• Posts Tagged ‘modern kitchen’

    Hot-looking kitchen

    by  • November 14, 2013 • Cool kitchens • 3 Comments

    kitchen-dinersWhat is it about homes? There’s always something that needs fixing – or even worse, replacing. Admittedly you can usually see it coming: In the recent storms I knew that our waggly TV aerial was going to come loose; the cats constant scratching on the Laura Ashley velvet sofa ; when the teenage kids have their friends round at the end of the evening for endless snacks – there’s a good chance it’ll be curtains for the toaster. But you never expect your cooker to go on the blink without any notice, do you. Ours did, so now the burning question is

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    A kitchen to kill for

    by  • August 30, 2013 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments

    Big is beautiful…

    Do you ever visit someone’s and house and covet their possessions – or even a whole room? Of course, sometimes it can give you much-needed inspiration for your own schemes but it can also leave you feeling vaguely depressed in the knowledge you’re never going to have a) the money,  b) the energy or  c) the house to achieve the desired look. And that’s exactly how I feel about this kitchen. It’s outrageously light, monstrously spacious and preposterously cool (and any other ‘sly’s you can think of). They say we’re at our most imaginative when we’re young but even though I’m at an age where I know I’ll never achieve a home like this, I can actually delight in imagining the pleasure I’d get from waking up on a Saturday morning, and popping down here and making a fresh coffee (after popping the croissants in the oven). I guess that helps explain why readers get so much pleasure from 25BH – it fires the imagination.

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    Clever kitchen shelving ideas

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments

     

    Here’s a nice idea. If you don’t want or need a row of wall cabinets, why not create an impact with a long continuous shelf and display your family photos instead?

    It’s even more striking, if like here, white shelves are fixed to a black painted feature wall. Your photos, or crockery collection will really stand out.

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    A kitchen with a view

    by  • October 29, 2010 • Cool kitchens • 2 Comments

    Anyone recognise this beautiful kitchen from Magnet? Well it’s just shot to fame as the new kitchen design for ITV’s This Morning… I’m sure the paparazzi will start stalking him while he’s doing his shopping soon enough!

    The Crème Lineaire from the purely Magnet range, was chosen for its feminine curves and sleek gloss finish. The soft cream will look great

    on camera and the simple lines are elegant and stylish. I predict a new Vogue cover star!

    I just don’t know who’s luckier, the handsome Phil Vickery or the kitchen??

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    Stunning contemporary kitchen design by Magnet for This Morning

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    I have a crush on this beautiful kitchen!

    by  • September 7, 2010 • Cool kitchens • 3 Comments

    There, I said it! I’m not about to start calculating our love compatability, putting it’s photo in my pencil case, and popping his name into dreamphone (god I sound past it) BUT I must admit I gave this stunning kitchen a similar double-take to when I saw Dominic West in Leicester Square the other month!

    I love it’s casual restaurant vibe, it’s relaxed open-plan finish and it’s mix and match finishes – and how the dining ‘zone’ is defined by trendy bar-style pendant light, sexy tableware and a monochrome rug. So if you’re looking for kitchen colour ideas, it’s all about being brave with pattern!

    Oh to be sitting at that table with friends and a large glass of red wine… (not sure I’d get any cooking done?)

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    roomenvy - beautiful kitchen design

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    'The Kitchen I Envy' by Magnet's Alison Coleman

    by  • July 22, 2010 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments

    Looking to update your kitchen? See what designs inspire the experts! We asked Magnet’s kitchen guru, Alison Coleman

    “Having worked in the kitchen industry for eight years, I can’t help but have a healthy curiosity for other people’s homes and in particular their kitchens. In fact, I can’t go to a friend’s house without taking a sneak peak at their worktop, or stealing a glance a their kitchen units.

    Over the years kitchen trends have come and gone. I’ve seen some pretty ghastly things in my time such as corked walls and the era of TV inspired DIY kitchens during the 90s produced some pretty horrific results.

