Let’s talk about last night… at Lower Barn Farm

Everhot, Katy Pearson, Lower Barn Farm, launch

A new yearn: The Everhot

An Aga has always been something I’ve sort of unconsciously aspired to having. Y’know, along with a beach-fronted home, cashmere loungewear and hair that just falls right when I wake up.

Agas epitomise cosy kitchens. They conjure up warming night-time chatters, toasty toes and chubby-legged toddlers running across the kitchen floor.

So, at last night’s launch of Lower Barn Farm’s design studio (in London Road, Rayleigh) while there was SO MUCH lovely kitchen stuff to see up close and being used (thanks wonderful chefs!) there was one stand out for me.

The Everhot. It’s basically an Aga for the 21st century. A classic country kitchen look is combined with an energy-efficient heat storage range. Continue reading

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Today I’m loving… a bit of Orla Kiely

Blimey, Orla Kiely – that Irish contemporary designer known for her unique retro prints and designs – is a busy bird isn’t she?

Her instantly recognisable designs seem to get everywhere!

Her latest release is for specialist online retailer Binopolis – who have added two new stylish bins designed by Orla Kiely to its collection of high quality, functional and look-good freestanding bins.

Retro 30L bin by Orla Kiely, £135, Binopolis

Retro 30L bin by Orla Kiely, £125, Binopolis

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Scullery chic

Because storing those essentials shouldn’t be dull…

The Daily Gazette, Katy Pearson

The Daily Gazette

The Echo, Katy Pearson, Essex

The Echo

Chelmsford Weekly News, Katy Pearson

Chelmsford Weekly News