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THIS ISSUE

WELCOME

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KITCHEN& BATHROOM Editor Anna-Marie Casas 01787 221 279 anna.casas@media-ten.com Portfolio Director Clara Perry 01787 221 396 clara.perry@media-ten.com PA to the Director Janet Hoskins 01787 221 274 jan.hoskins@media-ten.com Portfolio Sales Manager Matthew Gibbs 01787 221 275 matthew.gibbs@media-ten.com Senior Sales Executive Lauren Munson 01787 221 277 lauren.munson@media-ten.com Portfolio Production Manager arl ulli an 01787 221 271 karl.osullivan@media-ten.com Digital Marketing Executive Dominic Littler 01787 221 270 dom.littler@media-ten.com Photographers Darren Chung Harvey Ball Paul Craig

Front cover: This dream Davonport kitchen features an island which is an absolute showstopper p38.

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rom longer, warmer days to much-anticipated summer holidays almost within touching distance, there’s much to trigger the feel-good hormones at this time of year.

Our June issue therefore shines the light on some home trends that can take our levels of contentment up a notch; the interior design equivalents of a hug from a loved one or a beachside cocktail as the sun sets. There is little more that warms the cockles than a wellness retreat, so it’s no surprise that an increasing number of us are recreating the high we get from a luxury resort by investing in a personal paradise. We take a look at some exhilarating examples of spa-inspired spaces and pleasure-laden products to take the stress out of the day, Sublime Soaks (p74). We’ve also rounded up showerheads that are guaranteed to stimulate the senses and soothe those muscle knots, Focus on Statement Showerheads (p25). Quality time with our family and friends is another surefire way to make us feel happy – and where better than in the heart of the home, the kitchen? Sharing a meal together, socialising and relaxing afterwards are a recipe for hygge heaven and broken-plan living is fast proving the layout of choice for those who want to create the perfect, all-embracing living space, Broken Homes (p60). We also investigate the ‘personalisation’ trend – how many of us are moving away from an off-the-peg kitchen to inject some of our own personality into the space we spend so much time in. Incorporating touches of who we are, what we like in life or fond memories from the past are great ways to make us feel all warm and cosy inside, Let’s Get Personal (p30). And for a showstopping kitchen made to a homeowner’s personal taste and desires, see our amazing Real Homes case study, Opulence to Order (p38). Hope you enjoy!

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THIS MONTH

CONTENTS REAL HOMES

KITCHENS

KITCHENS

Let’s get personal

Opulence to order

A dream kitchen with a simply stunning island as its linchpin requires ‘bespoke’ craftsmanship in the truest sense of the word.

An increasing number of us are moving away from off-the-peg kitchens in order to inject some personality into the heart of the home.

All in the detail

A peacock mural by artist Alex Lucas provides a striking backdrop for this John Lewis of Hungerford Shaker Layon kitchen range in Cobalt Satin paint, featuring Corian worktops and solid oak slats on the back of the island. he fish scale tiles also pick up perfectly on the shaping of the peacock feathers. Kitchens from £17,500. john-lewis.co.uk

While housing all the latest mod cons required for busy family life and entertaining, this classic kitchen with elegant details beyond the surface will stand the test of time.

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The best of both worlds

e catch up with umen on how rooflights can transform a design space.

Blending traditional architectural features with contemporary kitchen design can produce a match made in heaven. Opposites do attract!

Sit back and relax

Focus on…

Our round-up of the latest statement showerheads.

Classical features, teamed with state-of-the art relaxation, equals bathroom bliss.

STYLE / DESIGN / TRENDS Photography by: Harvey Ball

REAL

HOMES

THE owners This new-build house in the style of a period barn is owned by Mark and Anna Balsano, whose two grown-up daughters ha e flown the nest. The detached property, featuring six bedrooms with en-suite facilities, lies within a nature reserve in the Warwickshire countryside.

Let’s get personal

Find out how an increasing number of us are moving away from off-the-peg kitchens to inject personality into the heart of the home.

Shimmer and shine

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

From iridescent tiles to glimmering metals, light-altering surfaces still have us transfi ed with their hypnotic eauty

Broken homes

Blending traditional architectural features with contemporary kitchen design can produce a match made in heaven. Opposites do attract!

Broken-plan living offers everything we love about open-plan design but without the less desirable issues.

REGULARS

� Retail therapy

Our hand-picked selection of the very latest must-haves for the kitchen and bathroom.

� Stylish surfaces

We bring together a mixture of the newest surfaces for the home.

Grand Designs Live

Sublime soaks

Splash out and treat yourself every day with a spa-inspired bathroom!

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KITCHENS

RETAIL THERAPY

Our hand-picked selection of creative kitchen buys Hobs on choice

Caple s new fi e-burner C789 and C787 gas hobs feature a stylish blend of black glass and stainless steel. Each hob features a central 4.2k triple ring burner, ideal for wok cooking, and a 2.6k rapid burner that will help bring pans to the boil uickly, plus two 1.75k semi-rapid burners for e eryday needs and a 1.0k simmer burner. From £420. caple.co.uk

A new Horizon

he hand-blown ori on lighting range by Danish manufacturer Ebb Flow is now stocked by Moonbeam Lighting and a ailable in four si es and nine colours, from cool, clear greys and blues to warm, golden browns and greens. From £150. moonbeamlighting.co.uk

Start of an Era

wiss company C, renowned for its inno ati e tap design, has turned its e pertise to lu ury sinks, un eiling the Era, oe and no ranges along with a collection of complementary taps. hown here is the top-ofthe-range Era sink, featuring an ultra-thin 4mm rim, in isible ghost o erflow and be elled, s uare waste co er, soap dispenser and push-button, pop-up waste. Elegant accessories include a teak and stainless-steel strainer bowl. 540 400mm sink, £1,080, ra ity spout, £1,300. kwctaps.co.uk

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Aga has added a gorgeous new colour, Salcombe Blue, to its coastal shades range, inspired by the seas around the idyllic, picturesque harbour town. Shown here on the Aga Dual Control, £11,020. agaliving.com UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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RETAIL THERAPY Reaching new heights

ritish designer o Downs has expanded her portfolio to include spectacular chandelier lighting, cut, crafted, fired and finished at her Cornwall studio. From trademark, ocean-inspired motifs to geometrically galvanized collections. The eye-catching Camella Altocumulus, shown here, is £2,900. architecture.jodowns.com

Shard of class

Häfele is further expanding its lighting solutions offering by introducing a range of statement pendant lighting. The new range comprises six styles, inspired by both vintage and ultra-modern designs. All are vertically adjustable and available in a range of layout configurations. hown here is the hard LED pendant ceiling light. ailable as part of a complete kitchen supplied by a fele tudio artner. ideasforliving.co.uk

