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Plywood kitchen design

Plywood kitchen design

Take this kitchen design as inspiration and make use of plywood. It’s a versatile material that you can clad with a Formica or stainless-steel worktop to make it more robust.

What is plywood?

What is plywood?

Plywood – it\’s constructed from thin layers of cross-laminated timber – the direction of the grain alternates with each one – that are compression – moulded together with an adhesive to form a single sheet. That sheet can be anything from 0.4 to 50 millimeters thick and any wood can be used, from spruce to eucalyptus. The most common, and one of the strongest, is birch. What\’s so great about it? \”Strength and stability are the benefits of plywood,\” says…

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А lovely living room with pastel colors

А lovely living room with pastel colors

Take the strata-inspired trend to a whole new level by using its intricate patterns on your ceiling. This apartment in New York, designed by Architecture At, features a breathtaking hand painted mural by Nota Design. It’s a luxurious feature that gives the space a textural focal point and helps to draw the eye upwards, making the room feel larger.

PLAY WITH WALLPAPER PATTERN

PLAY WITH WALLPAPER PATTERN

Wallpaper does not have to be uniform. Be creative with your decorating scheme by mixing graphic patterns for a look that is individual. No need to invest in multiple designs, though. We’ve discovered three exciting companies that offer papers which include a mixture of complementary patterns on every roll. ‘Cut and paste sections, apply them landscape or portrait. It’s fun and spontaneous,’ says Ghundoo.

THE RICHEST OF GREENS – dark green bedroom idea

THE RICHEST OF GREENS – dark green bedroom idea

Pair this season’s sumptuous shade of deep green with the warm lustre of patinated metal – very apt given that historically pigments used to make the colour green were based on copper minerals such as malachite; or verdigris, a brilliant hue produced as a result of the oxidisation process. Start with your walls – Little Greene’s “Dark Brunswick Green” is a good match, or try “Malachite” by Fired Earth – then choose from our edit of opulent furnishings.

SIGNATURE STYLE – flooring solution with perennial appeal

SIGNATURE STYLE – flooring solution with perennial appeal

  Flooring has come a long way since the days when wall-to-wall carpet was the sine qua non of British domestic interiors. But traditional hardwood, stone and ceramics can be impractical or limiting day-to-day – which is where Amtico’s high-performance vinyl flooring comes in. Whether you’re a pared-back minimalist or someone in search of a more dramatic style statement, Amtico products offer great design flexibility so that they can be tailored to your taste and requirements. The Amtico Signature collection,…

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SHEER DELIGHT – modern curtain

SHEER DELIGHT – modern curtain

Opaque material provides privacy and a cosy atmospherewithout blocking out all of your precious daylight. This ‘City Lights’ fabric by Jane Churchill is the stylish, modern alternative to traditional net curtains and allows a soft, diffused, ‘twinkling’ glow to fill the room. Hang yours with a draping pencil pleat to create a contemporary window dressing.

EASY INDUSTRIAL – wall and floor porcelain tiles

EASY INDUSTRIAL – wall and floor porcelain tiles

      Use these large porcelain tiles to give your floor, wall or kitchen splashback a weathered metallic glow. The ‘I Metalli’ designs by Laminam are easy to install and mimic the industrial look of rusting or patinated iron, brass, copper and bronze without the upkeep. They can be used as exterior cladding, too.