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Sustainable choices to furnish your home.

Posted by on May 28th 2020 in Furniture, Kitchens

Sustainable Furniture


Have you ever bought furniture for your home and, when faced with a choice, gone for the cheaper option? Only to find that within a few years it needs replacing or has literally fallen apart? As my grandfather used to say “Buy cheap, buy twice” and sadly it is so often true, which is why our carefully curated furniture range has evolved, based not just on design, but also with quality and sustainability in mind.

The Bruntland Commission of the United Nations states that “Sustainability involves meeting the needs of the...

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Useful Online Art and Design ideas for the Easter holidays

Posted by on April 2nd 2020 in General

Useful Online Art and Design ideas for the Easter holidays

In case you missed some of the useful museum resources we have been posting over the past 10 days, we have pulled them together here for you to refer to over the Easter holidays – it may keep your children entertained so you can have some time to yourself, or maybe there are some exhibitions and paintings you want to know more about and can sit down and enjoy these online digital versions.

We have also added a few more fun ones at the end for you to enjoy whilst stuck at home.

Virtual Museums



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The importance of Space when a household collides…..

Posted by on April 2nd 2020 in General, Kitchens

Home Working Desk

A new way of life brings new challenges within every home, the first one being we are now nearly all working from home as well as homeschooling our children at various levels. So although the challenges that this brings us is specific to each family; the one we all experience is how we can re-organise our home and minds to accommodate all the varying needs throughout the day -  a quiet room for meetings or calls, a school classroom and a home office; whilst not forgetting the overlying requirement for organisation, planning and experiencing much-needed downtime.

From a design perspective, we...

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Exeter Cookery School - A working Kitchen for a Cookery Business

Posted by on March 28th 2019 in Kitchens

Exeter Cookery School - A working Kitchen for a Cookery Business

One area of our business that is not often talked about is designing and installing spaces for businesses – in the past couple of years one of the most rewarding kitchen projects we undertook was with the lovely Jim and Lucy Fisher at Exeter Cookery School.

Set in an 1830’s warehouse down on Exeter Quay, this business has gone from strength to strength and offers a variety of courses from French cooking, Jim and Lucy’s background to breadmaking and Festive treats.

The Kitchen Brief

When we were asked to come and discuss their requirements the first thing on our mind was what a...

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Fish fillet with chorizo, chickpea and cherry tomatoes

Posted by on March 15th 2019 in Kitchens, Recipe

Fish fillet with chorizo, chickpea and cherry tomatoes

Gaggenau appliance: Teppan Yaki and combi steam oven

Temperature: 180°C/100% humidity
160°C Teppan Yaki

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for: 4 servings
Approx 600g white fish fillets or loin, skinned, cut into portion sized pieces
Sea salt
1 large onion, finely chopped
100 -125g soft chorizo, peeled and cut into small cubes
2 tins chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 tbsp olive oil
250g cherry tomatoes
Salt and black pepper
2 -3 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped

Preheat the Teppan Yaki at 160°C and the combi-steam oven at 180°C/100° humidity. Lightly
grease a solid tray and sprinkle with sea salt, place...

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Crusted salmon fillet with red pepper butter sauce | Gaggenau

Posted by on March 8th 2019 in Kitchens, Recipe

Crusted salmon fillet with red pepper butter sauce | Gaggenau

Gaggenau appliance:  Combi steam oven

Settings: 180°C full surface grill level 2 + humidity

Cooking time: 10 - 12 minutes depending on fish size

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for: 8 servings

8 salmon fillets, skin removed
Sea salt and ground black pepper


50g unsalted butter
100g fresh white breadcrumbs
2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped

Red pepper sauce
1 tbsp oil
2 red peppers, deseeded and finely
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
170ml double cream
175g unsalted butter
2 tbsp chopped chives

Line the solid tray with baking parchment and place the fish on top, season well.

Make the crust by melting the butter in a small pan, add...

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Creamy pot roast chicken | Gaggenau Recipes

Posted by on March 1st 2019 in Kitchens, Recipe

Gaggenau Oven

A delicious Meat Recipe from Gaggenau

Gaggenau appliance: Oven with gastronorm roaster

Settings: 190°C gastronorm roaster

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for: 4 servings

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, finely sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 200g baby onions, peeled
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 200g baby mushrooms
  • 300ml dry white wine
  • Few sprigs fresh thyme
  • Handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 100ml double cream


Place the gastronorm roaster on the pull out drawer system with the separate heating element plugged into the socket at the back of the oven. Preheat the oven on roaster function at 190°C.

Add the oil, bacon and onions and cook for 5 minutes until browned. Add the chicken and brown on...

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Moroccan Lamb | Gaggenau Recipe

Posted by on February 22nd 2019 in Kitchens, Recipe

Moroccan Lamb | Gaggenau Recipe

Gaggenau appliance: Combi steam oven or oven

Settings: 160°C/80% humidity or 160°C hot air

Cooking time: 90-120 minutes

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for: 4 servings

2 tbsp olive oil
550g lean lamb, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground ginger
750ml hot lamb stock
Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
75g ready to eat dried apricots
75g ready to eat dried prunes
25g ground almonds
3 tbsp fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Preheat the combi steam oven at 160°C/80% humidity. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole, add...

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HOUZZ Design of the Year Winner 2019

Posted by on January 25th 2019 in Awards

HOUZZ Design of the Year Winner 2019

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by the community of over 40 million monthly users, annual BOH badge highlights home renovation & design professionals with Top ratings and most popular home designs

We have won “Best of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. We were chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, renovating and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular...

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Limited Edition Eames Lounge Chair from Vitra

Posted by on October 31st 2018 in Furniture, Special Offer

SPECIAL EDITION Lounge Chair: Mahogany 
by Charles & Ray Eames


This winter, for a short time only, Vitra is offering the iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in a special edition Mahogany finish and Sapphire Spaces is proud to be one of the few official retailers showcasing the new finish.

Lounge Chair, Design Charles & Ray Eames © Vitra

This stunning version of the design classic, available to order between 1st November 2018 and 31st January 2019 only, is made using FSC-certified tropical Sapele Mahogany which is characterised by a gentle grain and...

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