Touch of style

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Insinkerator has unveiled its most technologically advanced tap to date – the 4N1 Touch, safely dispensing instant, filtered steaming hot water and instant, filtered cold water, as well as regular hot and cold water from one spout. Forming part of the howroom Collection, it comes in three shapes and two finishes. hown here is the hape in polished chrome. From £1,150. insinkerator.co.uk

Natural world gas

meg has un eiled its most elegant and technically advanced collection, including innovative, built-in ovens, game-changing hobs and pan-stand designs inspired by the natural world. he Dolce til o o range is completed by a playful yet purposeful collection of four flora and faunathemed hobs featuring premium, titanium pan stand casts of birds, shown here, lea es, butterflies and fruit. £1,150. smeguk.com UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


KITCHENS

RETAIL THERAPY Ahead of the curve

New in at The Lighting Store is this stylish pendant light with rounded curves and sharp lines inspired by the brass section of an orchestra. atterned glass diffusers make the lights glow and reflect back into the rim of the circles to create a soft glow and focused light source. £2,295. thelightingstore.co.uk

B stylish

erman ulthaup s purest and most beautifully detailed product to date, the Bulthaup B Solitaire, is now available over here. The collection comprises a family of products, including a dining table, preparation table and display cabinet. itchen rchitecture s ulthaup olitaire starts from £8,000. kitchenarchitecture.co.uk

Product: Perrin & Rowe 500mm Sink Features: Stainless steel, available in fi e si es Price: £655 perrinandrowe.co.uk

Product: The Rio radiator Features: Waterfall-inspired, stainless steel with 20mm tubes, 2m high and 671mm wide, in a polished or brushed finish, with outputs up to 863 watts. Price: From £2,950 mhsradiators.co.uk

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Our hand-picked selection of the best bathroom buys Hey, Mr DJ!

f you re a music enthusiast and feeling nostalgic, you ll lo e the inyl bathroom vanity by Gianluca Paludi, artistic director and designer for lympia Ceramica. ith the appearance of a 1980s record console, the recessed basin resembles a D s turntable and the mi er, a tonearm and stylus. he knobs are regulators for water pressure and temperature, while the storage drawer hosts a luetooth-linked amplifier. ailable in single and double unit options. rice on re uest. olympiaceramica.it

Design flair on tap

Union is the latest collection from Crosswater, engineered to provide exceptional functionality and designed to make a real style statement, presenting Italian artisan brassworking at its finest. ailable in chrome, brushed nickel, brushed brass and brushed black chrome finishes with a choice of le er or wheel handles. hown here is the Union Basin Monobloc Tap in chrome with a red le er handle, £390. crosswater.co.uk

Sonar sophistication

he onar collection is a new, innovative range from Laufen in collaboration with internationallyacclaimed, eclectic panish designer, atricia Ur uiola. The range, including wall-hung washbasins, washbasin bowls and bathtub, features Laufen s high-tech aphir eramik ceramic material creating wafer-thin walls that are e ceptionally robust. hown here is the onar a e bowl, 410 365mm, £660. laufen.co.uk

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Small is beautiful

The Tweed is a new, compact, freestanding roll-top, based on an 18th century bateau bath. At just 1.5m long and 522mm high, it s Drummonds smallest bath, perfect for when space is tight but still offering all the comfort of a double-ended design. ailable in four finish options - polished, painted, primed or raw metal and in a footed model, too. From £3,420. Shown here hand-painted with Leawood taps designed by Martin Brudnizki, £1,850, in antique brushed brass. Japanese Garden wallpaper by de Gournay. drummonds-uk.com UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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RETAIL THERAPY

Grohe in harmony

If you like your taps and basins to co-ordinate beautifully, in both form and function, rohe s erfectMatch range does all the hard work for you. Its latest geometrically-shaped ceramic collection, Cube, comprising washbasins, toilets and bidets, has been matched with its Eurocube, Lineare, llure and Allure Brilliant brassware lines. Basins from the Cube range start from £210. Shown here paired with the Eurocube 3-hole basin mixer, from £320. grohe.co.uk

Textured concrete

Industrial chic

Handmade in Brooklyn, The Watermark Collection has added eight new finishes to its range, which combines authentic industrial heritage with modern chic. Included are this gorgeous Green Patina finish and a super glossy lack Mirror finish, shown here on the London le er handle, 3-hole, deck-mounted basin set, at £1,440. thewatermarkcollection.eu

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Ripples has unveiled three new textured concrete basins, including the Elm, a contemporary basin featuring a pinstripe pattern. £2,400. ripplesbathrooms.com

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Aim for high

oosting oper hodes brassware portfolio is the new Aim, a chic, contemporary range for the modern bathroom. Shown here is the basin mixer, £115. roperrhodes.co.uk


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SURFACES

STYLISH SURFACES Trés classique

Kährs has introduced a timeless French attern hard flooring design to its range of sustainable wood floors, forming part of the European Renaissance collection. The classic design features a modern twist - an engineered plank format that impro es installation time in comparison to a traditional floor. ailable in Castello o ere and Castello Fumo, shown here. From £99 per s uare metre. kahrs.com

Industrial production

he latest emini iles range, andcrafted, e plores industrial influences with surfaces reminiscent of the distressed cement finishes pro ing e er popular when it comes to decorating walls with te ture. hown here in a classic beige, 600 300mm, from £28 per square metre. ctdtiles.co.uk

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panish designer atricia Ur uiola has collaborated again with the talian ceramic house, Mutina, to create Co er, an inno ati e surface collection featuring cross-hatched, dotted and patterned designs. uitable for walls and floors, there are 11 options in white, grey and black, including L 1.2 2.4m. £190 per s uare metre. domusgroup.com

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Limestone lookalike

enowned for its anti ue stone floors, reclaimed from historic buildings across Europe, Lapicida has been working with a leading porcelain manufacturer to develop a perfect lookalike. Villasse has the authentic look and feel of ancient limestone, but is much lighter and just 10mm thin, so easy to install, non-porous and maintenance free. Available in three tile sizes and four natural colourways, Ash, Sand, Mocha and White. From £71 per square metre. lapicida.com

Brazilian brilliance

Cosentino has added two exotic, Brazilian quartzites to its Sensa natural stone range in the colours of Taj Mahal, shown here, and White Macaubas. Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock composed almost entirely of quartz and a great natural stone alternative for those seeking durability. From £350 per square metre. sensabycosentino.com

Porcelain premiere

ndigenous has un eiled its first collection of porcelain tiles for walls and floors, comprising new designs including Cement, Concrete, Metal, Marble, Stone and Wood Effects. They come in multiple sizes and colourways. From £60 per square metre. indigenous.co.uk

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Based on the hugely successful Channel 4 TV series, the show will be staged by Media 10 from 5-13 May at ExCeL London and hosted by design guru Kevin McCloud. And Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom is proud to announce that it is media partner for Grand Kitchens and Bathrooms!

