763 262337
SAWBRIDGEWORTH
Bathroom Studio 01279 725474
SEVENOAKS
Drakes Plumbing Supplies Ltd
01892 559925
SHANKLIN
Woods Trade Supplies
01983 866314
SOUTHAMPTON
P C Building Supplies Ltd
023 8084 3787/84
Pipe Scenes 023 8055 7555
Sovereign Bathroom Centre
01489 773800
ST ALBANS
C P Hart 01727 229991

STEVENAGE
Buildbase Ltd 01483 369201
Stevenage Plumbing Supplies Ltd
01438 725309
SUDBURY
Martin Buildbase 01787 373617
SURBITON
K Dot 020 8391 8991
THAMES DITTON
T J Bathrooms 020 8398 4324
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
C P Hart 01892 570708
WATFORD
Herts Bathroom Centre Ltd
01923 237999
Watford Heating & Bathroom
Supplies 01923 249877
WEYBRIDGE
City Plumbing Supplies
01932 859093
WHYTELEAFE
Premier Heating Supplies
020 8763 1013
WITHAM
Daman of Witham Ltd
01376 514896
WOKINGHAM
Bathroom Concepts Ltd
0118 973 2233

WALES & WEST


CHRISTCHURCH
SALISBURY
Christchurch Tile & Bathroom Centre
Bathroom Store (Lyndhurst) Ltd
01202 477444
01722 328777
CLEVEDON
Wave Bathrooms Ltd 01722 333553
Timbercraft 01275 872431
STROUD
COLEFORD
Jewson 01453 762444
Jewson 01594 834322
SWINDON
DARTMOUTH

Reflections Showroom
RGC Building Supplies
01793 513486
01803 834622
DORCHESTER
TAUNTON
Bathroom Inspirations Ltd
Taunton Tile Centre 01823 271309
01305 259996
TEWKESBURY
EXETER
Options 01684 298046
Plumb Center 01392 360658
THORNBURY
Plumb In Ltd 01392 221035/6
Timbercraft 01454 281002
Reflections Showroom
WARMINSTER
01392 204520
The Devon Bathroom Centre
Sydenhams Ltd 01985 213505
01392 823030
WELLINGTON
GLASTONBURY
Jacks 01823 666778
Glastonbury Bathrooms
WELLS
01458 860799
Timbercraft 01749 678140
MALMESBURY
Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd
Bear Necessities 01666 840024
01749 673878
MIDSOMER NORTON
WESTBURY
Casswells 01761 413331
F G Collier & Sons Ltd
NEW MILTON
Interfit Design Studio 01425 623000
01373 865456
PENRYN
WILLITON
T & I Design 01326 377045
Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd
PLYMOUTH
01984 632348
Reflections Showroom
YATE
01752 204840
P J Bryer Heating & Plumbing
POOLE
Services 01454 314980
Bathroom Elegance 01202 675992
YEOVIL
REDRUTH
Quality Bathrooms & Kitchens
Reflections Showroom
01935 410911
01209 215676

AMMANFORD
Norwave Limited 01269 595806
BRIDGEND
Terry Reffell Ltd 01656 650800
CARDIFF
Homerite 029 2071 1001
Travis Perkins Trading Co Ltd
029 2066 2999
CONWY
New Edition Kitchens, Bedrooms
& Bathrooms 01492 530162
LUDLOW
Ase Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd
01584 871960
County Tiles 01584 879786
NEWPORT
Aqua 01633 262629
Hughes Forrest Ltd 01633 250515
OSWESTRY
Oswestry Electrical & Plumbing Ltd
01691 670919
SHREWSBURY
Farr & Harris Ltd 01743 236371
The Plumbline Boys & Boden
01743 468468
SWANSEA
Thorntons Executive Bathrooms
01792 461111
WELSHPOOL
Boys & Boden Ltd 01938 557744
WREXHAM
Wrexham Plumbers & Builders
Merchants 01978 357238
YNYS MON
Huws Gray Ltd 01248 421421

Crest Bathrooms Ltd


0141 882 7799
Richmonds Plumbing &
Heating Merchants Ltd
0141 429 7441
Waterfall Bathroom Studio
0141 638 3665
William Wilson Ltd 0141 892 6010
GLENROTHES
Spittal Bathrooms & Tiles
01592 757474
GREENOCK
Bathroom Elegance Ltd
01475 791964

INVERNESS
William Wilson Ltd 01463 237391
INVERURIE
Laings Bathroom Centre
01467 620311
PERTH
Graham 01738 629231
The Bathroom Company
01738 440333
TAIN
Highland Plumbing & Heating
Supplies Ltd 01862 808040
WICK
Home Tec Interiors 01955 604446

SCOTLAND
EDINBURGH
Boscolo Bathrooms
0131 662 8222
Graham 0131 228 2345
Laings Kitchens & Bathrooms
0131 555 5500
Mister Bathrooms 0131 455 7373
William Wilson Ltd 0131 657 5151
ELGIN
Decora Ltd 01343 542218
William Wilson Ltd 01343 543181
FALKIRK
J J Bathrooms 01324 624811
GLASGOW
Create Bathroom & Kitchen Studio
0141 647 6316

