With the introduction of our new Driftwood and concrete finishes, the Roundhouse flagship showroom in Wigmore Street has a bit of an industrial/shabby chic vibe going on, with the addition of our ‘new’ up-cycled stools and lights. Our reclaimed stools had a former life in a sewing factory and were spotted by Roundhouse architect, Victoria in a vintage shop in Hastings. The latest additions however, had a more exotic past. Three heavy-duty pendant lights hung above our polished concrete work surface have travelled the world on a Russian super tanker and were found by one of our designers Peter, in a marine reclaim salvage specialist in Devon. Sitting on an industrial stool in our beautiful state of the art, bespoke Urbo kitchen it’s fun to imagine the overhead lights swaying around as the super tanker sailed the seven seas!...

The Roundhouse team loves good design, good food and of course, good wine. So what better way to celebrate our London Design Festival launch of our new kitchen designs and an exhibition of James & Tilla Waters ceramics, than a champagne tasting and a cooking demonstration? Giancarlo Caldesi left his Marylebone restaurant temporarily and brought a flavour of Italy to our new Concrete and Driftwood kitchen, where he demonstrated his cooking flair using the Gaggenau appliances. With the able assistance of Gaggenau home economist Sarah, Giancarlo created an amazing array of pizzas and left everyone wanting their own steam oven after producing the most mouth watering beef imaginable. George Burroughs from Louis Roederer Champagne talked us through tastings of the fabulous Brut Premier NV, Winner of the Decanter World Wide Awards 2013 - Gold Medal and NV Champagne Trophy and Brut Vintage Rose NV. Roederer kindly donated a silver ice bucket which was raffled at the end of the evening to a lucky recipient. Delicious and beautiful canapes were provided by Libby Isaacs.  ...

The Roundhouse team is getting very excited about the opening of our flagship showroom as part of the London Design Festival, which takes place from 13 -21 September 2013. We’re busy unwrapping beautiful ceramics from James and Tilla Waters to display during the festival. We met the Waters at the Homes & Gardens Designer Awards, where they too picked up an award, so we’re particularly pleased to be showing some of their lovely porcelain tableware in our newly refurbished Wigmore Street showroom. Roundhouse, as ever, is keen to support British design, and this is the fourth such collaboration with British ceramicists. James and Tilla are steadily building a reputation and a devoted following among the ceramic cognoscenti. Their teapots, cups, jugs and bowls in unusual colour combinations are as elegant as they are practical. The duo’s ceramics will be shown in our new Concrete, Marble, Driftwood and Metallic displays and all their work will be for sale. London Design Festival 13 -21 September Monday – Friday 10.00 -18.00 Saturday 10.00 -17.00...

A superbly designed kitchen + excellent cooking = happy Roundhouse people. None more so than Roundhouse Managing Director Craig Matson and his wife, Roundhouse architect, Victoria after a day spent at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School at Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons. Craig and Victoria were invited by Gaggenau appliances, (renowned for their stunning looks and exceptional technology), and which look fabulous in our beautifully designed Roundhouse bespoke kitchens. Following a tour of Le Manoir’s impressively organised restaurant kitchen the Roundhouse duo spent a fascinating day learning new cooking techniques, followed by a delicious dinner. Now they are back in the office we’re all looking forward to exchanging recipes and picking up some insider tips. Many thanks to Gaggenau for organising!...

  Roundhouse clients are a stylish lot but Sue Miller, property developer and interior designer takes design to whole other level with her industrial & Manhattan influenced house, featured in this month's Living Etc. We pride ourselves on our family friendly kitchens designed to be as unique as our customers are and love this photo of the Miller family including Herbie the dog (one of the most photogenic dogs on the planet) in their dark grey, concrete and stainless steel Roundhouse 'Urbo' kitchen. The other rooms in this North London family home are equally stunning and eclectic - you can see them in October's Living Etc, and we look forward to more creative interiors from Sue's new, cleverly named company - www.madcowinteriors.co.uk    ...

One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to clients who want a clear uncluttered design for their kitchen is that creating ample storage is paramount. It’s amazing how quickly storage space gets filled up and often dry goods are hard to find at the back of cupboards. One of the clever Roundhouse solutions is to incorporate a Fulham Pantry into the bespoke kitchen design. The pantry provides acres of storage space and its shallow shelves solve the problem of ‘losing’ foodstuffs that can get hidden at the back. Bottle racks provide space for jars, bottles and spices and its deep drawers have space for everything from dry goods to vegetables. A smart and practical addition that many clients choose is to have a marble worktop as seen in the photograph. The Fulham pantry on display in our Wigmore St showroom is stocked with all things British, featuring iconic products such as the Dualit toaster and Mason & Cash traditional mixing bowls, alongside classic foodstuffs such as Marmite, Wilkins preserves, Bath Olivers and Tate & Lyle’s treacle and golden syrup. The Fulham pantry shown here is part of a Classic painted kitchen display and has a walnut interior and marble shelf....