Grand Kitchens and Bathrooms, which is one of six project zones, will provide a wealth of design inspiration, information and advice to help you plan your kitchen or bathroom project.

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Lumen s origins date back to 1893 when it was established as a metal working firm, which was later contracted to the o ernment during both world wars to supply essential components. oday, Lumen is one of the country s leading companies designing and manufacturing bespoke and conser ation rooflights. Managing director aul race, right, has been in ol ed in the rooflight industry for more than 20 years and is responsible for the continued e olution of Lumen s products. haun Couch has an engineering-based background and is the company s senior designer. lumenroofli ht.co.uk

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Why is the UK so in love with rooflights? Shaun: ooflights can totally transform a space in a way that no other uilding material can ssentially what you are doing is opening up your roof and replacing traditional artificial lighting with natural daylight he difference this can ma e to the design of a itchen or athroom is literally night and day What can natural light achieve in a space that artificial light cannot? Paul: umerous studies ha e pro en the psychological and physical enefits of natural daylight n all en ironments our rains respond etter to natural light which means people perform etter hildren perform etter in schools wor ers perform etter in the office and people are happier at home when e posed to daylight What are the hard and fast rules of rooflight design? Shaun: ery pro ect is different and there are no set rules ome people prefer a single large rooflight spanning the entire roof structure others prefer smaller rooflights designed to illuminate different parts of a room hat is important is that you achie e a loo and feel that lends in with the rest of your home etting the design right at the ery eginning is so important Is there a different approach for the kitchen compared to bathroom space? Shaun: o not really although whate er the application you need to consider the design implications or e ample is the roof pitched or flat will you e a le to reach the rooflight opening mechanism or will you need remote controlled electric

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as ed for much larger rooflights these days as this is helped y ad ancements in glass technology Shaun: nother trend which is not necessarily e clusi e to the rooflight industry is one of sustaina ility hat is why we recently de eloped our umen lanus ccoya for flat roof applications his is the world’s most en ironmentally friendly rooflight made entirely from ccoya wood What’s your main advice to homeowners considering a rooflight installation? Shaun: etting the right design might e one of the first considerations when choosing your rooflight ut from a practical iewpoint the most important thing to thin a out will e the physical iewa le area of gla ing t is important to understand that the amount of light that enters your property relates to the internal iewa le si e rather than the more general fi ing si e of the rooflight Paul: on’t e affled y edge to edge glass it’s what’s underneath that counts n other words what’s the point in ha ing a window you can’t loo out of


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2. Featuring a perfect blend of art and function, the 1930s-inspired Dash collection by Waterworks includes this Exposed Thermostatic Shower System with a 200mm showerhead and metal cross handles, shown here in chrome. System, £4,160. uk.waterworks.com 3. Meth en s ura et io ail hower, in a chrome and white finish, features an unusual halo shape and spray technology promising to deliver 20 per cent more force than a conventional shower while saving water. £225. methven.com 4. This showerhead can be combined with all Duravit taps and perfectly matches the company s typical design. ailable in round and rectangle options, in arying si es. From £385. duravit.co.uk 5. With the looks of a desk lamp, the wall-mounted Zucchetti Closer showerhead by Diego Grandi in Black oft ouch finish is £1,360. zucchettidesign.co.uk 6. he ultra-slim, stylish rch hower lade, measuring L550xW250mm, is made from polished stainless steel and delivers an invigorating shower, £190. phoenix-uk.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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7. The Samuel Heath 300mm Square Easy Clean showerhead is available in chrome, polished nickel and stainless steel finishes. From £700. samuel-heath.co.uk 8. The Crosswater Dynamo LED showerhead has a smart LED white light function that is powered by the flowing water. Ceiling-mounted in chrome-plated brass and 300mm diameter, £1,300. crosswater.co.uk 9. The Acme scuffed brass shower rose from Aston Matthews matches its full range of Acme taps and shower fittings. Measuring 200mm in diameter and £360. astonmatthews.co.uk 10. The Omika wall-mounted showerhead in chrome seamlessly combines strong clean lines with a slender tapered edge to create a real style statement piece for the modern bathroom. £1,195. vado.com UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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KITCHENS

A peacock mural by artist Alex Lucas provides a striking backdrop for this John Lewis of Hungerford Shaker Layon kitchen range in Cobalt Satin paint, featuring Corian worktops and solid oak slats on the back of the island. he fish scale tiles also pick up perfectly on the shaping of the peacock feathers. Kitchens from £17,500. john-lewis.co.uk

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KITCHENS This Octagon Bespoke kitchen comprises in-frame Shaker and walnut units and Juparna Torrone granite worktops. Price on request. octagonbespoke.com

� “The kitchen units were inspired by our client’s father – the swirling pattern on the walnut is reminiscent of the smoke from his cigars, so it was a really personal aspect for us to include.” John Pope, director of Octagon Bespoke division. From digital technology to the retail experience, personalisation has become a hot trend of late, perhaps born out of an intrinsic human desire to be treated as an individual; an antidote to the mass market approach. The world of interior design is also responding to a surge in homeowners wanting to put their own unique stamp on the main space in which they live. This isn’t simply about making a style statement; it’s a way of reflecting who we are, what we like and creating an emotional connection with the space where we spend a significant amount of time with family and friends.

As the heart of the home, the kitchen is the perfect space for the personal touch, which can be inspired by anything from simple colour preferences to passions, hobbies and nostalgic experiences. According to Richard Delane, creative director at The Wood Works, a bespoke furniture design company, personalisation requires a personal approach. “Homeowners are definitely shifting away from ‘off-the-peg’ kitchens and are instead opting to add their own personality into their kitchen, from the way it is designed to meet their needs through to quirks such as colour choices.

