JUNE 20TH 2018

Modulnova’s ‘Twenty’ is the pinnacle of architectural design for kitchens; monolithic forms which reveal little of their essence and everything of their materials. Inside these sculptural elements are highly functional interiors, with accessories specifically designed to organise work spaces and storage.  Maintaining the purity of line, tall cupboards conceal appliances and storage spaces which, as with all Modulnova designs, are organised and accessorised to order.

Shown here: The newest display in 
DesignSpace London’s Wigmore Street showroom sees Twenty appearing in a rich new palette of materials, combining dark oak and warm metal with the luxurious purity of natural marble.

Tall doors and base unit doors: Raw Oak veneer, colour Carbone  
Doors on island base units: Vein-matched Carrara Marble
Worktops and island detailing: Carrara Marble 
Splashback panels: ‘Bronze Dust’ from the Metals range

Kitchens from DesignSpace London start from £25,000

JUNE 19TH 2018

Exclusive to George Spencer Designs in the UK, Maison C’s quirky, witty wallpapers take their inspiration from nature and fine art, rendered with a dreamlike quality.

Prairie is a new design inspired by the meadows of middle America, featuring trees and plants together with simply drawn tents in Maison C’s unique style.  The original design is hand-painted and has an artisan quality which carries through into the wallpaper.  Hand printed on clay-finished eco paper, its beautiful matt finish allows the vibrant colours to dazzle against a midnight blue or white background. Available in two colourways.

Prairie is printed in the USA using eco-friendly inks and paper and is 76cm wide. 

Sagan is inspired by the works of astronomer and thinker Carl Sagan and brings the night sky into our homes. Hand-printed on clay-finished eco paper, it features bright gold metallic stars twinkling on the matt background of complex dark blues which give the paper a real sense of depth and distance.  Available in one colourway.

Sagan is printed in the USA using eco-friendly inks and paper and is 76cm wide. 

Topanga’s stylised cactus design is inspired by the succulents native to the Topanga Canyon in California.  A botanical with a twist, Topanga sets a modern desert style through a hand drawn illustration which is printed on clay-finished eco paper with a beautiful matt finish and an intense colour quality. Available in three colourways.  

Topanga is printed in the USA using eco-friendly inks and paper and is 76cm wide.

JUNE 12TH 2018

Centuries away from the traditional conservatory, a completely new generation of glass buildings make architecturally exciting additions to our houses and gardens - and can also change the way we live.

The Caulfield Company’s intelligent glass buildings blur the boundaries between inside and out through contemporary architecture, advanced engineering and sophisticated climate control.  They are perfectly in tune with one of the biggest trends in modern living… the outdoor kitchen, which has evolved from a simple barbeque into a completely new indoor/outdoor living space with a fully equipped kitchen.

Freestanding or built as an extension, The Caulfield Company’s Winter Garden concept is a bespoke design that can be built for use as anything from a sitting room, party zone or kitchen/dining room to a home office or pool house.  Ultra-tall bi-fold doors open to the garden on all sides, whilst electronically-controlled awnings give shade when needed to keep the building at a perfect temperature.  On cooler days, with the doors partly or completely closed, the advanced glass technology (insulated to Passivhaus requirements) and climate control systems maintain the interior at the same level of year-round comfort.  This is a real room, with no compromises made for its garden location. 

At the heart of these custom designed buildings are pioneering roof and door systems built for The Caulfield Company by Solarlux, the specialist German company which fabricates for architects such as Norman Foster.  Technically these systems offer not only the highest possible strength, noise cancelling and thermal values but also the ability to create spectacular structures including designs where the doors fold entirely away, leaving no beams or columns to interrupt garden sightlines.   

The Caulfield Company handles projects right through from planning permission to design, build and interior finishes. It’s interior design service includes bespoke joinery made in its own workshops, integrated entertainment systems, timber and stone floors and contemporary furniture.  Mark Caulfield and his team of architects and craftsmen undertake projects all over the world.    

Shown here: This freestanding design by The Caulfield Company houses a ‘Elemental’ kitchen by deVOL.

