Good Homes Roomsets Kitchen

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All-white kitchens are so last season: the latest look for the busiest room in your home is a subtle mix of colours from the same palette – such as dove grey, concrete and blue – used on both wall and base units. Laura Ashley’s elegant kitchen combines gorgeous pale-grey wall cabinets with anthracite-coloured base units for an updated, modern-country feel. Country-style tongue-and-groove panelling in a dramatic jewel shade gives the surrounding wall a stunning point of interest, with a classic pegboard rail finishing the look. Bring in a smart range cooker, large clear glass pendants, warm wood flooring and a patterned splashback behind the oven for a room that oozes sophistication. Accessorise with natural details and black, interspersed with metallic hints to create a scheme that will stand the test of time.




Tongue-and-groove Georgian panelling, £14.50 per 600x800mm sheet, The English Panelling Company. Panelling primed in Aquaflow primer and finished in Aquaflow satin, both £16.99 per 750ml, Bunnings. Panelling painted in teal Solo One Coat emulsion, £20 per 2.5ltr, Crown. Floor in Parlor Wood Effect Spruce Beech tiles, £26.95 per sqm, Walls and Floors. Bi-fold doors from £1,200 per sash, Origin and 1st Folding Sliding Doors. Mr Jones splashback, £248, by Laura Ashley at British Ceramic Tile.


Tocca Granite roman blind, £106.70, Blinds 2 Go.


Harwood kitchen, from £12,000, Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection. Ash full stave worktop, from £240, Worktop Express. Fisher & Paykel OR90L7DBGFX1 90cm dual-fuel range cooker, £1,299.99; Fisher & Paykel HC90BCXB2 90cm cookerhood, £549.99, both Cooks & Company. Tall Clockhouse stools, £125 each, Garden Trading.


Eva glass pendants, £120 each, Laura Ashley.

On island: Selection of Canvas Range crockery, from £25; Halo oil bottle, £20, all Denby. Jono smart milk jug, £25; handcrafted walnut pinch pots, £50 each; Breakfast Express train toast rack, £50, all Such & Such. Citrus Grove candle, from a selection at Landon Tyler. Square mango wood chopping board, £39, Design Vintage. Glass Egg Cups, £2.99 each; cutlery set, £27.99, all Dunelm.

On worktop: Mr & Mrs Teapot, £95; Jono Water Jug, £75; all Such & Such. Secret Garden clip-top jar, £7; Elements set of three stacking canisters, £20; olive wood servers, £8; Cole & Mason Chester salt and pepper gift set, £27; bamboo salad servers, £5.50; small glass storage jar with cork lid, £5.99; Elements chopping board, £10, all Dunelm. Novandig black bowl, £10; Rundlig bamboo white serving bowl, £8, all Ikea. Spaghetti jar, £18, Debenhams. KMIX Kitchen Machine KMX50GBK, £429.98, Kenwood. Selection of porcelain spoons, from £12.50 each, Holly’s House. Circle container with ash handle, £42, LSA International. Ceramic face vases, £26 each, Rose & Grey. Reed diffuser, £12; hand wash and lotion set, £10, both Landon Tyler. Grey kitchen scales, £50, Cox & Cox. Set of three Lisette tea towels, £9, Laura Ashley.

On hob: La Cafetiere silver stove top coffee maker, £24.99, Dunelm. Senior casserole dish, £30; Vattentat stainless steel kettle, £15; Senior frying pan, £30, all Ikea.

In wall cabinets: Glasses from a selection, from £1, Ikea. Cups and saucers, mugs and teapot, from a selection at Denby. Other mugs and plates from a selection at LSA International and Cox and Cox. Set of four Folk eggs cups, £12.50, Cox and Cox. Oven dish, £9.95, Ikea.

In larder: Accessories from a selection at Dunelm, Ikea, Such & Such and Laura Ashley.


1st Folding Sliding Doors 020 8997 2448

Blinds 2 Go tel 0800 862 0464

British Ceramic Tile 0845 055 1275

Bunnings Warehouse

Cooks & Company 01636 593910

Cox & Cox 0844 858 0744

Crown Paints 0330 024 0281

Debenhams 0344 800 8877

Design Vintage 01273 558675

DK Books 020 3176 2939


Fisher & Paykel 0800 088 6605

Holly’s House 01730 266 927


Kenwood 023 9239 2111

Landon Tyler

Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection 0800 542 5000

Laura Ashley

LSA International

Origin 0808 168 5816

Such & Such 020 366 53452

The English Panelling Company 01453 731305

Walls and Floors 01536 314730

Worktop Express, 0345 222 2644


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