• Hot metal

    by  • November 26, 2015


    Leiston pendant light, £178; single Curtis spotlight, £94; large Napier cupboard knob, £17, Gilby drawer pull, £14

    The devil’s in the detail, and nothing is more on trend right now than metallic finishes and accessories. We love the look of Jim Lawrence‘s elegant new Heritage Copper collection of hand-finished pendants, spotlights, cupboard knobs and pulls, which will add warmth and a gentle shimmer to your home this winter.


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    On trend, retro brick tiles

    by  • November 23, 2015

    Ludlow from Craven Dunnill's Renaissance Collection in duck egg, spearmint & peppermint 2 (1)

    Metro tiles, inspired by the London Underground and now a design classic, remain as popular as ever.

    Now Craven Dunnill has launched the new Ludlow Collection of brick-style wall tiles, that will suit any style of kitchen, be it traditional, country or contemporary.

    Above we have Ludlow in Duck Egg, Spearmint and Peppermint and below in Fudge & Truffle.

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    New cabinetry from Rational

    by  • November 19, 2015

    Casa-in-vino-new-for-2016-from-Rational-smaller We’re loving the warm, textural tones of Rational‘s new Casa in Vino kitchen.  This classic in-frame design has been given a cool and contemporary makeover courtesy of a deep copper laquered finish and a sprinkling of industrial accessories. Casa in Vino, part of Rational’s new Inner Values collection of finishes, colours and cabinetry interiors, will be available in the New Year. Kitchens start from £10,000.

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    Uber-cool chalkboard fridge

    by  • November 12, 2015


    Smeg‘s latest limited-edition fridge takes ‘leaving a message on the fridge’ to the extreme. Not only will the chic retro appliance make a dramatic style statement, but you can actually write notes, reminders, shopping lists etc on its matt-black surface with chalk. Easy to wipe clean, the FAB28 250-litre fridge is priced £1,499, and will of course keep food and drinks super-chilled, too.



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    Tea time!

    by  • November 4, 2015


    Tea has long been the nation’s favourite tipple and back in the day, the gentle whistling of a kettle was like sweet music to our ears. Now  you can rekindle those happy memories with the new Leuven hob top kettle by Stellar. It’s sleek and stylish, and its stainless steel induction-ready base means it can be used ALL hob types, too (induction, ceramic, electric and solid electric plate). So go on, stick the kettle on!

    The SV64 Stellar Leuven Hob Top Kettle costs £40, and is available nationwide.

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    Top tap

    by  • November 2, 2015

    Antler sink mixer from Just Taps Plus

    Is this modern tap, with its contemporary cube shape, the finishing touch you’ve been looking for in your new, modern kitchen scheme?

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    Sweeping statement

    by  • October 29, 2015


    We always like to hear about handy new gadgets that make life easier, and if you sweep your kitchen floor as often as I do, you’ll appreciate this genius idea. Poggenpohl’s innovative new plinth vacuum cleaner makes this backbreaking chore much easier – doing away the dustpan and brush. Simply raise the flap, sweep the dust and debris towards it and the strong suction will do the rest.


    Poggenpohl kitchens start from £30,000, and the plinth vacuum can also be retrofitted into existing Poggenpohl units.

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