JUNE 11TH 2018

Embrace maximalism, it’s here to stay! And right in tune with that, 
Layla, new from London Basin Company, is a highly decorative porcelain basin inspired by traditional chinoiserie. The hand painted basin features an elegant floral design depicted in lemon yellows and soft pinks intertwined with exotic birds and butterflies against a lime green background. Set it against a plain background as shown here or, for true maximalism, layer it amidst other patterns.

London Basin Company’s richly decorated basins make perfect accent pieces for bathrooms and cloakrooms. Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns.

Available to buy online the London Basin Company offers basins in a wide variety of designs. Every basin is a one-off, hand finished and generously sized; with dimensions running between 39.7 and 45cm in diameter and 14 to 16.2cm in height.

The Layla Basin measures 14.5cm high x 42cm diameter, Shown above on the Hugo vanity stand below on the Felix Stand also by London Basin Company. 

Tap shown right from The Watermark Collection:
Zen wall mounted basin set in Polished Nickel with Nero Marquina handle

JUNE 7TH 2018

The new ‘Ashburn’ cast iron bath is a compact freestanding roll top, based on 18th Century ‘bateau’ bath designs. 

A great fit for smaller spaces, it offers all the comforts of a classic double ended design, with traditional ball & claw feet making it every bit as grand as its larger cousins in Drummonds’ cast iron bath collection.

It takes Drummonds several weeks to make a single bath; a traditional process involving casting the raw metal, shot-blasting and enamelling with the lengthy dry-frit process which gives a snow white, incredibly durable enamel surface.

Dimensions: L1500 x W730 x H630mm

Finishes:  To order, with four bespoke finish options; painted, polished (as shown here), primed or raw metal. 

JUNE 6TH 2018

Martin Moore’s new Muswell Hill showroom has a fresh, modern feel which is perfectly in tune with its urban location. 

Effortlessly bridging classic and contemporary, the refined detailing in their furniture sets strong horizontals and verticals against a palette of warm neutrals. New emphasis is placed on materials, texture and the considered placement of colour, with retro/modern decorative elements including ribbed glass, smoked mirror glass and soft velvets in jewel colours.  Metals too are restrained: Honed, brushed, gleaming with luxury but never ostentatious. 

Kitchens are not just about the way things work and the ergonomics of efficiency.  They are also about the way we want them to look and feel.  There is sensory delight in these designs, creating great spaces to spend time alone or surrounded by friends and family.  Every Martin Moore kitchen is individually designed and built to order, producing highly functional spaces with the generous authenticity of real furniture and real craftsmanship.


The New Deco Kitchen

The New Deco Kitchen draws inspiration from the architects and craftsmen of the 1930s, but everything about this design is innovative; from ‘floating’ freestanding pieces to clever shadow-lines in the cabinetry.  The concept also focuses on the use of feature materials, including book-matched marble, plain and decorative limestone, metallics and veneered timbers. 

Throughout this highly sophisticated kitchen, texture offers both visual and tactile pleasure.  Mixed metals too, from brushed brass to stainless steel, bring yet another level of interest when set against the palette of simple neutrals.

The English Kitchen

Inspired by the neo-classical architect Inigo Jones, this concept derives from the classic proportions and features of English period furniture.

Muswell Hill sees Martin Moore pushing this much-loved design even further, bringing in modern elements such as plain, white metro tiles, ribbed glass in cupboard doors and, in the dining area, lush velvet banquettes framing a Martin Moore smoked glass and oak table. Specially commissioned glass pendant lights bring pops of rich colour.

The New Classic Kitchen

The New Classic Kitchen has long provenance in Martin Moore’s history and carries a sense of tradition and permanence.  

It’s a grand kitchen, but a thoroughly modern one too, with period proportions refined and adapted to embrace modern technology and zoning.  This includes the spacious walk-in larder which provides ambient storage but could also be designed as a wine store or cold room.

The Architectural Kitchen 

Combining English Oak with handpainted furniture, the Architectural Kitchen has notably long elevations and rows of overhead lockers.   

