Retro Kitchen Revival

Posted on Wed, August 31, 2016

The October edition of Belle Magazine features some seriously stunning kitchen designs and a range of E&S Trading appliances beautifully complementing each of these renowned designer's projects.

We've picked a few of our favourite kitchens below with designs a throwback to retro interiors of the 70s and 80s. These kitchens all show a common theme of practicality, functionality and concealing as much as possible by incorporating integrated and self-cleaning appliances.

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David Flack's 70s-inspired design, with dark timber and marbled benchtops, keeps with the heritage of the home and features E&S Trading Gessi 'Oxygene' tapware.

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David Hicks vision was to create a minimalist, functional family kitchen that conceals as much as possible. This is where E&S Trading's Miele fully integrated dishwasher and Miele fully integrated fridge/freezer come into play. Stage right (hiding just out of shot) is our Miele oven and stainless steel gas wok, gas double burner and induction double burner.

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KPDO brings colour, form and texture to this kitchen design with a nod to interiors from the 70s and 80s. The blue colour scheme certainly offers the wow factor. The E&S Trading Sub-Zero fully integrated ICBBI-30U fridge/freezer is featured in this kitchen.

For all these E&S Trading products and more visit your nearest showroom.

Tags: homes, product, kitchen, kitchen appliances, australian homes, real homes, design

Shades of Grey

Posted on Tue, August 16, 2016

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It’s not quite fifty shades, but the mix of greys in this Balwyn home is superb.

The homeowner’s brief to Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interior was to open up the original small, U-shaped kitchen into a very livable, modern design. Great functionality and quality appliances were also high up on the agenda. When designer Markus Sawatzki delivered the results, the space speaks for itself.

 

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There’s a certain imposing look about the kitchen, which Markus nailed with a smoky palette and dramatic style. Dark cabinetry and black subway tiles splashback lends a masculine tone, elegantly offset by the whites on the walls, ceilings and benchtops. A generous size freestanding island bar sits right in the centre, serving as a prep area and breakfast bar. The new design also incorporated a new study area and gives access to the laundry.

 

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When it comes to appliances, there are no compromises. The majestic looking WOLF cooker is the star of the kitchen and screams luxury with its impeccable style and quality. Along with other outstanding products from Miele, Qasair and Neff, this kitchen will satisfy the most demanding home chef.

 

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e&s is proud to partner Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interior as a kitchen, bathroom and laundry specialist. We offer a range of exclusive brands and products to customers with a discerning eye for quality and aesthetic. Discover them at our showrooms today!

See more inspirational Australian homes on Spaces.

Tags: laundry, homes, kitchen, cooking, ovens, decorating

Liebherr BLACKSTEEL Fridge

Posted on Wed, August 10, 2016

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Balancing technology and style with utility, the Liebherr BLACKSTEEL SBSbs 7263 is a masterpiece in German design. 

Winner of the prestigious iF Design Award, the Liebherr BLACKSTEEL fridge makes a killer impression with its attractive appearance. Black stainless steel combined with high-quality Smart-Steel finish lends a timeless, elegant appeal.

But don’t let its nifty good looks overshadow its capabilities – BlackSteel packs a serious punch of functionality and user-friendly features.

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This side-by-side fridge and freezer combination features BioFresh Safe drawers to keep food fresher for longer. These are mounted on telescopic rails and can be easily pulled out.

With BlackSteel, frost is a thing of the past in the freezer section with Liebherr's NoFrost technology.

Other innovative details includes removable VarioBoxes, designed for convenient storage, and a practical bottle shelf with adjustable bottle holder.

The distinctive GlassLine equipment puts the finishing touches to the high quality interior with its safety glass shelves and stainless steel trims.

The Liebherr BLACKSTEEL Freestanding Side-by-Side fridge/freezer SBSbs 7263 is exclusive to e&s in Victoria.

Find out everything you need to know about Liebherr fridges and the BioFresh range at your nearest e&s showroom today.

Tags: kitchen, fridges

Renovators Sale On Now

Posted on Mon, August 08, 2016

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You want your house to match your lifestyle - bring the outdoors in, have an entertainer's kitchen for parties and dinners with special friends and family, or a bathroom with essence of luxury and grace to unwind and freshen up. You want to get it right - the layout, style, design elements and colour. You want it at the right price - affordable quality that won't break the bank.

If you check all the boxes above, you'll love to hear all about our Renovators Sale! For a limited time only, we are throwing an amazing sale across our huge kitchen, bathroom and laundry range, with a minimum 15% off RRP on many of your favourite brands including Westinghouse, Smeg, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, ILVE, Hansgrohe, Villeroy & Boch, Kohler, Hatria and more.

