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CHESHIRE LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS MAGAZINE

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CONTENTS 6  Kelly Hoppen talks bathrooms in this issue, the key to a great bathrrom is all in the planning.

10  A selection of the Cheshires finest homes available courtesy of Savills, Jackson-Stops & Staffs, Redrow and Edenhouse Estates. Savills Chester 22 Lower Bridge Street Chester CH1 1RS

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56 T  o the Manor Born - Sims Hilditch talk us through the transformation of a spectacular Grade II Manor House into a comfortable and convivial family home .

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84  Leslie Sinclair with more of her unique finishing touches to create that period continental look .

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An outstanding family house in a sought-after rural location ø 3 reception rooms ø bespoke kitchen ø 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms ø garage and offices ø gardens & grounds ø EPC rating = E Guide £1.95 million

Contributors: Kelly Hoppen Leslie Sinclair Emma Sims-Hilditch

Editor, Cooper Samuel-Jones cooper@luxurytitles.co.uk Graphic Design, Simon Gale simon@luxurytitles.co.uk Kelly Hoppen - Page 6

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EDITORS NOTES “There is no season in all the year so beautiful, so radiant with glory, as the early Autumn” ~ Molly Bowen There comes a chill in the air, the leaves on the trees begin to turn into their Autumn colours of red, orange and yellow and the days begin to shorten. With this we welcome you to the Autumn edition of Cheshire Luxury where this quarter we visit a Cotswold Manor with Emma Sims-Hilditch and hear from our regular contributors Kelly Hoppen about bathroom design and Leslie Sinclair shares some of her decorative expertise. As always we’d like to say a big thank you to all of our clients both old and new, and we hope that whatever project you the reader are planning for this Autumn, we have provided you with a high quality supplier that can help you through the process. Go outside, let your kids play in the piles of leaves and enjoy the Autumn, as it truly is a magical time of the year. Enjoy!

Cooper Samuel-Jones Cooper Samuel-Jones Editor

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The reflective quality of glass, together with superb lighting, creates a magical atmosphere in my bathing space. The Starlet bath by Bette has been inset into a milkglass surround, which ties in with the adjacent glass shower enclosure. I have used KH2 taps from my own range for Waterfront Bathrooms. They are mounted on a floating wall of marble, with lighting behind that defines the space and lights the area beautifully.

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FEATURE | Bathrooms

The bathroom is the only room in the house where you can lock the door and claim the Space as your own. The privacy in itself is a luxury. The bathrooms I design for my clients are all bespoke and are based on the Japanese bathing custom: the ceremony of cleansing, followed by relaxation in a hot tub.

by Kelly Hoppen

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he first step in bathroom design is to decide how many you need and where to site them. Actual space for bathrooms is usually taken from other rooms. A whole section of a master bedroom may be given over to a wet room or bathroom, although mostly an adjoining room is turned into a bathroom, with a shower, bath, basins and loo, perhaps with an interconnecting dressing room or space for a massage slab. You might be able to accommodate a shower room and separate loo – which is often the configuration that men prefer, whereas women tend to favour big bathrooms with two sinks and good storage. Once you have defined your requirements, it is relatively easy to design a bathroom if you use the grid, to see the potential of your space and workout what goes where. Taking a line from the door across The floor and up to the basin is always a successful Option, as is a banner that draws your eye through the space from the window to the bath or shower. I favour bathing over showering, so my own bathrooms always have the bath at the centre of the design. Bathrooms are expensive, and invariably a large chunk of the budget will be taken up with the plumbing: The constant flow of hot water; the right pressure for the shower. This requires professional help, as often a house will need some new plumbing and changes to water systems in order to function to a high standard. CHESHIRE LUXURY

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FOUR VIEWS of my own bathroom (see previous page for first) show how the room works as a whole. The grid line from the bath across the floor to the basin was taken in the form of a blackened oak banner set into taupecoloured milk glass, as this centred the room and gave the bath prime importance. The grid lines are further in play in the way the cupboards flank the mirror and basin. The washstand and mirror, glass bath surround and shower enclosure are all bespoke, and the backlit floating marble wall behind the bath was also specially made to my design. All the taps and the black shutters are from my ranges, and the White Bishop side table is by India Mahdavi. the lighting scheme was designed by Robert Clift and me. In addition to the backlit wall behind the bath, there is more concealed lighting behind the loo and basin, again giving a soft, flattering light. Pre-set controls have been programmed to give several instant settings at the touch of a button. This bathroom illustrates just how the symmetry of line and mix of wood and glass textures create a luxurious and timeless statement that is very much my signature.

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The elements that make up a bathroom – the taps, sinks, bath, joinery, materials and finishes – give the space its personality. Sublime comfort is the aim, as this is the only room in the house where you can shut the door and look after yourself. MATERIALS and their various tones and textures play a key role in creating the overall look of a bathroom and giving the space its point of interest. in this bathroom the hero material is the wonderful grey-veined Arabescato Stone, which has been used on the floor and two walls. Its lively texture has been balanced by the soft grey plasterwork on two of the walls and the pared-down ebonized joinery and streamlined shelves. The use of mirror on the cabinet, together with a selection of glass accessories and vases, provides a reflective lift. THE FLOW of marble continues into the shower room and is in beautiful contrast to the polished plaster wall. I often design the up-stand skirtings to match the floors, as i have in this case, as this continues the flow of line.

LIGHTING must be well planned and flexible, to allow for different light levels and moods. Task light for shaving and making up has been integrated into the mirrored cabinets, as this gives the right kind of light to see properly, while still being soft on the face. There are also directional spotlights on a pre-set control panel, and the joinery has lowlevel lights that are set to glow at night. The niche in the wall by the bath provides a convenient spot for candles, for a relaxing bathing experience. STORAGE is essential to bathroom design, as there is so much kit and therefore potentially so much mess. Have on display only what you really want to see, and keep the rest hidden away. FITTINGS are available in a vast choice of shapes and styles for all budgets.

Research your options thoroughly at specialist bathroom suppliers, to find the right bath, basins, loo, bidet, showers and taps to suit your needs. The bath should be the most comfortable and shapely you can find. installing two sinks makes the morning rush much less stressful, and the sink unit can incorporate allessential storage. Here the simplest of round sinks and bathtub balance the lines of the room. TAPS are sculptural art pieces and come in all styles, from the simplest of squared-off designs to elongated ceilingtobasin versions – these are from my range for Waterfront Bathrooms. A TELEVISION can be set into the bathside wall (opposite), a luxury that is increasingly requested – in the same way integrated music in every room is now a standard ask.


