The November issue of Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine is out now! Here’s what you can expect inside…
I love the sense of calm in the beautiful kitchen of a Georgian home designed by Roundhouse, which we feature on the cover this issue.
The couple wanted a professional chef’s-style kitchen with an industrial feel. Combining the practicality of steel worktops and units with the softness of walnut cabinetry and wooden flooring means the design also feels satisfyingly relaxed and luxurious.
Pro-style kitchens are a bit of a theme this month. We feature five projects with tips from some of the country’s leading chefs and bakers. So we get a peek at Yotam Ottolenghi’s family kitchen, for example, and the work kitchen of Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella fame.
We also visit a beautiful cookery school in Notting Hill, which was designed by John Lewis of Hungerford, where Irina and I recently had a bash at homemade pasta. I must admit that Irina, who’s clearly a dab hand in the kitchen, was a lot more competent than me! And if you fancy yourself as a master chef or star baker, we’ve also got a guide to the best pro-style appliances to help you cook and bake like a dream.
Interview with Lee Broom
I also chatted with Lee Broom for our new back-page story The Last Word. I’ve followed Lee’s career closely since I met him at London Design Week in 2007 when he launched the crystal bulb. It was clear he was a prodigious talent.
His designs are edgy yet tailored in feel – he studied fashion design at St Martin’s School of Art – and synonymous with luxury. And they are also theatrical, which is no surprise once you learn that he attended theatre school as a young boy.
If you’ve ever hovered dangerously on your tippy toes, desperately reaching for something in a cupboard that’s tantalisingly out of reach, our decorating feature examines the kitchen ladder – a great storage hack.
Including one in your kitchen design, we think, might just change your life. I spoke to seven different designers about why placing storage up on high makes a great deal of sense. It’s an excellent use of wasted space and adding a ladder to your kitchen means all those bits and pieces – which would otherwise be stored inaccessibly – can be used every day. Now that’s what I call a result!
Enjoy the issue!
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