As with all Martin Moore designs, this is real furniture, designed and built to order. The panelling of the doors requires exceptional craftsmanship in its construction - especially when highlighted with chrome inlays, as in the Muswell Hill showroom.  These bring yet another level of subtle glamour to this collection.

Martin Moore, who celebrate their 43rd anniversary this year, were one of the very first handmade kitchen companies.  In the early days, they built their kitchens from reclaimed timbers, but soon began to develop their own hallmark style of classic, timeless, English furniture, designed and made to order with a quality which transcends fashion. 

Still family run, Martin Moore work across the UK and Europe, designing and building bespoke wooden kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, dressing rooms and freestanding furniture.

Everything is solidly, traditionally, custom-built in Martin Moore’s Yorkshire workshops and they undertake the entire installation, including fitting, painting and worktops.  They have their own stone company, Martin Moore Stone, and mix their own paints.  This end-to-end approach allows Martin Moore to install rapidly and efficiently… and to give a lifetime guarantee.

JUNE 5TH 2018

Lapicida is increasingly adding hi-tech options to its range, partnering its famous natural stone and marble collections with state of the art materials for walls and floors.  The newest introduction is the Cosentino collection of Silestone® and Dekton® large format flooring and cladding tiles.

Exclusive to Lapicida in the UK, these tiles offer a wealth of contemporary design opportunities, including the chance to perfectly match floors and walls to worktops, a great look for kitchens and bathrooms which is becoming increasingly on trend.    

Both materials are based on natural stone and manufactured using processes which make them exceptionally dense, durable, hygienic and resistant to scratching, staining and other wear and tear.  They can also be directly matched to Silestone® and Dekton® worktops (the market leaders in quartz and sintered stone), available from leading kitchen studios. 


Shown above:   Floor tiles and island cladding in Silestone® ‘Iconic White’ shows the sleek, architectural finish achieved by matching the floor tiles to the cladding of the island.  Silestone® is made of 90% natural quartz and Lapicida supplies the wall and floor tiles in 60 different colours and three finishes, with a wide range of tile sizes (up to 600 x 600mm) and thicknesses.


Dekton® combines quartz, glass and porcelain in a unique ‘sintering’ process which mimics the metamorphic process of natural stone, rendering it extremely hard-wearing, scratch resistant and low-maintenance.  Dekton® wall and floor tiles are available from Lapicida in more than 30 colourways and a wide range of tile sizes (up to 1570 x 1400mm) and thicknesses.  

Shown above and below: From solid colours to special effects including marble, steel and cement, the Dekton® collection offers exciting ideas for matching and co-ordinating walls, floors and surfaces.  Because it is frost-proof, you can even take the look out into the garden.

JUNE 4TH 2018

New for 2018, Fern by 
George Spencer Designs, is an exuberant modern botanical, very much in tune with colourful, decorative interiors.  Perfect for curtains, blinds, cushions and light upholstery, it comes in 7 colourways, from the warm tones of Red Ochre and Terracotta to a versatile range of cooler neutrals.

7 colourways
Width: 140cm 
57% linen, 43% cotton

MAY 24TH 2018

Influenced by world travels, 
London Basin Company’s beautiful porcelain basins make perfect accent pieces.  The new ‘Aubrey’ has a basket-weave textured finish inspired by the pretty woven rattan and seagrass baskets found across Asia.  Naturally decorative, it’s perfect for bathrooms and cloakrooms.

Available to buy online, the London Basin Company offers basins in a wide variety of designs.  Every basin is a one-off, hand finished and generously sized; with dimensions running between 39.7 and 45cm in diameter and 14 to 16.2cm in height. 

The Aubrey is 39.5cm wide x 15.5cm high. 

Shown here on the 
Felix vanity stand also by London Basin Company. 

