Bring a contemporary edge to a classic country kitchen with chic modern light fittings. The owners have chosen industrial-style, copper-lined pendants in painted black to contrast with the traditional cabinets. Sink, plate rack and wall and baseline units are brought together by wood panelling to create a cohesive dresser-like bank of storage. Their decision to go for a marble worktop with upstand is a practical choice for a sink that lacks a traditional tiled splashback.
The autumn chills are in full swing, winter is not far behind and dare we say it but we're actually kind of excited about Christmas... . So John Lewis' new home range is right on cue. Full of luxurious winter warmers, the collection is laden with beautiful weaves, soft textures and sophisticated prints set against a sumptuous backdrop of warm greys, charcoals and soft moody blues so you can create the ultimate cosy hideaway beneath a sea of cosy blankets and tactile throws.