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sculptural design, Anne decided against

were building the home of their dreams was the

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h0USe,,SaySAnne'.Wehada|readydecidedh0t.,,n.u:^ space we should allocate to it long before we even contemplatec planning the other parts of the propefty.' To help create the kitchen they wanted, the couple spent hou.s researching suitable appliances and worktop finishes, 'We had a

detailed wish list by the time we started approaching different kitchen companies so it was just a question of finding someone t'rho could work our brief into the r00m we wanted,' explains Anne

After visiting a handful of showrooms, they chanced upol" Kitchensmiths, where they met designer Helene Negre '\','e explained that we wanted our kitchen to make a statement ano

thought a traditional design with a contemporary twist would sutt 0ur new-build, barn-style home,' says Anne, 'As soon as we lvere shown the cherrywood cabinetry, we knew that it was peffect for our kitchen, Up until that point we were considering ultra-modern,

black hi-gloss units, but the cleaning involved put us

off When

Helene provided some designs of our completed kitchen, the rich

tones of the wood looked beautiful combined with the exposed beams of our arched ceiling,' she recalls,

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The couple chose two creamy Farrow & Ball shades for the walls, Dimity and Archive, t0 allow the attractive cabinetry to breathe, while

glossy brown granite worktops and dark ceramic floor tiles add

depth and contrast to the scheme, 'We didn't want to have to update the design in five years' time,' says Anne, 'but we also didn't

like the thought of having the same kitchen as anyone else.' The couple are thrilled with their new scheme and are also looking

forward to throwing lots of dinner parties to show it off to their friends. 'We've only just finished it but I've been planning all the different ways we can enjoy spending time here with our family for

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Intricately carved small drawers on either

ages, That's one of the reasons why we put so much effort

side of the ovens and hob are perfect

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to give it a real "wow" factor,' laughs Anne.

for storing herbs, spices and other condiments

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My faaourite appliance has to be the steam ou)en. It's enflbled us to eat more healthily without any uctra effort and eaerything we cook seems to tqste better Anne Gillett

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DA2894 extractor hood in glass and stainless steel, Miele

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EGW4060-14 warming drawer, Miele

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K8967 larder fridge in stainless steel, Miele

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25 Beautiful Kitchens - Jan 2008  
25 Beautiful Kitchens - Jan 2008  
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