While thinking about your hard surface materials, work with the grid so that you can make the most of the space and create the ‘lines’ of the room, perhaps with a banner in a contrasting material that runs across the floor and up the wall. next choose the fittings, bearing in mind the textural contrast and subsequent spirit of the room. avoid overhead lights that will shine unflatteringly onto the top of your head – my advice is always to work with a lighting consultant.

BATHROOM CHECKLIST At the planning stage, make a decision on whether to bring music and/or television into the bathroom. Take the advice of your contractor and structural engineer about water flow rates, bath sizes, weight loads and tanking (waterproofing). Baths, basins and taps are the room’s accessories, so choose carefully. The lighting design should incorporate three circuits: one for main directional light, one for task lighting at the basin, and the third for soft backlighting and low-level lights. The final touches are as important here as in any other room, so where space permits have an inviting seat.

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Nether Alderley A magnificent newly constructed Manor House set in just over 6.5 acres overlooking its own lake. Galleried entrance hall, cloakroom, drawing room, snug, breakfast kitchen open-plan to family room & dining room, study, utility. Lower ground floor games room with bar & WC, wine cellar, gymnasium with WC, media room. 6 bedrooms (all en suite), 1 bedroom staff accommodation. Leisure suite with pool, Jacuzzi & sauna/steam room. 4 car garage, planning permission for stable block & manège, extensive manicured gardens, large well-stocked lake with decked area, island & summer house, in all just over 6.5 acres. EPC Band D. Guide Price: £6,950,000

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Jackson-Stops & Staff 8 Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AA 01625 540340 wilmslow@jackson-stops.co.uk


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Ollerton An elegant contemporary manor house nestled in extensive manicured gardens & grounds. Reception hall, cloakroom, kitchen, breakfast room, utility, dining room, library, drawing room, family room, study. First floor with 6 bedrooms (4 en suite), bathroom, kitchen & cinema room – flexible accommodation making an ideal annexe. Leisure suite with lane pool, gym, Jacuzzi, steam room & bar. Integral 4 car garaging, professionally designed gardens & grounds, floodlit hard tennis court, 400 yard fairway, professional specification putting green, 4 tee’s, ideal for equestrian purposes. Approximately 18.54 acres. EPC Band D.

Jackson-Stops & Staff 8 Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AA 01625 540340 wilmslow@jackson-stops.co.uk

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Savills Wilmslow 6 Water Lane Wilmslow SK9 5AA

01625 417450 wilmslow@savills.com

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mobberley, town lane Exquisite Grade II listed country house ø 4 receptions 6 bedrooms 3 bathrooms ø fine period detail throughout ø superb 2000 sq ft coach house ø delightful walled gardens and paddock in all about 1.16 acres Guide £1.495 million

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Contact: Jean Pilkington jpilkington@savills.com 01625 417453


Savills Chester 22 Lower Bridge Street Chester CH1 1RS

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oakmere, cheshire An outstanding family house in a sought-after rural location ø 3 reception rooms ø bespoke kitchen ø 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms ø garage and offices ø gardens & grounds ø EPC rating = E Guide £1.95 million

Contact: Charlie Kannreuther ckannreuther@savills.com 01244 32 32 32

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Eden Park is fully-served, luxurious living. Of the kind you only expect in a fine hotel.There are three imposing residences currently on offer, each with pools and steam rooms, between 4-6 en-suite bedrooms and the grace and space you deserve. Each is served by our concierge team and 24/7 professional security. But with just three opportunities - don’t delay in taking yours.

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beautiful new luxury homes now available at the desirable new cheshire address

VISIT TODAY TO APPRECIATE WHAT THIS prestigious development has to offer Unrivalled location. Golf course views. Superb specification. Idyllic lifestyle. Register your interest today

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SPECTACULAR SHOWHOME SHOWCASES the LUXURIOUS SPECIFICATION OF CHESHIRE HOMES

IN THE HEART OF RURAL CHESHIRE, JUST 10 MILES FROM THE HISTORIC CITY OF CHESTER, A DEVELOPMENT OF EXQUISITE COUNTRY HOMES IS NOW RELEASED FOR SALE.

Stretton Green is a bespoke enclave of luxury detached residences by the award-winning housebuilder Redrow Homes surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. Linley House, the showhome, is open for discerning homebuyers to explore every inch of the resplendent properties and discover the unrivalled specification. Every detail of the interiors has been meticulously chosen for its quality and aesthetic appeal.

the kitchens, utility and boot rooms with marble upgrades optional.

ridgework and ornate finials. Situated close to Cheshire’s famous Sandstone Trail, it is only natural for

finest country homes and interiors given a classic and timeless feel. The quality craftsmanship combined

Elegant ceiling roses feature in the halls and drawing

homes at Stretton Green to incorporate sandstone into their fabric. Other materials used include weathered Cheshire brick to suit the local vernacular.

with such an impressive location close to the designer shops and award-winning restaurants of Chester is sure to appeal to the most discerning of Cheshire purchasers.

rooms. A stylish Chesney Beaumont woodburner with complementary hearth and surround is a classic feature in the drawing rooms. Bedrooms feature smart built-in wardrobes by Hammonds in a range of finishes while bathrooms all feature white Villeroy and Boch sanitaryware with contemporary Vado Chrome taps.

Oak panelled internal doors, with antique brass ironmongery, set the scene from the moment you step inside. Kitchens include a choice of cabinets by Omega, silestone or granite work surfaces, Rangemaster cookers and high-end Siemens appliances including dual integrated fridge-freezer and additional under mounted fridge, dishwashers, microwave, coffee machine, spacious warming drawer and wine cooler.

Each home is individually named to reflect its distinctive charm, and set within its own private garden grounds, with a gravel driveway and Cheshire field gates. Bi fold doors are a fabulous addition, which open up to bring the gardens and breath-taking countryside into the homes.