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“Opting for a bespoke kitchen manufacturer provides a greater fle i ility when it comes to personalisation t he ood or s a customer can come in with their fa ourite colour whether it is from a oo that they lo e or a top and we can match it e actly and spray the itchen units accordingly “ nother great way of ringing personality into the itchen is through open display ca inets as it pro ides an opportunity to showcase treasures or possessions ichard says “ f a homeowner has space a itchen island can e a great way of adding personalisation as it can e different to the rest of the itchen ou can ring in different materials for te ture and colour ariation or opt for different handles storage options ar aylor managing director of ar aylor esign adds “ espo e furniture design uses craftsmen with ery well practised and specialist s ills hey are also a le to source unusual materials or finishes so they will achie e results that more standard design and manufacture can’t “ or aesthetic appeal and drama bespoke designers can source and create shapes te tures materials and pieces that make the kitchen loo and feel seamlessly yours’

Above Right: Taking centre stage in this kitchen by ub itchens is a fish tank flanked by crisp white cabinetry, with the i id blue of the water complementing the bold colours of the units. itchens from £40,000. hubkitchens.com Below Right: his bespoke wine wall incorporates a back-lit alabaster with custom wine racking to showcase the homeowner s fine intage collection. t also features a aggenau 400 series wine fridge for chilled drinks. itchens from £30,000. thewoodworks.com UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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Above: Beautifully complementing a 150-year-old woodland property designed by a French architect, this bespoke, open-plan kitchen by Mark aylor Design incorporates the homeowner s own round butcher s block into the island, which is hand-painted in Paint & Paper Library Squid Ink. Kitchens from £30,000. marktaylordesign.co.uk Below: For a touch of cheeky personalisation, this bespoke Summerville Collection kitchen from Tom Howley in Sorrel incorporates specifically engra ed drawers to store snacks and treats. itchens from £40,000. tomhowley.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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Above: This gorgeous Neil Lerner kitchen features, at the request of the homeowner, a bespoke shelving unit housing a vintage model car collection. As well as personalising the space, the display adds a burst of colour to the grey and white palette. A blend of softly coloured doors in Cashmere with rich brown Woodlands worktops combine with an Acacia Grey breakfast bar for added warmth and contrast, which was also used for the bespoke shelving to provide continuity to the overall scheme. Kitchens from ÂŁ30,000. neillerner.com Below: This large kitchen was created by Kitchens International for a couple who were insistent on having distinct his and hers ones, one for mi ing drinks and a breakfast area and the other for cooking and food preparation, to avoid bumping into each other. Kitchen from ÂŁ20,000. kitchensinternational.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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ichard understood my needs and could fulďŹ l the brief due to being bespoke, says abby. wanted something totally uni ue and with wow factor, so knew that a bespoke company was really our only option, especially as the island brief was so challenging.


HOMES THE owners

Company director Tabby Manning, whose grownup sons regularly visit, lives with her mother in this new-build mansion in Surrey. The property features outbuildings and a substantial patio and outdoor cooking area.

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A dream kitchen with a simply stunning island as its linchpin requires ‘bespoke’ craftsmanship in the truest sense of the word.

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f your dream kitchen is a no-expense-spared, no-holds-barred living and entertaining space that exudes luxury and glamour from every nook and cranny, you quickly get to grips with the true meaning of ‘bespoke’. That’s what company director Tabby Manning discovered when embarking on her plans for a new, spectacular kitchen to complement the rest of her impressive property, which she also had uilt to her precise design specifications “I wanted a grand kitchen with real wow factor. The whole house is opulent and very grand, so I needed the kitchen to be in keeping. Plus, the layout of the ground floor is open plan so the style of the itchen impacts on the rest of the house a lot,” explains Tabby, who appointed Richard Davonport, founder and managing director of bespoke kitchens specialist, Davonport, to undertake the ambitious project. “When I visited the Davonport showroom, Richard also showed me the workshops. Having visited several other ‘bespoke’ companies, it became clear that some other companies were using the bespoke label incorrectly…it became clear that Davonport really would be able to create what I was looking for, so the decision became very easy.” Tabby desired a classic look with a contemporary feel that oozed lashings of glamour at the same time – but functionality was also a priority in terms of cooking and entertaining for a large family and guests. And top of her list was a unique, show-stopping island.

A combination of hand-painted, off-white furniture and walnut feature cabinets creates a classic but stunning design scheme. Burr walnut detailing on the circular units at both ends of the island inject added sumptuousness. To echo the curve of the island, spherical corbels are used throughout the room, most notably on the mantel.


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“The range cooker is amazing for cooking for the whole family and I purposefully chose a big fridge for family gatherings,” says Tabby.

Inspired by Davonport’s Belgravia style with a signature silver bead detail on the doors, the kitchen was designed comprising a combination of hand-painted, off-white furniture and walnut feature cabinets with a breathtakingly beautiful, one-of-its-kind island taking centre stage. “I was desperate to have a totally unique island, so when Richard came up with a design that featured a floating island and had found a way to construct what I was looking for, it was so exciting.”

Complementing the chrome bead detail on the Belgravia door, there are chrome details throughout the room, including the handles and trim on the walnut island chopping block.

Richard comments, “Tabby has a very opulent style and wanted the kitchen to feel glamourous, luxurious and opulent... It’s an enormous room, so it was always going to have a bold, large island and this was a crucial part of the brief. Tabby wanted her kitchen island to be totally unique; in fact, the rief e en featured a floating’ itchen island


“I wanted total luxury and something that would turn heads, so I loved the walnut aspects and grand scale of the whole design…The island always gets commented on by guests; it’s a real showstopper, which was exactly what I wanted.” Tabby Manning, homeowner


Spotlights throughout the room provide the main functional lighting, while there is extensive decorative lighting. The pendant chandeliers above the island add a warm, white hue as well as glamour to the wider scheme. Furthermore, there is plinth lighting and colour change strip lighting above the wall units for entertaining.

THE designer

f you re planning on creating a kitchen with wow factor, and your budget allows, it s well worth choosing a bespoke company. he oating island is what gi es this design its style and distinctive wow factor and the island was only possible because Da onport kitchen furniture is bespoke. lso, be open and honest with your kitchen designer - the more open you are, the higher the chances that they will fulďŹ l your brief. Richard Davonport, founder and managing director, Davonport


“ e’ e ne er made a floating island efore so it was a case of wor ing with the production team to twea the technical design so that the island had the isual impact that a y was loo ing for whilst still functional and practical ichard e plains “ e were a le to create an island supported y the circular cup oards at either end so the middle section floats with no contact with the floor he whole island is also owed in profile so the drawers and ca inetry are all cur ed he impressi e design also features a tele ision ehind the toughened glass splash ac and a raised recycled glass rea fast ar “ t’s a truly stunning itchen which eautifully demonstrates the possi ilities open to you with a espo e company concludes ichard “ a y’s itchen is unapologetically grand and e udes glamour and opulence ery aspect is of the highest uality and it shows a y adds “ designed the itchen with the hope that it would ecome a main entertaining space for us and an easy place to coo and en oy meals with ten plus people his has definitely een the case and it’s great that when family and friends come o er they ust flow in and out of the itchen

