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Whether you want your precious objects hidden away or to tell stories from open shelves you can flexibly arrange the modular elements of Silenia to satisfy your needs. Come and see our new display on the ground floor of our Kitchens and Living Spaces Showroom on Prestbury Road, Cheltenham. Shelving and drawers can be arranged to suit your space and can even tidily support your home entertainment systems.

 

 

 

 

 

Downstairs our team can show you around the modular bedroom system which can also be adapted to your needs. With pull out trouser hangers, shoe racks, LED lighting, laundry bags and drawers you can be sure of everything in its place while our designers can help you select door finishes and handles to complement your scheme.

 

 

 

We are authorised resellers of Italian brand Silenia – a design led company based near Venice, where they design and manufacture high quality products which go on to be enjoyed across the world.

So whether you are reworking your kitchen with an ever-popular open living space or looking for new bedroom furniture to complement your new en-suite bathroom get in touch and let our team of designers and installers help you create your dream space.

Order your new Hydropool swimspa or hot tub in July and August for FREE installation and delivery*.

Whether you are looking for relaxation, swim training, family fun or a combination of all three, we have a spa to suit from our partners at Hydropool, who are the only brand to offer self-cleaning swim spas and hot tubs.

 

 

To compliment the spas we also offer, in our showroom on Battledown Industrial Estate, a wide range of stylish outdoor buildings and furniture to help you create a complete spa retreat at home.

Contact us to find out more or to book a trial in one of our demonstration spas.

 

 

 

 

*Free delivery applies within a 25 mile radius of Cheltenham.  Free installation is subject to site survey to determine suitable access.  Suitable base and electricity supply is not included and needs to be provided by the customer prior to installation.

 

Bring The Summer In

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Our bathroom designers pride themselves on incorporating the latest interior design trends in the range of options they present to our clients.  Some areas they are currently drawing inspiration from include 70’s inspired indoor plants, the latest Scandi trends and the elegance created by deep inky blues.  If you are looking to turn your bathroom into a relaxing summer retreat, here’s their pick of the latest furniture finishes, paints and wall coverings.

 

 

Club tropicana

Lush, tropical themed bathrooms continue to be popular, particularly in this hot summer weather.  Greens, blues, wood and metallic finishes all combine to complement this look along with the super retro hip clusters of succulents and cheese plants. Whether you are looking at a renovation or a simple design update, the addition of plants and tropical prints can bring your interior on point.

 

Lagom

Just getting used to pronouncing Hygge, the Danish design trend which took the UK by storm in 2016? Now it’s all about Lagom, where the design aesthetic seeks to achieve balance, moderation and wellbeing.  Draw your inspiration from natural materials, muted simple colours, minimal accessories and the addition of some indoor plants – try gentle pink tones paired with calm blues bring sophistication and relaxation.

 

Navy is the new black

Deep inky blues give a rich, elegance which can be paired with soft greys and pinks in furniture to maintain a welcoming and relaxing space. The perfect foil for wood and even metallic finishes adding drama to more neutral sanitary ware and furniture. Or consider bathroom furniture in dark blue which can look dramatic with ultra-white ceramic washbasins.

 

Inspired by our trends?  Investing in a well-designed, quality bathroom makes it easy to adopt new interior trends as they emerge.  Come in and have a chat, we can guide you through our impressive range of products and help you put together a scheme which works for you now and in the future.

 

It’s a sure sign of Summer when Wimbledon starts.

Quintessentially British, it’s a great time to try something different alongside the strawberries and cream. This recipe from Great British Chefs provides a refreshing cocktail to enjoy in the garden, or maybe even in the hot tub.

