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Month: January 2016

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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Paris house loving family

Paris house loving family

How one couple turned their 19th-century Parisian apartment into a fun and quirky home that’s perfect for modern family life. Patrice Bastian, owner of footwear brand Feiyue, and his fashion-designer girlfriend Laetitia Schlumberger fell in love with the ninth arrondissement of Paris when house­ hunting two years ago. \”There are a lot of young families here and people who work in creative industries such as movies, production and events,\” says Patrice. \”The area has a diverse community and lots of…

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Pastel-hued home tour – Colour laboratory

Pastel-hued home tour – Colour laboratory

In the hands of its designer-owner, this former jukebox workshop in Bordeaux has become a pastel-hued home and creative space. Designer Caroline Gomez’s Bordeaux home helps her to master the difficult balance between work and family life. Over the past six years, she has converted the former jukebox-repair workshop into a colourful space that doubles as her atelier and a family home for her husband and her six-year-old daughter, Lou. Caroline describes the studio as her \”laboratory\”, where she works on…

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