Monthly Archives: August 2014

Luxury Kitchen Design Brochure: Coming Soon

Since the opening of our showroom in April 2013, we’ve been proud to complete a number of luxury kitchen designs for clients across the nation.

As such, we felt that it was time to update our brochure. Our current brochure, which will still be circulated as a complement to this latest offering, focuses on individual items from our collection as well as our kitchen ‘Inspirations’: design templates that are intended to inspire and guide customers as they begin to plan their kitchens.

Our new brochure, entitled ‘Joseph & Kingsley: Fine English Kitchens’, gives greater insight into our kitchen design approach. It introduces our three main kitchen ‘styles’– Cotswold, Chatham and In-Frame – whilst providing useful information regarding our bespoke design service, accompanied by an outstanding selection of photography. We have also incorporated a section that focuses on our recent work, so that you might observe our stunning kitchens as completed within customers’ homes.

We are proud to provide a personal service, with plenty of support from start to finish, and consider it a privilege to create luxurious yet affordable kitchens that reflect our customers’ individual tastes. We hope that this brochure will be a useful resource as you prepare to embark on your kitchen journey. Do stop by our Cheltenham showroom and pick up yours soon, or alternatively please provide your address and we’d be happy to send you a copy – these will be available in the very near future!

Luxury Kitchen Design Brochure

Design Inspiration: Pastels and Neons

Pale pastel shades have long been seen as a ‘safe’ design option; but actually their use in the kitchen can be bold, inventive and very effective. It’s also looking as if a specific pastel palette, incorporating orange, pink, purple and green, will make a huge splash next year: pastel shades are tipped to be amongst the most fashionable colours of 2015. Furthermore, there’s enormous potential for this developing trend to blend with the flair for neon that is already occurring – and as such the team at Joseph & Kingsley predict the emergence of some extremely exciting interiors over the course of the next year.

Designer Christos Prevezanos – when asked to predict colour trends for2015 – has commented that he will be ‘looking back to the pastel palette of LA in the 80s—optimistic color combinations of orange and purple sunsets, green palm trees, aqua pools, and pink flamingos. It’s a muted palette with shocks of neon—Monet meets Molly Ringwald.’

With this advice in mind, we recommend pairing pastels with neon accessories within luxury kitchens for a daring and vibrant look. Choose lilac, chalky pink or baby blue for your cabinetry – Farrow and Ball’s Calluna is a particular favourite of ours – and match with linens that incorporate softer shades; then, spice these up with neon purple or hot pink accents. Alexandra Von Furstenburg’s neon trays would be a perfect touch.

Design Inspiration: Pastels and Neons

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Design Inspiration: Pastels and Neons

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Design Inspiration: Pastels and Neons

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Design Inspiration: Pastels and Neons

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Sale reminder: 10% off stunning solid oak kitchens in August

0% off stunning solid oak kitchens in August

Our popular seasonal sale has been running for well over a month and our team have been thrilled to design some wonderful and affordable solid oak kitchens for our customers. If this sounds tempting, we’re happy to share some good news with you: there’s a still over a fortnight left in which you can take advantage of this promotion.

Superb savings across our own-brand collection of fine-quality furniture (timber worktops, solid oak cabinetry and stylish oak frontals) and appliances from respected providers (such as AGA Rangemaster and Perrin & Rowe) allow you to enjoy luxury at an affordable price. All you need to do is quote the code SUMMER2014 to one of our advisors or enter this at the online checkout stage.

From country kitchens to cutting-edge contemporary designs, our expert designers can create an aesthetic that is exactly to your taste in both function and form. Please contact us or visit our Gloucestershire showroom for an informal, friendly discussion about your kitchen project. We look forward to meeting you.

Design Inspiration: Vintage

We pride ourselves on creating truly unique bespoke kitchen designs. However, sometimes there is no better method of achieving an individual – or truly fashionable – look than with a vintage piece of furniture (or two).

An antique chaise or armoire would have huge impact in any room of the house – and the nature of such a piece means that it is likely to be a one-off. You can always reupholster or repaint to ensure that the piece fits in well with your overall design scheme, though we recommend choosing something close to the original shade in order not to lose the character of your furniture.

A statement piece of furniture is not the only option, though. If you’d like to achieve this hugely popular aesthetic in a less defined fashion, there are other, more subtle ways: from simple touches such as a vintage clock on your mantel, to button-backed upholstered dining chairs, or even a parquet floor. In terms of essential kitchen furniture, the warm, middling tones of lacquered wood fit particularly well within the vintage aesthetic and should certainly be considered for your cabinetry. Our Cotswold doors are available in a lacquered finish and would be most effective if opting for a nostalgic feel, though the simpler style of our Chatham doors would also work well.

The vintage look should be decadent yet chic: perfect for almost any style of kitchen.

Vintage Furniture

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Vintage Upholstery

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Vintage Clocks

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