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Bespoke kitchen design by Richard Davonport, founder and managing director of Davonport featuring Belgravia hand-painted, off-white furniture and walnut feature cabinetry davonport.com Westin UKS0036631 bespoke cache extractor westin.co.uk Gaggenau CX480100 800mm induction hob gaggenau.com Wolf ICBDF606CG range cooker and ICBCS030PE/S/PH E-series steam oven and Subzero ICBIC-30RID-LH fridge and ICBIC-30FI-RH freezer, all in stainless steel subzero-wolf.co.uk Miele G6582SCVIK20 integrated dishwasher, WKR770WPS freestanding washing machine and TKR350WP freestanding dishwasher miele.co.uk Kohler 6588-7 Iron/tones cast iron sink in black kohler.co.uk Blanco BL450889 Subline 350/350U sink in Jasmin Silgranit blanco-germany.com Quooker 3FRCHR Fusion Round taps in polished chrome quooker.co.uk

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The Silver Mosaic Gloss tile from Original tyle s new adiance collection, launching in May, forms part of its lassworks range, ÂŁ300 per s uare metre. originalstyle.com


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From iridescent tiles to glimmering metals, light-altering

There’s something quite magical and captivating about a surface or texture that plays tricks with the eye. Whether it’s iridescent, pearlescent or shimmery, the way the light interacts and refracts or reflects is something that commands attention and lea es us transfi ed Mystery-inducing materials, from mother-of-pearl to metals and glass, have long been used by interior designers to create fascinating bathroom and kitchen spaces that hint of a futuristic world and they’re pro ing as popular as e er Jayne Adamson, head of retail marketing and brand at British Ceramic Tile, comments, “Iridescent mosaics are still a household hit, particularly in the athroom mosaic with a lustre effect is perfect for adding some glamour to surfaces;

the right one can make a space loo more e pensi e yet the room remains su tle and understated “Mosaics are great for breaking up a space and giving that personal element with isual intrigue Mark Taylor, managing director of Mark Taylor Design, observes, “Iridescent, pearlised and shimmery materials are always uplifting in a room; especially in bathrooms and kitchens where there are often lots of matt finishes these materials can create an eye-catching feature, ringing lu ury to a room “Solid colours are on trend with the optical effects of shimmer and iridescence giving amazing depth and life, adds Rich Shore, head of design and development for Utopia Bathrooms, pointing out that metallic materials will continue to e a ey focus for

is ue s ridescent collection features fi e striking colours that harness a two-tone effect and is a ailable on a range of its radiators, including the Classic, shown here. From £340. bisque.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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Clockwise from top left: his ulthaup 3 kitchen features sleek, sand beige aluminium panels from floor to ceiling. The look and feel of the aluminium changes with the light and introduces added elegance and warmth to the room. Kitchens from £30,000. bulthaup.com The iridescent Lustre glass basin in Powder Grey with chrome fittings from Utopia athrooms engages all the senses with its powerful isual impact. asin and unit, from £995. utopiagroup.com ith a simplistic design, ops is a ailable in an achromatic palette comprising three colours ianco, shown here, rigio and ero. he finishes include Lu , a beautiful gla ed option, adding a multi-faceted dimension as it reflects the light. From £96 per s uare metre. domusgroup.com The kaleidoscopic Kallos is an undermount spun glass essel from ohler. art of the rtist Editions collection, the basin offers a distincti e architectural pattern reminiscent of fine crystal while creating stunning isual depth. From £520. kohler.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


What makes an Albion bath unique? ..Quite a few things actually! We started making fine, free standing baths over 20 years ago using our own material called Iso-Enamel. It’s our own invention and gives benefits other materials can’t provide. The surface is lustrous and the construction is solid to the touch. Our material will keep your water hotter for longer than other baths, meaning you can have that long soak you always dreamed of.

As for weight, an Albion bath is half the weight of an equivalent cast iron or fireclay bath. To suit your design ideas, the exterior of most Albion baths can be finished to a colour of your choice - and with over 50 models available, we’ll have you spoilt for choice. Request our 276 page brochure to find out more about our baths, taps, showers and bathroom furniture.

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Clockwise from top: recision painting and lac uering techni ues for this Loch nna rofile Collection kitchen range, showcasing Italian styling, produce a silky, shimmering effect. Available in seven gloss and fi e matt door finishes, including Matt Dust rey, shown here. From £10,600. lochannakitchens.co.uk Franke s new Fresno undermount sink is a ailable in four, super-metallic granite colours, including the futuristiclooking, lustrous Lunar rey. Combining sleek, contemporary style and functionality designed into the lateral tap ledge and integral drainer with the benefit of a large, single bowl, 860 485mm. upplied complete with a ollamat and chopping board, plus an optional stainless-steel strainer bowl. £600. franke.co.uk mall tiles can create a big impression, as demonstrated by this Lu e rey Mother of earl mosaic from ritish Ceramic ile. Made from real pearls, it comes in a 305 305mm s uare, at £46 per unit. britishceramictile.com UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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The Armani-Roca Baia collection includes this gorgeous washbasin in a new metallic, matt gold shagreen finish, £855 plus mi er in reige, £620. armaniroca.com


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his uni ue cloakroom by Mark aylor Design reflects the homeowner s keen interest in fishing. specialist painter was commissioned to create a uni ue mural con eying the feeling of mo ement, achie ed by using a sil er background and a pearlescent top coat. he cloakroom features a Chadder Co C, taps by amuel eath and a Mark aylor Design anity. espoke anity units from £2,000 and bathrooms from £25,000. marktaylordesign.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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The slender, Carrara quartz worktops help with the contemporary feel of the kitchen, while reecting the abundance of light afforded by the double ceiling lantern.


HOMES THE owners

Damian and Sharron Waters live with their two young children in this new, four-bedroom, detached house in the Leicestershire village of Quorn, built by their own company, Business Waters Homes.

ALL IN THE DETAIL

While housing all the latest mod cons required for busy family life and entertaining, this classic kitchen with elegant details beyond the surface will stand the test of time.

Photography by: Harvey Ball

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a ing already underta en a significant amount of research amian and harron aters decided on the type of itchen they wanted during the early stages of uilding their new home “ e wanted a timeless classical design that wasn’t going to loo outdated within a few years ut at the same time it needed to e geared up for modern family use with all the latest appliances and amenities comments harron unning a successful house uilding company meant that the couple were au fait with the itchen planning process; for them it was pretty straightforward and stress free ut this was helped in no small part y the itchen design company they chose te e Hills esign which came highly recommended y one of their own clients anaging director and designer te e Hills wor ed closely with the aters to design a classic itchen with contemporary design cues and features “ hey had done e tensi e research into style from maga ine clippings prior to our introduction ut needed some ody to understand their re uirements physical constraints and e a le to con ert it all into a reality oth with the product and the installation e plains te e a eneered plywood carcasses were chosen for the itchen and utility room along with traditional ha er style doors in a old and pale lue factory painted finish contrasting with light arrara uart wor tops

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“For a long-term investment, always go with a classical design, constructed using high-grade materials. he furniture s looks can easily be updated in years to come, with a change of colours, handles and, if necessary, worktops. he furniture will be as good as the day it left the workshops. Steve Hills, managing director and designer, Steve Hills Design UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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he kitchen was designed to be practical with the working triangle ery much in e idence. ll o en appliances and refrigeration were positioned immediately behind the island-located hob. his was placed ad acent to an undermount food preparation sink, anked by an abundance of work surface area, with another larger sink ust a short distance away.