 

 

Watermelon and Prosecco sorbet

1 watermelon, medium, chopped, total weight 450g once prepped

1 lemon, large, juiced

75ml of Prosecco or Elderflower Presse for non-alcoholic version

 

Rosemary syrup

2 sprigs of rosemary, large

100ml of water

100g of caster sugar

 

To serve as a cocktail

Prosecco

 

  1. To begin, make the simple rosemary syrup. Add the sugar, water and rosemary to a medium saucepan and place over a low heat. Allow the sugar to slowly dissolve in the water and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Switch off the heat and allow to cool completely. Drain and reserve.
  2. Add the watermelon flesh to a blender and blitz until smooth. Pass through a sieve, then add the lemon juice and rosemary syrup. Blend again until smooth.
  3. Once smooth, stir through the Prosecco or Elderflower Presse. Pour the mixture into a large, shallow, freezer-proof dish and set aside to chill in the fridge.
  4. At this point, you can either use the ice cream machine to make a very smooth sorbet, according to manufacturer instructions, or make it manually for a more rustic look. The second option will take a bit longer; place the dish in the freezer. Stir and scrape the mixture with a fork every 30 minutes, moving the frozen edges in toward the slushy centre and crushing any lumps until the sorbet is firm – this should take 3-4 hours. Place in the freezer overnight.
  5. Remove the sorbet from the freezer about 10-15 minutes before serving. To serve as a cocktail, simply add a scoop to a glass and top up with Prosecco or Elderflower Presse.

 

 

 

Recipe from Great British Chefs.  For more details: http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/watermelon-prosecco-sorbet-cocktail-recipe

We are exhibiting at the Cheltenham Food and Drink Show – 9-11th June 2017, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham.  

We can’t wait to share all our interior and outdoor design advice and will have fabulous offers which will be available exclusively at the show.

We are sponsoring the Chef’s Kitchen Theatre where local chefs from leading restaurants and hotels will show-case local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, sharing some of their cooking tips. After the demonstration browse around our space where we’ll be available to discuss projects for both your inside and outside spaces with demonstration products for you to explore.

We look forward to seeing you!

http://garden-events.com.gridhosted.co.uk/

 

 

With the warmth of the summer sun on our skin you might be ready for the long summer days but is your outside space? Putting great efforts into our homes is second nature for most of us and whilst we often maintain our gardens and add furniture and plants to create an attractive space it’s time to  start thinking creatively about connecting your interior and exterior spaces.

 

In much the same way as our kitchens have become living spaces which blur the boundaries between dining, cooking and relaxing, the upcoming trend is the blurring of boundaries between the internal and external living spaces to create an even larger space to entertain, have fun with the children, relax and even exercise. We’ve got 5 hot style tips to inspire your outdoor renovation.

 

 

Give your interior design skills some fresh air

Garden trends for 2017 are definitely warming to home furnishings with rugs, comfortable sofas, lighting and music to give us an outside space where you can truly relax but it also gives us an opportunity to have some fun with brightly coloured accessories.

 

 

 

 

Cover up and snuggle up   

We often hear clients comment that their outside space is only really used for a few months of the year. Make your space work for longer than just the summer season by adding a gazebo, like this one with optional roll-up side walls.

 

 

 

 

 

Make time for you

Whether for fun, relaxation or exercise, an outdoor hot tub or swim spa can be a great addition to give a focus to your outside space all year round. For those who prefer a little shelter and privacy, create a cosy corner with a gazebo designed specifically to house hot tubs.  As stockists for Hydropool, Pittville have a wide choice available to view and even try out in our new showroom in Battledown. http://www.pittville.co.uk/something-new-happening-spa-town/ . We can give you realistic advice on how much they cost to run, how to maintain it (take a look at our self cleaning options) and even arrange a site visit prior to installation.

 

 

 

 

 

Create ambiance with lighting  

Don’t forget the lighting. In the same way you would carefully consider lighting for your living room or bathroom think about how you want to use the space. Task lighting near cooking areas, floor-standing architectural lighting for drama or functional wall lighting for a hidden walkway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get creative with your flooring

Consider opting for tiles which can be used both inside and outside for a seamless flow between your spaces. These smart limestone effect tiles are available in internal and external versions from Mandarin Stone with a textured finish for greater slip resistance.