Utility rooms feature Belfast sinks plus a washing machine and tumble dryer. The boot room provides additional storage for coats, hats, wellies and dogs so residents can embrace the best of rural life. Large ceramic tiles are fitted as standard throughout

Architecture has been inspired by the impressive manor houses and charming country cottages for which this part of Cheshire is both envied and renowned. Externally the homes feature stunning brick detailing, high quality sandstone plinths, decorative

The development sits adjacent to the stunning Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. With two championship golf courses, plus a host of other leisure pursuits, residents are positively encouraged to enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Residents will all benefit from a bespoke leisure package, which includes a two-year full membership of the Golf Club as well as extensive use of the hotel’s spa facilities. Anita Williams, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “Stretton Green is an exceptional development which warrants exceptional attention to detail. A handpicked array of contractors and suppliers have delivered something to be proud of and the result speaks volumes as soon as you drive up to the spectacular show home. “Every home is built with an emphasis on traditional values; with architecture inspired by the region’s

“We have already taken reservations and with just a limited number detached homes, plus phenomenal interest already shown, we expect the properties to sell very quickly.” Initial prices are from £830,000 for a four-bedroom home and from £1,075,000 for a five-bedroom home. Established more than 35 years, Redrow Homes is well known in the area for its superior craftsmanship and strong emphasis on high quality family homes in prime locations. The marketing suite and show home at Stretton Green is open daily from 10am to 5:30pm Tuesday to Sunday and from 11am to 5:30pm on Monday. For more information call 01829 458977 or go online at www.redrow.co.uk/stretton. CHESHIRE LUXURY

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Award winning architects and designers Llama Developments are an Innovative and unique design & development company offering a complete ‘in house’ service of award winning Architects, Designers and Highly Skilled Tradesmen to a select base of clients in some of the most sort after areas of the UK. If you have a project, design or dream in mind we can help. From finding a building plot for you if required, to extending your already lovely home, we offer a truly unique service that is unrivalled in the domestic design and construction industry. Based in Cheshire, we are specialists in Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Barn Conversions, New Builds and any individual ‘one off’ private residences. As a company we pave the way in new technologies, eco building and all types of renewable technology. Our homes are designed to maximise energy efficiency and, whenever possible, we ensure our developments actively contribute to the enhancement of the surrounding area through the conservation of wildlife, the protection of mature trees and the planting of new landscaping sympathetic to its surroundings. 24

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Every Llama Development has our signature combination of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. Whether we are converting a derelict barn, building an imposing country or elegant townhouse, or extending your existing cherished home, our highly skilled architects, planning consultants, project managers, tradesmen & craftsmen, work together to ensure each Llama Development is designed & built to the highest of standards. Each and every Llama Development is individual and is a perfect unison of innovation and tradition. From cutting edge contemporary design to classically proportioned architecture, elegant interiors and inspirational use of space and light create homes for today, for tomorrow, for life. Let us guide you through the often complex process of design and planning and deliver an unrivalled luxury home. Federation of Master Builders Award Winner - North West T. 0844 809 4469 W. www.llamadevelopments.co.uk Knutsford, Cheshire.


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Bringing homes to life... Annie Hazell Interiors have been bringing sumptuous interior design to Cheshire, Manchester, London and all over the UK for the last 12 years. Annie has worked on a wide range of projects, incorporating both residential and commercial. She is a successful Interior designer and Television presenter. Annie has always been passionate about interior design. With her exceptional eye for colour and attention to detail, she brings a unique and powerful style to any environment. Her talent for enhancing the visual impact of a space was evident from the first opportunity she took to decorate a room. After completing her design training and developing her skills through years of experience, Annie has now established a varied and strong base of clients who continue to require her designs for their projects. All sizes of project are undertaken in many areas of England, with past commissions ranging from small apartments to large country homes.

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Individual bathrooms...beautifully designed

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Luxury Bathrooms Exclusive Tiles Natural Stone Inspirational Radiators We invite you to our stunning showroom in the heart of Handforth, Cheshire, to admire and browse our collections including Dornbracht, Duravit, Hansgrohe Axor, Keuco, Artelinea, Alape and CEA. Attention is increasingly being focused on the bathroom. On matters of architecture, design and technology, as well as on its status as a place of revitalisation, as somewhere to pause and retreat. The focus is on the rituals and sequences (actions) of the particular individual. At a cultural level and at a technological level. We do this, so that the insights and knowledge we have gained can be incorporated in our work, and thus into your bathroom or your spa.

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Individual bathrooms...beautifully designed

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Thanks to our market-leading software with photo-quality imaging, we bring your dreams to reality... you are able to explore our designs through the usage of 3D virtual world software, this ensures every detail is addressed in the finest detail. Our porcelain tiles are imported directly from market leading European manufacturers. Not only does this certify our competitive prices, but it allows you to explore the most recent designs & technologies currently available.

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Our beautiful, contemporary studio provides a one-stop shop for complete project management and peace of mind. We like to be professional, personable and versatile to enable us to help you choose and realise the best options for your needs and lifestyle.

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bespoke designers and makers Based at the Old Brickworks in the picturesque village of Pott Shrigley, Jamie Robins Handmade Furniture have gained a reputation for producing some of the finest individually designed bespoke kitchen, bedroom and other furniture in Cheshire. Our in-house designers use both state-of-the-art computer aided design and the more traditional drawing board to aid in the design of your bespoke furniture. Using a combination of traditional and modern techniques, together with the finest materials available, we have the skills and equipment to make whatever you require. Jamie Robins are proud to offer you a limitless choice of styles and finishes, as all bespoke furniture is designed and made to your exact requirements at our workshops in Pott Shrigley. Our highly skilled fitters ensure your furniture is installed to the highest of standards. Painted furniture is currently very popular and is hand painted to the colour of your choice following completion of installation. We can work alongside your preferred tradesmen or we can supply our own tradesmen to undertake whatever work is required including electricians, plumbers, tilers, builders and decorators. For more information please contact us or visit our new website. Jamie Robins Handmade Furniture 6a Old Brickworks, Bakestonedale Road, Pott Shrigley Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5RX. T. 01625 560700 E. info@jamierobins.co.uk

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For three decades Fired Earth has been creating and sourcing stunning products for every style of living space and for every budget. The recently refitted showroom located near Knutsford is a brilliant place to see gorgeous bathrooms and kitchens, and the Manchester and Chester showrooms offer convenient city centre locations.. Fired Earth is perhaps best known for its beautiful tiles. Collections include handcrafted Englishmade decorative tiles, iridescent glass mosaics, timeless stone flooring, hardwearing porcelain and reclaimed terracotta. But it’s not just tiles for which the company is renowned. It has three paint ranges – one produced in collaboration with the National Trust as well as a unique range of contemporary wallpaper. The team at Fired Earth works tirelessly to ensure everything it offers is beautiful and practical and, with this in mind, the team continually sources new and interesting products, including its stunning new stone ranges.. The Hamptons collection, inspired by America’s East Coast, is made up of timeless sumptuous marble, which is both tactile and a joy to look at. Each piece that makes it into the range has been carefully sourced and considered before being selected. This is particularly noticeable in the new Marble and Diffusion Stone collection, which is made up of beautiful limestones and travertines.

