• Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

    New black dishwasher & black kitchen schemes

    by  • September 16, 2013 • dishwashers, • Kitchen Appliances • 0 Comments

    Did my blog on red kitchens and appliances inspire you last month? No? Well if I couldn’t tempt you with red appliances, how about black? Amica‘s new range of freestanding dishwashers are available in sleek, shiny black. The 60cm dishwasher is A++AA rated for energy, wash and drying performance. It’s many features include; 14 place settings, start delay up to 24 hours, six wash programmes, five different temperature selections, adjustable racks to allow for larger pots and a handy interior light.

    The new Amica ZMW646BE/WE dishwasher


    Tempted? How about a black kitchen scheme to go with your new black dishwasher?

    The glossy black units and curved doors give this kitchen a bespoke feel.


    The extended worktop creates a breakfast bar in this high gloss black design, while neon accessories add spots of brilliant colour.


    The large, black glossy island is the star, in this modern kitchen.

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    Vintage enamelware – with a twist

    by  • September 13, 2013 • home accessories, • Kitchen Accessories • 0 Comments

    I already had my eye on the small pitcher from T&G Woodware‘s vintage ceramic collection, Pride of Place, before I’d even seen the new additions to the range, which includes mugs, a large biscuit jar and my new favourite, a large cooking utensils jar. Each piece in the nostalgic range is designed to look like old enamelware, but is actually ceramic.

    ‘Pride of Place’ – T&G Woodware’s vintage ceramic collection


    The range is available in two gorgeous colours; Old Cream and Old Green and both would look lovely on display in these kitchens

    Pale green units define the work area, while unpainted wood units define the dining area, in this large, light, kitchen-diner.


    This pretty country kitchen is fitted with tongue and groove panelling and a narrow shelf to give the effect of a dresser – the perfect display area.

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    New designs from Turtle Mat

    by  • September 5, 2013 • flooring, • Kitchen Accessories • 0 Comments

    These new runners from The Turtle Mat Company are perfect for your kitchen or utility room. They are non-slip and have a super absorbent pile, so they will catch spills and dirt before its trampled all over your nice, clean floor.

    Best of all, they can be thrown in with your weekly wash, as they are machine washable at 40 degrees and can be tumble dried, too.

    Oak Leaf and Scarlet Pimpernel are both from the new Dee Hardwicke Collection:


    The new Oak Leaf design


    The new Scarlet Pimpernel design

    And finally, the new Keys design, which is part of their Historic Royal Palace collection.

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    Kitchen tables and benches

    by  • September 2, 2013 • furniture, • Kitchen Accessories • 0 Comments

    I’d love to have a kitchen big enough to house a large table, where everyone could gather and these beautiful tables and benches from Sofas & Stuff, would certainly fit right into my dream kitchen scheme.

    The Chicory table…


    and the Caraway table both have metal legs, giving them an industrial feel.


    and the Chamomile table has a gently waved edge that resembles a sliced tree trunk.

    All three tables and accompanying benches are beautifully made in solid oak.

    Have you got room for a table and benches in your kitchen? Here are some ideas to tempt you.

    A wooden table and benches with bright pink cushions helps to soften the look of this modern white kitchen.


    The table is the focal point in this country kitchen. The tablecloth and mix and match cushions help complete the cosy feel.

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    Beautiful Kitchens – October 2013 issue – on sale today

    by  • August 29, 2013 • Beautiful Kitchens latest issue • 0 Comments

    Our fabulous October issue goes on sale today – and you really won’t want to miss it.

    This month we show you how to decorate with copper, using contemporary pendant lights, stunning copper-backed glass tiles and more. We’ll help you find the perfect hob, fridge, freezer and wine cooler. We’ll show you how to make the most of your utility room, transform your kitchen with the latest paints, find your

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    Abingdon Furniture Gallery open day

    by  • August 26, 2013 • modern kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration • 0 Comments

    We’ve said before how important showrooms are when you’re looking for a new kitchen. However many beautiful designs you pore over on websites and in Beautiful Kitchens magazine, of course, nothing beats visiting the showroom and seeing the kitchen you like, up close.

    So, if you’re in the market for a new kitchen, you’ll be interested to hear that Abingdon Furniture Gallery are having an Open Day on Saturday 7th September.

    The Abingdon Furniture Gallery showroom

    They offer a range of distinctive kitchens from Germany, Italy and England, in three, very different styles. Modern styles from Warendorf, contemporary Italian design, from Linea Quattro and hand-crafted kitchens from Charles Yorke.

    Jean-Christophe Novelli will be there, carrying out some cookery demonstrations and there will be experts on hand from all the major UK kitchen suppliers, including Miele, Gaggenau and Siemens.

    Here’s a peek at some of the gorgeous kitchens you’ll see.

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    Dualit toasters in six gorgeous new colours

    by  • August 23, 2013 • small appliances, • Kitchen Accessories • 2 Comments

    We know you love Dualit toasters. After all, you voted them the winner in our Coolest Kitchen Kit competition last year. So, you’ll be pleased to hear that Dualit have teamed up with The Little Greene Paint Company, to produce a selection of special edition colours, available exclusively at John Lewis.

    The six new colours – which have been fully authenticated by English Heritage – are; Chocolate, Citrine, Clay, Heat, Pearl and Dark Lead.

    The Dualit Heritage NewGen 4-Slot Toaster, in Dark Lead


    The Dualit Heritage NewGen 4-Slot Toaster, in Chocolate

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    Two new gorgeous tableware designs

    by  • August 16, 2013 • home accessories, • Kitchen Accessories • 0 Comments

    We know you love Emma Bridgewater as much as we do, here at BK Towers. So we thought we’d give you a sneaky peak of a gorgeous new design, which will be available exclusively at Liberty, London, from September.

    The ‘Wallflower’ collection features a bold, colourful flower design. The range includes a teapot.



    a half pint jug


    a half pint mug

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    Lacanche and Raymond Blanc

    by  • July 26, 2013 • range cookers, • Kitchen Appliances • 0 Comments

    Many years ago I was lucky enough to eat and stay the night at Raymond Blanc’s Michelin starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. It was a lovely and memorable weekend and I hope I will go again one day.

    However, in the meantime, I will have to make do with watching Raymond Blanc’s new television series,  ’How To Cook Well’. I’m hoping I will pick up some simple recipe ideas to add to my mainly pasta diet.

    If you’ve been watching it too, you’ll also have noticed that Raymond’s kitchens are equipped with Lacanche range cookers.


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