Author profile: Linda Parker

About Linda Parker

Linda Parker
Interiors & Lifestyle Writer, who’s spare time is currently spent planning storage strategies for the new house

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  Website:  https://www.thekitchenthink.co.uk

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Macassar kitchen by Smallbone

Macassar kitchen by Smallbone 01

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The story: Design Director Steven de Munnich elaborates… ‘The house is Georgian, built in 1820 and is a four-storey granite building, with a pair of white classical pillars flanking the front door. Our Macassar Collection was a natural choice. The inspiration for this exquisite design comes from one of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir John Soane…

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Rustic Inspiration & Summertime Gadgets

Cuisipro ice cream stack sandwich maker

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One of the most interesting and appealing episodes of MasterChef was episode 22 of Series 11, which featured two restaurants, with one featuring open flame Swedish cookery. It was filmed at the Ekstedt restaurant, which uses no gas or electricity… everything is cooked over birch wood flames.

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Subtle Shades

01 Martin Moore & Co - Benbow 31707 LR

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The Story: The room in which the new kitchen was to be installed was originally the drawing room. Our clients were certain this was the right position… the previous owners had squirreled the kitchen away at the back of the house in a pokey, low ceiling room, and it all dated back to the 1980s…

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A touch of sunshine & double dishes

Rhombus ceiling or wall tiles

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Thank goodness for the wonderful sunny weather we’re enjoying at the moment, although the excess of sunshine does mean that the kitchen is once again looking rather grubby in certain areas, so we have embarked on a super-clean up… lots of cooking does mean that surfaces can quickly end up looking a bit grimy. Thanks […]

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Kitchen Case Study: Clever Angles

Jones kitchen by HOLLOWAYS of LUDLOW

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The designer: Martin Smith, designer at Holloways of Ludlow Bespoke Kitchens (020 7371 1787, www.hollowayskitchens.com) The story: The owners required a new, bright and spacious kitchen with clean, contemporary lines.

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Egg-zackly right…

Possibly my favourite interpretation of Easter eggs for this year, Praline Quails Eggs, £5, Waitrose.

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As the Easter festival gets closer, we all tend to forget it’s real meaning and focus on the chocolates and eggs … my resolution this year (rather than a New Year’s resolution, it’s an Easter resolution) is not to forget what it’s really about. But, at the same time I want to make sure everyone has a lovely holiday lunch to look forward to, as well as an Easter egg hunt and some cupcake treats to finish off the day.

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