Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue #27.3 - September 2020

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from the editor

We celebrate all things good design in this edition of Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, with projects that are sure to dazzle and delight. If you’re looking for a designer to help you on your way, or if you’re in need of some creativity for your own home, you’ll be sure to find brilliant projects in abundance. Also, we’re showcasing the best of the best from this year’s KBDi Designer Award finalists from page 69. With overseas travel put on hold indefinitely for the remainder of this year, it’s important to still escape and enjoy a well-deserved break. As this is our big bathroom edition, it’s become evident that a staycation in your own tranquil sanctuary can be just as good as a holiday (if not better!). By using the right elements…

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what we love

BEST OF THE BUNCH Designer David Trubridge is constantly amazed by nature’s ever-changing beauty. Inspired by geometric polyhedral design and created with a soft, natural finish, Floral can be customised with a range of water-based colours to suit any existing bathroom space. To prevent waste, all designs are nested closely when cut and all products are made from bamboo plywood and MDF boards. Your bathroom will look as fresh as a daisy! Floral, BLENDED TO PERFECTION Perfect for those on the go or those who love to entertain, the NutriBullet Blender Combo effortlessly blends and extracts nutrients, as well as catering for single-serving cups and large-capacity pitchers. This all-in-one device features three speed settings including a pulse function and extraction program, as well as the capacity to blend hot foods and liquids when…

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make a statement

Your home should be a place you love. Earthy tones are sublime, but bold, zesty hues can really make a space pop — and isn’t that what you want? Bright colours with softer tones create ambience and tranquillity, while jewel tones are going to bring energy and inject visual interest into your room. When choosing your new colour scheme, it’s important to decide what mood you’d like to create and if you’re willing to commit to a full transformation or just add a few elements here and there. Of course, you don’t need a neon feature wall to make a statement! Simply adding coloured tapware or accent furniture can create the look you’re after. Here we list our favourite ways to make a splash, while talking to experts about how they…

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colour love

CALI’ LOVING Dreaming of a getaway? Crafted on new-generation non-woven substrate and printed with eco-friendly inks, what’s not to love with Mind the Gap’s textured Palm Springs-inspired wallpaper? Instantly refresh your space and take your bathroom on a holiday. FINE DINING Pop the champagne! Every dinner will be a luxurious experience when you’re sitting on the Rider dining chair by Jonathan Alder. The vintage design, polished brass and Rialto gold velvet are a match made in heaven. BUBBLY AND BRIGHT Featuring gorgeous curvaceous contours, the Tinkisso contemporary kitchen tap shows off in all the right places. Available in a range of bright and fun colours, it’ll bring happiness in abundance to your kitchen. THAT’S AMORE! Smeg’s Sicily is my Love collection brings art into your kitchen and celebrates Italy’s passion for creativity and good design. Each…

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cutting edge creations

01 SOUND AND LIGHT Undoubtedly a statement light but also an acoustic enhancer? Under the Bell pendant lamp by Muuto absorbs sound with its 100 per cent recyclable PET fibres (largely made from plastic bottles) and enhances sound for those beneath its bell-like shape. The idea stemmed from creating a “room of sound” that provides light and spatial inclusivity in a larger area. The lamp is made from a big sheet of PET felt fabric heated in a mould and pressed into shape. The evocative lines and subtle colours make for a stylish centrepiece in addition to other functions. 02 SMOOTH BUT ANTI-SLIP We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again — outdoor living is in. Taking tiles to an unusual place, the MicroTec glaze offers silky smooth surfaces that are…

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special needs: spectacular bathrooms

SHOWER From slip-resistant tiles to grab rails and smart tapware, showering never looked so user-friendly. Walk-in (hobless) showers are best as they deliver unimpeded entry. The bathroom should be a place of comfort and relaxation for all. Designing a bathroom for individuals with mobility issues, young kids, ageing residents or to simply future-proof your home is an investment that demands careful consideration and meticulous planning. Of course, the first port of call is the entrance, which should measure at least a metre to ensure wheelchair access. Beyond that, a bathroom free of steps and other obstacles can be furnished with products designed to make moving around and using the room easy for everyone. Here we take a look at the latest bathroom fittings and fixtures for your entire spectrum of needs. Aside from…