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Modern walk in wardrobe

Modern walk in wardrobe

You don’t need the shoe collection of Imelda Marcos to require a bespoke storage solution. Here’s our comprehensive guide to creating your dream closet. Why have one? A walk-in wardrobe is a practical storage option. Think of Sarah Jessica Parker’s closet in Sex and the City. Storing clothes, shoes and accessories in this way allows you to stay organized, keep everything in optimum condition and see belongings at a glance. What’s more, it can be a big selling point for…

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Geometric floor tiling

Geometric floor tiling

Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, creator of the \”Proust\” armchair, is an icon of Postmodernism. He runs Milan studio Atelier Mendini with his brother, Francesco, and together they have produced these geometric ceramic floor tiles for Ceramiche Refin. The \”Filo\” range comes in a choice of four colors, including \”Filo 01\”, pictured right, and \”Filo 03\”, pictured far right. Each design should \”create an electrical optical result, drawing attention to the floor as you walk on it,\” says Mendini.

Zig zag stairs

Zig zag stairs

Crucial Trading\’s soft and wool-rich \”Helsinki Narrow\” collection adds a luxurious touch to hallways and staircases. The zigzag design comes in nine shades, including \”Fabulous Diamond\” (pictured) and can be edged with cotton \”Picallo\” fabric in a choice of 13 colors.

Laminate that creates an illusion of a hardwood floor

Laminate that creates an illusion of a hardwood floor

Quick Step\’s \”Sandblasted Oak\” flooring is a durable laminate that creates a convincing illusion of a hardwood floor with a natural grain. The affordable design is easy to fit and cheap to maintain, with a water-repellent coating that provides added protection.

Modern minimalist kitchen design

Modern minimalist kitchen design

\”Ariel\”, the latest collection by Italian manufacturer Cesar, features minimalist, refined kitchen designs. The cabinets are available with gloss or melamine door fronts in an extensive range of colors. Our favorite combination is this clean and fresh silk-effect ash and matt white look, which features a cantilevered breakfast bar and island.

Painted old cabinet in georgian style

Painted old cabinet in georgian style

Bespoke kitchen and cabinet manufacturer Devol has taken up residence in London’s Clerkenwell with a new showroom displaying its hand-painted Georgian-style cabinets. The brand’s bestselling \”Real Shaker\” kitchen range – which includes this pantry cupboard – is on display, alongside tongue-and-groove panelled cupboards and handcrafted accessories.  

Mexican kitchen design

Mexican kitchen design

  Former Masterchefwinner Thomasina Miers, who founded the Wahaca chain of Mexican street-food restaurants in 2007, lives in West London with her husband, Mark, and their two children: Tatyana, three, and Ottilie, one. Her colorful kitchen reveals her love of Latin American food, style and culture. I needed my kitchen to be the biggest room in the house because I knew it was where I would spend the most time. For me, it was all about creating a modern and…

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Kitchen design for small spaces

Kitchen design for small spaces

Stockholm-based interior stylist Sasa Antic’s apartment covers an area of just 24 square meters, so maximization space is essential. He tells us how his ingenious kitchen design enables him to live comfortably in a home of this size. I like rooms with walls. My flat originally had an open-plan layout, but I had a wall built to separate the kitchen and sleeping areas. It has shelving on one side for storage and a huge mirror on the other to create…

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History of kitchen – from 1970s to present day

History of kitchen – from 1970s to present day

From a fondness for Formica in the 1970s and Aga aspirations in the 1980s to the latest high-tech, multifunctional cookspaces, kitchen trends have always reflected social and cultural movements. In the 1970s, “kitchen designer” was a profession that had yet to beinvented. Kitchens were smaller than they are today and were often positioned at the back of the house. Most were intended for just one person to work in, with cabinets along the walls and perhaps a window near the…

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