NORTHERN IRELAND

ISLE OF MAN

ANTRIM / BALLYMENA

DOWNPATRICK

Ballycastle Homecare 028 2076 2311

McCall, Clough 028 4481 1999

Beggs & Partners 028 2564 5121

ENNISKILLEN

DOUGLAS
City Plumbing Supplies
01624 674643
Haldane Fisher 01624 624466

Beggs & Partners, Maghera


028 7964 5599

James McKervey, Ederney


028 6863 1221

CHANNEL ISL ANDS

Clady Plumbing 028 2582 1448

LARNE

Plumb Center 028 2564 1222


BANGOR
Haldane Fisher 028 9127 1711
Plumb Center 028 9145 1222
Stevenson & Reid 028 9145 7527
BELFAST
Beggs & Partners 028 9023 5791
Haldane Fisher 028 9022 5000
Plumb Center 028 9079 8222

Haldane Fisher 028 2826 1560


LISBURN
Haldane Fisher 028 9267 6161
Plumb Rite Supplies 028 9262 1133
NEWRY
Haldane Fisher 028 3026 3201
NEWTOWNARDS
Beggs & Partners 028 9182 6680

K E Y:
Supreme centres
= 6 or more displays
Bold Entries
= 5 or more displays
Light Entries
= 3 or 4 displays

GUERNSEY
Quayside Ltd 01481 245881
JERSEY
B G Romeril & Company Ltd
01534 738806
Nspace 01534 883401

FRANCE
CANNES
Matki France 00 33 4 93 43 25 07

NEWTOWNSTEWART

Stevenson & Reid 028 9040 2225

Miller Wholesale Supplies


028 8166 1418

COLERAINE

PORTADOWN

Haldane Fisher

Beggs & Partners 028 3839 2000

028 7035 4911

Haldane Fisher 028 3833 7321

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MATKI

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ESSENTIAL bathrooms

Natural
ORGANICS
Step into your own spa-like bathing space with ultra calming
accessories. Wooden finishes, basic materials and a simple colour
palette help to conjure an uplifting spirit of wellbeing and happiness
PICTURES DARREN CHUNG

I STYLING ANNA MORLEY

ABOVE LEFT Kami wooden beaker by Masanori Oji for Takahashi Kougei, 55, The Cold Press. Wooden cottonbuds,
2.50, Balineum. Leafy trinket dish, 8, Anthropologie. Kami wooden saucer, 30, The Cold Press. Rina Menardi baked
clay rectangular tray, 75, Balineum ABOVE RIGHT Wooden body brush, 18.65, Balineum. Desierto face towels,
12.99 each; Structured geometric face towel, 8.99, all Zara Home. Nativa medium wooden tray, 123, Balineum

124 ekbbmagazine.co.uk

WHERE TO SHOP
(From back) Large silver vase,
POA, Pols Potten. Woven oak
basket, 105, Whippet Grey.
Striped border towel (in basket),
22.99, Zara Home. Bath, from
Agape. Glass bottle, liquid soap
and candle (on side of bath), all
stylists own. Wooden Nativa
tray in large (over bath), 168,
Balineum. Rina Menardi baked
clay tumbler, 38, Balineum.
Hydrea bath scrunchie in
black, 4, Heals. Bamboo bath
belt, 23, Balineum. Soft bristle
long bath brush, 19, Toast.
Anatolian striped towel, 45,
Toast. Similar lantern, La
Rochelle square lantern,
120, Barker & Stonehouse

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ESSENTIAL bathrooms

Minimal styling using neutral tones will help


emphasise an organic ambience and promote
a feeling of contentment and relaxation

ABOVE LEFT Silver glass bathroom perfume bottle, 15.99, Zara Home. Jonathan Adler charade bath tray, 38, Heals. Pressed
Pizzo handmade soap dish, 14, Anthropologie. Hydrea walnut nail brush, 10, Heals. ABOVE RIGHT Newport three tier
caddy, 75, John Lewis. Stoneware hanging pot with loop handle, 40.50, Whippet Grey. Rina Menardi bowl, 60; Wooden
body brush, 18.65, both Balineum. Blue linen herringbone washcloth, 14.50, Toast. Desierto hand towel, 12.99 Zara Home

FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

126 ekbbmagazine.co.uk

WHERE TO SHOP
(From top) Mette jar, 15.99, Zara Home.
Wooden cotton buds, 2.50; Rina
Menardi soap dish (on sink), 18, both
Balineum. Spotted bathroom tumbler,
7.99; Spotted soap dispenser, 15.99,
both Zara Home. Coralluna classic
natural coral, 45, La Luna. Stoneware
hanging pot, 40.50, Whippet Grey.
Sablon rattan towel trays, 48.30 for
two, Balineum. Face brush, 13, Toast.
Striped border bath towels, 22.99;
Striped metallic thread bath towel,
22.99; Gondola basket, 20, all Zara
Home. Rina Menardi tray, 75; Bamboo
bath belt, 23, both Balineum. Hydrea
detox body massage brush, 13, Heals

SHOT ON LOCATION at The Lakes, a


second home development, set in the
heart of the Cotswolds. Prices range
from 900,000 to 4,000,000, with
some properties available for rent.
Tel 01367 250 066. thelakesbyyoo.com.

