Monday, 28 February 2011

One, two or six colours in your kitchen?

Most of us stay safe when choosing colours for the kitchen, opting for one or two colours at most.  

But some of us are brave enough to choose more, like this client who picked five cabinet colours, six colours in all including the red Aga.

We love the homely, relaxed feel of this room, perfect for the pretty country cottage it was designed for.

Friday, 25 February 2011

An Oriental Feel

A beautiful collection of bedroom furniture designed and built for a couple in London. 

Made in American black walnut with oak interior and featuring copper panels behind lattice doors.

Featured in KBB magazine, the collection included his and hers wardrobes, two bedside tables and a dressing table. 

The double pedestal table with dining chairs followed shortly afterwards as did the authentic Japanese sliding blind, also made by Baker & Baker. 

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Sold out!

Very pleased with the response to our salt & pepper pots which were designed by Graham and hand turned locally in Suffolk.  

The Salt & Pepper mills are made from English oak with an brushed oil finish and feature the award winning Crushgrind mechanism.

More will be available to purchase online very soon.  In the meantime, if your interested in a set then just drop us a line. 

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Small but perfectly formed

Our popular Shaker style with a mix of oak and painted cabinets designed for a beautiful town house in Bury St Edmunds. 

Curved peninsula with Emerald Pearl Lateno granite worktops

Pan and crockery drawers either side of a Mercury range oven

Tall slim pull out larder and semi integrated fridge freezer

Painted cabinets surround the two drawer Fisher Paykel dishwasher

Monday, 7 February 2011

Simple yet elegant

Our classic English design painted in white with pewter handles and hinges and granite worktop. 

The contrasting dark tile floor works well with the light cabinets, whilst the bright red glass splash back over the range oven adds a dash of colour. 

The central island offers additional working space and a seating area to relax with a coffee and the paper.

Friday, 4 February 2011

The Light Fantastic!

Heard of the Pulsar lighting system? Well, this was our first time using it and wow were we impressed!  The clever control panel lets you choose one colour or a mix of colours to suit your mood - see examples above. You can have all the lights on, some on, dim them or fade in and out.   As you can probably guess, they are fairly expensive but worth every penny we think.  

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Which wallpaper?

For those who have been asking us what wall paper we have used in the showroom.  Well, it is from the David Oliver, Orchestration range and is available from Paint & Paper Library.  They have a fabulous range of papers from various designers that will suit just about everyone's taste!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

So how about a good old fashioned range oven to warm your toes by?

For me, there is nothing more comforting than a cosy kitchen warmed by the range oven.  In years gone by, cast iron stoves would have been the only means of heat in the whole of the house, except for maybe a small coal fire in the back room.   So with today's technology and modern appliances, why is the demand for them still so great? 

No doubt, their charm and rusticity play a big part but more probable is the ever increasing cost of fuel.  The range with it's multi purpose use for warmth, cooking, heating water and drying laundry, makes it a huge hit.  I am told, having never owned one myself, that cooking on a range takes a bit of getting use to but most of the main brands offer cookery lessons.

Aga, EverhotRayburn and Redfyre are all popular makes and all offer a variety of sizes and colours - the one show here is a wood fuelled Esse in cream.

Interesting read: Stoves through the ages!