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he bank of wall units houses the latest Bosch appliances along with a breakfast cupboard.

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The elegant design is perfectly set off by a combination of spotlights and pendant lighting, installed by the couple s own contractor.

Must-have appliances included a bank of Bosch integrated ovens, a combi-steam oven and an induction hob with enough cooking capacity for entertaining family and friends. The island’s integrated breakfast bar was designed to combine with a corner bench and pedestal table arrangement to provide ample seating. he finished loo and feel is traditionally elegant the lines accentuated y the smooth paint finishes However, the beauty of the furniture extends far beyond the furniture’s surface, as Sharron sums up: “We just love the detailing inside the cabinets; esides the wonderful oa finish the ca inets are well lit with full-length, recessed LED lighting. “You just know, as soon as you open a cabinet or one of the dovetailed drawer boxes, that this is ‘proper furniture’ that will last forever, rather than one of those ‘off-the-shelf, fashion statement kitchens’ that will date and be worn out within a few short years.”

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Kitchen design by Steve Hills, managing director and designer for Steve Hills Designs featuring oak-veneered, plywood carcasses, with Shaker-style, in-frame doors, factory painted in Paint & Paper Library Plimsoll 655 and Little Green Bone China Blue Pale 182, with Carrara quartz worktops stevehillsdesign.co.uk Bosch Serie 8 HBG634BS1B and HBG634BS1B multi-function ovens, CSG656BS1B steam combination oven in stainless steel, CTL636ES coffee machine in stainless steel, PIE975N14E induction hob, KIR81AF30G fridge, GIN38A55GB freezer and SMV69M01GB dishwasher bosch-home.co.uk Neff 199CM67NOB ceiling extractor neff-home.com Franke Kubus KBX 160 34-16 main sink and Ice Rock 3339-NA prep sink in stainless steel franke.com Quooker Fusion Square 3-in-1 tap in chrome quooker.co.uk

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This Martin Moore kitchen has been designed to incorporate a feature wall between the cooking and dining area. A super-organised space, with a very warm heart, it epitomises the Danish concept of hygge . The colours and textures are perfectly in tune, with the furniture hand-painted in Little Greene French Grey Mid 162 and set against pure white walls which accentuate the calm mood. Kitchens from ÂŁ35,000. martinmoore.com


Broken homes

Broken-plan living offers everything we love about open-plan design but without the less desirable issues.


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“In a recent project in St John’s Wood [shown above], I created a broken-plan scheme featuring a darker, more dramatic living space to contrast with a light and bright kitchen and dining area, awash with natural light. This breaks the room up, giving me the chance to experiment with different design styles in different sections of the home.” Brian Woulfe, founder and managing director of Designed by Woulfe An open-plan design has long been a popular format for the heart of the home, but it’s not without its drawbacks. Take kitchen noise issues and unsightly dishes, for instance; not ideal when you just want to relax. Hence, the rising popularity of broken-plan living, which is fast becoming the layout of choice. Keith Atkins, director of design for DesignSpace London, explains, “There are so many different ways to achieve broken-plan, ranging from creating physically raised or sunken areas to defining dedicated ones y using

furniture as space dividers; from a kitchen island or peninsular to freestanding shelves or cabinets – sometimes even on wheels to retain maximum fle i ility for the o erall space he result is an airy flowing and spacious feel while fulfilling the separate functional, social and relaxation requirements of informal, modernday living; with this alternative, you get connectivity and privacy at the same time. “An open-plan kitchen is the heart of the home comments om Howley creative design director of Tom Howley Kitchens, observing the evolving trend.

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Above: This open space, featuring a Schmidt Major handle-less kitchen in Pastel Oak, extends the living ones o er two floors while still facilitating a sociability element. itchens from £10,000. home-design.schmidt Below: Featuring the Ceralsio collection of ceramic surfaces from CRL Stone, this gorgeous space zones the kitchen and dining area from the rela ation hub utilising ietra rey wall-cladding, which complements the agli polished worktop and main wall of units. From £350 per s uare metre for worktops. crlstone.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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Right: his arrington kitchen by om owley itchens has been oned using contrasting floor surfaces. he oak island with a Cream isotto nti ue ranite work surface is complemented by cabinetry in Cottongrass. itchens from £40,000 tomhowley.co.uk

“The previous heart of the home, the living room, has transformed into a space for entertainment, with innovative technology and high specification media walls now ta en as part and parcel,” adds Tom. “However, the two spaces are often combined in modern homes and have a social essence, meaning that families are using these spaces to engage with each other on a deeper level, rather than muttering over the constant underscore of the television. If the heart lies in spending quality time with loved ones, then the openplan itchen ta es that spot Brian Woulfe, founder and managing director of Designed by Woulfe, adds, “ n an open plan or ro en plan home it is important to create distinct zones for different purposes. This will create a more dynamic sense of space, while providing the sense of modernity that comes with open-plan living.” ut a word of caution; thin carefully a out specific usage re uirements and don’t thin you ha e to ma e drastic changes to achie e the right loo and feel Right: Widened doorways and different floor te tures can help create the broken-plan look. hown here is 1909 s uintessentially ritish alf encil calloped design in a mi ture of Charcoal, artridge rey and Chalk finishes. itchens from £20,000. 1909kitchens.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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Steve Tough, commercial sales director for Masterclass, says, “The social aspect of an open plan itchen is a ig enefit so opting for a broken-plan kitchen shouldn’t jeopardise this. Think about why you want a broken-plan kitchen, the kind of tasks that will be carried out in it and who uses it before nailing down any plans. “A simple change in the décor can effectively divide up the space visually, without sacrificing anything y way of flow of light or the social aspect of the space. Décor and furniture can play a key part in how the space is used and are less permanent and less invasive ways of combining togetherness and privacy.”