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1
2

Bared
SCHEME

A white colour palette and


accessories create a perfectly
sophisticated stripped-back
feel with subtle hints of
wood. Add individual
touches with striped fabrics
in complementary hues

COMPILED BY LEIGH-ANNE ROBERTS

10

1 Supreme white hand and bath towels,


from 10, Christy Home 2 Trevarno
mirror, 185, OKA 3 Aquala bath caddy,
50, The Literary Gift Company 4 Chinese
white lacquered elm ladder, 139, Orchid
Furniture 5 Fresh Air paint shade, 31 per
litre, Earthborn 6 Shabby Chic glass
embossed scroll bath accessories, from
8, House of Fraser 7 Netherfield stripe
fabric in lilac/ivory, 49 per m, Sanderson
8 Spey bath in white painted finish, from
3,210, Drummonds 9 Avignon console
table, 399, OKA 10 Extra large Touloin
bath mat, 42, The White Company
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

128 ekbbmagazine.co.uk

ESSENTIAL get the look

WINDOW
DRESSING
Buxton Natural
blind design from
the new Hillarys
rollers collection,
priced from 67

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129

UTILITY CHIC

Bilbao matt tiles,


24.96 per m2;
Desert porcelain
tiles in Atacama,
39.93 per m2;
Liberty single lever
basin mixer, 710;
similar grey basin
from the Maida
Vale range, 550,
all Fired Earth

130 ekbbmagazine.co.uk

ESSENTIAL shopping

Wall-mounted taps
Undisturbed bath surfaces help create a sleek and elegant feel
COMPILED BY LEIGH-ANNE ROBERTS

1 Cea Ziqq mixer, 1,266, Laurence Pidgeon 2 Lefroy wall-mounted lever design, 350, Neptune 3 Puravida wall-mounted mixer,
474, Hansgrohe 4 Classic mixer with Skye heads, from 1,014, Drummonds 5 Goccia wall-mounted basin mixer, from 214,
C.P. Hart 6 Serenitie three-piece basin filler, 277, Abode 7 Liberty single lever basin mixer 200, 710, Fired Earth 8 Fairfield
chrome-plated mixer with crystal levers, 711, Samuel Heath 9 Panama two-piece mixer, 714, Bagno Design
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

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131

ESSENTIAL promotion

custom

TRENDS
Change how your bathroom meets your
needs simply by playing with app-cessories
FEATURE LEIGH-ANNE ROBERTS

he way we use our bathroom can change in an instant


why should that mean another redesign? Villeroy & Boch
has created the perfect solution with Joyce, a new bathroom
collection for 2013 that gives you the choice on how to
transform the way everything looks to suit your mood and meet
your needs. The complete range includes ceramics such as the basin,
bathroom furniture for handy storage and Apps. Whats that you
ask? Apps are the latest specially designed accessories that allow
you to to play with the form, colour and storage in your bathroom.
They are available in a wealth of variations including dishes, vases
for flowers or fragrance sticks, and a soap dish. You can stack
them, add dividers and lids plus they are available in three
different heights and colours Peru, Sahara and Bali for a
truly interchangeable scheme that is as individual as you are.
Designed by Annette Maria Sonntag, the Joyce collection offers two
different door fronts for the furniture, designed to be flush with your
basin for a clean, undisturbed feel. Following on with sleek lines, the
Joyce SlimSeat WC won the internationally recognized product red
dot design award for 2013, furthering the slender wall-hung layout
and practical everyday use of the bathroom. The innovative theme
behind Joyce is the ability to change and change again the way your
bathroom looks and how you use it. Villeroy & Boch offer an online
configurator so that you can see all the possible combinations that
can be created. The fun doesnt stop there. Joyce grows as we do
and two more colours are set to be available from next year. eKBB
TOP LEFT
The Bali App dish and Sahara yellow
outlet cover add a colourful pop
that can be enjoyed by all ages
ABOVE LEFT
The SlimSeat complements the
Joyce range perfectly with its
minimal wall-hung design
RIGHT
One of the best things about
the collection is that it gives you
plenty to choose from. The Peru
App adds sophistication to the
Oak Graphite finish and theyre
not just for the basin area

For a brochure call Villeroy & Boch on 0800 953 0231 or visit villeroy-boch.com/joyce

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MADE TO

MATCH
Sink in to the luxury of todays
fabulous fitted baths - just as
majestic as their freestanding
counterparts and packed with
practical plus-points for every
bathroom scheme and size
FEATURE LARA SARGENT

Step into this deep and spacious glossy white


acrylic bath definitely big enough for two. The
built-in tub can be fitted with a relaxing air pool
system plus colour-changing chromotherapy
lighting for an extra boost of therapeutic luxe!
Hilo bath, 767, Glass Idromassaggio
134 ekbbmagazine.co.uk

ESSENTIAL f itted baths

Warm, water-resistant and tactile,


this beautiful, handmade teak bath is
finished with a PU lacquer for added
durability and includes two backrests
for supreme comfort. Part of a recent
project in a Dorset farmhouse, the
simple, pared-down earthiness suits
any period of house and is echoed
by the teak veneer wall tiles.
Geo teak double bath,
4,789, William Garvey