Tap from The Watermark Collection:
Zen Wall Mounted Basin Set in Polished Nickel

MAY 21ST 2018

Coolly elegant and refined, this master bathroom, designed by BTL Property, breathes contemporary air into a period house. Wholly modern in concept, it cleverly incorporates classic finishes such as the figured marble surfaces and Polished Chrome on The Watermark Collection’s ‘London’ bath and basin taps and deluge shower.  Ideal for this project, ‘London brassware was designed to meld simple, contemporary lines with heritage styling and comes with either traditional lever controls or the neat, crosshead handles chosen for this bathroom.

The Watermark Collection Products:

Basin: London cross head wall mounted 3-hole basin set in Polished Chrome
Bath: London cross head wall mounted 3-hole bath set in Polished Chrome. 
Showerhead: London deluge showerhead 350mm diameter and ceiling wall mounted shower arm in Polished Chrome. 

MAY 17TH 2018

Handmade using traditional manufacturing techniques, 
Drummonds’ splendid Double Lowther Vanity forms the magnificent centrepiece of Kate Moss’ bathroom.

The brassware of the stand and taps is cast using the classic lost wax process and the white china basins are made in English clay, hand glazed and hand finished.  Highly figured Arabescato marble underlines the sheer scale and luxury of this piece. 

To partner the Lowther, Kate Moss chose a freestanding, double-ended 
Spey bath with a hand painted exterior. This is just one of Drummonds’ many cast iron bath designs, each of which takes several weeks to make in a series of craft processes beginning with casting the molten iron and completed by dry frit enamelling and custom exterior finishing. 

Drummonds products:
The Lowther Vanity Basin Suite with Arabescato Marble 
Mull Classic 3-Hole Basin Mixer 
The Spey Cast Iron Bath Tub from 
Mull Classic Bath & Shower Mixer 
Brora High Level WC Suite 

Hand painted ‘Anemones in Light’ wallpaper designed by Kate Moss in collaboration with de Gournay. ‘Dusk’ design colours on custom Grey painted Xuan paper 
MAY 8TH 2018

Illusion Porcelain in White 

Lapicida’s new Illusion porcelain floor and wall tiles are an amazing new material which perfectly captures the authentic look and texture of natural limestone.  

Taking realism to a whole new level, the random patterns of shells, veins and mineral nuances which make natural stone so intriguing have been recreated in both look and feel… making it almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing.  

Made using the latest high-resolution porcelain technology, Illusion offers the advantage of being much stronger than natural stone. This makes it suitable for a wider range of locations, especially as it is easy to install, stable, non-porous and extremely hardwearing. 

Illusion porcelain tiles are designed to be used on their own or in conjunction with natural stone.  Entirely frost-proof, they can also be used on exterior walls and terraces, making them ideal for getting the ‘inside/outside’ look of a single surface flowing through from the house into the garden. 

Fossil detail on Dark and White tiles

Illusion Porcelain 

Available in a range of finishes from honed to anti-slip 
and a choice of tile sizes (all 14mm thick):
1200 x 600mm, 900 x 900mm, 
600 x 600mm, 600 x 300mm

Illusion porcelain in Dark

Illusion comes in four authentic limestone colourways: Grey, Dark, Beige and White, with a range of tile sizes and finishes including honed, matt and textured. 

MAY 8TH 2018

The latest collection of Felt’s strikingly beautiful Shyrdak rugs and cushions has arrived and includes a wide range of colours and patterns from cool neutrals to dazzling brights - the perfect way to add character and texture to an interior. 

Featuring bold, geometric designs which tell stories of nomadic life, Felt’s Shyrdak rugs and cushions offer a wide range of decorative possibilities for modern and period interiors.  Shyrdaks come in various dimensions, from large room size to small rugs and runners.

A wide selection is always available from stock and Felt’s customers can also commission bespoke rugs.

MAY 2ND 2018

The new Jewel collection, from 
George Spencer Designs, is a concept that interior designers call ‘semi-plain.’ Offering character and texture aplenty, the five colourways sit beautifully on their own, but are equally happy to work alongside more vivid colours and patterns, from florals to geometrics.  Versatile and elegant, Jewel is perfect for light upholstery, from chairs to bedheads and cushions.