This is the perfect opportunity to bag a bargain or two on ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, fridges, dishwashers, sinks and taps. For your bathroom it could mean a new bath, basin, shower, toilet and more at the best prices. While in the laundry, it's a great reason to replace that old washing machine or dryer with something new.

Plus with tons of amazing promotions and bonus offers going on right now, there's never been a better time to shop at e&s. Renovator's Sale must end 31st August, see you in store soon!

*Sale available in store only and excludes online pricing. Terms and conditions apply.

Tags: renovating, laundry, kitchen, sale, discount, cooking, news

Register now for the Highland nutrition seminar & cooking demonstration

Posted on Mon, August 01, 2016

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You are what you eat, so what are you eating?

Your diet provides the foundation of the structure, function and integrity of every little cell in your body, which shapes your health and in turn influence your development and performance. In short, you need to eat good food to be fit and healthy.

If you need a bit of help figuring out how to eat well, our Highland Nutrition Seminar and Cooking Demonstration is a great place to start! For the first time, we have a fully qualified nutritionist in store that will be doing a series of cooking demonstrations with a focus on healthy food, diet and lifestyle choices.

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Come and say hi to Michelle Ross, a Clinical Nutritionist with an absolute passion and belief that food is medicine. Get expert tips on identifying healing and harming food, learn the benefits of eating locally and seasonally, plus discover immune boosting foods that taste delicious. And best of all, Michelle will be preparing her dishes on Highland’s range of premium cooking appliances, so you can see and taste the results for yourself.

Book your free seat now to secure a spot at the Highland Nutrition Seminar and Cooking Demonstration, plus go in a draw to win a $199 Franke knife set instantly. Contact Gavin at info@prks.com.au now to register!

 

Highland Nutrition Seminar and Cooking Demonstration

 

August

4/8 -  Essendon 12 -2pm (we apologise this date has been cancelled and rescheduled to 6/8)

6/8 - Essendon 11am - 1pm

11/8 - Chadstone 11-1pm / Blackburn 2 - 4pm

18/8 - Moorabbin 12 - 2pm

25/8 - Geelong 12 - 2pm

 October

6/10 - Chadstone 11-1pm / Blackburn 2 - 4pm

14/10 - Moorabbin 12 - 2pm

20 /10 - Essendon 12 - 2pm

28 / 10 - Geelong 12 - 2pm

Tags: cooking, news

The Modern Kitchen vs the Vintage Kitchen

Posted on Fri, July 29, 2016

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There was once a time when a tap was just a tap, and a sink was just a sink - but how boring is that?! In the current marketplace, kitchen appliances are works of art that range from the sleek and futuristic to recreating classic retro pieces. When furnishing and decorating your kitchen, it’s imperative to choose a theme to carry throughout the room and maintain a sense of cohesiveness.

If a modern kitchen is more to your taste, consider stainless steel appliances with a matte or chrome finish. You could also consider incorporating glass pieces to enhance the futuristic feel. Marble bench-tops and dark wooden cupboards and furnishings are also great ways to maintain the cool modern theme. A great way to incorporate this futuristic feel into your kitchen would be with the cutting edge Asko Elements Oven (1) in a modern black chrome. The super slim Bosch FlexInduction Cooktop (2) in a shiny black is another sleek appliance that will keep your kitchen feeling ultra modern.

 

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Pictured: Our Instagram crush, @EyeSwoon

 On the other end of the spectrum we have the vintage-inspired kitchen. This trend is all about incorporating the essence of white picket fences and flowers, without being cheesy or over the top. Embracing intricate details, retro tiling, and select appliances is a great way to make your kitchen feel vintage but not tired. Utilising a colour pallet consisting primarily of whites and creams with decorative nods to pastels, gold and bronze is a great way to give your kitchen that classic feel. Many brands are now creating new appliances with vintage inspired designs, meaning that embracing the classical trend doesn’t need to be at the expense of modern convenience. Details that will give your kitchen those vintage vibes is this kitchen tap by Brodware Winslow (3) and a colour-matched KitchenAid mixer (4). To round out the look, try a vintage inspired appliance such as the Husky Undercounter Retro Fridge (5), a bar fridge that looks straight out of the 1960s but with modern features including a chrome wine rack.

 

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Pictured: Instagram inspo @decoholic_blog 

We absolutely adore both these looks, but which look do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!

Last chance to enjoy great prices and score some amazing deals at our Winter Bathroom Sale. Hurry, ends Sunday, 31 June.

Tags: homes, kitchen, tips, how to

Everything old is new again

Posted on Tue, July 26, 2016

Love the old classics but don’t want a dated look? You’ve come to the right place. On today’s blog we have some clever ideas to create a timeless bathroom that transcends seasons.

Think shabby chic, Victorian style. This noble era can be interpreted in so many ways with such immense formal presence. Common sightings in this theme include strong decorative elements, freestanding bathtubs and a neutral colour scheme.

