• Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

    Rough luxe

    by  • September 28, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    Rustic edginess and utilitarian glamour combine in this eye-catching kitchen extension. With a large range cooker, professional-style tap and plenty of overhead lighting, thanks to two gigantic industrial pendants, the emphasis here is on practical rather than pretty. However,
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    It’s not all black and white

    by  • September 2, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    One big trend in kitchens that shows no sign of waning in popularity is the industrial look. We can all conjure up an image of this style: metro wall tiles, utilitarian wood or metal shelving and worktops, reclaimed enamel pendant lights, and functional pieces. Another strong element of the industrial look is a largely white/grey palette – but what if the mono look isn’t your thing?

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    Hurray, Bake Off’s back

    by  • September 1, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    Never mind Strictly, it’s The Great British Bake Off, that has me glued to my TV every week.

    I don’t know which company has provided the pretty pastel islands they use in the tent, but it’s a look I would very much like to copy and I think this kitchen, with its simple, country style units is a pretty good match.

    The perfect perfect place to try to replicate Mary Berry’s homemade Jaffa Cakes, or lemon drizzle cake.

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    White and wonderful

    by  • August 14, 2016 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments


    Love my rented flat though I do, one of the frustrating things about being a tenant is that, like it or not, you just don’t have free reign to do what you like to your home. This particularly frustrates me when it comes to my carpets. Firstly, they’re old (I’ve lived there 11 years and they’d certainly seen better days before the ink was dry on my tenancy agreement). Secondly, they’re mismatched (one colour in the living room, another on the landing, another in my bedroom). Thirdly, they’re a fetching combination of dark blue, near-black and maroon, which my flat is just about light-filled enough to cope with, but I know it could look so much better if the carpets could be scrapped, and the floors taken back to basics. And by basics, I meant classic, white-painted floorboards.

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    Too cool for school

    by  • July 27, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    Wouldn’t you just love to have a kitchen this big? In fact, if this is merely the kitchen, imagine how enormous the entire house must be. Well, you don’t have to because I know that it’s a four-storey, six-bedroom Edwardian semi in southwest London. Beyond obvious jealousy, I have great admiration for the owners of this fabulously functional open-plan scheme. They have based the design around

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    In the mix

    by  • July 6, 2016 • Cool kitchens, Desirable dining • 0 Comments

    Kitchen-diner-with-period-dining-area-and-modern-cooking-spaceIf you just can’t decide which interior style you want for your kitchen-diner, then why not have them all, as the owner of this modern/classic/traditional home has done. The beautiful period details of the property, including elegant window shutters and exquisite cornicing, are the real stars here, however. They are

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    Into Europe

    by  • July 1, 2016 • Stylish living • 0 Comments


    French romance… German efficiency… Scandi shabby chic… there’s no denying the wealth of design inspiration we take from our European neighbours. Whether you crave a touch of the Med in Macclesfield, the Alpine look in Aberdeen, or the feel of Sorrento in Streatham, there’s always a way to make a European scheme work, whether you go all-out in your look, or incorporate smaller elements.

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