e it a handsome roll-top or a sleek,


limestone oval, the freestanding bath may
still be flying high, but lets not forget todays
generation of beautiful, built-in tubs. Because lets face
it, not everyone has a ballroom-sized bathroom, and
fitted baths offer a flexible, practical solution when it
comes to space constraints and can easily be topped
off with a shower facility to boot. Modern offerings
are also shrugging off their humdrum reputation to
become stunning and striking focal points in their own
right while utilising that awkward corner or wasted
alcove at the same time. Plump for a fitted bath and
youll not only maximise every last millimetre of floor
space, but unsightly plumbing is fully concealed by
your choice of panelling, from luxurious dark wenge
and beautiful stone to iridescent mosaics and even
silver leafing. Its an extra pop of texture, material
and colour that will create a truly one-off design
statement while taps can be mounted on the wall for
a neat, streamlined finish freeing up ledge space.
While the freestanding tub generally takes the
form of a traditional rectangle, built-in versions
maybe have the edge when it comes to shape and
size, offering everything from sunken circular
designs kitted out with whirlpools, long, linear
troughs big enough for two, deep, boxy plunge pools
and even a heart-shaped model, from luxury
bathroom emporium, Bathrooms International.
Baths can sit either under or over the surface with
say a marble or limestone surround, sited against
one wall to cut-down on mess and splashes or
panelled in for a handsome, sophisticated look.
Modern acrylic baths are lightweight, easy to
keep clean and reinforced for extra strength while
composite versions, mixing acrylic and quartz, are
super-durable, flexible and far lighter than cast iron.
These solid surface baths might be pricier but they
can be carved into almost any design, in any colour,
keep the bath water warm for longer, have a silkysmooth touch and can even be repaired if they get
scratched or damaged. Look out too for solid stone
and cast iron (but do take into account weight
issues) plus enamelled steel and wood.
A built-in bath may form part of a bespoke
bathroom project, where all the furniture is handmade
to your specification and features such as lighting and
clever hidden storage can all be worked into the
blueprint. So, whether it's a velvet-smooth block of
beautiful teak or a glamorous, Art-Deco-style marble
bath slightly raised and accessed with elegantly tiled
steps (we all love a bit of Great Gatsby chic) the
built-in bath is definitely here to stay... eKBB

1 Get the luxury of a spa at home with the Pure bath, 1,117
including zebrano panels; wooden bath roll, 806, both Vitra

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1 Baby Ness cast iron


bath with oak panel,
3,390 excluding
panel, Drummonds
2 Hand-painted
panelling and Carrara
marble surround on
bath, from 17,000
for a complete
bathroom, Smallbone
3 Bath with white high
gloss painted surround
and black granite top,
part of the Lincoln
range, from 15,000
for complete bathroom,
Charles Yorke
4 Lomond cast iron
bath with bespoke
mirrored panelling,
3,210 excluding
panel, Drummonds
5 Inset Ceralite bath
with silver leaf finish
bath panel, 3,665
excluding panel,
Bathrooms International
6 Mustique composite
bath, from 6,000,
Malacassa glass mosaics,
149.93 m2 Fired Earth

This classic and


sophisticated bathroom
scheme is enhanced by the
double-ended acrylic bath
panelled in a co-ordinating
Quebec yellow pine, handpainted in a subtle shade
of Pebble. The Carrara
marble bath ledge adds to
the overall elegance.
Complete bathroom,
from 15,000, Chalon

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ESSENTIAL f itted baths


The Water Monopoly is a
treasure trove of original
vintage baths and faithful
reproductions, guaranteed
to inject design kudos into
your bathroom. This
generous, double-ended
reproduction of a 1930s
cast-iron tub weighs 300kg
Soho bath, 6,600
The Water Monopoly

Built-in designs maybe have the edge when it comes to shape and
size, offering everything including linear troughs big enough for two
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A simple, rectangular bath is


brought bang up to date with
a cobalt blue lacquer panel,
echoing the slick, modern
lines of the Oasis vanity unit
in the background. The bath
is made from a matt
composite material, called
Tecnoril, and can be teamed
with a choice of over 30
lacquers for an individual look.
Capri bath, 10,386,
Alchemy Design Award

1 Acrylic bath
designed by Philippe
Starck, 661, Duravit
2 Ottocento built-in
bath designed by
Benedini Associati and
made by Agape, 7,096,
West One Bathrooms
3 Paper built-in bath in
Duralight solid surface
material, 3,168, Teuco
4 Palomba acrylic
bath, 1,053, Laufen
5 Enamelled steel corner
bath with tiled surround,
2,273, Aston Matthews
6 Bettelux enamelled
steel bath, from
1,647, Bette
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152
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ESSENTIAL f itted baths

The sleek, pared-down


silhouette of this offset
bath has just the right hint
of industrial chic, thanks to
the lacquered wood panel
which resembles aluminium.
It is part of Vitras MOD
collection, which is the
brainchild of industrial
designer, Ross Lovegrove.
MOD bath, 1,255
including panel, Vitra

Composite versions, mixing acrylic and quartz, might be pricier,


but are super-durable, flexible and far lighter than cast iron
4

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ESSENTIAL competition

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COMPETITION TO WIN
BATHROOM PRODUCTS,
WORTH UP TO 4,000

lexibility when trying to fit a bathroom into an


awkward space doesnt happen very often, thats what
led to the creation of Ideal Standards Concept Space
collection. Made up of ceramics such as basins, baths
and furniture, the range allows you to transform smaller
en suites or awkward layouts into a stunning room. eKBB
has joined forces with Ideal Standard to offer one lucky reader
the chance to win their choice of products from the collection
up to the value of 4,000! You wont be disappointed, award
winning UK designer Robin Levien completed Concept Space
with a selection of freestanding storage, wall hung basin
units with soft close deep drawers and six different finishes.
If youre looking for something extra, the square shaped baths
are available in Idealform Plus+, a range specially made to
keep water warmer for longer what more could you want?
For more information about the Ideal Standard product range,
visit ideal-standard.co.uk or call 01482 346461

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Bedrooms
VERSATILE VELVET

Luxurious textures and


sophisticated shades of mole
and mauve create a sanctuary
youll want to retreat to
Sumptuous kingsize quilt made from 100
per cent cotton velvet in soft mole, with
Deauville mauve reverse, 150, Cox & Cox