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Whether you’re simply looking to brighten up a room with a lick of paint or are planning a major renovation, Fired Earth can help. And with design services, a bespoke marble service, a specialist contract division for the trade or simply informal advice in store, you really are in safe hands. For more information visit firedearth.com, call 0845 366 0400 or visit your nearest store. Fired Earth, Sycamore Farm, Chelford Road, Ollerton, NR KNUTSFORD, WA16 8SA T. 01565 621760 E. sycamore.farm@firedearth.com Fired Earth, 16 John Dalton Street, MANCHESTER, M2 6HY T. 0161 832 3122 E. manchester@firedearth.com Fired Earth, 36 Lower Bridge Street, CHESTER, CH1 1RS T. 01244 348084 E. chester@firedearth.com

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We’re not just kitchen designers we’re lifestyle specialists

TRUKITCHEN, BASED IN WILMSLOW, SPECIALISES IN THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF INNOVATIVE KITCHEN LIVING SPACES ACROSS CHESHIRE AND THE NORTH WEST. There is a growing desire for stylish and innovative design solutions for the home; solutions that meet the demands of a modern lifestyle yet still provide beautiful living spaces.

Headed up by managers Tracy Mackey and Rufus Wainwright who have a wealth of experience having designed functional yet stylish spaces for a whole host of Cheshire residents.

truKitchen provides the perfect answer, with a cleverly designed showroom that has functionality in mind, whilst also demonstrating the very best in design innovation, stylish finishes and state-of-theart appliances. Showcasing contemporary German kitchens by Rempp and British-built Hamilton Drake, a range of new-fashioned bespoke kitchens.

At truKitchen we are incredibly passionate about looking after our clients and value the relationships we develop with each and every one. We remain at the forefront of design thinking and blend this passion with our years of experience to deliver the very best service to all of our clients.

“We’re not just kitchen designers at truKitchen but lifestyle specialists. Designing a kitchen is the easy part, for us the challenge is to get inside the hearts and minds of our customers. It’s so important that we really understand how they live and use their homes so that we can create a space that works as perfectly for them now as it will in the future. This focus on our customer underpins everything we do and ensures we continually deliver incredible design solutions as well as the highest levels of service. A service that they are proud to tell everyone about”

Call us on 01625 533111 Showroom open Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.00pm 56 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 1NY hello@trukitchen.co.uk

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Adrian, the amateur botanist, could never part with his Toby or Charles. Charles is designed by Antonio Citterio. www.bebitalia.com

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BoConcept makes modern design furniture available to the urban-minded customer. Since the company first started in Denmark in 1952, there is a long tradition of creating high-quality design furniture at affordable prices. For people who love design and energy in all aspects of their lives, BoConcept offers customised, co-ordinated and affordable pieces. Customised because our products can be fitted to the needs of our customers; co-ordinated because every little detail has been considered; affordable because we want to spoil our customers by giving them great value. From September, BoConcept’s 2014 collection launches in stores around the world, showcasing plenty of new designs. New pieces of furniture, new materials, new textures, new colours and new shapes are being introduced to create never-before-seen combinations. Taking inspiration from the past, BoConcept designers have taken the very best from different time periods and given them a new avantgarde style that is elegant yet very authentic.

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We all want a home that reflects our personality; now you can book a one to two-hour home visit with a BoConcept Interior Consultant who will measure your space and listen to your needs. Their objective is to achieve a design that works for you according to your tastes, needs, space and budget, whether a whole room, or a single piece of furniture. Its unique modular furniture concept gives unlimited possibilities to find the perfect, customised solution, and with BoConcept design software, your consultant will create a 3D plan to help you visualise the final look. Buying new furniture is an investment that should stand the test of time, and expert advice is important when making your decision. Simply pop into BoConcept’s Manchester showroom, speak with an Interior Design Consultant, and find out how you can Worry Less, Live More.

BoConcept Manchester MM2 Building 109-117 Great Ancoats Street Manchester M4 5AG T. 0161 228 7111 E. Manchester@boconcept.co.uk

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Your home is your haven, and each room you enter reflects the charm and warmth of your own particular taste and style – whether you’re traditionalist or modern, minimalist or surrounded by the things you love. All designs or products from Tarling & Tarling are completely bespoke and of enduring quality. Individual design relies heavily on flexibility, which is another core principle at Tarling & Tarling, where we endeavour to provide fresh, functional design at equally refreshing rates. Testimonial “Just a note to thank you for our recent kitchen installation.We are delighted with the end result. You came with recommendation and we were not disappointed. The quality is second to none. Your patience in the design process and your advice and expertise shows through in the final design. We felt the design maximised our space while producing a very aesthetically pleasing result. Your attention to every detail in the fitting process has produced a quality seamless finish that we are sure will last for years. We liked the fact that you were the single point of contact for the whole process, promptly returned our calls, kept us informed and always turned up as promised. Your pricing is very competitive and the quality of the units is identical to those from the most expensive suppliers. We enclose a few photos of the kitchen and will recommend you to our friends.” Andrew and Bridget Hill Be it the centre of family life or simply a working environment that helps you superbly in the preparation and presentation of food – one of life’s richest pleasures – we can help you to make the best of how you want your kitchen to perform. For more information please call 0161 448 0956 or visit our showroom at: 40 Lapwing Lane West Didsbury Manchester M20 2WR

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FEATURE | Cotswold Manor House

To the Manor born... When award-winning designer Emma Sims-Hilditch was approached by her client to transform a spectacular Grade II Cotswold Manor House into a comfortable and convivial family home, she jumped at the chance. When her client mentioned she had 8 children and the house was a homage to orange wood paneling and oil paint effects, Emma realised the project was going to be less than straightforward.

