A Kitchen Case Study

After completing the design and supply of two bathrooms for our customer, they approached us with a request to make some changes to their small farmhouse kitchen. However, as we started the project, it turned out to be much bigger than expected. We spent several months creating a new layout, which included extending the kitchen into the garden, adding oak beams, and crittall doors, and changing the roof layout.
The client then hired a local architect to supervise the building process. When the space was ready, we returned to supply and fit a shaker-style kitchen in a dark olive green colour, complete with black handles and a black Quooker tap. The old cream AGA was refurbished into an electrical one and painted in an anthracite shade.
For the appliances, we chose 90 cm wide Smeg black appliances with copper components, including a hob with both induction and gas options. We used two different worktop materials: a beautiful marble-effect quartz for the larger-than-average island and a durable porcelain worktop for the hob and sink run, the same material was used as splash backs.
The end result was a stunning kitchen that we are proud of.



Our 10 Year Anniversary Party!

On Thursday 12th October we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We would like to thank everyone for coming along over the course of the weekend to offer their support and help celebrate with us at our boutique  kitchen and bathroom showroom near Oxford. It was a great opportunity to also show off our new displays including our new Kitchen design products and new bathroom suppliers from Gessi, Armera, Minoli tiles, Alice Ceramics & Zuma Well Being Lighting. We hope to post more news here over the coming weeks months and hopefully years!!!


Heres a little video of the evening by our fantastic photographer on the evening Mark Rayson.

Instil Design & Gessi Italia

We are very happy to announce that InStil Design are Oxfords only retailer of Gessi Brassware. Gessi is the Italian design manufacturer of luxury bath and kitchen faucets, showers system and electronically operated taps. Visit the InStil Design showroom just outside the Oxford ring road to find out more.

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Instil Design 10 Year Anniversary

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InStil Design 10th Anniversary

2023 is Starting with an exciting transformation ! This cloakroom in a small cottage has done its time and we are now giving it a new life. Bold colour with exciting tile patterns and stunning fittings from @thomascrapperco will make some people envious.

If you too need excellent design and service, contact us for a consultation in our showroom on the outskirts of Oxford.

Thank you to @saloniceramica @thomascrapperco @ca_pietra_ @origins_living

Designed by Steven Strady and Installed By Hubert.

Beautiful master bathroom in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

A new video has been uploaded to our YouTube site

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Award-Worthy Design

Martina has been nominated as a finalist at the 2021 national kitchen and bathroom design award! Read more here

A new video has been uploaded to our YouTube site

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A lovely poem review from a recent project

“It began on a day in November, this plan to jazz up the house. Read full poem here…

Build it Live

We are exhibiting at Build it Live next weekend 8th & 9th June at the Bicester Heritage Event Centre, why don’t you come and see us?

Celebrating 6 years in business

We are now celebrating 6 years in business and would like to invite you to our Open Evening on Wednesday 30th January. See here for further information…

Festive greetings from all of us

Landscape photo by Heather Tonge…

Grand Designs: House of the Year

Our client’s house, the Pheasants, was featured on last night’s (7th November) Grand Designs: House of the Year! The first time Martina visited the owners was over 8 years ago in their brown wood cladded bungalow on the same plot. Martina has visited many times over the years and enjoyed seeing the final house in last nights screening. Watch episode one – Houses That Dare to Be Different…

RIBA South Award 2018 and RIBA Project Architect of the Year Award 2018

We thought you would like to know that the Sunday Times plans to run a feature on our client’s house the Pheasants on the 4th (or it might be 11th) November. Also, the house is scheduled to feature in a Channel 4 programme on either the 7th or 14th November: Grand Designs: House of the year. Read more about the Pheasants project here…

How to choose bathroom lighting

Follow Martina’s advice to design a successful lighting scheme,and create a space that is practical, stylish and safe. Read the article here which was published in Real Homes magazine…

Fantastic news!

One of our clients projects, with our bathrooms, recently won a RIBA award for best house and best project architect in their south region. Now they are up for the RIBA national ‘House of the Year’ competition, the results of which will be screened on TV by the Grand Designs people in November. Click on the links to see pictures of one of the beautiful bathrooms. Picture 1 – Picture 2

Family bathroom remodelled into a spa-style space

This beautiful Steam Shower Room which has recently been installed is featured in the August 2018 edition of Real Home. Read details here…

Bathroom featured in Good Homes magazine

Senior Designer Karen Beecroft has had another one of her beautiful bathrooms featured in the March 2018 edition of Good Homes. Read details of the design here…

Fantastic news! One of our client’s house wins RIBA awards

Martina is very happy to have been part of designing the bathrooms in this house which won the RIBA South Award 2018 and RIBA Project Architect of the Year Award 2018. Read details here…

New bath on display

BC Designs popular VIADO bath is now on display in our showroom. Available in three sizes and is manufactured using their unique Acrymite® system to give a seamless, glossy finish. It has a slim rim and generous bathing area. View the new bath on display…VIADO BATH…


Karen’s bathroom design has been featured in the January 2018 issue of GoodHomes Magazine One of Karen’s beautiful en-suite designs is featured on page 134-136. Read article here…

2017 Bathroom Designer of the year

Project cost £10,000-£25,000. Winner Martina Landhed. Read what the judges said…


We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Best of Houzz 2017 Design’ for having the most popular projects among the 40 million-strong Houzz community. Houzz certificate…


We are absolutely delighted to announce that Martina is the winner of kbbreview Bathroom Designer of the year, 2017, for projects between £10K-25k. Read press release here…

Good Homes Magazine has featured one of Martina’s bathroom designs

Good Homes Magazine has featured one of Martina’s bathroom designs in the December 2016 issue where the tub is a great centrepieceThe bathroom which is in an 18th century farmhouse is featured in the March 2017 issue of Good Homes Magazine on pages 160-162. Click the following links to read the article P.160 – P.161 – P.162




It gives us great pleasure to confirm that Martina has been shortlisted as a finalist in the following category for the KBB Reivew Awards 2017 – Bathroom Designer of the year: Project cost £10K – £25k. Read article here…

Martina’s bathroom design was featured in the December 2016 issue of Ideal Homes

Rejig a room to gain a walk-in shower. Read article here… and here…

Houzz feature

Senior designer Karen Beecroft has her yellow bathroom FEATURED ON HOUZZ – What to Consider When Choosing Bathroom Heating…

Design Director Martina Landheds’ Hotel-Style Steam Room is featured in Real Homes Magazine

Featured in the August 2016 issue of Real Homes is a luxurious bathroom with spa-inspired features on page 82-85. Read the full article here…


Throughout June & July we have 15% off SVEDBERGS products. Click here to see special offer flyer…

Real Homes Q&A – July 2016 Issue

What should I consider before buying new bathroom lighting? Follow Martina’s expert advice on how to design a successful scheme, and create a space that is practical, stylish and safe. Read the full article here…

Senior designer Karen Beecroft has had her copper tones bathroom featured in House Beautiful

The copper bathroom was featured in the April 2016 issue of House Beautiful on page 134-138.

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