NEWS BEDSIDE TABLES MONOCHROME WALLPAPERS SHOPPING


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Battersea

t. 020 7720 9333

Clerkenwell

Wandsworth

t. 020 8704 4000

Selfridges

t. 020 7324 0780 t. 020 7318 3913

Mayfair

t. 020 7499 1845

Kent

t. 01892 548 111

Knightsbridge
t. 020 7584 7002

Sussex

t. 01342 822 422

Surrey

t. 01372 841 730

At Home Design Service available see website for details


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sales@westonebathrooms.com

www.wschneider.com

ESSENTIAL bedroom news

Bedroom News

The latest launches, trends and inspiring things


WRITTEN BY EMMA FOALE
Discipline
Companion lamp
by SmithMatthias,
352, Aram Store

PHOTO EDDIE JACOB

INJECT
CHARACTER

Soft TOUCH

Creating a look that is at once


sophisticated yet also makes an
impact is simple with the right
statement wallcovering. The BN
Element wallpaper range from 4-id
interiors combines neutral stone,
sand and warm grey shades with a
raw, industrial effect. Prices
start from 32 per m.
4-id-shop.co.uk.

Anna Snowden,
Founder of textile
design studio
Gwendolen, has aptly
named the company
after her grandmother
who inspired her love of
pattern and colour. Bold
jacquard fabrics, made
with traditional weaving
techniques, make the
cushions vibrant
additions to any home.
Theyre from 85 each.
gwendolenstudios.co.uk.

LAID BACK LUXE


Oh l l! This take on a timeless French classic has
got us wanting to kick off our shoes and lounge
around. If ever there was a statement of indulgence,
this is it. The Belgravia chaise longue, 799,
is available in a choice of nine fabrics or it
can be upholstered in a large range of
luxury bespoke fabrics (shown
in moleskin velvet).
featherandblack.com.

FRESH
TALENT

Exciting new Italian


manufacturer,
Discipline, is
celebrating the
arrival of its 2013
collection at Aram
Store. Quirky objects
made from natural
materials will be on
show, straight from
display at Milan
Design Week. The
exhibition is open
until May 18th.
aram.co.uk.

TEMPTED
BY TEXTURE

Creating a comfortable
sanctuary is all about
layering textures and fabrics
for a luxury feel. The Ligne
Pure rug collection from
WovenGround has warm
two-tones, ombr effects and
hand-knotted techniques
which make them an
irresistible choice. Designs
include Ember Ebbed Line
and Lapis, prices start from
625 for the Ebb design.
wovenground.com.

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2
3

Calm
FEELING

A light scheme helps to create


tranquility and a sense of
space. Combine painted wood
and duck egg blue hues with
black and white prints to make
a contemporary and stylish
statement in your bedroom

COMPILED BY EMMA FOALE

1 Hector medium dome wall light in


bone china, 99, Original BTC 2 Lagune
Vintage oak dark varnished shipdeck
planks, 34.99m2, Quick-Step 3 Mehsama
wallpaper in Charcoal, 50 per roll,
Designers Guild 4 Oakham lamp table,
350, Laura Ashley 5 The New Ritz clock,
25, Amara 6 Jura throw in Scottish
lambswool, 225, Christy 7 Athena bed
covers, 595, Yves Delorme 8 Torquil
solid timber bed, from 625 for a double,
Loaf 9 Tangiers white quilted bedspread,
125; pillowsham, 30, both Christy

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FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

ESSENTIAL get the look

BED LINEN AND


FURNITURE
Erin seersucker
duvet cover, 35;
pillowcase, 5;
bedside table, 225;
cable knit throw,
80; Downton
bedstead, 499,
all John Lewis

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MONOCHROME
WALLPAPER
Give florals a
contemporary
twist by choosing
Natural Hatley
paper in classic
black and white.
The timeless and
delightfully simple
flower print on a
matt background is
28 for a 10m roll,
Cabbages & Roses

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ESSENTIAL shopping

Wallpapers
Achieve an elegant look with a black and white bedroom scheme
COMPILED BY EMMA FOALE

Top (left to right) Palais Damask from the Spellbound Collection, 44 per 10m roll, Graham & Brown. Insect by Vivienne
Westwood, 67 per 10m roll, Occa-Home. Velvet Flower from Chivasso, 122.20 per 10m roll, JAB Anstoetz Middle Marimekko
Iltavilli, 72.95 per 10m roll, John Lewis. Alice in Chalkboard, 45 per 10m roll, Mini Moderns. Nectar, 59.95 per 10m roll,
MissPrint Bottom Little Trees in Charcoal 59.95 per 10m roll, MissPrint. Heritage from Chivasso, 55.40 per 10m roll,
JAB Anstoetz. Cole & Son Cow Parsley from the Contemporary I Collection, 67 per 10m roll, 4-id Interiors
FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

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HOW TO CHOOSE A

Bedside
Table
Finding the perfect spot
for all your bits and pieces
FEATURE JANE GRAINING

1 The Clean Cut bedside chest in FSC certified wood offers plenty of storage space, W41xH55xD31cm, 135, Warren Evans
2 Inspired by 1940s design, the Campaign bedside table in oak has bronze finish legs, W42xH60xD35cm, 225, Loaf
3 This fashionable flight case trunk in brown leather has chrome metal stud detailing, W57xH61xD50cm, 840, Occa-Home