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he brief was relatively simple. Turn a dark and gloomy Jacobean house into a modern weekend home for a city family. The reality was a little more complex. The property had not been touched since the ‘90s and the dark stairwell at the centre of the house made the interior feel oppressive and gloomy. With a family of 10 to cater for, the kitchen, utility areas and living spaces needed to open up to accommodate the new brood, whilst the house also needed to offer visiting friends and family a place to stay on the weekend; and a place to party. Emma was asked to take on the role of interior architect & designer to lead the refurbishment project. As an expert in the restoration CHESHIRE LUXURY

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“With 8 children and 7 bedrooms to decorate, Emma needed to create a harmonious range of versatile and comfortable living spaces”

of historic buildings, Emma’s reputation for sympathetically balancing authentic architectural details with modern detailing preceded her. “Classic contemporary country house style” is how Emma describes the finished look. Her ability to enhance the character and location of the property whilst bringing it into the 21st century has meant that Foscote Manor now retains the patina of its past whilst offering its new owners a stylish, comfortable modern home. Emma’s first hurdle was to persuade her Clients to paint over the paneling and oil based paint effects that covered the hallway and sitting room walls. The dark orange boards and moody gloss effects only served to create a gloomy, manorial atmosphere. It was a bold decision, but the effect was stunning. By keeping the original features and updating them with clean, crisp colours and a large roof lantern, the browns and oranges were replaced with calming blues and natural light that brightened the entrance way and main living areas. By painting the panels as well as the architectural joinery, such as the door mouldings, balustrades and door leaves, the whole space became lighter and felt more expansive. Transforming a Manor House into a modern family home meant more than just brightening the place up. The Clients looked to Emma to help them re-design the space to fit life in the

country: a large family room with the latest AV technology and comfortable seating, a boot room with plenty of hanging space and room for 10 pairs of wellies, storage in all the bedrooms and bathrooms and a large laundry room with 2 washing machines and 2 dryers, were all on the essential list. Throughout all these rooms Emma injected an informal, relaxed colour palette mixed with a combination of linens and wools for a more natural, earthy feel. Linen curtains by Mark Alexander created a neutral backdrop to the relaxed drawing room, whilst shutters in the laundry room and lighting from Original BTC introduced a crisp, industrial design to the utility areas. With 8 children and 7 bedrooms to decorate, Emma needed to create a harmonious range of versatile and comfortable living spaces that would cater for different age ranges, visiting family, and friends for sleepovers. The beautiful wallpapers from Swedish company Sandberg, introduced some primary colour, pattern and texture to the rooms complemented by the upholstered French beds in pretty floral fabrics from Emma’s own range. Luckily the master bathroom had unusually generous proportions, making it ideal for the inevitable flow of traffic from such a large family. Unluckily the bathroom was clad in brown marble and acres of tiles that made it feel CHESHIRE LUXURY

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“classic fittings and a tonal palette create a dreamy feel and lots of character”

dark and lifeless. Emma started by introducing paneling instead of stone to match the moulding found elsewhere in the house. A natural colour palette of off-white tones by Neptune were chosen to blend with the bedroom and dressing room suite, and then swathes of curtains in soft linen, a natural oak floor and a small amount of Carrara marble for just the right amount of luxury. “Often large bathrooms can look stark and lifeless, particularly when using modern, angular products,” says Emma. “But here classic fittings and a tonal palette create a dreamy feel and lots of character”. With all the work going on in the rest of the house, the family was happy to make do with the perfectly serviceable kitchen and had no plans to update it. However, “the kitchen worried me from the start” explains Emma, “it seemed so small and it was out on a limb. It didn’t connect to anywhere.” However it was only after Emma had worked on the project for a year and Noreen had seen the metamorphosis of the rest of the house that she agreed to the kitchen overhaul. “It is such an important space,” says Emma, “and you should never underestimate what a well designed kitchen can do to a house.” The original space consisted of two small rooms, with a load-bearing wall in the middle, low ceilings, four lead-light windows and three doorways to contend with. “It was clear from 62

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the start that, with the shape of the room and not much wall space, the only way the kitchen was going to work was to have a multi-purpose island.� This clever design solution acts a natural barrier between the cooking and eating areas and incorporates 10 bar stools, 2 dishwashers, 2 bins a gas hob, wide pan drawers and large storage cupboards. The cabinetry from the

Suffolk Range by Neptune offered great quality and value for money whilst the 2 stainless steel Sub-Zero fridges at the far end of the kitchen injected a sleek finish to the soft palette in the rest of the room. The result typifies Emma’s approach to the whole refurbishment. Each interior space is layered with an artful balance of classic designs,

impeccable lighting and a muted colour palette. The overall effect is one of easygoing grace. The overall feeling is one of comfort and character: which is the perfect combination for a modern city family living in such an historic country setting. SIMS-HILDITCH www.simshilditch.com CHESHIRE LUXURY

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www.flooring4youltd.com

There’s no ceiling to our choice of floors Karndean, Amtico, Carpets, Rugs, Hardwoods, Laminates – no one knows more or can access more when it comes to beautiful, fully-guaranteed floors. Step inside at www.flooring4youltd.com Our major brands include: Jacaranda Carpets, Amtico International, Ryalux, Kahrs, Karndean Design Flooring, Cormar Carpets, Mohawk, Pergo, Alternative Flooring, Westex Carpets, Crucial Trading, Ted Todd Ulster Carpets, Brockway Carpets and Quickstep. 64

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Henry Lewis Bespoke

Furniture

Henry Lewis Bespoke Furniture has been established since 1988. Manufacturing Tailor made furniture from its Manchester based factory, we pride ourselves on producing furniture of the highest quality and provide stylish furniture to complement your home. Our friendly staff at Henry Lewis invite you to visit our showroom and peruse a selection of hand crafted furniture at your leisure. Showcasing traditional and contemporary designs and displaying a luxury living lifestyle, including high tech media system, luxury bedroom furniture, study area and bespoke kitchens.

manage every scheme and our dedicated team will ensure you have the highest standard of customer service.

Our cabinet makers are established craftsmen that produce some of the finest pieces of furniture, which add value and distinction to your home. From the initial concept to the professional installation, we project

We are KBSA approved, ensuring full deposit protection, work in progress cover and a 6 year workmanship warranty. Providing confidence to the consumer that you are buying from a reputable and reliable retailer.

Handforth Showroom 71-73 Wilmslow Rd Handforth, Cheshire SK9 3EN T. 0161 230 6666

Ashton Showroom 62-64 Oldham Rd Ashton Under Lyne OL6 7AP T. 0161 230 6666

Our passion and enthusiasm for design is evident in our portfolio and we work closely with our clients to provide creative designs that are tailor made to fit perfectly into your home.

