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MARCH 2012


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T h e o n l yk i t c h e n a n d b a t h r o o m m a g a z i n e d e d i c a t e d t o l u x u r y d e s i g n

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The only kitchen and bathroom magazine dedicated to luxury design






MARCH 2012

Strong traditions


English style

Designers’ secrets Professional tips for a polished finish


From pyrolytic to auto control

To store or display? Chic ideas for total organisation

132pagesofpure inspiration


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COVER IMAGE: Geo-metric kitchen from Callerton with contrasting doors from the Chelsea range in Dark Matt Walnut and the Monaco hi-gloss range in black. 0191 514 0003




26LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN This extended property required a kitchen that would marry the old with the new to make the most of the space for entertaining friends and family

52ENTERTAINING IDEAS Explore a spacious country kitchen that is perfect for family gatherings and large dinner parties

72 COLOUR MAGIC These homeowners love their new open-plan wraparound kitchen, so much it has become their favourite place in the house to eat

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34BUYERS’ GUIDE – OVENS The latest products are examined offering you a host of sophisticated features to make cooking easier

42STRONG TRADITIONS We investigate the enduring appeal of the traditional bathroom

60TO BOLDLY GO Cutting-edge kitchens – creations which are pushing the boundaries of design or materials and bringing a futuristic touch to the home

84TO STORE OR DISPLAY? THAT IS THE QUESTION We look at today’s storage and display solutions for the kitchen

94KITCHEN SHOWCASE Chic cabinetry that is on its way to a showroom near you soon

100BATHROOM SHOWCASE Brand new beautiful ideas for your bathing spaces

14DESIGN ICON Classic designs for your wishlist brought to light

16SPOTLIGHT News on the latest designs showrooms,kitchen and bathrooms

78DESIGNERS’ SECRETS Professional tips for a polished finish in your kitchen and bathroom

82TRENDS Pauline Heffernan owner of Coco Design reveals one of the hottest trends for this forthcoming year

92COMPETITION Two lucky readers will win the Entiwistle sink with chrome strainer waste from Shaws of Darwen

93SUBSCRIPTION OFFER Save money when you subscribe and you could win an exclusive kitchen set from Brabantia

106INTELLIGENCE Technophiles will love this selection of innovative products

108 THE ADVICE HUB Professionals from the kitchen and bathroom industries point you in the right direction

116 Little luxuries A selection of the latest gifts and accessories to add that final flourish to your interiors

118 Spa spot Luxury inspiration for your bathing spaces at home

120 Kitchen connections These fabulous soft furnishings and items of furniture will help you to create a perfectly co-ordinated open-plan setting

124 Fine dining Tuck-in to these satisfying delicious family-friendly meals by Mary Berry

127 Food notes Our new series on cookery schools – this month we look at the Miele Experience Centre in Abingdon

128 A social affair Find plenty of food, garden, and interiors ideas at these events and exhibitions, and come home brimming with inspiration

130 Design talk Up-close and personal with interior designer Pippa Paton