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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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An early Wegner classic returns

Posted by on September 21st 2016 in General

An early Wegner classic returns

Hans J. Wegner, undoubtedly one of the most original and influential furniture designers Denmark has ever produced, is having a renascence thanks to iconic furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & sons.

The classic 1950 lounge chair was Hans J. Wenger’s first in a series of designs that reflected his gift of distilling a construction down to its very essence whist delivering character and style. All of his designs were given model numbers and it is the CH22 which has been relaunched and is exclusively available through Sapphire Spaces in the South West.

The CH22 epitomises...

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What's the best kitchen worktop?

Posted by on June 6th 2016 in General

kitchen worktopChoosing the right worktop for your next kitchen design shouldn’t be a chore. With so many competing factors ranging from finish to functionality, find out what the best kitchen worktop would be for you by reading our guide.

The different kitchen worktop types:

Worktop Summary

Worktop Key Points Heat Resistance Wear and Tear
Stainless Steel  An industrial aesthetic, offering an unparalleled heat and stain resistance, and its surface naturally aids kitchen hygiene. Up to 1400°C Will mark through continual...

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From Finalist to Winner

Posted by on March 16th 2016 in General

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Mark Newbery, has been announced as a winner at the biggest awards event in the kitchen and bathroom industry, the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards.

Host Dara Ó Briain with winner Mark Newbery of Sapphire Spaces and KBSA Chairman Tina Riley Host Dara Ó Briain with winner Mark Newbery of Sapphire Spaces and KBSA Chairman Tina Riley

The award was won in the ‘Kitchen Designer of the Year – Up to £30,000’ category and was presented by the evening’s celebrity host, Dara Ó Briain,...

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Exeter Cookery School to host exclusive day courses at Sapphire Spaces

Posted by on September 28th 2015 in Events, General

We are delighted to announce that, following their buzzing pre-launch event in the summer, Exeter Cookery School are returning to Sapphire to offer the first in a series of exciting cookery days at our showroom in Topsham. We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be an event full of fun, food and meeting new friends.

Offering a host of exciting culinary courses – each packed with cheffy tips, tricks and techniques honed in busy restaurant kitchens...

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Exeter Cookery School launches at Sapphire Spaces

Posted by on August 22nd 2015 in Events, General, Media

We were delighted to be joined by Exeter Cookery School for an exciting pre-launch evening. The brainchild of Jim and Lucy Fisher, Exeter Cookery School is set to open it's doors later this year in a Grade II Listed building on the city’s historic Quayside.

Heading up the cooking, Jim was first inspired to cook in his early teens by watching 70s food icon Margueritte Patten, so much so that he created a three-course meal for his family at the age of just 13.

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Eames Lounge Chairs & Ottomans

Posted by on May 23rd 2015 in General


15% Off Eames Lounge Chairs & Ottomans


Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Lounge Chair has become an iconic must-have piece of furniture so much so that it is part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. The chair, officially titled Eames Lounge (670) was first released in 1956 after years of development. It has been in continuous production...

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Food Magazine January 2015 Feature

Posted by on January 13th 2015 in General


Beautiful fine wood and aluminium fuse together to create this stand-alone unit. With a butcher's block top and multi-purpose pull-out drawers, this is an iconic piece of kitchen design which can be moved wherever you need it. Brand new from bulthaup's Solitaires range, this stole the show at Milan Design Week 2014. One of five elements inspired by simple geometric principles and featuring bulthaup's ingenuity, the result a piece that's not restricted by faces or angles. See it Sapphire Living Space in Topsham near Exeter.

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Mark Newbery Shortlisted for National Award

Posted by on November 6th 2014 in General

Mark has been shortlisted for the 2014 Designer Kitchen and Bathroom awards for a kitchen he designed for a waterside Torquay Home. Mark’s design is in the ‘Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design Of The Year’ category and he will attend the finals in London’s Embankment Gardens on November 12.

Mark is delighted to have made the finals of Designer Magazine’s prestigious awards and said

“It is normally London-based companies that are shortlisted so it is hugely exciting that we are on it. There have also been an unprecedented number of entries this year so that is even more encouraging.”

To enter...

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