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World class installations... Whether you’re looking to integrate a system into a finished room, start from scratch with a new build, or if you are undergoing a whole house refurbishment, Finite will be there every step of the way to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Our 15 strong team includes dedicated designers, on site project managers and a world class installation team. This means that you will get the very best service every step of the way, ensuring prompt communication, accountability and a stunning finished result. Finite Solutions have been designing and installing award winning home cinemas, multi room audiovisual and automation projects since 2002 and are committed to delivering only the highest level of service to our clients. Unlike many of the “Have a go Charlie” AV companies springing up and disappearing again without ever understanding what it takes to deliver a truly reliable and consistent installation, Finite Solutions is an experienced and stable company that will not only install your system today but be there over the years to continue to service and upgrade your system with you. We firmly believe in doing things right, there are many ways to design an AV system, but there will be only one solution that is correct for you – the FINITE SOLUTION. This means understanding what you want to achieve and recommending the appropriate solution within your budget to achieve these goals. We have no allegiance to any manufacturer and are completely independent in our specification of products. We want to offer the complete service to you, not just shift boxes. The Finite Solutions Showhouse showcases the very latest in home entertainment systems and home automation technology. T. 0161 932 1081 E. cheshire@finitesolutions.co.uk Finite Solutions Ltd 1 Lowry Plaza Salford Quays Manchester M50 3UB

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classical and contemporary lighting solutions of the highest standard

The Lighthaus is the only dedicated high quality lighting store in the North West. Offering decorative and architectural lighting from in excess of 200 design houses and lighting manufacturers. The Lighthaus provides lighting solutions. Whether interior or exterior, architectural or decorative, high design or traditional luxury there are fittings and lighting techniques to enhance every setting. Meet with a lighting consultant for your tailor made solution.

54 Alderley Rd, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1NY (opposite Sainsburys)

01625 548 517

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A brand new concept in luxurious bathroom design The hallmark of a room designed by Chester Bathrooms & Wetrooms is clean, simple lines and a spacious look and feel by making innovative use of modern, well designed products. And as the region’s leading wetroom specialist, tiled wet areas feature substantially in their designs. Wetrooms or wet areas can contribute substantially to achieving an airy, uncluttered appearance and are popular replacements for baths and shower enclosures. A walk-in shower has become the central feature of today’s modern bathroom, and the standard en suite solution. However tiled wetrooms are beautiful and durable only when designed and installed properly. Chester Bathroom & Wetrooms’ approach and the key to lasting reliability is to choose the right product for individual needs matched by a thoroughly professional installation The company feels that it is this fresh approach to designs, coupled with an unrivalled level of technical and design expertise, and backed up by a full design, supply and installation service gives Chester Bathrooms & Wetrooms its competitive edge, helping it become a leading designer, supplier and installer of bathrooms and wetrooms. At its “Gallery” on www.chesterbathroomsandwetrooms.co.uk potential customers can see completed bathroom projects, illustrating the company’s design abilities and their installation skills in real situations—actual rooms in customer’s homes. Chester Bathrooms & Wetrooms 125 Long Lane, Upton By Chester Cheshire CH2 1JF

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Furniture by Henry Lewis

Signature Carpets has provided luxurious handcrafted and custom designed wool carpets for over 30 years. The family business operates from its impressive factory, design studio and showroom located in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Signature’s designers are renowned for their expert use of style and colour. We offer clients any design style from the traditional to the contemporary. After an initial consultation with the customer and, in many cases with the client’s Interior Designer, Signature’s designers hand paint artwork showing the room to scale and how the carpet will look in its full glory. Once every detail is agreed; a custom made sample is approved for colour and the carpet design is considered perfect, Signature proceeds with manufacture. Signature’s carpets are made to any size and without any unsightly seams, created to fit any shape, from an awkward alcove to every curve of a sweeping, spiral staircase. Hand made elements of the carpets are made upright on vertical frames by Signature’s talented crafts people. The construction is 100% New Zealand wool custom dyed to the precise shades needed to make the design excel in itself and sit perfectly as a complement to the interior.

Wool has always been a natural first choice for carpets and the outstanding properties of New Zealand wool which is the purest, whitest wool in the world, enables it to be dyed to long-lasting, vibrant hues and clean, fresh pastels. It is soft, strong and durable, with a natural resistance to fire, dirt and crushing, so carpets made from it will be practical, safe and comfortable, with good looks that will last. The finished Signature product is created in dense velvet pile, sometimes with hand carved sculptured details and loop pile used to introduce variation in texture. For final peace of mind and to safe guard customers’ investment, Signature is involved from the beginning to end. The highest quality of installation is paramount and is carried out by Signature’s own specialist fitters. Nothing is left to chance. For more information or to arrange a visit by one of Signature’s designers please call 01422 845075.

Signature Carpets Pennine Park, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 7BZ T. 01422 845075 E. info@signaturecarpets.co.uk

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interiors BMF have a range of the worlds most beautiful Whether you are undertaking a period renovation or moving into a new build, our friendly team can offer advice and recommendations on the right products to meet your exact requirements.

bmf have everything you need to make your house a home...

the perfect visual effect but will be every bit as pleasurable to use. To discuss your requirements further please contact us on the details below or visit our Leeds based showroom.

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An Extensive Range of Granite, Marble, Quartz and Stone Besides over 50 years combined experience in the stone industry, MG Bespoke Marble & Granite Ltd have formed strong working relationships with suppliers and quarries from around the globe. MG Bespoke Marble & Granite Ltd have earned a reputation for excellence with our investment in state of the art machinery and our time served stone masons, along with our experienced and conscientious in house installation teams which keep them at the forefront of the Granite, Marble and Quartz industry.