Below: Shown here with Tuscan Walnut open shelving separating the cooking area is the Nevada range from Masterclass Kitchens, featuring a modern gloss door with a contemporary grey-based palette that is a ailable in fi e high gloss finishes. From £7,500 for a complete kitchen. masterclasskitchens.co.uk

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Above: Utilising split le els is a great way to create a broken-plan li ing space, as shown here, with Modulno a s Fly kitchen collection snugly incorporated on the lower level while the dining area is zoned in the upper area. The kitchen lower fronts are in a white satin lacquer and upper fronts and worktops in Grigio Cemento. The splashback is in black lacquered steel. Kitchens from £25,000. designspacelondon.com Below: With no straight walls, either internally or externally, this eco passive new-build in The Chilterns required a kitchen and living area that worked with its curves to provide an open but broken space. The contemporary Chiselwood kitchen features an island that mirrors the shape of the walls with worktops in a egasus leather finish and ilestone lanco Capri to gi e a clean contrast. The dining and relaxation zones are subtly separated by a curved column. Kitchens from £35,000 chiselwood.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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HOMES THE owners This new-build house in the style of a period barn is owned by Mark and Anna Balsano, whose two grown-up daughters ha e own the nest. The detached property, featuring six bedrooms with en-suite facilities, lies within a nature reserve in the Warwickshire countryside.

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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Blending traditional architectural features with contemporary kitchen design can produce a match made in heaven. Opposites do attract!


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he metallic finishes include a uooker Fusion hot water tap.

here was a time when it was felt that a periodstyle property should always have a kitchen reflecting the era ut times ha e changed and this kitchen in a new-build house, which has the character of a period barn conversion, is testament to the fact that com ining old with new can produce magnificent results

nna and ar alsano whose eautiful home features an oa tim er frame supporting structure dou le ceiling height e posed ric wor and large gla ed outloo s chose ug y itted itchens to create a kitchen that would not only contrast with the traditional loo and feel ut cele rate it And unlike an actual barn conversion, where interior design can e impeded y straight runs of walls separated y a single room depth there was a great degree of fle i ility to create the couple’s dream itchen Anna comments, “We were attracted to the wonderful period character and location and the fact that it didn’t suffer from the many compromises you find with con ersions the itchen demonstrates this perfectly e ha e a wonderful space that’s een specifically designed for coo ing and socialising; there is plenty of space natural light coo ing capacity and storage “We just love the contrast of the modern, high gloss angular furniture with the rugged une en oa ceiling eams and supports director and designer om etchell says “ t’s always better to work with architectural features such as a tim er frame as opposed to trying to disguise or hide them; good itchen design is something that cele rates a home’s architectural structure he e t a a lac glass finished doors which are charcoal in hue reflect the a undance of light that floods the space aided y the generous i fold doors and windows that look out onto landscaped gardens he ca inetry’s cle erly concealed integrated handles, wafer-thin, stone worktops and purity of line creates the perfect yin and yang’ relationship with the uilding’s sturdy oa structure

THE designer

“Sometimes less is more - particularly when there are architectural features such as roof supports within the space. t s important to let the structure talk. Tom Setchell, director and designer, RFK

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“Being of Austrian decent, I love to prepare Austrian dishes but with my own unique twist; the kitchen with all its facilities and inspiring outlook is just the perfect place to try out dishes and to easy to wipe over and keep clean – much like the induction hob.” Anna Balsano, homeowner

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The kitchen, while seemingly simplistic in design, has many gorgeous, subtle details, including the slender table legs that give the illusion of supporting the capacious island s weight, the louvered, aluminium plinth detail and the bronze mirror splashback.

The island, which is approximately three metres long, houses the induction hob and an informal seating and breakfast bar area while serving as a visual divide between the room’s food preparation and socialising area. The wall and base cabinetry incorporates a basin, two single ovens, a steam-microwave combination oven and an integrated fridge-freezer. nna is delighted with the final result adding “ he itchen’s finishes and the way in which it is lit means that it offers a mood and feel that is totally different from the morning to the evening. However, whatever the time of day, it’s the one place in the home where Mark and I spend most time.”

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Kitchen design by Tom Setchell, director and designer, RFK ru y tte kitchens.co.uk Featuring Silestone Alumino Nube quartz worktops and Schüller Next 125 kitchen cabinetry in Lava Black Glassline Gloss ne t . e Siemens HN878G4S6B Studioline single ovens with microwave, EH875MP178 80cm induction hob, KI38VX22GB integrated fridge-freezer and SN66L080GB integrated dishwasher siemens home. sh roup.com Faber 110.0324.951 SkyPad ceiling-mounted cooker hood fa erhoo s.co.uk Quooker Fusion boiling water tap uooker.co.uk

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These Kayman wood-effect porcelain tiles from the Stone & Ceramic Warehouse have a wonderful textured surface, providing a spa feel with every step you take. Available in three sizes, from £96 per square metre. sacw.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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Barely a month goes by these days without new research warning of the stresses of modern life and the detrimental impact on health. It’s why many of us pack a bag and head for the nearest spa for some well-earned pampering and relaxation - whenever time and responsibilities allow. So, it’s no surprise really that an increasing number of homeowners are investing in their own bathroom oasis where they can relax, unwind and recharge on a daily basis. In fact, it’s one of the top home trends for 2018.

Julia Kendell, interior design spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, held recently, observes, “With life increasingly fast-paced, creating a spa-like retreat in the bathroom is high on the wish list for many. “A neutral scheme with natural materials such as marble or textural slate are a key theme for 2018.” Anthony Smith, managing director for Waters Baths of Ashbourne, advises, “Choose organic shapes and materials such as matt stone, which will bring a distinctive edge to the bathroom while introducing a natural look and feel. Stone is a real delight to the skin and helps to retain heat. “Stick to soft, calming, neutral colours that aid relaxation rather than bright tones, which can

sometimes stimulate your senses rather than help you wind down.” A stunning freestanding bath is top of most people’s must-have items when trying to create a spa-inspired bathroom in the comfort of their own home, adds Anthony, while waterfall ath fillers will enhance the loo and add a striking, natural effect. A large bath for leisurely soaks goes without saying, but Julia cautions to always try for comfort before purchasing – it’s not just how good it looks that’s important - and to rank the right ambience as high as surfaces fi tures and fittings “Ensure adequate storage to ensure a restful, uncluttered environment and upgrade the lighting to a dimmable circuit. Integral speakers in the bathroom will contribute to the bathing experience.” Jonathan Stanley, vice-president of marketing for premium quartz surfaces manufacturer, Caesarstone UK, says the options are endless if you want to go the full hog. “If you’re lucky enough to have a large area to work with when designing your new bathroom, consider adding a touch of hotel chic with a luxurious, walk-in shower or bring spa style into your home with your very own steam shower cabin or Bluetoothenabled, illuminated bath complete with massage jets to target aches and pains.”