5 colourways / Width: 140cm / Composition: 73% cotton, 27% linen

APRIL 30TH 2018

Scotland’s East Coast offers glorious open countryside and some exceptionally fine buildings, including this early Victorian stone house on the Firth of Forth.

The only downside to such a northerly situation can be a lack of light, especially in winter. To counteract this, the owners of this house have opened it up at ground level to build a large kitchen extension, with tall windows, French doors, a high internal roofline and rooflights maximising every bit of daylight.  The result is a remarkable, airy, multi-purpose living space… with a handmade 
Martin Moore kitchen at its heart.  

The only downside to such a northerly situation can be a lack of light, especially in winter. To counteract this, the owners of this house have opened it up at ground level to build a large kitchen extension, with tall windows, French doors, a high internal roofline and rooflights maximising every bit of daylight. The architectural approach to managing a large open space is to create zones and this kitchen has several, running through from the large sitting room/home cinema into a semi-formal dining area.  This then gives onto the kitchen’s work zones, with informal dining, and then finally into the food storage and bar area - which ultimately links through to the original house. 

Wooden flooring throughout the sitting and dining zones gives way to limestone flagstones in the kitchen, creating yet another subtle marker.  Plans for the new extension were revised several times to ensure that each zone had enough circulating space - to keep it visually linked to, but spatially distinct from, neighbouring zones.   

Throughout the kitchen, the colours are organic, with a warm neutral base including the limestone floor and natural Bianco Eclipsia worktops.  Handpainted in bright blue, the island provides a dramatic pop of colour. 

This careful planning allowed Martin Moore’s William Rudgard to design a kitchen with excellent flow and furniture and appliances on a grand scale serving every kitchen function, from cooking to storage. The owners are busy professionals, but love entertaining friends and family at weekends, whether seated at the large dining table or perched around the island mixing it with the cook.  A traditional dresser holds china, glass and cutlery to serve both areas.

The Aga, with an integrated ceramic hob as backup, takes centre-stage in the cooking zone, housed in a grand chimneypiece which is part of the overall kitchen design.  Directly opposite, a Wolf oven is built into the island, which also has a prepping sink.

A broad corridor forms the link between the new kitchen and the original house.

The walls are flanked with purpose- designed cabinetry.  Shown here (left) is a multi-purpose run of low storage cupboards with a marble top.  It works as a bar at parties, a laying- out area or even a buffet for family gatherings. Glasses and jugs are stored above. 

Facing it across the corridor, the tall cupboards conceal an enormous double larder for dry foods together with a tall fridge, a small freezer and yet more storage for less used china and glass. 

APRIL 26TH 2018

Drummonds’ new Locky is a compact vanity basin, perfectly scaled to bring classic splendour to smaller bathrooms. 

Bringing together three of Drummonds’ craft manufacturing processes, the beautiful Arabescato marble top is supported on elegant legs cast in brass using the lost-wax process and available in nine finishes from polished brass to nickel and antique bronze.  The undermounted white china basins are handmade from china clay in the traditional way.

With a width of just 570mm, the 
Single Locky is a brilliantly compact embodiment of Drummonds’ signature style, re-proportioned to fit in even the smallest spaces. The Double Locky too, gives a perfectly scaled-down rendition of the sheer splendour of a double vanity. 

The Single Locky in Antique Bronze finish
570 x 750 x 970mm high
Also shown are 
Old Faro porcelain tiles from Lapicida
The Double Locky in Antique Nickel finish
570 x 1500 x 970mm high
Also shown are green Bejmat tiles from Bert & May

APRIL 25TH 2018

Inspired by a love of Bali, the Bryony from London Basin Company is a strikingly simple, modern basin. The delicate white scalloped pattern against the glossy black of the porcelain creates depth and texture, achieving a rich, masculine tone. 

London Basin Company’s porcelain basins make perfect accent pieces for bathrooms and cloakrooms. Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns.  