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ESSENTIAL bedside tables

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Curling up in bed with a good book and a cup


of tea is one of lifes simple but enjoyable
pleasures. To do it comfortably, a bedside table
or cabinet is an absolute must. The type you
choose comes down to how much you need to
store next to your bed. If its a minimalist list,
then a table with just enough room for a light,
a water flask and clock might be enough. A
small chest of drawers offers more potential for
storing things like night lotions and spare
reading material or, if space is at a premium in
the rest of the bedroom, a larger three-drawer
chest for clothes is the right option. To stow
away spare bedding, a designer trunk could be
the answer. The style factor obviously comes
into play too add vintage character with one
of the retro wooden bedsides or simple
contemporary cutting edge panache with a
clean-edged design in glossy or matt lacquer.
Period bedsides, in glass or mirror and chrome
or stainless steel lend an elegant deco look
while pretty painted French style tables with
shapely legs add gentle countryfied charm.

1 This French style chest with a distressed paint finish has two storage drawers, W48xH66xD37cm, 325, Primrose and Plum
2 Create boudoir glamour 20s style with the Betsy bedside with ivory shagreen effect finish, W46xH59xD31cm, 350, Graham
& Green 3 Beautiful bone inlay chest with plenty of drawer storage and room on top too, W71xH78xD39cm, 2840, Rocomara

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1 Handmade in oak and laminated in Carbon Kevlar with yellow and black twill weave, W45xH60xD45cm, 978, Costello &
Welch 2 Orla Kiely retro style nesting tables with wooden frames and patterned laminated tops, W48xH48xD42cm, 800,
Unique & Unity 3 Smart contemporary chest with high gloss finish and recessed handles, in white or flax, W57xH40xD45cm,
400, Amode 4 Glamourous side table with criss cross stainless steel legs and glass top, W56xH59xD46cm, 582, Occa-Home

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ESSENTIAL bedside tables

1 Petite night table with criss cross metal legs and one drawer comes in matt lacquer in 32 colours, W22xH22xD14cm, 842,
Poliform 2 Bedside chest with mango wood frame hand covered in embossed white metal, W50xH56xD35cm, Graham & Green
3 Vogue two-drawer bedside with open shelf and high gloss white finish and metal handles, W40xH62xD49cm, 49, MFI
4 Cabinet in white lacquered ash with a neat jigsaw pattern of drawers within a simple frame, W47xH51xD38cm, Go Modern

FOR STOCKISTS, SEE PAGE 152

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ESSENTIAL stockists

Stockists

Contact details for the products, shops and designers in this issue
CDA 01949 862012 cda.eu
CERAMICA BLUE 020 7727 0288

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ceramicablue.co.uk
CHALON 01458 254600
chalon.com

CHANTEL ELSHOUT DESIGN


CONSULTANCY 020 8772 3816
chantelelshout.com
CHARLES YORKE 01623 756080
charlesyorke.com
CHRISTY HOME 0845 758 5252
christy-towels.com

CLAREMONT FURNISHING
020 7581 9575
claremontfurnishing.com

COSTELLO & WELCH


020 8222 8899
costellowelch.com
COX & COX 0844 858 0734
coxandcox.co.uk

D DAVID MELLOR 01433 650220


davidmellordesign.com
DE DIETRICH 01256 308045
dedietrich.co.uk
DESIGNERS GUILD 020 7351 5775
designersguild.com

DISCOVER & DELIVER

A ABODE 01226 283434


abodedesigns.co.uk
ABODE 01273 621116
abodeliving.co.uk
AEG 0844 561 1611
aeg-electrolux.co.uk
AGA 0845 712 5207
agaliving.com
AGAPE agapedesign.it

ALCHEMY DESIGN AWARD


0845 388 0782
alchemyaward.com
ALESSI 020 7518 9091
alessi.com

ALEXANDER & PEARL


020 8508 0411
alexanderandpearl.co.uk
AMARA 0800 587 7645
amara.co.uk
AMODE 0845 527 9697
amode.co.uk

ANDREW MARTIN
020 7225 5100
andrewmartin.co.uk
ANN SACKS annsacks.com

ANTHROPOLOGIE

020 7529 9800


anthropologie.com

ARAM STORE
020 7557 7557 aram.co.uk

ARTISANS OF DEVIZES
01380 720007
artisansofdevizes.com
ARTISANTI 0845 259 1410
artisanti.com

ASTON MATTHEWS
020 7226 7220
astonmatthews.co.uk

ATLANTIC SHOPPING
01212 301644
atlanticshopping.co.uk

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B B&B ITALIA 020 7591 8111


bandbitalia.com
BAGNO DESIGN
bagnodesign.org
BALINEUM 020 7431 9364
balineum.co.uk
BARAZZA 01787 224921
barazza.co.uk

BARKER & STONEHOUSE


0333 355 9132
barkerandstonehouse.co.uk

BATHROOMS INTERNATIONAL
020 8202 8288
bathroomsint.com
BAUMATIC 01189 336900
baumatic.co.uk
BETTE 0844 800 0547
bette.co.uk
BLANCO 0844 912 0108
blanco.co.uk

BLOOMINGVILLE
bloomingville.dk

BODIE & FOU


020 8450 5600
bodieandfou.com
BRISSI 0844 800 9912
brissi.co.uk
BRITANNIA 0800 073 1003
britannialiving.co.uk
BULTHAUP 020 7495 3663
bulthaup.co.uk
BURLEIGH 01782 577866
burleigh.co.uk

