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Space Detective

The low down on space saving storage in your kitchen

ONES TO WATCH

The hottest products for the year ahead

Escape from Reality

Creating a tranquil haven in your home has never been so easy

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fter a sabbatical last year we are back with a bumper edition and can’t quite believe that Revealed Design Home Interiors 2017 will be our fourth edition.

Editorial Assistant & Designer Kerry Jackson Contributors Annie Fan, Hannah Davidson, Chris Peters, Amy Hunter, Jonathan Carter, Rugby Real Bread, Chris Balckham, Anna Lindgren, Sofia Lagerkvist and Natasha Ivanova

Looking back at the 2013 edition, technology and design have moved on leaps and bounds along with colour ways and materials over the past four years. 2017 will see the ever growing trend of metallic’s really making an impact into mainstream products manufacturers have embraced this edgy look producing a whole array of ‘off the shelf products’ from taps, radiators, mosaic tiles and light fittings to kitchen and bathroom accessories.

Contributing Photographer Marek Sikora

In this edition on page 50 Swedish design team Front talk Steampunk influences for their collaboration with Axor. We iron out laundry room design in the feature 'Spin Cycle' on page 16 and get to grips with Bespoke Custom Made Furniture on pages 28-31.

For editorial enquires editorial@kbrevealed.com Advertising enquires contact Fin Birrane 01788 866907

Finally we showcase seven case studies from our recent portfolio including kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms bespoke furniture and even a restaurant.

© Reproduction in whole or in part of Revealed Design Home Interiors 2017 without written permission is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information was correct at the time of going to press, Revealed Design Home Interiors cannot be held responsible for any discrepancies or changes to the information given.

Keep up-to-date with all our latest projects on social media platforms Houzz, Twitter and Facebook and our new website www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk.

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IN THIS ISSUE ESCAPE FROM REALITY 04 Creating a tranquil haven in your own home

22 child's play Getting creative with children's bedroom designs

ECHNO TAKEOVER 06 T Forward thinking design and gadgets galore

ESPOKE CUSTOM 28 B MADE FURNITURE Lisa Melvin Design and Springburn Joinery join forces

EAUTIFULLY BALANCED 12 B Kitchen trends for 2017 PIN CYCLE 16 S Neat laundry room solutions 18 PERSONAL TOUCH Designing to combine entertaining and family living

21 ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? Stylish stools to suit any room in your home

32 SPACE DETECTIVE The low down on space saving storage from Mackintosh 36 EYE FOR DETAIL Spotlight on a kitchen display at Gallery Showroom

42 TOP SPEC Stunning Mayfair bathrooms 48 MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL Showcasing our favourite products 50 Inspired by steampunk Design team Front talk about the inspiration behind their Axor collaboration 52 Beyond bespoke Spotlight on Majestic's beautiful bespoke showers 53 bright & bling Add eye-popping colour and sparkle to your home

38 DARE TO GO DARKER London bathroom showcase

54 ONES TO WATCH 2017 The hottest products to look out for in the year ahead

40 FEELING FRESH Spotlight on TOTO

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Creating a tranquil haven in your own home has never been more important – and the bathroom is fast becoming the place where you can get away from it all to relax, unwind and really pamper yourself. An average person will spend the best part of two years of their lifetime in the bathroom, according to latest research. Here are my top trends and products to achieve a bathroom you can’t wait to get home to…

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BLISSFUL BATHS Freestanding baths remain the musthave in luxury bathrooms. Waters have a great range of unique, affordable designs - all with a lifetime guarantee.

TILE ALTERNATIVE Tiles are not your only option in the

magical mirrors Keramag Design has the most beautiful range of LED bathroom mirrors created by world-renowned designers Antonio Citterio and Michael Schmidt. Or try Bathroom Origins’ Halo Mirror available in 600mm or 900mm diameter sizes.

TIP-TOP TAPS Axor Manufaktur offers a shower and tap collection to give a stunning look to your bathroom. Finishes include gold, rose gold and black chrome, available in both polished and brushed effects. (We love brushed black chrome!)

kylie original Pantastic Choice

It’s not cool to “press to flush”

Make your life easier with a rimfree toilet

apparently as Kylie Minogue and

pan such as Twyfords 3D wall hung or

Will.I.Am revealed to millions of viewers

close coupled WC, complete with soft

on TV show The Voice. So, I’m sure

close seat and cover. (A removable

they’d approve of the Future Proof

seat and cover will be available later in

Sigma 80 LED flush plate which does

the year on selected Keramag Design

the job automatically.

Rimfree pans.)

in the mood

Water Music

Mood lighting is the perfect way to

How about relaxing under the shower

create a host of chic, calming effects

to your favourite sound tracks? Kohler’s

in your bathroom. From uplights to

Moxie shower head is now available

plinth lighting, pop them on a sensor

in the UK with a wireless speaker arm

to come on automatically when you

system that streams your personalised

enter the room at night. LED Eyeleds

playlists as you shampoo.

are high quality LED lighting systems, creating innovative design options for

bathroom. Bushboard Nuance creates a real statement natural stone look using wood panels that are totally water impervious.

