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22nd Nov 2018

Contemporary with a Twist - taking a look at the BarrKitchens of 2018

Established in 2012, BarrKitchens quickly became known for quality made-to-measure kitchens in traditional styles; cock-bead panelling with scribed plinths and classic hand-painted shaker door fronts with traditional ironmongery. The look has been very much Old Rectory meets English Farmhouse. more

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17th Oct 2018

A High Spec Kitchen for High Tech Clients

For the past year or so, Richard & Jill Bushnell have been renovating their detached family home in Buckinghamshire, but when it came to the kitchen design they looked to Designer Toby Patch to bring their exacting vision to life. For these extremely busy professionals working at the forefront more

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9th Oct 2018

Working with the experts, lighting by John Cullen

When BarrJoinery, alongside BarrKitchens, set about deciding on the lighting scheme for our Decorex set this year, working with John Cullen seemed the only choice. With over 35 years of experience and a unique portfolio, where they continually show how lighting can elevate a space from a Garden at more

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26th Sep 2018

Classic Cabinetry combined with Salvaged Vintage Fixtures… Pug not included.

When fortunate enough to work in a period property with traditional features throughout classic kitchen cabinetry is an obvious choice. In this case the client had some fabulous vintage pieces to work with and a very clear idea of her ultimate kitchen aesthetic. With colour schemes, lighting, more

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19th Sep 2018

Outbuildings: An Alternative Solution for Your Kitchen / Entertaining space.

Do you have an outbuilding, barn or garage within striking distance of your property? We are seeing more and more clients looking to extend their living space by linking existing buildings. Our clients, in a beautiful Oxfordshire village location, had a wealth of outbuildings to utilise. The old more

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23rd Jul 2018

A Dystopian future with enviable kitchens - The Handmaids Tale set design

We don’t know about you but at 9 pm every Sunday for the past 10 weeks we have been glued to our televisions watching the fate of our favourite handmaid unravel in the shocking, terrifying and often bleak dystopian of Gilead, as dreamed up by the brilliant Margaret Atwood. While most of the more

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23rd May 2018

The transformative power of good design

To see the before photographs of this property it is almost unrecognisable in its new carnation as an expansive bright and rather impressive kitchen dining space. We spoke to architect Andrew Veness from HollandGreen Architects about how he went about transforming the space and what the client was more

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21st May 2018

Kitchens & Design at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

This week the Royal Hospital Chelsea is host to the annual Chelsea Flower Show; the most prestigious flower show in Britain that has been going since 1913. At this years event there is no shortage of inspiration coming from a wealth of industries, not least the fields of kitchen and design which we more

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28th Mar 2018

Adaptable Living – a kitchen space designed for a growing family

Every lifestyle brings its own demands of a kitchen – the engine room of most homes. A busy family life is a case in point. What to cook? Where to store the army sized rations? Quick ways to prep and tackling the often monumental clear down …and all of this in an environment which is more

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1st Mar 2018

Celebrating the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi

The ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi focuses on accepting the imperfect and transient nature of life. When this belief is applied to an interior space it can be summerised in the way in which you can turn something imperfect, impermanent or incomplete into something valuable and beautiful. more

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