 

 

 

 

Combine them with a dramatic rug, designed to withstand the rigors of the British weather, for a design punch to satisfy the most discerning style aficionados.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re also seeing a significant increase of interest in artificial grass. Once the exclusive partner of sports training fields their improvement in quality has revolutionised the garden, with consumers attracted by the realistic low maintenance options available. We have samples in our Battledown showroom, leave your shoes at the door and give them a try to see how they feel underfoot.

 

 

 

 

Our new showroom in Battledown is now fully open, presenting fully working spas and swimspas from Hydropool, furniture from Vondom, lighting and flooring. Open Monday to Saturday every week. Either pop in or call to book a session in the swimspa.

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Designer to lead our Bathroom team.  You will be responsible for overall management of our boutique showroom in Cheltenham, ensuring the bathrooms we design and install delight our customers.  Reporting to the General Manager, you will also be responsible for developing productive relationships with our wide range of suppliers to ensure we deliver the best products and services available.

 

If the following describes you and you are looking for an exciting new opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.  Contact us at info@pittville.co.uk 

 

About You:

  • You are experienced at generating leads and converting the right leads into satisfied customers
  • You have proven your excellence in design combined with your experience of installations to ensure your projects are both beautiful and functional.
  • You have strong administration and organisational skills as you recognise they are key to ensuring smooth installation of our bathroom projects.  You are fully versed with CRM systems (ideally EQ), CAD packages (ideally 2020) and Microsoft Office 365 applications.
  • Last but certainly not least, you develop strong relationships with both customers and your team / colleagues.  You are excited by the opportunity to lead our bathroom team to deliver great service and help make Pittville a great place to work.

 

 About Us:

  • Established in 2007, we offer creative design, supply and installation services for luxury bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, living spaces and spas to clients across the Cotswolds and beyond.
  • We are still a relatively small and very welcoming team!   We are looking forward to the opportunities a new Senior Designer brings to Pittville, including the potential for future expansion and can’t wait to help our new colleague get up and running quickly in this new role.

Radiators

As spring is finally upon us there will be many households having the debate about whether or not to turn the central heating off. However, what we can all agree on is that we love our towels warm and dry when we step out of the shower, even in the summer!

Sadly a standard towel radiator will not dry our towels once the central heating is switched off, cue the dual fuel electric element.  A dual fuel electric element is installed into your radiator, so that it can be run off the central heating in the winter and the electricity in the summer.  The element will provide enough heat to dry your towels without heating the room, perfect for those warmer days!

If you would like any further information on dual fuel, please give us a call or pop into our Cheltenham showroom, where we can talk you through all of the beautiful ranges available from companies such as JIS and Bisque.

Pittville Spas

 

While we are lucky to have some of the best destination spas in the UK in the Cotswolds, you simply can’t beat having your own personal oasis at home. Being able to train, entertain, rehabilitate and relax in complete privacy – and style – isn’t something many could boast, until now.

Out of our new spa showroom on Battledown Trading Estate, spa seekers, design addicts, aspiring athletes and families looking to have some outdoor fun can experience the world’s first self-cleaning hot tubs and swim spas by Canadian manufacturer Hydropool; the world leader of the hot tub industry with a reputation of excellence and quality that matches Pittville’s own.

Offering fitness on tap in your backgarden, the increasingly popular swim spa is a must for many top athletes and trainers, as well as casual swimmers and families looking for a pool to have fun in. This space-saving training aid is perfect for swimming, cross training, relaxation and rehabilitation; boasting pioneering SwimFlow technology which enables you to swim in place as you would in a full-size swimming pool – without the hefty cost and maintenance. And what’s more, you can adjust the resistance depending on your age, strength and technique for a truly unique and invigorating workout.