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Create a sense of timeless elegance in your bathroom with the classically styled claw foot bathtubs. Shop Aqua Plus Victorian bath and Victoria & Albert Cheshire bath in black. Image via theperfectbath.com

Create an interesting old-new contrast by complementing modern bathroom fittings with rustic furniture and classy looking chandeliers. A traditionally styled tub will make a quintessential statement piece in the room. Be sure to have similar tones, colours or materials in the room so every element will tie in well with each other.

Classic_bathroom_style2.jpgStay true to tradition with 3 piece tapware. Shop Zucchetti Delfi wall mount basin set. Image via Pinterest

The traditional 3 piece tapware conveys a strong, nostalgic look. Give it a contemporary edge by opting for a modern wall-mounted style where the spout and handles are built into the wall. In addition to their sleek aesthetics, they also have practical benefits in comparison to deck-mounted taps – the washbasin or benchtop has a larger surface and is easier to clean.

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The modern day pedestal basin. Shop Kohler Escale Pedestal basin at e&s. Image via wisegeek.com

What goes around comes around. The classic 1930s pedestal sink with its shapely silhouette is making a comeback as a popular bathroom trend. Instead of sticking with traditional reproductions, you’ll find a modern update quite refreshing. It will also go well with the rest of your bathroom in terms of design, finish and scale.

Do you have any other tips to update an old favourite? Share with us in the comments below!

Hungry for more bathroom inspirations? Follow us on Instagram @eands_trading to discover more interior trends.

Tags: bath, homes, bathroom, tips, how to

V-ZUG Regeneration Weekend is On

Posted on Mon, July 25, 2016

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Throw that microwave away – with V-ZUG’s combi steam oven, you can achieve perfect cooking and reheating results in no time.

V-ZUG’s groundbreaking combi-steam oven combines the functions of a conventional oven with all the benefits of steam, transferring everyday meals into healthy, restaurant quality food at quite literally a button’s touch.

When it comes to reheating food, V-ZUG is the only brand to use automatic regeneration with up to 8 sensors that select the right mix of steam and hot air to bring food back to life naturally. Select moisture or crispy and let your V-ZUG combi-steam do the rest.

Keen to find out more? Why not join us this weekend at our in-store cooking demonstrations and discover the power of steam with V-ZUG. Sit down in an intimate group and taste the results as our Home Economist takes you through various benefits and unique features of V-Zug appliances.

Registrations now open. Click here to book your free seat now.

Check out the video below to get a glimpse of the action.

Tags: video, event, cooking, news, ovens

Design Inspiration: Fitzroy House

Posted on Thu, July 21, 2016

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We absolutely love what designer, Fiona Lynch, has created in her project Fitzroy House. With the creative brief to design ‘a private and relaxing retreat’, Lynch’s team transformed The Lara Boot Factory in Hargreaves Street, Fitzroy, into a brilliantly modern home for its new owner.


Recently featuring in Vogue Living, the home exudes luxury through its bold contrast of colours and textures. Dark, monochromatic tones throughout are held up against the colour pops of royal blue and soft peaches.

Lynch also adds a flourish of detailing using aged metals for a dramatic effect that harks back to the home’s rich industrial history. We also love Lynch’s clever use of opposing textures. Velvets and soft fabrics are scattered throughout an otherwise contemporary and clean-lined home. We also spotted our matte black Zip Hydrotap in the kitchen, which means the ultra modern home is also kitted out with some ultra modern technology.

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Get the look at e&s: 1. Zip Hydrotap. 2. Gessi Just Pullout Sink Mixer Matt Black WELS 6 star / 4 litres per minute. 3. Kohler Derring Wading Pool Self Rimming Basin. 4. Brodware City Plus Wall Set with Cross Handles in Brushed Brass. 5. Franke Kubus Fragranite Onyx sink.

Tags: renovating, homes, australian homes, blogs, real homes, insider

e&s Winter Bathroom Sale On Now

Posted on Mon, July 18, 2016

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Sorry, this sale has ended.

Want to live your bathroom dream without breaking the bank? Now you can at the e&s Winter Bathroom Sale.

Hurry in store and take advantage of our great prices now! Tap into the latest bathroom trends and get submerged in our diverse range of styles available - from traditional to chic contemporary, and a whole lot in between. Shop luxurious baths, contemporary mixers and spouts, stone basins and other exclusive range.

And of course if you’ve got your floor plans ready, bring them in! Our experienced store consultants will offer you plenty of renovation tips and walk you through various design styles and options for your bathroom.

Whether you’re seeking to unwind after a long, hard week in a bubble bath or want that perfectly lit vanity to get glam on a Friday night, you’ll find that special something at e&s.

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Browse our catalogue now

Sale ends 31st July.

Tags: bathroom, sale

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