SHOWER TOILETS Shower toilets are becoming increasing popular in luxury hotels in the UK that welcome overseas visitors from Asia in particular. Duravit’s Sensowash is a combination of toilet and bidet which ticks all the right boxes for maximum comfort and ultimate user-friendliness.

FINISHING TOUCHES Stand out from the crowd with Mereway’s Snake and Zebra Vogue modern modular bathroom furniture collection. Keramag Design’s Silk Makeup console unit is elegant and timeless – and there’s a great must-have stool with storage. Looking for a Rolls-Royce of a bathroom? Include statement piece that are true works of art… such as the SplinterWorks Vessel Carbon Bath, Grace of London Freestanding Bath and Axor Nendo Shower Lamp.

ART WORKS Artwork is what sets bathrooms apart, adding definition to your space by creating small focal points. Zenith Art artist Clare Wright creates the most beautiful art commissions using contemporary colour, texture and

LOTIONS AND POTIONS

a wide variety of interior and exterior

The Graceline LED Mirror Cabinet offers

applications. The Eyeleds product

sleek and stylish storage for all your

line offers a unique combination of

bottles and jars – and the colour of the

performance and energy-saving

For more inspiration visit the

LED can be changed from white to red,

benefits and is designed for easy,

Daily Design Knowledge blog

orange, green, blue and purple.

plug and play installation.

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A futuristic, forward thinking design and gadgets g a l o r e f o r t h i s s t y l i s h o p e n LI V ING S P A CE .

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t a trade show in 1996 I remember seeing

At the high end of the market, companies aren’t

plans for a futuristic kitchen which seemed

charging a premium for this technology, generally

ludicrous at the time. The predictions were

it comes as standard. Also, the ability to upgrade

jaw dropping, but looking back it was spot on with

the software in your appliance via your smartphone

almost all of the technology in use today.

rather than buying a new appliance every time

T E C H-TA S T I C

technology advances is on the horizon. This is an exciting time for technology and interior design.

In March I wrote about linking smartphones to appliances, for instance, programming your washing

INTELLIGENT HOBS

machine while you’re out or having a camera in your

Induction hobs have moved on too and instead of

fridge allowing you to view its contents while you

having designated spaces for your pans, the new

do the weekly shop. Well, now you can programme

flexi induction hobs form Neff and Siemens are

your coffee machine from your phone too. If you’re

intelligent enough to know where you’re putting a

having a dinner party you can take orders on your

pan and will heat up that specific area. They are high

smartphone and let the machine do the rest. You still

in kilowatt usage though, so it would be wise to get

need to put the cup under the spout and carry the

the advise of a kitchen specialist to check you have

coffee to the table though, but probably not for long!

enough power.

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GREEN CREDENTIALS Extractor fans are no longer ceiling mounted or even

G E T T H E LO O K

pop up. They are cleverly integrated into the hob. Take

Kitchen Mackintosh Metrita Ivory Gloss.

a look at Elica who are leading the way. Some hobs

Worksurfaces and Table Top 20mm

even have built in irrigation systems to collect the

Silestone in Cemento Spa & Zirconium.

water extracted which can then be used for watering

Fridge Freezer Fisher & Paykel Designer

your bang on trend indoor herb garden.

Flat Door Fridge Combo with Ice and

G I A N T W O R K TO P S

Water function. Appliances Neff microwave, compact steam oven and 2

Corian is making a comeback too. The trend for

warming drawers. Fisher & Paykel Double

double width extensions on houses results in

Dishdrawer. Extractor Neff flush ceiling

enormous kitchen/living spaces, and with that comes

mounted extractor. Hot Tap GROHE RedÂŽ

the issue of oversized work surfaces. Traditional

Duo. Waste Compactor Krushr integrated

materials like granite and quartz are restrictive in

waste compactor.

terms of size, so potentially there would be a visible

All available to order from Gallery Showroom

join. Corian solves this problem by creating supersized

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1. In the same way remote control work top extractors will

2. The trend for feature fireplaces is hotting up. Whether it’s an

raise an eyebrow a seamlessly integrated aquarium will create

authentic wood burner or gas powered burner there are some

that wow factor within any kitchen space. Aquariums are fast

really cool designs on the market now so if you want a truly

becoming the ultimate lifestyle accessory to incorporate into

individual look for your room think about integrating one to

your home. They add light, colour and movement to a space and

create a focal point.