    Last year we installed a kitchen in a home that featured a mix of Caldo Walnut and Urban Noir units. It looks stunning – the dark gloss really complement the wood and overall effect looks really exclusive. The black granite worktop is so sleek, I love the way it blends seamlessly in to the hob and the slate look floor really compliments the dark gloss units.

    It’s a really great example of how you can customise a kitchen by mixing different styles and units in one space.

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    roomenvy - sleek modern Magnet kitchen

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    'The Room I Envy' by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

    by  • July 13, 2010 • 'The Room I Envy' by ..., Cool kitchens • 1 Comment

    Laurence Llewelyn-BowenNot content with stealing his style tips for bedrooms and bathrooms, I asked Laurence to tell roomenvy about why he loved the new Ellipse kitchen he helped style for Moben. Read on to find out …

    “Once-upon-a-time, kitchen planning could pretty much be done with a ruler and a set square – not so with this fabulous kitchen. This is a kitchen that has bent the old die-hard design rules with the introduction of a sensuously curved island unit.

    Crisp, clean straight lines are great, but there’s nothing quite like the sumptuous curves of a Reubens’ nude. As a creative person, I adore the fluid flexibility of these elliptical units, which can be configured in a variety of ways to produce everything from an undulating curve to an almost circular horseshoe form.

    This fabulous curved island unit not only makes a fabulous social centrepiece but features all the convenient storage and practical workspace you could ever need in a kitchen. Add a specially curved white worktop incorporating state-of-the-art domino effect hobs and this is a kitchen literally designed around your every need.

    I have had a massive input into the styling of this latest kitchen range. The white high gloss finish of Ellipse is a very contemporary statement and I worked very hard with the styling team to ensure that it is shown in a very glamorous and stylish context. I decided on a monochrome theme and scheme to the kitchen, with trendy dark painted concrete floor, grey tone walls, white work surfaces and smart black and white furnishings, fabrics and accessories, which all come together to stunningly stylish effect.”

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    roomenvy - sleek modern kitchen

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    Kitchen design and ideas

    by  • July 13, 2010 • Cool kitchens • 1 Comment

    I’m so excited about this week at work. I’m heading all over the place to interview interiors experts and STEAL their tips! Jo Pratt‘s sharing her dining room secrets and Homes & GardensArabella St John Parker is showing me how to create a wow-factor garden.

    Plus I get to film TWO editors of two of my favourite interiors mags – Beautiful Kitchens and Country Homes & Interiors, on everything from organising a home office to how to create a utility room… I really should start giving out cupcakes in return!

    Since I’m quizzing Beautiful KitchensYsanne Brooks on all things … well … kitchens, I thought I’d spend the morning getting clued up on the latest designs! Check out this little beauty.

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    roomenvy - modern country kitchen

    I’ll be sure to pop up the footage soon!

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    Moroccan-style kitchen

    by  • July 5, 2010 • Cool kitchens • 3 Comments

    You don’t have to fill your kitchen with colourful and fragrant spices and employ a monkey to entertain your guests (my experience of an authentic Moroccan kitchen .. seriously!) to get that North African look in your home. It’s all about a couple of key accessories, like this intricate metal pendant lamp … plus some bright and colourful accents.

    I love the ‘modern Morocco’ feel of this kitchen.

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    roomenvy - Moroccan-style kitchen

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    Kitchen ideas on a budget

    by  • June 24, 2010 • Cool kitchens • 1 Comment

    I know, I know, no one wants to here the word ‘budget’ at the moment, but when it looks this pretty (I’m not going to attempt to compare it to George Osborne) then it’s definitely worth the initial groan.

    This super-funky kitchen was updated for less than £140! It’s all in the colourful accessories, and ‘designer-chic for less’ statement furniture pieces.

    Decorating top tip: Break the colour rules and combine hot pink with lipstick red – against white almost any colour mix goes.

    roomenvy - rainbow brights kitchen

    roomenvy - rainbow brights kitchen

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