Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom December 2019

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Here we are, almost at the end of another year, and what a pleasure it is to welcome you to my first issue of EKBB as editor. At this time of year, most of us are focussing with anticipation (and sometimes a little trepidation) on the fast-approaching party season. However you choose to celebrate Christmas, food, drink and convivial company are likely to be top of your essentials list, and a kitchen that’s welcoming and sociable, with everything to hand, is more than ever the place where you’ll want to be. Whether you’re planning cosy suppers, big sit-down dinners or busy parties with standing room only, turn to our feature Party Central on page 86 for everything you need to consider when designing the perfect kitchen for entertaining. All of our real-life…

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Winter dining is for gathering together around a glow of candlelight, wining and dining guests, while remembering to apply the finest of details and finishing touches to welcome the company. With plenty of sophisticated seasonal sparkle, the warming ambience of your home is sure to carry you through the evening chill. INSPIRATIONS SHOP THE LOOK Intense style For a more dramatic setting, the new Athenian Black chalk paint by Annie Sloan is sure to create a striking atmosphere in which to host. But whatever ambience you’re looking to create, Scandi neutrals or rich hues are all available from £5.95 for 120ml. Industrial EDGE INSPIRED BY A SET OF VINTAGE STACKING SCHOOL CHAIRS FROM ONE OF DEVOL’S MOST-LOVED PROJECTS, THE RENOWNED KITCHEN BRAND HAS RECENTLY DESIGNED A NEW BAR STOOL MADE WITH POWDER›COATED STEEL AND AN AGED…

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room to breathe

For Yasmina Hammound and Labib Kaddoura, creating a child-friendly, elegant and ergonomic kitchen in their five-bedroom Victorian terraced house in West London was essential. After buying the eye-catching property they now live in with their two young children, the couple set about making plans for a basement extension that would burrow down five metres and add around 600 square feet. They decided to remodel the kitchen and reception area on the ground floor, adding a new skylight and garden doors to make the space bright and create a harmonious flow from inside to out. ‘The kitchen is the most important space in our home as it’s where we spend most of our time,’ says Yasmina, ‘we wanted something that feels light, beautiful and happy, yet is highly functional. For us,…

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q & a

Can you tell us a bit about the finishes used here? We wanted a design that was modern but still sympathetic to the classic character of the house, so Shaker-style doors and a French Grey finish were chosen for their timeless qualities. We supplied the worktops, glass splashback and wooden flooring. All the materials are very light and neutral, and create a harmonious feel. The reflective splashback bounces light around the space, making it visually appear larger. The same goes for the skylights, which add much-needed extra natural light into the space. The colours in the Vitra chairs bring pops of personality and playfulness to the interior. Under-cabinet LED lighting is the final small touch we incorporated for big impact in this kitchen, perfectly complementing the colour scheme and bringing…

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APPLIANCES For similar appliances, H7660BP single oven, £2,799, DG7440 steam oven, £1,799, H7240BM combi oven, £1,699, KM2054 gas hob, £1,349, DA2698 extractor fan, £1,969; all Miele. GS36NV13PG freezer, £879, KS36WB13P fridge, £1,099, C124WP03 wine fridge, £5,799, SX878D26PE dishwasher, £1,159, all Siemens. All supplied by Temza. FIXTURES AND FURNISHINGS Triton KUSQ09 undermount brushed steel sink, £240, Kompact. Similar Classic Nordic Round single Pro7 boiling water tap in polished chrome, £1,420, Quooker. 909 Oxygen Hi Tech kitchen mixer tap, £305, Gessi. Technistone Noble Carrara marble worktop, £3,500; beige tinted glass splashback, around £1500, both MG Granite. Bespoke engineered oak wood flooring, £90 per sq. m, supplied by Temza. Gubi 3F Hirek shell bar stools, £310 each, The Conran Shop. Eames DSW chairs, £350 each, Vitra. Nephtis ceramic dining table, £5,400; Profile large sofa…

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get the look

BRING THE COLOUR A pared-back and functional kitchen design gives a sense of contentment while colourful additions liven up the room. THE KEY ITEMS 1 Nordal geometric cushion in Orange and Dusty Blue, £46.95, Bell & Blue 2 Organic nude coffee mug, from £5.50 for a small, Rose & Grey 3 DSW plastic side chair in Black Maple and Hopsak upholstery, £585, The Conran Shop 4 Target trivet , £27, Case Furniture 5 Mia marble effect ceramic dining table, £599, Danetti 6 Haute pull bar in Polished Chrome, from £23, Myoh 7 Off To The Zoo retro framed wall art, £99, Made. 8 Beoplay A9 Multiroom speaker, £2,250, Bang & Olufsen 9 K7 Professional single-lever kitchen mixer, £721, Grohe For stockists see page 144…