are incredibly versatile from a design perspective with an infinite

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3. TopBrewer is the next generation hot tap for caffeine lovers,

with the most advanced technology, like the double bridge

a coffee-tap that fits elegantly into any surrounding. With just

function that allows for two adjacent cooking zones to combine

a simple touch of your smartphone or tablet, the TopBrewer

so that large sized pots can be used. The aspiration system,

prepares your favourite drink. As well as brewing a perfect

positioned in the central zone, reaches high performance levels

cup of fresh-bean coffee every time, it also provides chilled

in terms of fume extraction, noise level and energy efficiency

drinking water, cold milk, hot water for tea – and steam for the

(class A+). Thanks to the direct communication with the hob

blanching of vegetables for instance. A finger touch keyboard

NikolaTesla is able to receive information from the cooking zones

built into the table top can also be used if a smartphone or

and automatically set itself to the ideal aspiration level.

tablet is not available.

www.elica.com/GB-en/nikolatesla

www.scanomat.co.uk/uk/topbrewer

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Designed to suit your kitchen Designed to suit your kitchen style, these fridges come with style, these fridges come with clean, smooth ultra at doors clean, smooth ultra flatfldoors ActiveSmart™ foodcare andand ActiveSmart™ foodcare to to keep food fresher longer. keep food fresher for for longer.

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Jonathan Carter, CEO of Birmingham Living Magazine, caught up with designer Lisa Melvin to get her thoughts on kitchen trends for 2017. Below she reveals how important it is to get the balance right between creating an impressive yet practical living space in your home.

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’m always being asked what’s the latest ‘in-thing’ to make a new kitchen extra special. Kitchen design is like any other form of fashion – it’s constantly

changing and evolving with fresh thinking which delivers even more originality and style, whilst never

Be Prepared You can never have enough preparation space, but make it count! Make sure all small appliances, music systems, TVs, etc, are integrated where possible to maximise the preparation space available. Think about

losing sight of the fact that the ‘heart of the home’ has

the height of the work surfaces if members of the

to be practical and functional too. What’s going to be

household are either particularly short or tall – cabinet

setting the trend, with style and functionality? Top of

heights can be tweaked to make the work surface more

the class is going to be glass! Everything from kitchen

accessible to prevent stooping or overreaching.

doors clad in gloss or satin glass in a spectrum of colours to your kitchen tap. While glass splash-backs are already a hit in the UK, there’s no end to how glass will feature in this year’s kitchen designs, take a look at Decoglaze for some great ideas.

Light Up Your Life Lighting can make or break a kitchen design, so pay particular attention to both task and ambient lighting. Always use LED lamps throughout – your lighting scheme should always be designed alongside your

So, what else should you be thinking about for your

kitchen not as an afterthought.

new kitchen design?

Something’s cooking

Cupboard Love

Consider airborne odour from your appliances,

There are two ways most people go with storage – not enough or far too much. Get a happy medium. Never include cupboards for cupboards’ sake. If there is a wall you really don’t have to fill, then don’t. Be meticulous and really work out the amount of cupboard space

especially for open-plan kitchens. Soft seating and fabrics should always be washable – in a year, the equivalent of a packet of lard will settle on work surfaces, blinds and soft furnishings in a typical family kitchen. Kuppersbuch have a patented design within their ovens that processes airborne odours within the

you’ll need by taking into account all your pots and

oven cavity and converts them into steam which is then

pans, baking and roasting trays, tupperware, cutlery,

absorbed back into the oven in a similar processes to a

dry foods, among others.

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“ Kitchen design is like any other form of fashion - it’s constantly changing and evolving. ” The Big Heat

The Wow Factor

Depending on your budget and stage of build,

Transform space and connect with the

consider either water or electric underfloor

natural environment with a built-in Saltwater

heating controlled via an electronic thermostat.

Aquarium – it gives a therapeutic experience

If you are using radiators make sure they have

in your own home and of course adds a real

thermostatic valves installed. It is important

‘Wow’ factor! Many high-end hotels feature

to be able to control the temperature of your

mind-blowing aquariums throughout the

kitchen, to avoid getting hot under the collar.

world, now you can have one in your kitchen.

Gadgets and Gizmos

glassware, or your vodka collection in an eye-

Want hot, cold and boiling hot water all from the

catching illuminated shelving niche – adding

one tap? Now you can thanks to the latest hi-tech

a focal point as well as mood lighting to your

designs – try Grohe’s Red Hot Tap. Furthermore,

kitchen. Illuminated wine, chilled or ambient

Krushr recycling bins can take care of all waste

temperature display cabinets are available

by combining a waste disposal with a compactor.

in a vast array of sizes and prices to suit all

All your ‘wet’ waste can be disposed with down

budgets. For the serious wine connoisseur with

the sink via the waste disposal while ‘clean’ waste

a spectacular collection, a wine cellar that is on

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Get the look Kitchen Mackintosh Integral Gloss Ivory. Handless design. Worksurfaces 20mm Silestone in Gris Expo. Extractor Elica Cirrus white glass with remote control and LED lighting. Stools Freya stools in walnut & teal. Dishwasher Neff integrated dishwasher. Hot Tap GROHE RedÂŽ Duo. Fridge Freezer Neff integrated fridge and freezer. Radiator Bisque Chime radiator in chrome. ON DISPLAY

Internal Kitchen Door Deanta Pamplona interior oak door in real american white oak veneer. Integrated Laundry Room Door (page 16) Springburn Joinery bespoke xylo cleaf bi-fold door. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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Bespoke xylo cleaf bi-fold doors create a neat solution for a laundry room within a cloakroom.

