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Our Trip To The PWS HQ

Last week Helen, Paul and Hope visited one of our kitchen door distributors PWS at their headquarters in Durham, to check out lots of beautiful new kitchen ranges as well as some old favorites. We also got to take a sneak peak of their brand new state of the art paint factory where many of your kitchens would of been sprayed!

PWS have a natural flair for thinking outside the box when it comes to design and the way they display their collection, it is really inspiring to see and gives us plenty of ideas for our own showroom displays. All in all we had a fantastic time and learnt so much about all the new ranges, we are feeling inspired and ready to tell you all about how we can help you design your ideal kitchen.

A Tuscan Wedding

We have been fairly quiet here at IDEAS as we have been busy planning and enjoying a member of the IDEAS’ team wedding in the beautiful Tuscany.

A week long celebration of food, wine and good company made for some amazing memories and beautiful pictures!

We seem to have brought back the stunning sunshine and warm weather from Italy and Helen’s famous cakes will now be back in the Showroom for you all!


Metallic Taps

The trend for metallic and coloured taps started in late 2016 moving into 2017 with designer brands bringing out some beautiful designs but with a high price to match, however fast forward to 2018 and we see more of our own suppliers producing some on-trend designs at very reasonable prices. From Cassellie’s beautiful Rose Gold bathroomware including shower heads, taps and radiators to Quooker’s limited edition gold plated boiling water tap. Pick matte black ironmongery in your bathroom to compliment the monochrome look or a stunning rose gold tap in your kitchen for a metallic nod to the trend.                              

Spring 2018 Interiors

It may not look like Spring outside but here at IDEAS we are looking towards Spring and brighter, lighter Interior trends especially those in kitchens and bathrooms. One of our favourite trends of this year is greenery – plants are no longer just for the outdoors, 2018 has seen a huge surge in people bringing wonderful greenery into their homes.

We have many dotted around the showroom and in our homes, as well as detoxifying the air the striking greenery looks beautiful against almost any backdrop. You will also see this trend In wallpaper prints, textiles and paint colours - we love to mix bold tropical wallpaper in bathrooms together with gold brassware for a striking interiors look. 

NEFF Factory visit, Germany

As a 5* Master Partner Paul was kindly invited by NEFF to visit their factory in Germany last week for an exciting few days of product education, food and a few drinks!

Paul was shown around their state of the art factory in Bretten where products are tried, tested and all manufactured. Paul spent an interesting few days finding out more about the current products stocked by NEFF we love so much and learning about the latest advances in technology we will all be seeing soon. 

Monochrome Bathrooms & Kitchens

We predict the rise of darker kitchen and bathrooms in 2018, creating a luxurious and surprisingly spacious feel to any interior space. The contrast of black against white ceramic feels clean and fresh with the odd pop of gold for an extra chic feel.

Many of our suppliers such as Frontline and Cassellie have bought out many on trend ranges this year from black baths to matte black kitchen taps we love this monochrome trend and can’t wait to design some interesting spaces for you all this year. Why not pop into the showroom to see us and talk about how you can bring this beautifully modern trend to your home. 

A Big Welcome From IDEAS

We have lots of super exciting things happening in 2018, the first being a brand new website. Hope has been working hard over the past few months to produce our stunning new site, we are so pleased with it and we hope you all enjoy scrolling through it as much as we do!

As well as the new look website we are also launching our Youtube channel 'Tasty IDEAS' in which Helen will cook all your favourite cake, pastry and dinner ideas with follow up recipes right here on our blog - keep an eye out for our first video which will be coming soon!

We have also been upping our social media game on Instagram and Facebook with all the latest IDEAS news, current trends and supplier information.

Pop into see us at our showroom for a piece of homemade cake and a cup of tea - we can't wait to see you soon.

All the team at IDEAS Nottingham x