Available to buy online London Basin Company offers basins in a wide variety of designs. Every basin is a one-off, hand finished and generously sized; with dimensions running between 39.7 and 45cm in diameter and 14 to 16.2cm in height.

The Bryony basin measures 15.5cm high x 40.5cm diameter.  Shown here on the Felix vanity stand. 

Tap from 
The Watermark Collection:
Urbane wall mounted basin set in Charcoal finish. 

APRIL 23RD 2018

Exclusive to Lapicida, the new ‘Misto’ ceramic wall tiles are handmade in the Azulejo tin-glaze tradition, which originates in the 13th century and is often seen in Spain and Portugal.  Today, a new look at this ancient art form is rediscovering its decorative appeal for modern interiors.

In tune with tradition, 
Misto tiles are hand moulded and hand glazed, giving all the characteristic irregularities and variations typical of artisan production.  The blue and white design is a contemporary take on classical themes, mixing together patterned ‘fragments’ to make each wall a completely unique installation.

Sustainable production processes make Misto an environmentally friendly product.  Suitable for all interior wall tiling including showers, the tiles are made to order and measure 14 x 14 x 1cm.  Sold as individual tiles or as a random mix.

APRIL 17TH 2018

Interior designer Melissa Jenkinson of Heirloom Studio designed this characterful modern kitchen for her own London home.  The lines are simple and rectilinear, but the materials she has chosen are rich in both tone and texture, with an emphasis on their innate individuality.  Melissa originally sourced many of these elements for client projects, but kept them in mind for her own home when the time came. 

Used in both her kitchen and her two bathrooms, 
The Watermark Collection’s Brooklyn taps, showers and accessories in Tarnished Brass finish were, she says, “Love at first sight. They bridge the look between vintage and contemporary and I especially appreciate how the brass evolves as you use it.” 

A perfect match to Melissa’s confidently eclectic style, Brooklyn’s industrial design was inspired by gate valves in New York’s mid-century apartment blocks.

The Watermark Collection products shown: 

Brooklyn Deck Mounted 3 Hole Kitchen Set in Aged Brass 
APRIL 11TH 2018

Salone del Mobile, Milan 17 - 22 April 

The Watermark Collection’s uniquely customisable ‘Elements’ bathroom and kitchen taps have been chosen by both Arlexitalia and Doca Cucina for their stands at Salone 2018. 

‘Elements’ gives designers the opportunity to play with colour, form and texture, creating a one-off statement from over 175,000 potential tap configurations. 

See Elements at:

Arlexitalia, Pavilion 22, Stand B29
and at
Doca, Eurocucina, Pavilion 15, Stand A15/A19

APRIL 10TH 2018

This sophisticated bedroom brings together new and classic fabrics and hand-blocked wallpapers from George Spencer Designs’ exclusive collections.  A modern masterclass in harmonising warm pinks and textured neutrals, it layers wools, linens, and silk to create a feel of tranquil luxury.

Headboard Upholstery: NEW ‘Amadea’ in powder pink 
Throw: NEW ‘Kea’ in sunstone
Cushion: NEW ‘Jewel’ in agate
Bolster: ‘Chemise’ in peony
Wallpaper: Block printed ‘Persian Rose’ in pink
Footstool upholstery: ‘Makeba’ in vanilla
Curtains: ‘Capalbio’ in neutral


MARCH 28TH 2018

The extension has a stark ‘Huf House’ style and the original kitchen had a similarly clinical feel.  As soon as they bought the house, the clients were clear that they wanted a new, cosier kitchen for their young family.  Although they had briefly considered another hyper-modern kitchen, they were quickly converted to the contemporary classic look of 
Martin Moore’s handmade furniture. This was the perfect way to reconnect the space to the Victorian origins of the house.

This was never going to be a straightforward project. The height and scale of the furniture and appliances had to be carefully considered as there were several different ceiling heights. The design also had to work around an imposing structural steel column.

Because Martin Moore kitchens are entirely designed and made to order, there are no standard components. Toni Silver, a Senior Designer at Martin Moore, had free rein to create the clients’ perfect family kitchen within this challenging space. 