Laundry Rooms are an integral part of any home from large family’s to individuals. Sometimes known as a Utility Room, a functional multipurpose space primarily used to wash and dry laundry, with a plethora of other uses including potting house plants, cleaning muddy sports equipment, my particular favourite cleaning bikes and coat and boot storage to name a few. It may be named a Utility Room but it certainly doesn’t need to look utilitarian especially as this is a room potentially that you could spend a lot of time in, add artwork and plants to soften the look and use a scrubbable paint for ease of cleaning. Even if you think you haven’t got space for a dedicated Laundry Room there’s often a solution to create a Laundry Cupboard. I love creating secret hidden areas that once opened reveals appliances and plenty of storage for cleaning equipment and materials. n 16 revealed

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The of a and laundry room can get overlooked in the grand scheme of a project.

Integrate a washing machine above cupboards to avoid a bad back.

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Marrakech laundry bin and stool. Available in white pearl, antique silver & gold ÂŁ180.

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TOUCH The perfect combination for entertaining and family life, this kitchen designed by Hannah Davidson from Gallery Showroom and project managed by AC Construction, was exactly on point. Feature Amy Hunter

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Incorporating artwork into your kitchen design lets you add your own personal touch while creating an interesting focal point.

We love this Billy McCoo print by artist Steven Brown. Check out his website for limited edition prints. www.stevenbrownart.co.uk

"Hannah was so helpful right from our first meeting, she took the time to understand what we wanted from the extension."

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aving been brought up in a farmhouse where the kitchen was the hub of the home, Jess wanted to recreate a similar family living space for her, Martin and their new baby but in a modern open plan way.

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"Hannah worked with our budget

we wanted and the right units

and came up with two great

for us. The navy blue gloss is a

designs. They encapsulated

beautiful colour and the particular

everything we had spoken about

highlight of the kitchen has to be

and gave us a fabulous new

the amazing island!

space. Hannah worked with us on

We are delighted with the new

the initial designs and made some

kitchen , its so light, bright and

tweaks to ensure we had the

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Children’s bedrooms are often multi-functional rooms used for sleeping, studying, relaxing and of course playing. Creating a fun, motivational personal space for a child or young person can be key for their personal growth and overall well-being. Creating a timeless space for years to come but not losing the innocence and fun aspect for a child can be achieved by keeping a neutral palette including wall art and an ensuite bathroom for independence and privacy.

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Ensuite bathroom complete with a shower bath, vanity unit and matching LED illuminated mirror, under floor heating complements the luxurious specification.

Matching bedside table, wardrobe and dressing table in a structured white finish.

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FEATURES Built in snug bed with shelf surround, can also be used as a Day Bed perfect for relaxing or creating a den, space at the end of bed for a large sports bag and equipment. A large desk area complete with shelving to keep books and toys tidy but always readily available. Stylish wardrobe incorporating an external shelf perfect for displaying trophies medals and keepsakes. revealed

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Media Entertainment Centre & Contemporary Wood Burner Cleverly hidden away the media entertainment centre, created using a mixture of natural and man-made materials ranging from glass, granite and Xylo Cleaf, is accessed using a HAWA bi-fold door system. The secret drawers and hidden shelving are ideal for housing comfy throws for cold winter evenings, firewood and board games. The structured surface pattern, Spigato, is inspired by the world of fashion reinterpreting and reshaping the classic motif of tweed and geometrical design. A Dik Geurts Vision 100 wood burner by Wood Burner Workshop was incorporated into the design and gives out a very toasty 10kw of heat. 28 revealed

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Liquor & Drinks Cabinet Secret bronze glass doors on the side of the cabinet reveal storage for glasses highlighted by LED lighting. The front of the cabinet boasts a Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer featuring Fridge, Freezer, Chiller and Wine Cooler temperature settings. Sitting directly above the CoolDrawer the twin doors disappear to reveal a bronze glass clad liquor unit with ambient LED lighting underneath the shelves. The cabinet carries a Mondrian theme with silver and bronze glass and driftwood cladding panels.