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MG Bespoke Marble & Granite Ltd have an extensive range of Granite, Marble, Quartz and Stone. Whether it is for bespoke kitchen worktops, marble staircases, vanity tops, bar tops, bathrooms, contract or residential, the choice is endless. Along with their own range of quartz, they are approved fabricators for Caesarstone, Samsung, Compac but to name just a few. MG Bespoke Marble & Granite Ltd boast an extensive portfolio of projects that include prestigious one off bespoke worktops to large apartment contracts to grand staircases and exterior cladding projects. Our experienced and friendly team will work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure your project runs

smoothly from the initial enquiry to the installation and thereafter. MG Bespoke Marble & Granite Ltd offer a service from supply only to full design, template and installation. Based in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire they have beautiful examples of their work in the showroom alongside the impressive factory and website www.mgmarbleandgranite.com

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dreams into reality When it comes to turning dreams into reality Dianne Lynn is ‘the go to person’... With a career in the industry spanning 25 years creating amazing events Dianne now only takes a limited number of Events each year. Having downsized 4 years ago from a business employing 26 people Dianne now operates with just one assistant but continues to work with the trusted suppliers she has built relationships with over the last 25 years. Having worked on the Manchester Olympic bids in 96 and 2000 led to her being asked to organise the Closing Ceremony for the Queen and a 1000 prestigious guests at the 2004 Commonwealth Games which was one of the highlights of her career and she was thrilled to be asked to work on last year’s 2012 Olympic Games.

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“ I love the industry and have met some amazing people, it’s not so much a job but a passion for creating something very memorable for my clients and to have the rare gift of time to devoted to each client makes the process so much more enjoyable” Whilst still taking into consideration the budget restraints the economic downturn has brought upon us, I truly believe it is not how much money you spend it is the way to spend it.” Each event is bespoke, working with her clients on every aspect with meticulous attention to detail and an overactive creative mind the results are spectacular. See for yourself, pictured are: A joint 40th ‘Masquerade’ birthday party, A Winter Wonderland wedding and when a wedding in an Indian Palace was not practical Dianne brought the Palace to the Bride and Groom!. t. 01565 872082

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Installation, design and project management by

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SMC Bathrooms and Interiors is owned and run by Steven and Barbara McCready, ably assisted by a team of highly skilled and dedicated individuals who are specialists in their field. Customer service is our priority and whatever the space we are working on our team will ensure that all your requirements are met from project conception to completion. Unlike larger companies, SMC bathrooms and interiors don’t outsource installation, every job will be installed and managed on site by Steven, however large or small the job. Where we also differ is in the planning and project management side. Barbara will guide you through the process step-by-step, giving you as much or as little help in selecting your bathroom, kitchen, fittings and flooring. With local relationships with a wide range of bathroom and kitchen suppliers, you’ll get better value for money and the reassurance that everything will be covered. In turn this saves labour costs, as Barbara will check everything you need will be on site at the right time, even if you’re sourcing everything yourself. Over the years we have brought together a team of tradesman who share our desire to deliver your dream bathroom or kitchen to the highest possible standard.smc bathrooms & interiors has grown into a well established and highly recommended service thanks to sheer hard work, the opportunity to install quality products and our love for design. Luxury living is something that we all aspire to and SMC Bathrooms aim to make it achievable. SMC Bathrooms, Highlands Cottage, Rochdale Rd, Shaw, Oldham OL2 7JN T. 01706 881 774 M. 07909 538 887 M. 07909 544 794 E. info@smcbathrooms.co.uk

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Beautiful Unique Kitchens & Bedrooms... T. 01472 826614 E. sarah.anderson24@btinternet.com

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“a favourite with top garden designers and landscapers across the North West.”

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Instant impact! A properly planned garden can provide colour, texture and interest all year round and the inclusion of a ‘statement’ shrub or tree is a key element to its success. The Bigger Plant Company is a family owned and run specialist nursery which has now been trading in a wide range of semi mature and in some cases, fully mature trees and shrubs for over a decade. During this time they have established well tried and tested suppliers of a wide range of advanced stock mostly sourced in Italy and other areas of Europe, where the development of personal and long-lasting relationships ensures only the best service and quality. By sourcing plants that are already of a significant size, they can deliver instant impact to a new or re-landscaped garden, making The Bigger Plant Company a favourite with top garden designers and landscapers across the North West. Customers regularly sing the praises of their very personal service, based on a wealth of experience in supplying and installing all kinds of stock – from a small bush to a one and a half ton tree – often in the most difficult of situations. A visit to their two acre nursery is a delightful experience, where a warm welcome is assured and inspiration is guaranteed. Orchard Nurseries, Fornalls Green Lane, Meols, Wirral CH47 9RL. Open 9.30am – 4.30pm 6 days a week closed Mondays inc bank holidays (and Sundays in Nov/Dec/Jan) T. 0151 632 3532 E. info@thebiggerplantcompany.co.uk

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LOUIS XV Revisited This residence suggests the layered and faded appearance of the vivid colors popular in 18th century french homes. Pigmented sheetrock mud in this french blue entrance fades into the nearby creams used in the rest of the home. By leaving small, irregular gaps when applying two shades of custom-tinted blue gray over cream and terracotta hues, the surfaces give the effect that layers of centuries-old walls have been chipped away, exposing the paint of the past. 86

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FEATURE | Segreto - Secrets to Finishing beautiful Interiors

Continental inspiration The world of decorative painting is limitless, ever-changing and richly complex. Finishes for walls, ceilings, floors and cabinetry are crucial to the embodiment of a home’s character. Segreto Finishes’ niche in the world of design motivates owner Leslie Sinclair to constantly explore new techniques and finishes that appeal to a vast multitude of styles and personal tastes.

by Leslie Sinclair

This hallway leading to the master suite contains wonderful treasures from france. By applying the pattern on the ceiling in a watercolor fashion, the paint treatment suggests the same time period as the surrounding antiques.

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The antique rug inspired this bedroom’s color choices. Applying a panel design with insets of a floral pattern creates a soft effect featuring the antique French wainscoting. A barely-there raw umber stain over the soft blue coved ceiling complements the tones in the rug and artwork. Seeking harmony between the bedroom and nearby sitting room, a faded stripe individualizes the two spaces while the uniform ceiling treatment lends consistency between the rooms. Drawing color cues from existing furnishings, various applications in color treatment add interest.

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Changing the background color of this cove creates the illusion that the antique columns are integral parts of the design. Evoking a celestial sky, friezes that decorate these ceilings enhance its architecturally interesting details. 18th century boiserie paneling adorns the walls in the dining room with crown bases and mouldings finished to match. The hand painted flowers under the wainscoting complement the tapestry draperies.