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Below left: Under the creative direction of award-winning designer Charles Wan, the Alvarae Design Studio has devised the La Baignoire stand-alone bath, which has the ability to change colour to suit your mood. With strong sweeping lines and elevated by a bridge base structure allowing it to be positioned anywhere, the bath weighs less than 15kg but is stiffer than steel. The exterior can be colour-coordinated and features concealed, soft LED lighting. Colours include red, blue, green, pink or black. Price on request. alvarae.com

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Sink back in a bath that envelops you in one continuous curve of Lithocast, a gorgeous material that resembles natural stone and is smooth and warm to the touch. Affetto from Kohler encompasses statement design and beautiful curves, with lumbar support, for the ultimate indulgence. Made to order at £10,835. kohler.co.uk

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The Grohe Rainshower F- eries uasymphony delivers a state-of-the-art shower experience, complete with ambient, full spectrum LED lighting, sound and steam functions. he ceiling shower features a wide array of spray choices, including mist, rain and waterfall effects. From £22,550. grohe.co.uk

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ndigenous marble-effect porcelain tiles pro ide the perfect floor and wall surface for a resort-inspired, lu ury bathroom. From £75 per s uare metre. indigenous.co.uk

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and Albert Baths, shown here This freestanding, teardrop-shaped Napoli Bath from Victoria the simplicity of rimless bathing at the ar a lanca otel in Me ico s uerto allarta, offers £2,825. vandabaths.com combined with extreme comfort and a low step-in height. From UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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erfect for creating a spa-like ambience is oper hodes new ystem 1200mm illuminated mirror, which features the company s latest dimmable light and temperature changing technology. he inno ati e, touch-free, infrared sensor lets you choose the intensity and warmth of the mirror s LED lighting to suit your mood, the time of day or re uired functionality. £475. hown here with the ystem 1200mm wall-mounted basin unit in Matt Carbon with a double socast basin, £1,395, and cope basin mi ers, £145 each. roperrhodes.co.uk

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Above: ou won t be able to resist running your hands o er Caesarstone uart in the white colour, now, from its Classico Collection, which is combined here with black walls and floors to channel a classy monochrome ibe. ailable in a olished, matt oned or te tured iento finish. From £300 per s uare metre. caesarstone.co.uk Below: Emulate the simple and refined talian style of this bathroom at the otel Milano lpen esort pa, located in the Dolomites mountain region. Featuring itmonio s aterblade series single-le er basin mi er with oystick handle. From £450. ritmonio.it UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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he nfinity -Line by n he Le el features a subtle linear design with a barely there channel that edges the wall to create an elegant, seamless finish to a wet room floor. he sloped floor directs the flow of water away, allowing it to drain away discreetly. From £888. onthelevel.co.uk UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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Classical features, teamed with state-of-the-art relaxation, equals bathroom bliss.

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Joseph and Anna Goldhammer own this turn-of-the-century, four-bedroom, detached house in Oxford where they live with their two children and two dogs. The property has several acres of land, including a horse paddock.

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The steam room features a bespoke Majestic Napoli steam shower enclosure with grey, tinted glass and a Hansgrohe Axor ShowerHeaven.

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“Steam rooms are amazing relaxation spaces and I would always use a darker glass to keep the bright light out. Using crisp, white marble means that it never dates as it has been around for hundreds of years and still is a big seller for us every day but, depending on budget and look, there are some great porcelain copies in large panels as well.” Joe Mühl, design, sales and technical director, Ocean Bathrooms

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s a couple with high-pressured jobs and a young family, Joseph and Anna Goldhammer wanted to make their home environment a relaxing retreat to shrug off the stresses of the day. So, when they embarked on a renovation of their recently acquired, turn-of-the-century house, the Goldhammers earmarked the bathroom for a luxurious haven of tranquillity. The brief was “to create a bathroom with space for a steam room as we both have high-pressure jobs and it would be good to have somewhere to relax and unwind,” comments Joseph. The couple appointed Joe Mühl, design, sales and technical director for Ocean Bathrooms, which has an inhouse installation team, after a recommendation and observing previous projects that he had undertaken. Taking into consideration their preference for traditional fi tures and fittings oe went for a Victorian style in keeping with the house’s origins that incorporated Thomas Crapper sanitary ware “as the client loved the style and heritage of the product”. The fact that the cistern could be given a specific arrow and all paint finish to match a freestanding bath was also highly appealing. The steam room was designed to feature a The Thomas Crapper toilet cistern in a Farrow and all rassica paint finish was colour-matched to the freestanding bath. UTOPIA KITCHEN & BATHROOM JUNE 2018


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� bespoke Majestic Napoli steam shower enclosure with grey, tinted glass and a Hansgrohe Axor ShowerHeaven to provide “the ultimate luxurious showering experience”. Arabescato marble was selected for the walls and flooring to consolidate the sumptuous loo and feel oe is delighted with the “ ery crisp finish that has een achieved. “I really like the look of the showering and steam space as it’s relaxing and looks stunning. I am also very pleased with the layout as everything can be accessed easily, and you also have a great view from the Thomas Crapper basin when standing at the window.” oseph wholeheartedly agrees adding “ he final design is fantastic oe has managed to fit in everything we wanted without compromising. The installers did an amazing job and it looks the same as on his 3D designs. We love the steam room as it is the main thing we wanted, but we also really enjoy using the ShowerHeaven, which is the best showering experience I have ever had. And, of course, to own a ‘Crapper’ toilet, which I love!”

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athroom design, featuring walls and floors in Arabescato white marble with grey vein, by Joe Mühl, design, sales and technical director for Ocean Bathrooms oceanbathrooms.com BC Designs BAS065 Boat Bath, painted in Farrow & Ball Brassica on the outside and White Gloss on the inside bcdesigns.co.uk Thomas Crapper TCBWMB702BSMCP Marlborough bath shower mixer in chrome, TCMB401LWH Marlborough 635mm basin in white, TCBWMB401CP Marlborough basin taps in chrome, high-le el cistern with oak throne seat in Farrow & Ball Brassica thomas-crapper.com Helo T-Series Steam Generator AT7 helo.co.uk Hansgrohe 10625800 Axor ShowerHeaven, 720x720mm, in stainless steel hansgrohe.co.uk Majestic Shower Company 2710002000 900x900mm shower tray and Napoli cubical/screen in grey glass and chrome majesticshowers.com Ceres Design LA Dawn Tractable Slate steam seats cladding, 1200x600mm, 2mm thick ceresdesign.co.uk

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NEXT ISSUE REAL HOMES A state-of-the-art kitchen in isolation is all very well, but this fantastic space combines high-tech functionality with social elements perfectly so nobody is left out. With a curved island taking centrestage, the kitchen integrates seamlessly with the dining and entertainment areas.

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