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BRITVIC 'HUB AND CUBE' DESIGN A dual purpose functional space to accommodate a staff restaurant and additional hot desk work pods , noise reduced booths, oversized communal bench seating and time out low level seating designed and manufactured by our in house team. A neutral palette of colours including on trend metallic’s were used for the upholstery in Pewter and Steel , through to the wall paint selection. Luxury vinyl planked flooring by Gerflor and bespoke customised artwork finished the look. n For further information about the projects contact Lisa Melvin Design 01788 866996. www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk | www.springburnjoinery.co.uk | Projects featured on

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hatever the size or shape of your kitchen, you need to think carefully about the amount of

storage space you and your family needs,

If you want a normal corner unit, then you can choose from the range of standard corner base units, however, this has an area of the unit at the back that, due to tricky access, is notoriously used for storing

not just now, but also in the future.

items that you rarely use. To resolve this, Mackintosh

It’s essential that you consider this early on in the

full access to the unit. Alternatively, you can opt for an

design stage to make sure the kitchen you choose

L-shaped corner unit, which, once opened, provides

works for you, adding vital storage space isn’t

significant and easily accessible storage.

something you can easily do retrospectively. One of the golden rules of good kitchen design is to start in the corner. This is an area of the room that is notoriously difficult to ensure that the available storage space is maximised and easily accessible. However, with the Mackintosh kitchen range, they

corner units can include clever wirework to provides

An upcoming trend, especially in modern and contemporary kitchen design, is to use a full height corner larder or pantry unit. This fully maximises the storage space available by making use of the dead space that would normally be between the wall and base units.

have cleverly designed units that will help to overcome

Thinking about the number of drawers you need, and

this common problem.

what you will put in them, is also important. Kitchen

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design has evolved from a cluttered, drawer line

Another interesting trend is the increasing use

look, where every base unit had a drawer at the

of bi-fold units. These units take a standard

top, to a more minimal design and practical

wall unit, but instead of opening from the side,

solution. Drawer units, with deeper drawers and accessories are now commonplace, and by using a drawer unit that has internal drawers, you can make sure you have exactly the right

they open from the bottom. This type of unit is perfect for use in the kitchen, where keeping a unit open whilst cooking makes the job so

amount of drawer storage, but without the

much simpler, without the risk of hitting your

messy lines that can interrupt the flow of a

head on the door or constantly opening and

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get the look Kitchen Mackintosh Solo Gloss White • Worksurfaces 38mm Corian in Glacier White • Appliances Neff Built under Fridge and Freezer, Slide and Hide Oven and Dishwasher • Washing Machine Neff Integrated Washer Dryer • Extractor Elica Grid Stainless Steel and Glass • Tap Hansgrohe Talis S • Hob Neff Induction Hob • Flooring Balterio Black Walnut Stretto. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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Skylight Springburn Joinery £POA.

Boiling Kettle Tap Franke Omni 4-in-1 instant boiling water kettle tap £999.

Dishwasher Fisher & Paykel double Dishdrawer £899.

Kitchen Units Painted Shaker hickory and taupe by Mackintosh £POA.

Deanta Door Walnut Coventry clear glazed pre finished door £155.

Faux Slate Walling 1m2 sheets £108 per sheet.

Oven Fisher & Paykel single oven with 9 functions and 72 litre capacity £699.

Fridge Freezer

Falcon 1092 deluxe range cooker £3,400.

Fisher & Paykel 90cm french door fridge and drawer freezer, ice and water £1,899.

Worksurfaces

Floor Tiles

Secret Storage

Dekton keontech and borea wild £POA.

Gallery white porcelain tiles 600x600mm £25 per sqm.

Pantry / cabinet by Mackintosh £2,000.

Hob

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Lisa Melvin Design packs a punch with this stunning contemporary bathroom featuring: TOILET Duravit Starck 3 wall mounted pan. BASIN Manteiv Cami stone pedestal. TAP Hansgrohe Talis E wall mounted basin mixer tap. SHOWER Hansgrohe Shower Select thermostat and Axor Citterio 3 jet overhead shower. MIRROR HiB Xenon 60 mirror cabinet with LED illumination. TILES Gallery Showroom porcelain floor and wall tiles. MOSAICS Gallery Showroom Hexagonal metallic.

Available to order from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930. For more information visit www.lisamelvindesign.co.uk

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Article Annie Fan | Photography Marek Sikora

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he bidet is believed to have been an invention of French furniture makers in the late 17th or early 18th century, but no single inventor gets credit for the idea.

Throughout the 18th century, only the wealthiest European homes had bidets, which were often decorated with fancy adornments such as rosewood veneer, gilded bronze and crystal flakes. In fact, when Marie Antoinette set off on her journey from Vienna to France to marry the dauphin in 1760, her coach was supposedly equipped with a bidet decked out with red velvet and gold embroidery. Although the toilet had existed at least since 2500 B.C., the bidet got people thinking differently about cleanliness. Hundreds of years later, the electronic bidet hit the market in 1960, combining the bidet with the toilet, and it slowly began to make its way into global culture. Japanese company TOTO created the TOTO Washlet, a more advanced version of the electronic bidet, which has sold more than 40 million units worldwide since the product’s release in 1980. All its aspects such as temperature controls, refine previous developments to perfection and technology varies depending on the model. TOTO’s Washlet warms itself up even before you sit down. As soon as you get up, it automatically switches to an energy-saving mode, reducing the heat setting to minimum. There’s even smart energysaving functions which automatically adapts itself to daily usage patterns. The temperature of the seat is automatically reduced at times when the toilet is only used infrequently. 40 revealed

