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The D-list Is Fine By Us

Posted by on November 9th 2015 in Media

Most people aspire to make the a-list but when our MD, Mark Newbery, was named on the recently published d-list we couldn’t have been happier.

So what exactly is the d-list?

The d-list is selection of 20 UK designers complied by Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine and has been created to highlight some of the brightest and best kitchen and bathroom design talent. 

The inaugural d-list was launched in London at this year’s 100% Design, the UK’s largest design trade event.

Editor, Martin Allen-Smith says

“The purpose of the list is to bring together some of the industry design figures we feel...

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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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Cornwall Living January 2015

Posted by on January 13th 2015 in Media

This month we're delighted to be featured in Cornwall Living - the an ideal source of inspiration if you're looking for the 'Ultimate Lifestyle By The Sea'.  

Just click on the image above to reveal a full size article so you can have a read about how the business has developed since we first opened and what you can expect from a visit to our showroom. Plus, if you're planning on launching a new kitchen or bathroom project during 2015, there are also some...

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Devon Home November/December 2014 Feature

Posted by on November 18th 2014 in Media

Functional Elegance - Sapphire Spaces - Devon Home Feature


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Functional Elegance

Alex Newbery from Sapphire Living Space in Topsham shares her style inspiration with Devon Home

Despite working with many brands, Sapphire Living Space’s style philosophy is simple – to achieve functional elegance. “Whether you are looking for a kitchen or a bathroom, some cutlery of a toothbrush holder, our aim is always the same,” Alex explains. “There is little point in having something beautiful that does not serve a purpose, and why...

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Devon Life September 2014 Feature

Posted by on September 30th 2014 in Media

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Objects of Desire - The Wing Chair Hans Wegner

Objects of Desire

I've found the perfect book - and now I need the perfect chair to curl up in - and thankfully those clever folks at Sapphire Living Space have done all the hard work for me, says Interiors Editor CAROL BURNS.

Danish furniture designer, Hans J.Wegner was one of a small group of Danish furniture designers whose creations significantly contributed to the popularity of mid-century Danish design, a style that was all the rage with cosmopolitan Americans in the '50's and '60s.

In 1960, Wegner sketched...

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Devon Life August 2014 Feature

Posted by on August 31st 2014 in Media

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Bathroom BLISS

It’s time to think carefully about creating your own sensory experiences in the bathroom says DAVID ASPINALL, Design Director at Sapphire Living Space

More and more I work with clients who are looking to create a tranquil spa environment at home and, with manufacturers increasingly focused on offering sensory products, achieving this might be easier than you think.

Where people go wrong is to not do it properly. Putting a sauna in the corner...

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Devon Life May 2014 Feature

Posted by on May 31st 2014 in Media

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Objects of Desire

Sapphire Living Space is fast becoming the South West's go-to for the best in classic designs from the 20th century and beyond. This month we salivate superlatively over the 1963 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner

Hans. J Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder. At the age of 17 he was apprenticed to a carpenter and it was at this time that developed his first design. At the age of 20 he moved to Copenhagen to study at the institution now known...

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KBB Review - Sapphire Living Space

Posted by on February 28th 2014 in Media

Back to Press.KBB Sapphire Living Space ReviewMystery Shopper in... Exeter

Sapphire Living Space, Dart Business Park

If you think buying a kitchen or bathroom should be both enjoyable and informative, then head to Sapphire for a master class in intelligent, customer-friendly service.

I started on the ground floor of this smart, pine class unit with its pristine displays of Bulthaup kitchens. Valerie talked me through finished and pointed out storage solutions, encouraging me to venture down into the wine cellar.

Then it was upstairs for a look at bathrooms where I met the real star of this establishment, David....

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Devon Life December 2013 Feature

Posted by on December 31st 2013 in Media

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Objects of Desire

Vitra - Eames lounge chair

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, The Eames Lounge Chair has become iconic with Modern style design. The chair and matching ottoman, officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671), are made of moulded plywood and leather and combine ultimate comfort with materials and workmanship of the highest quality. Released in 1956 after years of development the furniture has been in continuous production ever since.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames used their curiously and boundless enthusiasm to create pieces that established them as...

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Devon Life November 2013 Feature

Posted by on November 30th 2013 in Media

Back to Press.Mark Newbery at 1st Birthday Part of Sapphire Living SpaceSelection of photos from the 1st birthday of Sapphire Living Spaces.

Sapphire Celebrates 1st Birthday with Michael Caines

Sapphire Living Space, a 3,500sq ft luxury kitchen and bathroom showroom near Exeter, celebrated its first birthday in style.

VIP guests were treated to a champagne reception, live music and a cookery demonstration by Devon's own celebrity chef Michael Caines.

Owners Ross Pollard and Mark Newbery saw two years of meticulous planning come to fruition when Sapphire opened a year ago.

And their hard...

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