On the first day of Christmas…

At Nicholas Bridger, we are getting into the festive spirit and we cannot believe that it’s that time of year again! We have had a busy year and we thank each and every one of our client’s old and new.

We create the most wonderful handmade kitchens that aren’t just for Christmas, but tremendous for all year round and especially Winter. Made from solid wood and lovingly crafted we will give you the perfect kitchen you have always dreamed of.

Christmas is a busy time of year, quality time we get to spend with our family and friends and lots of goodies to indulge on. Having the perfect Christmas kitchen makes all the difference and in this blog, we have put together a few ideas that will help you to create that welcoming cosy kitchen for all to enjoy.

Fill the Space with Scents

There are many festive scents such as cinnamon, winter pine and mulled wine, letting you know that Christmas is upon us! These scents can be created throughout candles, diffusers and potpourri. Good quality candles allow the space to be filled with a sense of calm and good cheer, as well as masking away those unwanted cooking smells. Christmas is the season for cooking!

These types of scents can also come in an array of designs and finishes creating a lovely little Christmas accessory for the kitchen island.

Add Candle Light

The hub of the home is a place where we spend quite a lot of our time and we know that we will be using it more than ever over the festive period. At Christmas time cooking and entertaining is amongst all of us, so we want to make sure the kitchen is as warm and inviting as possible for all of our guests.

Candlelight gives a soft glow to the room and is the perfect creation of a festive atmosphere. Church candles in hurricane vases on the worktops and dining table, with magical twinkle lights entwined around, are ideal for mood lighting when entertaining into the night. The perfect time to get that delicious cheese board and delicate red wine out!

Glass-fronted cabinets with integrated spotlights inside also create a cosy kitchen with a romantic atmosphere.

Bring the Outdoors in

Natural foliage used on a tablescape, wreath and garland can all add up to a cosy kitchen this Christmas. Holly, eucalyptus and pine cones are the main natural materials that bring nature into the home at Christmas time.

Indoor Christmas plants will decorate your kitchen in an attractive way creating a beautiful relaxing space all with purifying the air, making it a lot healthier that’s perfect for you and your family.

Paint Kitchens Darker

Throughout 2019, we saw a huge rise in orders for many different blue and grey hues, with a couple of colours being very popular. They consisted of our Classic Shaker styles as well as the Traditional Shaker and were paired with lighter hues to make the bold colours create dramatic, enveloping spaces.

This outstanding effect can be seen in the kitchen below in one of our recent projects at Henham, Essex. The design consists of our Classic Shaker, hand-painted in Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball.

AGA Cooking

AGA’s provide the home with extra warmth in the winter but also create a lovingly British handmade finishing touch to our bespoke kitchens. There are many AGA owners who will tell you they can’t imagine life without one.

The AGA was invented in 1922 and has been the heart of the home for many decades and continues to. They are built from cast iron which is a fantastic material for radiating heat and is gentle on food and locks in moisture, flavour and goodness, meaning the food you serve tastes delicious as intended.

Nicholas Bridger and the team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to hearing from you in the New Year to plan and build a kitchen design of your dreams.