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Kitchen ripe for renovation? Be inspired by these kitchen trends for 2020, featuring statement stone, accent colours and new ways to use wood.



a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: Modern kitchen design ideas for 2020 and beyond. Inspiration for making a stylish statement, including the kitchen trends to know now, from marble islands to reclaimed materials.


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Modern kitchen design ideas for 2020 and beyond. Inspiration for making a stylish statement, including the kitchen trends to know now, from marble islands to reclaimed materials.

Kitchen ripe for renovation? Take heed of these inventive ideas that use statement stone, accent colours and glorious wood, showcased in a host of creative guises. Inspiration starts here…

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A floor treatment that’s more commonly seen in exterior spaces, crazy paving is the latest eye-catching surface to be reclaimed by interior designers and architects, and not only for its practical, hard-wearing properties. In this project by Studio Esteta, irregularly shaped slabs of slate inject subtle texture and movement – the perfect foil to the smooth swathes of oak and polished blue-grey stone above it – and lead the eye from the monolithic island to the matching marble-wrapped nook on the rear wall. studioesteta.com.au



a room filled with furniture and vase on a table: kitchen design ideas marble island and crazy paving slate floor


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RHOC’s Shannon Beador gives tour of her new Orange County home featuring seven bedrooms, outdoor kitchen and hot tub

SHANNON Beador gave fans a grand tour of her brand-new Orange County home – featuring seven bedrooms, an outdoor kitchen and a hot tub.

On Thursday, the Real Housewives of Orange County star welcomed Bravo viewers into her California abode on Instagram, saying she was “so excited to show it to you.”

Shannon gave RHOC fans a tour of her new CA house

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Shannon gave RHOC fans a tour of her new CA house Credit: Bravo
It boasted a pool – and even another kitchen outside

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It boasted a pool – and even another kitchen outsideCredit: Bravo
Shannon said the master bedroom reminded her of being on a boat

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Shannon said the master bedroom reminded her of being on a boatCredit: Bravo

“As soon as I walked in I fell in love and so did my kids,” said Shannon, who shares three daughters, Stella, Sophie and Adeline, with her ex-husband David Beador. “It’s a seven-bedroom home with five bathrooms so come on inside.”

She showed off her swanky new dining room, which boasts a large fireplace, a huge

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Saudi architect designs building featuring traditional men’s headdress

A young Saudi architect has designed a building that takes the shape of the traditional Saudi men’s headdress – the ghutra.
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Dubai: A young Saudi architect has designed a building that takes the shape of the traditional Saudi men’s headdress (ghutra), local media reported today.

In an interview with Al Ekhbariya state television, the fresh graduate, Hossam Mahjoub, said that he has been dreaming of introducing changes in the Saudi architecture that reflect the kingdom’s authentic culture in buildings.

The traditional Saudi men’s red and white-checkered headdress is popularly known as ghutra.

“I embarked on this project immediately after I finished my study abroad and returned to the kingdom. I am passionate about having our traditional culture and rich heritage be reflected in our architectural buildings,” Mahjoub said.

When asked about the idea of designing a Saudi ghutra-shaped building, Mahjoub said “many people, whom I met abroad,

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