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Tr y it for yourself! The T O T O Washlet is a working display at the Gal ler y Showr oom in Rugby, War wickshire

shower toilet unrecognisable from Marie Antoinette’s day. Before use, the Washlet sprays the inside of the toilet bowl with water (PreMist function). The film of water makes it difficult for dirt to stick to the ceramic surface. After the toilet is flushed, the Washlet sprays the toilet bowl with a mist of electrolysed water (ewater+). This water has an antibacterial effect. The toilet bowl has a special zirconium coating with super-hydrophilic properties. The film of

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water on the coating makes it far easier for the dirt to be washed away. A photocatalytic process is the next step in cleaning the toilet bowl. The UV light integrated in the lid combines with the water and activated oxygen to break down the dirt particles – keeping the toilet cleaner for a longer period of time.

T O T O’s unique pre-mist funct ion and integrated UV light

But in tone with growing environmental consciousness, one of the key ideas behind the TOTO Washlet is that it benefits the environment by reducing energy consumption, as well as the amount of toilet paper people need to use. Brits alone use 15 billion rolls of toilet paper -- or the equivalent of 7 million trees -- each year. On top of that, simply producing the soft ply uses up more than 235 billion gallons of water, and then packaging and shipping require energy and resources too. n For more information visit gb.toto.com. Available to order from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930.

Did you know?

TOTO was the first company in the world to introduce heated seats to toilets along with warm air drying, auto-flushing, integrated deodorising and preprogrammable options for not one but two different users.

T O T O’s Neorest Washlet has been used in the Grand Manor House Wing and Garden House Suite at the Rosewood hotel, London

Celebrities love TOTO! Stirling Moss is renowned for his love of technology and his home in London is kitted out with a Washlet; Willi.am pointed out his TOTO in his state-ofthe-art studio in California during a documentary and the Kardashians Instagrammed nonstop when their Washlets arrived.

Some of the great names in hotels and hospitality specify TOTO Washlet ranges from Le Meurice in Paris, Savoy Hotel in London, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray amongst hundreds of others.

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collaboration of sheer beauty, quality and function. Gallery Showroom worked

on behalf of clients Sol Services to specify product in a beautiful Mayfair apartment for two ensuite bathrooms and a guest restroom. Included was the magnificent Phillipe Starck Duravit Cape Cod mirror with LED lighting in both ensuites with Starck’s stunning Lacquered Gloss White Vanity Units with integrated worksurface creating a real wow factor. In the master ensuite a bespoke minimalist 10mm Majestic Shower enclosure with a luxurious Bette Steel shower tray and bath, Axor Select shower fitments and bath filler was chosen. Japanese manufacturer TOTO’s top of the range wallhung Neorest AC Washlet, which comes in at a cool £13,000, bolstered this high end specification. The wall, floor and painted furniture finishes were chosen by the home owner. If you want an expert spec for a high end finish on a project contact Gallery Showroom 01788 866930. n

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Toilet TOTO Neorest AC Washlet £13,000.

Shower Enclosure Majestic Harmony corner bespoke

Taps TOTO MH single lever basin mixer £960.

10mm £3,075. Bette Steel shower tray £732. Hansgrohe

Basin TOTO SG furniture washbasin £708. Radiator Aeon Cat Ladder in brushed steel and cube angled valves £950. Bath Bette Steel Duo with Geberit bath filler waste and overflow set, Hansgrohe Select thermostatic mixer and Hansgrohe bath rim set £2,200. L Bath Carron Quantum shower bath with Geberit overflow and pop up waste, screen, side panel and Hansgrohe bath rim set £2,100.

Raindance E420 overhead shower with Axor thermostat mixer and Puravida 150 3jet hand shower £2,245. Mirror Duravit Starck mirror with LED lighting £1,800. Vanity Unit Duravit vanity unit in white high lacquered gloss £1,400. Tall Cabinet Duravit Starck tall cabinet in white high lacquered gloss £1,700. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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manteiv collection hand crafted marble

Since the advent of time man has captured the natural beauty of marble by creating timeless art forms, to adorn and enhance his surroundings. Our passion is to bring to your home a range of classical and contemporary designs, crafted in an art form handed down through countless generations that capture the unique texture and natural colour of marble. Photos are for illustration purposes only, each individual piece is unique so colours will vary. Contact Gallery Showroom for details of the full range.

