Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom March 2020

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Every improvement, update and renovation starts with an idea, and this month we’re encouraging you to dream big! If you’re planning a project in your home, before all else, take some time to look around the space and imagine what could be. How much better would your bathroom work if you knocked out that old airing cupboard? And how much larger and lighter would your kitchen be if you went into the side return? It was asking just these kinds of questions that created the phenomenal results featured in our real homes this issue. Turn to Industrial Vibe on page 22 to see how repurposing the orangery and levelling up floors delivered for one couple; while in Rewriting History on page 46, flipping the kitchen and dining areas was the solution…

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From objects made through less precise processes, allowing for natural variation in shape, colour and size, to finding joy in the broken and damaged, this trend finds beauty in imperfect forms. Look out for dented and burnished materials and Kintsugi, the Japanese art of fixing broken ceramics with gold. SHOP THE LOOK TRUE DECADENCE Ledbury Studio’s Metallics kitchen collection, designed by founder Charlie Smallbone, forms a glamorous look here. Displaying a mix of metal surfaces and aged-brass accents, the cabinetry is paired with Marine Blue paint by Little Greene and luxurious-looking Bianco Macaubas Quartzite seen on the splashback and worktops. Kitchens from Ledbury Studio start from £50,000. TRAY CHIC Showcasing the beautiful stone craftsmanship of Italian design brand Salvatori, these Pietra serving trays, designed by Piero Lissoni, are effortlessly stylish. Priced from £270. MAKE ROOM Even large…

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industrial vibe

‘A combination of oak, painted cabinetry and softly industrial accessories creates an eclectic look with a hint of glamour’ While renovating their seven-bedroom Victorian home in Surrey, the priority for Philippa and Alistair McFarlane was to retain as much period charm within the interior as possible. ‘The rooms have large proportions and there are lots of original features, such as high ceilings, tall skirtings, ornate cornicing and traditional fireplaces,’ says Philippa, who runs Dorking-based antiques and interiors company Sandrock House. ‘These details are the welcoming soul of this house, which set it apart from all the others we looked at. When it came to the kitchen design, we wanted a look that complemented these elements, but which also felt industrial in style – eclectic, glamorous and ultimately timeless.’ To help them create…

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TAMSIN COLLIER DESIGNER AND CO-FOUNDER, ARMOREL Can you tell us a bit about the style here? To add interest, we wanted the kitchen to look as though it had been added to over time. The colours were key to Philippa as she is used to working with bold hues and she wanted the kitchen to feel fresh, but she also wanted there to be darker elements that tie in with the rest of the house. What feature do you think stands out in the overall design? The dining room dresser came after the kitchen cabinetry and adding this took time – we didn’t want it to be an extension of the kitchen but rather a standout piece that sat comfortably in the room while also having something different to say. The sun shines…

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fresh elegance

One morning over breakfast on holiday, Mike Godfrey was idly browsing estate agents’ websites when he chanced upon a plot of land for sale in the Hampshire countryside, with far-reaching views of the surrounding hills. He called out to wife Diane, rang the agent immediately and made an appointment to see the plot the very next day. ‘We’d always wanted to build our own home,’ explains Diane, ‘but had never been able to find the right plot, so we knew what a golden opportunity this was.’ Previously home to derelict dairy farm buildings, the two-and-a-half-acre plot came with planning permission for a new-build house and was only being offered for sale because another buyer had pulled out of a deal at the last minute. Diane and Mike moved swiftly to purchase…

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NICK ANDERSON DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR, GUILD ANDERSON How did you begin the layout? The kitchen has lots of large windows and several entry points, resulting in limited wall space for cabinetry. So we initially concentrated on creating what is, in essence, a simple and practical galley-style layout, based on a symmetrical wall run and island. The wall run has tall housing for appliances at one end, balanced by a Bowman cupboard at the other, with a window centrally positioned between the two. The dishwasher and storage for crockery and cutlery are close to the sink, positioned away from the main cooking zone. Can you tell us about the island? It has a dramatic nine-drawer front to accentuate its role as the main feature of the room, and provides plenty of prep surface, cooking…