“Blues intensify in color when applied, so choose a shade with more green or gray than you want it to appear when finished�

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bespoke oak frame living Welcome to Arboreta. Our beautiful oak frame garden rooms, orangeries, annexes and outbuildings are the perfect solution to enhancing your home; whether you would like to create more space, makes use of natural light, or simply wish to create a beautiful addition to your home. We believe that good design is the key to bringing your ideas to life, and every one of our oak frame structures is expertly designed and constructed by our experienced team to create wonderful new living spaces that are full of character, specifically tailored to your home, to you and the way you like to live. Our designers and craftsmen truly care about their work, so you can be sure your project is in safe hands – from the very first drawings right through to the moment you step inside. Our approach is refreshingly different, our service always excellent and our wealth of experience as on of the UK’s leading bespoke oak frame home designers ensures your project is handled with unsurpassed attention to detail at every point. To request a copy of our fully illustrated colour brochure or to arrange a complementary design consulation simply call us on 0800 288 8333.

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Where everything comes together

www.cheshirecurtains.co.uk

Everything’s coming together beautifully for Cheshire Curtains and Interiors customers. Based at its exciting showroom tucked away in central Macclesfield, Cheshire Curtains and Interiors has a unique talent for creating beautiful and stylish interiors, whether simply supplying you with curtains to add a flourish of style to an existing scheme or helping you develop an entire new look. However large or small your requirement, the experience, contacts and inside knowledge of the company’s team of designers lead to an instinctive understanding of their customer’s needs in creating interiors full of style and atmosphere that can evoke the essential character and maximise the potential of any room. If you have a project to discuss or want to hear more about Cheshire Curtains and Interiors’ extensive services, then call them on 01625 434121, email mail@cheshirecurtains.co.uk or visit the showroom at Stanley Mill, Stanley Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6AU. 92

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F U R N I T U R E   F O R   L I F E The marrying of traditional design and new technology in the kitchen is a fine balance. At Thomas & Thomas we have mastered the art of combining the two to create memorable kitchens that, whilst steeped with style, work perfectly together with the latest equipment for today’s lifestyle. Your kitchen is your personal workspace and we are committed to the creation of a design based upon your ideas and expectations that will work in complete harmony with your life. If you would like to find out more about the Thomas & Thomas range of handmade, painted and solid wood kitchen furniture, contact one of our designers by phone or visit one of our showrooms.

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CHESHIRE SOWROOM: 3-5 Market Street Disley, Cheshire SK12 2AA

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www.koolkidsrooms.co.uk

Kool kids rooms... At Kool Kids Rooms we appreciate that parents have busy lives and everything is a juggling act, therefore we aim to take some of that stress away by theming our childrens bedroom collections. We aim to offer everything you need to decorate your little ones rooms. We offer Nursery & Junior Bedroom Furniture, Bedding Ranges, Curtains, Curtain Poles, Blackout Blinds, Tiebacks, Rugs, Cushions & all other bedroom accessories that make a room exciting & inspirational. We also stock all sorts of childrens gifts, the sort you don’t typically see on the high street. Kool Kids Rooms, 1 Clarendon Court, Winwick Quay, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 8QP. T. 01925 631831 E. enquiries@koolkidsrooms.co.uk

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S k a t r O u e c r i t h ures s e h C

Garages, Summerhouses and much more...

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THE PERFECT GARDEN GETAWAY 365 DAYS A YEARS At Arctic Cabins they really do have the timber outdoor housing solutions for everyone. They are with you every step of the way to provide you with the best Arctic Cabin barbeque hut, garden room, office or camping cabin. From start to finish they offer you the full service of a site visit to establish your particular requirements, base preparation and laying, cabin supply and build service, weather proofing and a top quality after care service leaving you the tricky decisions of which building to choose and where in the garden to put it. The barbeque range comes in four sizes to suit any garden. They are the perfect garden getaway, entertaining space 365 days a year. The unique sloping walls system gives a greater amount of space where it matters and a fantastically comfortable seating position all round. The Barbecue huts are built in the traditional lapish style of Northern Finland and offer the year round dining culture that the Scandinavians have been enjoying for many years. Garden rooms and garden offices have become more and more popular and why build an extension when a garden room provides you with the flexibility and additional space you were looking for.

Their ranges are made from the highest quality timbers to ensure the longevity of your building and to your exact specification as mass-produced timber buildings do not fit everyone’s needs. The Arctic Camping Cabins and BBQ Cabins are just as good for a bit of extra sleeping space in the back garden as they are for caravan and camp sites to expand. Low cost and high quality, just what every business wants. Glamping in style - that is what you get if you have one of their Camping Cabins. Flexible internal layouts and different sized camping buildings means that you can tailor your log camping cabin to suit your exact needs. Quote Cheshire Luxury when contacting Arctic Cabins to receive free delivery and fitting worth at least £595. For more information why not visit Arctic Cabins at their Ilkeston base or call 01159 727789 to speak to a dedicated member of staff.

Arctic Cabins Cossall Industrial Estate, Ilkeston Derbyshire DE7 5UA

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Seamless, smooth, sensational home entertainment with crisp, bright visuals & rich, deep sound...�

A different aspect

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o apologies, no compromise. Dim the lights, shut out the hustle and bustle.

Sit back and delight in the ultimate sound and visual experience. Pure escapism delivered through quality, seamlessly integrated equipment. Allow yourself and others to get whisked away into any realm of your choosing as you sink back, unwind, and vividly experience entertainment anew. Immerse yourself in flights of fancy as the new and familiar is seen through fresh eyes as sound and images taken on new dimensions. Enjoy your entertainment in a new ASPECT. CHESHIRE LUXURY

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Your home, your rules.

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e work with you to craft a totally bespoke entertainment solution that satisfies every whim, every desire. Immerse yourself fully in a dedicated, state of the art Home Cinema…. And then some. Your experience with ASPECT goes beyond merely creating the perfect audio-visual experience. We excel at transforming your whole living space into an entertainment sanctuary where you can seek refuge in a cohesive modern media space. The distinction between entertainment and living blurs as your home cinema complements your décor. Ambient lighting accents bathrooms and living rooms alike. Our innovative solutions fuse to create a truly unique and highly personalised living experience. With each system tuned to deliver Reference Level audio within your exact living space, you enjoy the ultimate audio quality possible – exactly as the Director intended it. ASPECT runs the entire show – from stylish design, concealed cables, inch perfect installation, and answers any conceivable question you may have along the way. We have all bases covered. You bring your ideas, dreams and passion. And some popcorn. 82 Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK95BB www.aspecthomecinema.com info@aspecthomecinema.com 01625 525 555 100

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Cheshire Luxury Homes & Interiors - Autumn 2013  

Luxurious Homes & Interiors, featuring all the best suppliers and ideas from your region.

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