Easter Mood Board
The snow has stopped. Touch wood! Surprisingly we are not in the depths of winter but the start of spring. It has been a joy coming out of the bespoke kitchens showroom at 6pm and it being light outside! This means that Easter is around the corner!
Here are my top five kitchen essentials that I have to share with you – from iconic American machinery to brilliant British craftsmanship. Enjoy!
Our colour of the month is Mylands Greenwich Time No.8.
Spring has sprung and we are celebrating with the dreamy pastel tones of one of our favourite paint companies. A light off-white with blue undertones which takes its name from The Royal Observatory clock face in Greenwich.
Established in 1884, Mylands is Britain’s oldest family-owned and run paint and polishes manufacturer. Mylands were even awarded a coveted Royal Warrant – the ultimate seal of approval. So why not choose a royal blue for your home. If it’s good enough for Liz…
The KitchenAid mixer is as iconic as they come. The bright shiny red exterior is recognisable from a mile off and a must have for any kitchen. Now coming in a variety of sizes and capabilities, let alone a plethora of colours and finishes, there is one to fit every kitchen.
The KitchenAid got its name in 1918 when prototype models were given to the wives of factory executives in Ohio. The product was referred to simply as the C-10 model. It was such a hit, one woman was reported to have said: “I don’t care what you call it, but I know it’s the best kitchen aid I’ve ever had!”
Now widely available worldwide they come with different add ons making kitchen life even easier, you can even stuff sausages and make ravioli.
If you haven’t got down to their ‘Experience’ store in London’s Wigmore street, you are missing out! They frequently hold cooking classes and demonstrations where you can put their products to the test yourself. With a super-sized iconic Artisan Stand Mixer in the window, the store is hard to miss!
Kitchen storage is a constant issue, with a utensil and appliances for near enough everything, from spiralizers to avocado slicers there is not enough space for the things that really matter. Wine!
This Sub-Zero Undercounter Wine storage, keeps 46 of your most treasured cool and safe. It promises to protect your wine from its biggest enemies, light, heat, humidity and vibration. This is done using a range of technologies including temperature zones ranging from 4-18 degrees celcius and UV glass.
Each temperature zone is digitally controlled and allows you to simultaneously control the conditions of your mini undercounter cellar providing easy access so you can raise your glass at any moment.
Carrara marble is always a very popular choice of worktop for our clients. It could even be described as the most distinctive and recognised marble.
Carrara is quarried in the city of Carrara, in the most northern tip of Tuscany, Italy. It has been used since the time of Ancient Rome and with good reason. It is high quality and used in sculpture and building decor. It was even used as the material for Michelangelo’s David, the Pantheon and in more recent times, London’s Marble Arch.
Marble is a metamorphic rock which is generated when limestone re-crystallises. This process is caused by heat and pressure interlocking the stone particles to become a mosaic of crystals. The recognisable grey and blue veins running through it are created by the mineral impurities found in it from clay, silt and sand.
It’s contrasting colours and textural variation make this one of our favourite marbles and definitely one of our favourite worktops of all time!
This Corin Mellor bread board deserves pride of place on any kitchen worktop.
Mellor Design is a local establishment to our Marylebone showroom and has an impressive legacy. They operate on the simple principle that well designed tableware is a vital part of any interior.
The company was set up by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry, in the 1950s. The first David Mellor shop opened in 1960 in Sloane Square in London and is definitely worth a visit if you like functional yet beautiful british made crafts.
Their cutting boards are all handmade in wood from sustainable sources by a small specialist craft workshop. The natural finish and smooth surface means the simple design will fit in with any kitchen – contemporary or traditional!
And as if that wasn’t enough…the slatted top allows crumbs to fall through to the space below and then lifts off for easy disposal, a dream for clean freaks like me!