The hot tubs, meanwhile, not only provide targeted tension relief tailored to you, but also a host of hydrotherapy and health benefits to help treat everything from arthritis, sports injuries and stress to simple aches and pains. The innovative ‘zone’ jet system creates a stimulating, custom massage which can target specific areas after a workout, increase blood circulation and endorphins, decrease muscle inflammation and more. Not to mention hours of fun and relaxaton!

Both exclusive ranges are entirely self-cleaning, giving you more time to train, entertain or simply relax in style, while the cutting edge insulation system saves money by retaining and reusing heat.

Of course, no Pittville living space would be complete without those enviable design features, and the company’s expert team of designers will create the stylish spa to suit you, whether it be for relaxation, training or family fun, complemented by a wide range of design-led outdoor buildings and furniture to help you achieve your lifestyle ambition in luxury.

Pittville founder Simon Butland says: “The new range of Hydropool hot tubs and swim spas is a natural extension to Pittville and we are excited to now bring our expertise in creative design, supply and installation from indoors to outside, in time for our clientele to enjoy the warmer months in their own pockets of paradise.

“Whether you want an al fresco hot tub on the deck, or a swim spa in the sun room, our designers will work with you to create your very own, bespoke spa and wellness retreat, and we can even supply those finishing touches and garden accessories to complete the space.

Contact us to book a trial in one of our demonstration spas or simply pop by the new showroom to experience it for yourself – there’s free parking and no time restrictions, meaning you’ll have all the time you need to talk to our designers and envisage your own secret sanctuary.”

Lindsay Merchant

Already this year we have started seeing an increase in popularity of concrete. It can be found in the door finish, worktops or flooring, often with a splash of copper to really keep a very up to date look. With the confidence people have gained from the introduction of blue colour last year, I think we will start to see more and varied colours appearing (pinks and greens are a hot tip) in designs for 2017 and beyond.  The ongoing trend for combined cooking / living spaces is driving a need for clever storage solutions to ensure beautiful items are on display and more ‘functional’ items are sensibly stored within easy reach but out of sight.  Large, flexible larder and hidden pantry units are coming back into fashion as are ‘breakfast’ cabinets that house all the appliances you need to prepare an amazing breakfast but don’t want to look at (e.g. toasters, blenders etc).


 
Cleverly designed utility cupboards are also increasing in popularity and with the ongoing improvement in laundry and dishwashing appliances, it is easier than ever to house them close to a living space without any noise disruption.

My ideas for a “quick and easy” kitchen transformation (i.e. giving your kitchen a new look without starting from scratch!)


 

1) Add a new splash-back – a coloured glass splash back behind your hob or sink is a quick and easy way to add excitement without too much expense or upheaval… they are really practical too.  Choosing tones that compliment your kitchen units will help to ensure a small change fits in well with the existing scheme.
 

 
2) Update the lighting – adding new pendant lights over your kitchen table or some new under cabinet LEDs can really bring a room to life.  New LED lighting comes in a range of colours (including warm and cold white) and is also dimmable to enhance the effect it has on the space.


 
3) Install an island – if you don’t use your formal dining table anymore, if space allows, consider replacing it with an island to provide extra worktop space and the potential to add a breakfast bar for casual seating. Given the current trend for contrasting islands, this can be an easy way to add something different without needing to completely replace your existing scheme.

Finally my favourite client project that I am particularly proud of is a recent job that really tested my design skills!


 

I was asked to create a beautiful, family kitchen, enabling the father to have full access when using his wheelchair.  Working closely with the whole family, I designed a contemporary space with a low breakfast table which acted as both a preparation area and a place for the family to get together.  The use of separate, low level fridge and freezer compartments ensured they were easily accessible and provided a safe surface to hold food removed from the nearby oven.  I added floating shelves rather than wall units to display my client’s beautiful cookware and used a stylish backdrop of subway tiles to achieve the contemporary look and ensure low maintenance. My clients were thrilled with the outcome and I was so happy to create a space they could all enjoy together.


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