C C.P. HART 0845 600 1950


cphart.co.uk

CANE FURNITURE WAREHOUSE


01277 812777
canefurniturewarehouse.co.uk
CAPLE 01179 381900
caple.co.uk

020 7371 0303


discover-deliver.com
DRUMMONDS 01483 237202
drummonds-uk.com
DURAVIT 0845 500 7787
duravit.co.uk

E EARTHBORN 01928 734171


earthbornpaints.co.uk
EHG DESIGN & BUILD

H HABITAT 0844 499 1111


habitat.co.uk
HANSGROHE 01372 465655
hansgrohe.co.uk
HEALS 0870 024 0780
heals.co.uk
HEATHFIELD 01732 350450
heathfield.co.uk

HELEN GREEN DESIGN


020 7352 3344
helengreendesign.com

HIGHAM FURNITURE
0800 047 0235
higham.co.uk
HILLARYS 0800 916 7719
hillarys.co.uk

HOLLOWAYS OF LUDLOW
020 7602 5757
hollowaysofludlow.com

LAUFEN 01530 510007


laufen.co.uk
LAURENCE PIDGEON
020 7610 6166
laurencepidgeon.com
LIEBHERR 08444 122 655
myliebherr.co.uk
LINUM 01491 571880
linum.se/en/home
LOAF 0845 459 9937
loaf.com

LONDON COWS
07715 467447
londoncows.co.uk
LUCE 0800 092 1922
lucebyhotpoint.co.uk

M MFI 0845 122 4500


mfi.co.uk

HOUSE OF FRASER

MAC & MAC INTERIORS

0845 602 1073


houseoffraser.co.uk
HOWE 020 7730 7987
howelondon.com

MADE IN DESIGN

I IDYLL HOME
01630 695779
idyllhome.co.uk
IKEA 0845 358 3363
ikea.com

INSINKERATOR
01923 297880
insinkerator.co.uk

01252 717771
macandmacinteriors.co.uk
MADE.COM made.com
020 7692 4001
madeindesign.co.uk

MANDARIN STONE
01600 715444
mandarinstone.com
MAYTAG 0844 499 0101
maytag.co.uk
MENU 0045 4840 6100
menu.as

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07831 420638
ehg-designandbuild.co.uk
ELECTROLUX 0844 561 3613
electrolux.co.uk
ELICA 01252 351111
elica.co.uk

F FALCON 0870 7985 107


falconappliances.com
FARROW & BALL 01202 876141
farrow-ball.com
FIRED EARTH 0845 366 0400
firedearth.com
FISHER & PAYKEL 0845 066 2200
fisherpaykel.co.uk
FRANKE 01614 366280
franke.co.uk
FRENCH CONNECTION
0844 557 3285
frenchconnection.com

G GAGGENAU 0844 892 9026


gaggenau.co.uk

GARDEN TRADING 0845 608 4448


gardentrading.co.uk

GLASS IDROMASSAGGIO
0039 0422 7146
glassidromassaggio.it
GO MODERN 0845 652 0332
gomodern.co.uk
GORENJE 020 8247 3980
gorenje.co.uk

GRAHAM & GREEN


0845 130 6622
grahamandgreen.co.uk
GROHE 0871 200 3414
grohe.co.uk

J JAMIE AT HOME
0844 871 2010
jmecollection.com
JOHN LEWIS 0845 604 9049
johnlewis.com
JOSEPH JOSEPH 020 7261 1800
josephjoseph.com

K KIT STONE
0870 777 0099 kitstone.co.uk

KITCHENAID
kitchenaid.com

KITCHEN ARCHITECTURE
01865 426990
kitchenarchitecture.co.uk

L LA LA LUNA
01404 841648
lunaporcelain.co.uk

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ESSENTIAL contacts

Contacts

MIELE 0845 365 6603

THE COLD PRESS

miele.co.uk

01692 409976
thecoldpress.com

N NEPTUNE 01793 881144

THE CONRAN SHOP

neptune.co.uk
NKUKU 01803 866847
nkuku.com

0844 848 4000


conranshop.co.uk

NORDIC HOUSE

020 7831 1111


thefrenchhouse.net

0845 475 1610


nordichouse.co.uk

O OCCA-HOME
0844 879 4258
occa-home.co.uk
OKA 0844 815 7380
okadirect.com

ORCHID FURNITURE

THE FRENCH HOUSE


THE LINEN WORKS
020 7819 7620
thelinenworks.com

THE LITERARY GIFT COMPANY


01189 588586
theliterarygiftcompany.com

THE NATURAL WOOD FLOOR


COMPANY 020 8871 9771

020 7384 2443


orchidfurniture.co.uk

naturalwoodfloor.co.uk

ORIGINAL STYLE

01229 584537
theshopfloorproject.com

01392 473000
originalstyle.com

P PERRIN & ROWE


01708 526361
perrinandrowe.co.uk

PHOENIX ON GOLDBORNE
020 8964 8123
phoenixongolborne.co.uk
PINCH 020 7622 5075
pinchdesign.com
POLIFORM 020 7368 7600
poliformuk.com
POLS POTTEN polspotten.nl

