Laurent Kitchen, 2017-10-20 17:24:04. Begin by separating your kitchen into different zones for cooking and work (food prep and washing). Your cooking zone includes your oven, hob or range cooker, an extractor fan and a microwave if you have one. Make sure this area is not in the pathway to a door or blocking the main thoroughfare through the room – handling hot cookware while people are trying to walk past you is a recipe for disaster.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-10-20 17:23:56. Jewel tones, if your inner creative self is longing for rich tones but your more practical head is saying choose something timeless, consider using a brighter hue inside cabinetry for a stylish colour fix,’ suggests Kiran Noonan, Marketing Director, John Lewis of Hungerford. ‘Try exotic jewel tones – like this fabulous Persian Green – and create a striking backdrop for pure white china along the way. Install internal LEDs to bring the colour to life by night.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-10-20 17:24:10. Deep purples, colour blocking is a great technique for replicating the relaxed feel of freestanding furniture within the more practical, easy-to-clean reality of a fitted kitchen. In this colourful kitchen, Farrow & Ball’s rich Brinjal makes the fitted corner dresser appear like a separate piece – boosting its presence in the room. ‘Keeping the walls and ceiling pale will provide a blank canvas for the cabinetry and really lets the colours sing,’ adds Gillian McCollum, Director, Murray & Murray.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:42. Soft touch, our En Fleur collection is printed on cotton sateen with 300 threads perinch,’ says Prune Allain des Beauvais, Head of Marketing, Yves Delorme UK. ‘The way in which the fabric is woven has an effect on its feel. A satin weave has more warp threads on the top surface, resulting in a silk-like touch and appealing lustre. The quality of the cotton and the way a sheet feels against the skin is what matters most for a good night’s sleep.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:23. Explore the dark side, don’t shy away from using a dark wall colour in a bedroom; it can instantly make a space feel more intimate and cosy. Dark walls are also great for showing off a display of favourite objects – try a deep shade of blue as a backdrop to vintage lighting, antique prints and bric-a-brac.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:54. Keep it simple, if you’re in a quandary over how to decorate your small bathroom, just keep it simple with soft, natural shades. Choose furniture and accessories with clean lines and keep the room as clutter-free as possible to create a feeling of space.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:45:41. Soft touch, our En Fleur collection is printed on cotton sateen with 300 threads perinch,’ says Prune Allain des Beauvais, Head of Marketing, Yves Delorme UK. ‘The way in which the fabric is woven has an effect on its feel. A satin weave has more warp threads on the top surface, resulting in a silk-like touch and appealing lustre. The quality of the cotton and the way a sheet feels against the skin is what matters most for a good night’s sleep.
Laurent Bathroom, 2017-10-13 18:45:20. Alternatively, add depth to a narrow bathroom with a feature wall. One block colour or exposed bricks work well. Don’t be afraid to try dark colours. They will add an elegant and opulent touch to a small bathroom. Bathroom storage is also essential for keeping clutter at bay.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:37. There are many ways to make the most of that dead space under the stairs – playrooms, storage solutions or even shelving. But a proud pet owner in the states has blown all of the above out of the water with this: a fully functioning dog bedroom, complete with kennel-style entrance, hat rack and luxurious golden bed. We’ve seen some amazing dog houses in our time, but this one really takes the dog biscuit. Yes, we have reached peak pets, people.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:45:28. Lovely linen (changed often!), invest in the best you can afford, so you can sleep easy – you may prefer cotton, you might go for linen, you might lust after silk. Whichever you choose, it’s the quality that counts. If your colour scheme is pure white, this is your chance to add a bit of personality into your space, be it with patterns, mismatching colours or geometric shapes. And if you can stretch to an epic headboard, even better!
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:45:50. Make a statement, a statement bed will do the talking in both compact and large bedrooms. If space is limited, either use a bed that offers plenty of in-built hidden storage, or space underneath to store boxes and vacuum bags. Debra McQuin at McQuin Partnership suggests choosing bedside tables or ergonomic wall-mounted lights. ‘Try to think creatively,’ she says. ‘If there is no space for a headboard, then paint one on the wall. And in all bedrooms, small or large, a sense of real luxury comes from a good mattress, high thread-count sheets, and a soft rug to step out of bed onto. These are the things that make the most difference to a sense of well-being.’ In this scheme, a vibrant wallpaper and full-length curtains create a sense of cosseting luxury.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:29. Careful planning and a dash of inspiration are all that’s needed to turn your bedroom into a dream sanctuary. A comfortable and alluring bedroom is all about combining form and function. Maximise storage for an uncluttered, serene look, focus on effective ambient lighting and cosy bedding and you won’t go far wrong. Here are our tips for creating the ideal scheme.
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