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Throughout the year, we declutter, re-organise, re-style and re-invent our homes. Wardrobes are refreshed, bathrooms restocked, and bedrooms replenished. The kitchen, however, remains a forgotten hero, a sacred space rarely spared the same kind of loving attention. While kitchens must, first and foremost, function practically, elevating essential items is one of the easiest and most effective ways to boost our mood and add a little luxury to our daily routines.

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The Low-Impact Home

Upping your eco-credentials in the kitchen has never been easier. Start with Fortum and Mason's chic Fortnum's Backpacker's Picnic Bag, created with recycled materials for luxe outdoor feasting, whether that be in your back garden or post-hike. Another suave sustainable swap comes via cult kitchenware aficionados, Our Place. The ethereal brand's Always Pan is beloved by vloggers, social innovators, and cooks alike, thanks to its unique nonstick ceramic coating. Free from potentially toxic materials like PFOAs, lead, and nanoparticles, this cooking essential brings a new meaning to clean eating.


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The Art-Filled Home

Colour-popping has had its fashion moment, and now the trend is coming to countertops. Introducing colour and texture via appliances and accessories can transform a kitchen's palette and breathe new life into breakfast time, allowing you to update your home's hub with minimal effort. For an inoffensive yet effective colour injection, try Delonghi's playful Ballerina toasters in dirty mustard or rich maroon. The kitsch-cool Italian design may look frivolous, but this is a machine built to last. The Prestige Prism Frypan is a much-coveted piece this autumn, too, thanks to its Tuscan-bright burnt orange finish. Finally, Chillys' Series Two Coffee Cup in Ombre Nightfall brings blue-sky dreaming to the breakfast bar.


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The Modern Home

Minimalist dwellers who value form and function above all else will rate Joseph Joseph's latest selection of pared-back tools and storage solutions. The Carousel Five Piece Knives Set, crafted with Japanese stainless steel, allows for seamless selection even if stored away beneath a cupboard, while the Folio Steel Four Piece Chopping Board Set's slimline case packs a slick punch on worktops. Bodum's revival of their 80s Topee Bowl Set is a modernist's dream. BPA-free and endlessly versatile, this compact set is ideal for folding a cake batter, serving a salad, or storing leftovers neatly; perfect for less-is-more living.


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The Entertainer's Home

Nothing says elegance like a Le Creuset hero piece heating a hearty stew over an AGA or sitting pretty as a table centrepiece. Timeless and elegant, the Coastal Blue collection of casserole dishes and stoneware mugs is as decoratively striking as it is hardworking. Every self-professed homemaker needs a statement-making serving board when hosting duties roll around. Thankfully the Gentlemen's Hardware Pizza Cutter & Serving Board, which includes a 15-inch acacia wooden board, a painted stainless steel pizza cutter with a branded wooden handle, and genuine leather hooks, is the last word in impressive serving.


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The Smart Home

Kitchens are set to get a whole lot more intuitive this year, thanks to a host of innovations. Tech-savvy homeowners will love Hotpoint's Freestanding fridge freezer. Designed with frost-free technology, it effectively prevents ice build-up in your freezer whilst keeping your produce fresh. Meanwhile, the Elica NikolaTesla Switch Extraction Hob is the first of its kind with a completely invisible suction heart that can be activated at the touch of a button. Complete with Pot Detector and Safety Shut Down features, this smart cooker is on top of every gadget geek's wishlist.




From High Octane Glamour to Electric Colour, Hemlines that hit the Floor to Cold Blooms, see our fashion director Shelly Corkery’s key pieces of the season here.