MELLOW YELLOW
NOVEMBER 14TH 2017

 
The Lume collection at Alternative Bathrooms is a new modular vanity concept offering an almost infinite range of combinations. The interchangeable components, from basins to shelving and mirrors, can be put together in multiple different combinations and custom-finished in a wide variety of coloured lacquers, woods and other materials.  
 
Finishes can be combined in individual pieces, perfect for bringing contemporary pops of colour to the bathroom. Open compartments, one of the design signatures of this collection, can also have interior lighting to heighten the effect. 

TRENDING DECORATIVE TILES FOR KITCHENS & BATHROOMS
NOVEMBER 13TH 2017

Lapicida’s Cementine Collection combines the durability and practicality of porcelain with the look of traditional stoneware tiles. Perfect for walls and floors, the collection offers a wide range of 20cm square tiles in co-ordinating patterns, bringing new design potential to kitchens and bathrooms. Matching plains add further detail. 
 
Lapicida’s top quality porcelain tiles come in a wide range of sizes and specialist finishes including wholly authentic-looking timber, concrete and stone. Chosen to work alongside their premium marbles and stone they can be used together in the same projects, often as a solution to weight or thickness issues.  

CRAFT, QUALITY AND FORM
NOVEMBER 9TH 2017

 
Inspired by the cool elegance of Nordic interiors, this Surrey bathroom (part of the complete restoration of a 1930’s house) strikes a clever balance between urban and country style.  The colours create an immediate feeling of calm and relaxation and every element in the room was carefully selected for its innate craft, quality and form.  This made the handmade ’Loft’ basin and bath brassware a natural choice for the owner, a fashion designer with an equally keen eye for interiors.
 
One of The Watermark Collection’s signature designs, Loft emphasizes all the weight and individuality of their brassware, giving visual and tactile pleasure in this bathroom for years to come. 

A ROOM WITH A VIEW
NOVEMBER 8TH 2017

This newly-finished modern home is built in grand country house style, with large windows flooding the rooms with light. The master ensuite is overlooked from the courtyard below and needed discreet screening. 

Keen not to lose their view of trees and sky, the owners commissioned Grand Design Blinds to find a solution. In response, they designed a manually operated pleated blind which draws smoothly from the bottom upwards. Made in a translucent fabric, it allows the window to be screened to exactly the degree wanted at any time of day. When not in use, the blind retracts down to sit almost invisibly at the bottom of the window.

Grand Design Blinds undertake projects worldwide. Their blinds are all handmade to order in the UK.
DECO INSPIRED THAMES VANITY
NOVEMBER 7TH 2017

 
Drummonds’ traditional craft manufacturing processes bring a very special quality to their classic bathroomware. The art deco-inspired Thames Vanity combines the beauty of a hand-poured china clay basin with the finely detailed brass frame and taps cast in the lost wax process and marble which has been cut and finished by hand.  

With a choice of either a single or a double vanity, the Thames is available in Unlacquered Brass, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel or Antique Nickel, Brass or Bronze with three different marble options: White Arabescato, Atlantic Grey and Black Marquina.  The integral shelf is perfect for storing towels and toiletries. 
NEW - HANDMADE METAL VANITIES
NOVEMBER 2ND 2017

 
London Basin Company has launched three new vanities.  Designed as the perfect match to their hand decorated porcelain basins, they are also available as standalone pieces. Handmade in mild steel and hand finished to achieve a unique patina, each of the three vanities has a different character.
 
Shown above from left to right:  Art Deco meets Chinoiserie in the ‘Hugo’, which comes in a gold metallic finish with the option of an additional glass shelf supported on the lower part of the legs. ‘Noah’, in a metallic copper finish, has a refined, rectilinear form, with the option of an integrated tall mirror and top in black or white laminate. ‘Felix’, in a natural polished steel, has a vintage aesthetic with a raw, industrial feel and a reclaimed wood top. 
YORKSHIRE BLUE
NOVEMBER 1ST 2017

Building an extension to this late Victorian North Yorkshire home was the only way to gain room for a big, new family kitchen.

Recommended to the house’s owners by a friend, Martin Moore designer Matthew Sedgwick was briefed before the building works began. This allowed him not only to oversee the correct placement of all the utilities, but also to feedback his ideas for the space into the building process. 

One of his priorities was to design an architectural feature to bring interest to the longest wall and create a visual ‘centrepiece’ for the kitchen. A deep recess was built to hold the cooking zone, with a break-fronted chimney breast and timber mantel lending a classic look. An impressive range cooker holds pride of place, with dedicated storage cupboards and workspace on either side. The recess is lined with polished Carrara marble and features a useful cookshelf, perfect for keeping cooking essentials such as salt and oils to hand.





‘A blue kitchen’ was in the brief right from the outset, but the colours went through many potential shades and combinations before settling on Martin Moore’s ‘Summer Sky’ for the fitted cabinetry, ‘Cove Blue’ for the island and interior of the large glazed dresser and ‘Blue Grey’ on the drinks servery dresser and outside of the glazed dresser.  Hand-painted, these subtly related colours highlight the unfussy good looks of Martin Moore’s ‘New Classic’ cabinetry.



Every Martin Moore kitchen is designed and handmade to order in their Yorkshire workshops, with no standard components. Built round the clients’ busy lifestyle, this kitchen has many ‘dedicated’ areas including the large glazed dresser for glass, cutlery and crockery storage and the appliance cupboard, keeping the kitchen beautifully organised. 

Throughout the rest of the kitchen, the worksurfaces are in ‘Bianco Massa’ polished quartz composite. The floor, Cartmel Honed Limestone from Martin Moore Stone, is in the same rich but neutral palette. 

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