Cami Pedestal 400 x 900mm Grey natural & polished £850 Rar Basin 400 x 500 x 150mm Natural & polished granite 160 Available with a taphole £180 Solid Oak Basin Unit with Black Granite top 780 x 470 x 730mm Natural & polished granite £630

Basin and oak basin unit available separately.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the loveliest of them all... 1. Duravit Starck mirror with LED Lighting ₤1,800 • 2. HiB Ambience 50 colour temperature changing mirror ₤229 • 3. Bathroom Origins Skyline backlit LED mirror (available in 100cm a& 120cm) from ₤355 • 4. HiB Eclipse round LED mirror ₤225 • 5. Bathroom Origins Halo 90cm mirror (available in 60cm) ₤460 • 6. Keuco Edition 400 mirror cabinet from £1,400.

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MirrorTV - stylishly integrate a TV into any room setting and have it double up as a mirror!

7. HiB Vita 50 LED aluminium cabinet ₤477 • 8. HiB Xenon 60 (available in 80cm & 120cm) from ₤589 • 9. HiB Orb 60 (fixes horizontally or vertically) ₤275 • 10. HiB Libra LED ₤207 • 11. HiB Stratus 60 LED demisting aluminium cabinet ₤549 • 12. HiB Globe 120 LED Ambient Mirror (fixes horizontally or vertically) ₤419 • 13. PictureFrame.TV MirrorTV from ₤1,999. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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teampunk heavily references historical precedent, blending elements of the late 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery, with the Edwardian era’s eccentric design tradition.

Recently, the Swedish design team Front were asked by the German manufacturer Axor to reimagine shower equipment, so in addition to the simple functionality of the fixtures, they also displayed all the parts usually hidden behind walls, including copper piping, valves, couplings and funnels, creating a sculptural presence, and Steampunk aesthetic. They challenged conventions by contrasting metal structures with elegant and complex angles, to evoke elements of an elegant laboratory. Front explain the inspiration behind the design for their Axor Showerpipe product. "When we started to think about our vision, about the Axor WaterDream project, we started to think about the basics, where the water comes from. We looked behind the walls of the bathroom and we found a hidden treasure, we found pipes and connections with endless possibilities. We also found a universal language where you can see where you turn on the water, where you turn it off,

Rather than imagining how a shower works, the product explains itself. We have deliberately worked with simple aesthetics so they can work with anything else in the Axor range.

where the water comes out and this is something that you can understand in the whole world.

One of the most important parts for us is the semiotics

In this project it feels like we have gone back to our

and that the product tells the story of how it’s used. For

Scandinavian routes we have made something that is

example when you are out travelling in a hotel room and

clear and simple in an elegant style.

you stand in front of a shower and you start to think

Its Inspired by the intricate system of the pipes and plumbing and it has all of the joints and the connections as in a plumbing system and then at the end of the pipe it ends in a big generous cone that celebrates the water coming out.

about how this shower actually works and you pull and push and twist and all of a sudden you have cold water all over your head. We thought about this and we decided that we would like to do something obvious." n To find out more visit www.axor-design.com. revealed

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to ceiling. You can choose from a range of glass in a

excellence. Since 1968, Majestic has been

spectrum of colours and design options; clear, opti clear,

leading the way in premium glass shower screens and enclosures. More than forty years later their commitment to elegant, timeless and understated

art glass, grey, green, blue and our favourite, Bronze. To finish the look there's a range of elegant material finishes and bespoke handles too, including metal work in chrome, brushed and polished nickel,
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brushed gold and Matt Black. n

Majestic offer a bespoke option which enables you to

Check out Majestic in our 'Top Spec' feature on page 42.

customize the designs to fit your space — from floor

To find out more visit www.majesticshowers.com

1. Majestic Rio, bronze glass & gold fittings (bespoke) from £1,875. 2. Majestic Oslo panel with modesty band & chrome fittings from £970. 3. Majestic Monaco fixed panel (bespoke) from £945. 4. Majestic Goya bathscreen, matt black finish from £640. 5. Majestic full height Harmony with brushed gold from £2,375.

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5. Gorenje Colour Collection Laundry Appliances, available in black, stainless steel, red or orange from £950 per pair.

10. Zipp Hydro Tap - get filtered, boiling, chilled and sparkling water. Zipp Hydro is available in 8 platinum finishes £POA.

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All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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ONES TO WATCH 2017’s hottest NEW products

BATHROOM ORIGINS S-CUBE ACCESSORIES These beautiful sleek and stylish bathroom accessories will complement any modern bathroom design.

Axor Starck V: Experiencing the Vitality of Water

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The vortex appears like some mysterious spectacle of nature, made visible thanks to the transparent glass body of Axor Starck V. When the mixer is turned on, the water vortex whirls around elegantly in the mixer and gushes out of the spout like a waterfall. When turned off, the glass mixer blends in unobtrusively with its surroundings.

