Author profile: Hayley Gilbert

About Hayley Gilbert

Hayley Gilbert is a freelance interiors journalist with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Specialising in all things kitchens, Hayley has contributed to a wide range of consumer titles such as Beautiful Kitchens, EKBB, KBB, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and Ideal Home, as well as national newspapers including The Sunday Times.... @HaylGilbert / hayleygilbertblog.wordpress.com

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Contemporary Shaker Kitchen – designed by Higham Furniture

Contemporary Shaker Kitchen - designed by Higham Furniture 1

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The story: This design features elongated wall cabinets with glazed back-lit top cupboards to make it more in keeping with what the American client was used to back home. Cabinet doors were made out of tulipwood, which is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Purbeck Stone. The island is painted in Mole’s Breath while drawer boxes and shelves are designed in maple

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Techno Talk – What’s new in Appliances

Gorenje’s new built-in collection offers something for every type of cook, www.gorenje.co.uk

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This year has already seen a raft of new appliance launches from some of the major brands; from a multi-zone, modular induction hob to a Smart Oven with HotBlast™ technology. Here are some of my favourites…

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Bespoke Kitchen – designed by Johnny Grey Studios

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The story: Located on the ground floor of a beach house facing the sea, with access to an outdoor pool and garden area, this sociable family kitchen was designed for serious cooking and relaxed living. The clients asked for two dining areas to be included within the design – one formal with a large table and a second, café style, to suit small numbers and breakfast.

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Floor Show – The Latest Trends Underfoot…

5) Floors of Stone

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There’s no question that kitchen flooring needs to be practical and hardwearing but there’s no reason why it can’t be eye-catching, attractive and bang on trend, too. Sometimes, the surface we choose to fit beneath our feet becomes an afterthought in kitchen design yet it can be one of the more costly elements of a scheme so it pays to do your research and choose a material, colour, finish and texture that you’ll love for years to come. Here are some of my favourite new designs…

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Nickelby Kitchen – Designed by Humphrey Munson Kitchens

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The story: With a rich history of master cabinetmakers stretching back to the late 1800s, Humphrey Munson has earned a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of beautiful handmade kitchens. The Nickelby design embodies the true spirit of the classic contemporary kitchen, using a combination of painted solid wood cupboards and smoked oak accent units. This scheme features touches of pure luxury throughout.

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Surface Design Show 10-12th Feb 2015

Corian at the Surface Design Show 1

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Once the new year begins, it brings with it a renewed interest and excitement in all things kitchens and design, so I’ll be making a beeline to London’s Business Design Centre in February for the Surface Design Show, the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces. It’s a great place to see…

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