David Hall Kitchen & Furniture Makers made Kate Osborne's dream a kitchen reality, as she explains...
"When we started the complete renovation of our family home we knew the kitchen was going to be one of the most important elements to get right for us. We were looking for a kitchen designed according to our tastes and to best utilise the space; we didn't want to pick one of three designs from a High Street 'bespoke' kitchen retailer.
What we received from David Hall, both in terms of the finished kitchen and the service throughout was that and so much more. They're a small business, which is very apparent in the outstanding customer service, and yet the quality of the kitchen far outshines anything we saw from (much more expensive) bigger brands.
We like to shop locally and support independent businesses, so to be able to do that when shopping for a kitchen was great and the benefits were very apparent. When we were designing the kitchen we got to sit down with both David and Frances, and it was lovely to know that he would be the person making our kitchen in the workshop just below us; it added a real personal touch to the whole experience.
"We went in with ideas of our own which were certainly taken on board, but they were also not shy about suggesting alternatives based on their years of experience designing and building kitchens.
They worked hard to design something within our budget and in the end we have a kitchen that not only looks beautiful, but flows so seemlessly that it is a real pleasure to spend time in.
David Hall Kitchen And Furniture Makers is a headline sponsor for Inspire Cambridge. Come along to Inspire Cambridge, 27th to 30th September at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, and meet David and Frances to discuss your kitchen dream...
(Images are examples of David Hall Kitchen & Furniture Makers kitchen installations)
We are very pleased to announce that British Herb Kitchen is participating in the inaugural Inspire Cambridge, presented by Velvet Magazine.
British Herb Kitchen is on a mission to bring a delicious and nutricious range of forgotten or neglected British herbs back to our tables. Founder Victoria McNeill, after years of cooking and eating all over the world, started looking at Britain's culinary heritage. Why was British food so under-represented?
She made some wonderful discoveries! There was a wide range of interesting and flavoursome herbs that had grown in Britain, in our soil and in our climate, for centuries.
British Herb Kitchen has developed a range of easy-to-use products -pestos, sauces, salts, oils- using our tasty British herbs. To help you rediscover these herbs, British Herb Kitchen provides recipes and growing tips at britishherbkitchen.co.uk
Each month Victoria showcases a 'herb of the month', packing up a direct-delivery box for you, containing that herb to grow, some cut herb to experiment with and a selection of British Herb Kitchen and other hand-picked British artisan products.
Visit the website for more information or find Victoria at Inspire Cambridge!
We are pleased to announce that the John Lewis Home Design Service is sponsoring Inspire Cambridge, presented by Velvet Magazine.
The John Lewis Home Design Service- based locally at the Grand Arcade store in Cambridge, turns interior design dreams into reality. From single rooms to whole house projects, the service has a team of experts ready to help.
In need of interiors inspiration? Whether you're refreshing one room or rethinking your whole home, the John Lewis Home Design Service can help with free style advice or an in-depth design consultation.
The Home Design Stylists offer two types of appointment. The first is a 90-minute in-store session that focuses on how to update one room by altering a few key pieces. After working through your ideas in store and getting a sense of your style and budget, the Stylist will offer suggestions on everything from flooring and curtains to finishing touches. At the end of the appointment, you'll leave with a personalised shopping list of all the items you've chosen together. Your Stylist can also place any orders or collate your selection of items fo you to take home on the day.
If you're looking to completely revamp up to three rooms, there is the option of an in-depth, two-hour home visit during which your Stylist can get to know your living space. After the visit, you will be invited back to the store for a 60-minute follow up, at which your Stylist will present a digital mood board of ideas and a shopping list of items for a personalised design scheme. They will also place any orders, send out samples and arrange measuring appointments if required. This in-depth design consultation costs £250, which is redeemable when you spend more than £1,500 through the Home Design Service.
Both of these appointments can be booked online at johnlewis.com/homedesignservice or pop into John Lewis Cambridge and speak to one of the store's four Stylists: Sandra McCall, Jane Gaylard, Sheena Middlemass or Philippa Northon.
Or simply visit the John Lewis stand at Inspire Cambridge from 27th to 30th September!
Selling a unique edit of homeware and fashions, Epiphany in Bishop's Stortford is more than a boutique: tucked at the back of the store, there's a hidden gem of a cafe.
Promoting Epiphany Espresso Bar at Inspire Cambridge, owner Alex Banks will be selling finest Ozone coffee beans, plus a selection of productions from Chilly's, the keep-cup and bottle brand.
"Chilly's mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products," explains Alex. The brand's metal bottles are not only built to last, thanks to double-walled vacuum technology, they keep drinks hot for 12 hours- and cold for 24. Plus they come in a wide range of chic designs, from on-trend rose-gold metallic to cute avocado print.
"They create products for an active urban lifestyle, with the perfect balance of distinctive style and unrivalled performance," adds Alex. "With Chilly's, staying hydrated has never been so easy or enjoyable."
Click here for more details or click here to find them on Facebook
We are very pleased to announce that Art Of Flooring, the Cambridge based, family run company offering quality flooring supply, installation and aftercare, will be participating in the inaugural Inspire Cambridge, presented by Velvet Magazine.
Art Of Flooring are specialists in solid & engineered wood flooring, carpets and vinyl flooring solutions. They are committed to tailoring their service to meet all of your design and lifestyle requirements and making your house feel like a home.
After installation of any of their floors, they can continue to care for your investment through their protection, care and maintenance service to ensure that you get the most out of your new floor.
Click here to visit their website