The cabinetry, from Martin Moore’s 
English collection, was deliberately kept quiet and restrained, echoing the period origins of the house and leaving room for vibrant, contemporary colours and patterns to take centre stage. The height and scale of the individually designed wall cabinets, mantel and larder units help redress the variation in ceiling heights. At the heart of the kitchen, the island is raised on legs to give a traditional, freestanding look.

Another of Toni Silver’s clever design solutions was to absorb the problematic structural steel column into a neat desk area. This gives it real purpose, and allows the rest of the kitchen to flow naturally around the window, island and cooking zone.

This is a very urban kitchen; clean-cut, highly functional but warm and bright with colour and rich in pattern and texture. The inky indigo paint chosen for the central island led to the clients choosing a palette of decorative blues, including the iridescent splashback tiles and on-trend geometric floor. 

MARCH 27TH 2018

Wetrooms are notoriously tricky to get right. It’s crucial to achieve a totally waterproof build, to prevent leaks, with exactly the right slope on the floor to ensure drainage. Now, Unislope Wet Room Kits from 
Alternative Bathrooms offer the easiest and most effective way to create beautiful showers from the floor up.

A Scandinavian concept, Unislope’s one-piece floor slopes come in a range of widths and thicknesses, for trimming to size on site. This base is then sealed with the supplied membrane, creating a seamless, waterproof floor ready for stone or tiling. The final element is a collection of sleek, architectural drains, with an emphasis on discreet designs sited against the wall or in corners.  Unislope Wetroom kits are perfectly in tune with the modern wetroom aesthetic and ensure an equally high performance.  All elements are also available separately and contemporary shower accessories including metal shelves and towel bars complete the look.

Image top shows: Unislope Elegance 1K Wet Room System in Black 900mm x 900mm. Towel Bar in Black and Soap Shelf with Magnetic Wiper in black.
Image middle shows: Unislope 1K Classic Line Wet Room System with 1.8m Column Grate Unidrain.
Image bottom shows: Centre floor Unidrain Highline panel in stainless steel. Also available in a range of other metals

MARCH 26TH 2018

Towering glazed gables make an impressive statement but they can be hard to screen as seen here in this modern property.  The owners wanted to make the most of open countryside views but equally had a requirement for privacy at night, so Grand Design Blinds designed, tailor-made and installed blinds which give a wide range of full and partial screening options.  There are two electrically-controlled blinds fitted into the apex and three manual blinds mounted discreetly on the transom. This  gives a wide range of full and partial screening options for both privacy and climate control.  The fabric matches across both sets of blinds, giving a smart finish.

Grand Design Blinds can be used in conjunction with automated home systems.  They can also be installed with an operating system that allows them to be controlled from a phone app or tablet. 

Grand Design Blinds undertake projects worldwide. 
All of their blinds are handmade to order in the UK. 

MARCH 23RD 2018

Famous for its antique stone floors, which are reclaimed from historic buildings all over Europe, Lapicida has been working with a leading porcelain manufacturer to develop a perfect look-alike.

Villasse, the new collection has the authentic look and feel of an ancient limestone.  Designed to be used either on their own, or in conjunction with antique flooring, Villasse tiles offer the advantage of being very much lighter and, with a depth of just 10mm, far thinner than reclaimed stone.  Easy to install, they are non-porous and maintenance-free.  

Perfect for floors and walls, Villasse is also frost-resistant.  This makes it ideal for getting the indoor/outdoor look of a single surface flowing from the house straight into the garden.  

Villasse comes in four natural colourways, a cool grey ‘Ash’, the warmer-tones of ‘Sand’ and ‘Mocha’, and the soft-cream ‘White’.  All four colourways are available in three different tile sizes which can be used separately or combined in the random mix of sizes which is typical of genuinely old stone floors. 

Villasse Porcelain 
Tile sizes (all 10mm thick):
906x604mm; 604x604mm; 604x302mm
Available in random mix to order. 

Ash                             Mocha                        Sand                          White 


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