AUGUST 29TH 2014

The ‘warm’ metals are back. Copper and brass are the biggest new trend in interiors, being seen everywhere from lighting to bathroom fittings and now in the kitchen too.

La Cornue’s bespoke stoves are equipped and finished entirely to order. Shown here, the Château 150 has been made with a solid copper finish and polished copper trim. Together, the monumental hand-built stove and the gleaming metal create an astonishingly glamorous effect.

AUGUST 11TH 2014

Martin Moore’s handmade English furniture stars in ‘Kitchenalia’ – a new book by interiors expert Vinny Lee, published by Jacqui Small on September 25 2014. An inspiring guide to kitchen styling, it includes three design teams dressing the same classic Martin Moore kitchen with their own distinctive looks.

In three very different makeovers, Mini Moderns give the kitchen a bright retro feel in turquoise whilst House of Hackney layer it in luscious green jungle prints and Summerill & Bishop use eclectic accessories to create their textural, multi-coloured style.

Vinny Lee comments, "Martin Moore’s English Kitchen in a classic off-white painted finish was absolutely perfect for our designer transformations. Elegantly proportioned and timeless, it responded fabulously to the introduction of different colours, patterns and artefacts. We’ve shown just how easy it is to dress a new kitchen or update an existing one to make it your own very individual space.”
Martin Moore’s classic ‘English Kitchen’…

Although referred to as The White Kitchen, Martin Moore’s English kitchen is handpainted in a subtle off-white finish, giving a warmer feel than pure white. The simple scheme draws attention to the classic detailing, accessorised with white china in different styles.

As styled by Summerill & Bishop

Long time friends June Summerill and Bernadette Bishop opened their kitchen shop in 1994, selling things they would want in their own home. For this kitchen they chose bright glassware and linens to introduce ‘spot colour’ as well as textured platters and pots.
As styled by Mini Moderns

Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns focussed on colour and pattern, mixing their own range of wallpapers, paint and accessories with vintage finds for a bright, retro look.
As styled by House of Hackney

Frieda Gormley and husband Javvy M Royle, founders and directors of House of Hackney, dressed the kitchen in a bold single colour and pattern scheme, with their Palmeral print on wallpaper, china, oven mitts and more.


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