THE SHOP FLOOR PROJECT


THE WATER MONOPOLY
020 7624 2636
thewatermonopoly.com

THE WHITE COMPANY


0844 736 4222
thewhitecompany.com

TISSUS D'HELENE LTD


020 7352 9977
tissusdhelene.co.uk
TOAST 0844 557 5200
toast.co.uk

TWENTYTWENTYONE

PRIMROSE AND PLUM

020 7288 1996


twentytwentyone.com

01428 643040
primroseandplum.co.uk

U UNIQUE AND UNITY

Q QUOOKER 020 7923 3355

0845 605 9699


uniqueandunity.co.uk

quooker.co.uk

R ROCKETT ST. GEORGE

V V-ZUG 0843 289 5759


vzug.com

01444 253375
rockettstgeorge.co.uk

VIADUCT 020 7278 8456

ROCOMARA

VIKING 01244 402979

020 7834 7640


rocomara.com

VILLE & CAMPAGNE

S SAMSUNG 01932 454358


samsung.com/uk
SAMUEL HEATH 01217 664200
samuel-heath.com
SANDERSON 0844 543 9500
sanderson-uk.com
SCP 020 7229 3612
scp.co.uk

SHAWS OF DARWEN
01254 775111
shawsofdarwen.com
SIEMENS 0844 892 9044
siemens-home.co.uk
SKANDIUM 020 7584 2066
scandium.com
SKANDIVIS 0845 226 3104
skandivis.co.uk
SMALLBONE 020 7589 5998
smallbone.co.uk
SMEG 0844 557 9907
smeguk.com
STERLING 01684 299555
sterling.eu.com

viaduct.co.uk
vikingappliances.co.uk
020 7370 0474
villeetcampagne.co.uk
VITRA 01235 750990
vitra.co.uk

W WARREN EVANS
020 7693 8988
warrenevans.com

WELLWORKING
020 3110 0610
wellworking.co.uk

WEST ONE BATHROOMS


020 7499 1845
westonebathrooms.co.uk
WHIPPET GREY 01494 890400
whippetgrey.co.uk
WHIRLPOOL 0844 815 8989
whirlpool.co.uk

WILLS ART WAREHOUSE


020 8246 4840
wills-art.com

WILLIAM GARVEY
01404 841430
williamgarvey.co.uk

SUSIE WATSON DESIGNS

WINDSOR RECLAMATION

0844 980 8185


susiewatsondesigns.co.uk

01628 527469
windsorreclamation.com
WOLF 0845 250 0010
westye.co.uk

T TEUCO 020 7608 3090


teuco.co.uk

The fastest way to find your dream


kitchen, bathroom and bedroom!

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Cath
KIDSTON
We uncover this iconic designers inspiration
and true love of vintage and nostalgic prints
INTERVIEW SUSAN SPRINGATE

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Twenty years after starting out in


what she describes as a glorified junk
shop, Cath Kidston has become a
household name. Since setting up
her own interiors business and then
opening her first shop in 1993, she
has created an iconic British brand
with stores all over the UK and as
far afield as Japan and Thailand.
She specialises in nostalgic prints
and homewares and as well as her
distinctive designs featuring her
motif roses, sailing boats and cowboys
her range includes everything from
shopping bags and phone cases to
ironing board covers and fabrics.
Sometimes known as the new
Laura Ashley, Kidston has an idyllic
country retreat in Gloucestershire
and a Thames-side home in West
London, which she shares with
her partner Hugh Padgham.
Do you see an end to our obsession
with modern vintage? I dont see that
peoples love of modern vintage will
end. Only trends and fads end.
Combining a nod to nostalgia with
something that is practical for today
will always be surprising and fun.
Where do you find inspiration? I find
inspiration everywhere whether its
from my travels, visiting favourite
vintage shops and antiques markets
or everyday things. The nursery style
I grew up with has been a particular
influence I can still vividly
remember the gloss paint, coloured
formica worktops and the rosebud
curtains from my bedroom. The
Cath Kidston look is like a modern
update of the style I grew up with.
What is your home like is it a shrine
to all things modern vintage? I have
a lot of vintage and antique pieces but
I also really like modern design. I love
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traditional English style but people


are sometimes surprised by the fact
that my taste is actually quite diverse.
I really like Scandinavian design,
graphic modern art and Eastern
textiles, and Ive used a lot of bright
colours and prints at home that might
not be considered typically English.
Its all about creating a cheerful,
comfortable atmosphere and feel.
Bathrooms can be very boring any
ideas? Using print on the side of a
bath looks really cool and unexpected.
It was a picture of a bathroom that
inspired me 20 years ago when I
started the business. There was a
vintage rose print on the side of the
bath and glossy paint on the armoire.
I call this my Eureka moment.
Tell us about the 20th birthday
collection We created the collection to
go alongside my new book Coming
Up Roses - the story of our growing
business. Theres a selection of home
office stationary thats cheery and fun
and a range of accessories. The prints
used are our classic prints, Red Spot
and Antique Rose, which was the
first Cath Kidston print and is a
firm favourite with our customers.
Your designs have adorned
everything from computer covers
to tents. Whats next? At the moment,
Im really excited about a new
Stanley bouncy ball for kids.
Finally, which designers have
influenced you? I was always
influenced by interior decorators like
David Hicks and Nancy Lancaster as
they had such confidence in their own
style and interesting, unfussy taste. I
also love Kenzo for his use of colour
and I have huge admiration for Paul
Smith for his wit and style. eKBB

The official
Cath Kidston
autobiography has
been launched
alongside a limited
edition 20th
birthday collection
of homeware
and accessories
Cath Kidston's
book Coming up
Roses: The Story
of Growing a
Business is out
now, published
by Quadrille,
16 hardback.
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