BISQUE Lissett The Lissett and Lissett towel are the newest additions to Bisque's growing Aluminium collection. With its slim profile and graceful curves, the Lissett is a subtle, elegant design that beautifully complements contemporary interiors. Its elliptical sections, topped by chrome caps, create a play of light across the radiator surface. Joining the Lissett collection is the Lissett Towel radiator – the perfect option for sleek and stylish bathrooms. 54 revealed

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HANSGROHE UNICA COMFORT This selection of new

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showering accessories

A sleek brand new range of taps and mixers, including freestanding

including slide rail kits, will

basin mixers, which will add a stylish finish to any bathroom.

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QUOOKER BOILING WATER TAP Tap on the worktop, tank underneath - the Quooker tap immediately dispenses boiling water. This Dutch invention is ultra-safe, super-efficient and available in eight tap designs and three finishes. The patented high-vacuum insulation ensures that the Quooker's standby usage is just 3 pence a day. We love The Nordic boiling water tap - combination boiling-water and mixer tap in Nordic design, complete with childproof push-and-turn handle and arched spout.

AXOR montreux collection The AXOR Montreux collection reflects cultural opulence and includes mixers, showers and accessories – in the design of the first industrially manufactured mixers. Pieced together from individual elements. The shapes are modeled on the style of the turn of the century. Classic, with low spouts, or modern, with high spouts, featuring an authentic cross handle or modern lever handle. Both easy to operate. Ergonomic perfection. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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GEBERIT MONOLITH PLUS WITH MERA

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The Geberit Monolith Plus sanitary module features a sleek, elegant glass frontage which conceals all the plumbing work neatly out of sight. A discreet and indirect ComfortLight provides a warm glow behind the module as the user approaches. The Geberit AquaClean Mera features the very latest in toilet technology, including a proximity sensor which automatically raises the WC lid and starts warming the seat on the user’s approach. The patented WhirlSpray shower technology provides gentle cleaning with warm water. Simple to operate, up to four user profiles can even be stored in the remote control.

Crown Imperial’s Alumina Ultra-contemporary with a brushed aluminium finish it's the perfect kitchen to pair with vibrant or neutral tones. Here it’s fused with a monochrome mix of high gloss Rialto metallic black and white. Perfect for open plan living and entertaining, the handle-less central island blends the zones and is a design focal point combining storage, cooking and preparation in one functional zone.

Crown TEXTURA Textura is a new striking contemporary collection from Crown Imperial in seven textured wood grain and two stone effect styles. Textura is available as a handle-less design or choose from over 50 stylish handle choices to add the finishing touches. It’s not just a kitchen collection, also available with matching modular Lifespace living storage and bedroom furniture, pictured here in Sand Oak. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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SAMUEL HEATH LANDMARK COLLECTION Influenced by the Bauhaus School and its approach to design in the years 1919-1933, the collection consists of two distinctive variants: Pure (pictured top) with its wellbalanced, concise and direct lines and Industrial with its contemporary, bold and urban styling. The Bauhaus School coincided with a time of great design and manufacturing creativity at Samuel Heath. It is this historic context which underpins the provenance, authenticity and authority of their Landmark collection.

FISHER & PAYKEL ActiveSmart™ Fridge / Bottom Freezer with Ice & Water Active Smart foodcare has been given a new addition, an integrated water dispenser providing you with chilled filtered water and an internal ice maker for clean, crisp ice cubes on

FISHER & PAYKEL DishDrawer™ Double Dishwasher

demand. With no impact on space in

Designed to fit existing kitchen cabinetry, DishDrawer™

the perfect addition to the Active Smart

Double dishwashers have comparable dimensions to

family. The ultra flat handless doors

those of traditional dishwashers but provide the benefit

add a contemporary finish and make

of two independent drawers for added convenience

integrating this appliance into a handless

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kitchen design easy.

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KEUCO Combining sleek aesthete, elegance and functionality KEUCO products are the result of intensive development, and careful workmanship. Their results define the market, with immaculate surfaces, maximum longevity, and the perfect finish.

Twyford E200 COLLECTION

Thermotouch 4.3dC - Dual Control

Make the most of every

The UK's first dual control electric

inch with clever features

underfloor heating thermostat. Control

that pack all the benefits

your electric under floor heating and an

of a bigger bathroom into

additional appliance, such as an electric

a compact space. Choose

heated towel rail or mirror demister. The

from a comprehensive

thermotouch dual control has an energy

range of basins and

saving heating preset and is compatible

bathroom furniture including

with popular floor sensors. Available in

a compact wall hung toilet.

satin black and ice white, the screen has portrait and landscape modes and 8 different display colour options.

Muriel by Sarah jane palmer Luxurious, handprinted wallpaper, designed with wit and made with craft by British artist Sarah Jane Palmer. Each Muriel design has that special quality, of being more than just pattern – there’s a tale behind everything, too. Sometimes erotically-charged, sometimes romantically whimsical, usually only visible with a second glance, always theatrical and full of character, Muriel is the work of an artist with a love of stories and storytelling. All available to order from Gallery Showroom www.galleryshowroom.co.uk | 01788 866930

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