Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jazz Festival 2015 ‘Freebie’ – Complimentary iPad Holder + Glass of Fizz!

The ever-popular Cheltenham Jazz Festival is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited – the line-up looks spectacular this year! We’re also particularly delighted to be able to offer a little gift to visitors to the festival.

Corks will be popping over at our showroom so that we can offer a glass of fizz to all 2015 Jazz Festival ticket holders: simply present your ticket in store and take in our gorgeous kitchen displays whilst you enjoy your drink. Joseph & Kingsley’s expert, friendly team will be on hand to discuss bespoke kitchen designs and more; and visitors can also pick a stunning timber tablet holder from a selection including prime wenge, oak and zebrano – all free of charge. Our position is perfectly convenient for jazzy revels (we are just adjacent to the Montpellier Gardens, the home of the festival), so do stop by and see us en route!

Joseph & Kingsley’s collection of tablet-holders are made from the finest-quality solid wood and will be an excellent reminder of your time at the festival. The perfect size for a number of gadgets – such as iPads – this bespoke holder will make a wonderful addition to your kitchen.

We very much hope to welcome you through our doors during the festival; and should you wish to visit, do view our showroom page to take note of our address and other useful contact information.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Design Inspiration: Sink or Swim!

The well-known adage goes ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ – but we think the kitchen sink can be everything when it comes to design.

We’ve been researching popular sinks and clever designs, evaluating how these can transform luxury kitchens, and have a few favourites to share. Happy sink hunting!


Design Inspiration: Sink or Swim!

Courtesy of House to Home

This country kitchen is adorable. We love the way the dark grey cabinetry and red accessories ‘lead in’ to the focal point, the white Belfast sink – and most of all, we like the clever peg rail above that creates extra storage space whilst directing attention to the sink below.


Design Inspiration: Sink or Swim!

Courtesy of Simplified Bee

Sometimes a sink is so integral to a design that one simply won’t do! This wonderful, airy design makes use of two sinks to create a functional, fluid working triangle. We love the aesthetic contrast between the crisp white frontals plus ceramic sink and the island’s bare wooden frontals and double, inset sink.


Design Inspiration: Sink or Swim!

Courtesy of House to Home

Within a minimalist scheme, the right sink and tap can bring the perfect contemporary twist. This ultra-modern stainless steel sink brings the design alive; and the high-quality tap is an ideal adornment, with a water control that is separate from the main tap for added functionality and sleekness. The tall, elegant design of the tap adds aesthetic charm whilst increasing range – it can swivel 360 degrees.

Farrow & Ball Key 2015 Colours: Pink Ground and Solid Oak Kitchens


Farrow & Ball Key 2015 Colours

Farrow & Ball

Colour connoisseurs Farrow & Ball recently released their ‘key colours’ for 2015: Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green, and Tanner’s Brown. The team at Joseph & Kingsley are proud to work with Farrow & Ball – our choice of paint for all oak cabinetry – and as such we devoured this versatile collection with interest!

Pink Ground is the first colour that caught our eye; whilst some may shy away from utilising pink within the home, we think this is a brilliant alternative for those tried-and-tested ‘neutrals’ within solid oak kitchens.

Described by Farrow & Ball as a warm pink that is not ‘sugary or infantile, rather [feeling] more like a diluted plaster colour where walls look almost nude’, we have been impressed by this surprisingly versatile shade. Used alongside equally soft pastels, like the popular duck-egg Pale Powder, Pink Ground creates a subtle, warming glow – an invitingly informal shade that manages to be elegant at the same time. It also pairs well with whites that have red undertones, such as Great White, or stronger colours like Setting Plaster, Charleston Gray, or Vert de Terre.

If you aren’t sure which colour scheme would best suit your home, please feel free to visit our showroom to discuss your project with one of our experienced designers. Our bespoke design service is free-of-charge and will ensure that the experience of developing your design is stress-free and enjoyable – and we are confident that you will be delighted with the finished kitchen!

Design Inspiration: Curves

Though clean, geometric designs are ideal for some households, a more relaxed attitude is also gaining popularity within bespoke kitchen designs – thanks to the kitchen’s reaffirmed status as ‘heart of the home’.

Curved cabinets can not only make the most of otherwise unused space, but they also create a sense of softness that lends informality to the overall aesthetic. The ‘kitchen work triangle’ is now a thing of the past: an almost 360 degree space – making use of curves and flexible lines – is what really suits the demands of modern living. Make the most of this idea with a curved central island: if you opt for a fluid design that provides room for friends and family members to sit (whilst also catering for food preparation and even cooking), you will enjoy a useful yet brilliantly inviting space. Our wooden worktops sit perfectly atop an island that has been created from our customisable range of oak cabinetry.

Some of our favourite ‘curved’ designs are below – but if you see any others that bring inspiration, please don’t hesitate to share with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or Pinterest.


Design Inspiration Curves

Joseph & Kingsley


Design Inspiration Curves Courtesy of Kitchen Edit

courtesy of Kitchen Edit


Design Inspiration Curves Courtesy of Kitchen Edit

Joseph & Kingsley


Design Inspiration Curves

courtesy of Kitchen Edit

Spring Chickens and Luxury Kitchens! Our Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Times

Spring is here, and our ideas for stunningly fresh, seasonal kitchens are flowing. Fortunately our expansive collection of own-brand oak cabinetry and other kitchen furniture is fully flexible and customisable (as well as being superb quality). And – perhaps most importantly – all of our furniture is held in stock within the UK (though if a customer does wish to use something outside of our range, the furniture will be sourced from a trusted local supplier). So, whether you desire a special Farrow & Ball colour to adorn your oak doors, or perhaps a fabulous granite worktop, we can offer competitive lead-times when compared to other kitchen retailers. What better time could there be to revamp your kitchen for the new season?

On that note, Easter is now approaching, but even this won’t have too much of an impact on our lead-times – and we certainly won’t let this get in the way of discussing luxury kitchens with potential customers!

Should you wish to visit our Cheltenham showroom and discuss your project in person, please note that though we will be closed as normal on Sunday 5th April, we will open between the hours of 9am-2pm on Friday 3rd April (Good Friday) and Monday 6th April (Bank Holiday Monday). On Saturday 4th April we will be open as normal from 9am-5pm.

We wish you all a wonderful start to spring and a happy Easter break!