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Home Living : July 8th 2008
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 8, 2008 7 Huey's touch » ADVERTISING FEATURE Celebrity chef Iain Huey Hewitson knows how important it is to have a kitchen that looks great but, above all, is cleverly designed and functional. Now the face of custom-made kitchen company, Kitcheners Kitchens, he says he is proud to represent a brand that creates kitchens people will enjoy for years to come. ''They create custom-made kitchens that make life easy when whipping up those special meals,'' he says. ''Their knowledgeable staff take the time to get to know customers and find out what they really need. ''Kitcheners will then advise on a stylish, quality and cost-effective design and finishes . . . that will work best for the space.'' Kitcheners Kitchens director Michael Kitchener -- a Hewitson fan -- says he is very excited about the business relationship. ''After talking to Huey, I realised that he also values quality and style which are the key values we focus on,'' he says. ''He has had more than 40 years' experience working in . . . kitchens so we know if Huey endorses a product it is one the public can trust.'' Details: Kitcheners Kitchens, 56 O'Riordan St, Alexandria. Open seven days and after hours by appointment. Call 1800 826 144, or visit kitcheners.com.au Victorians flaunt wealth and style The Victorian style of decorating arose quite naturally in western society. Australian Antique Dealers Association committee member Dawn Davis says the industrial revolution in the late 19th century saw more wealth creation and people wanted to spend that wealth on themselves and their homes. ''In its early years the Victorian style was light and airy but by the turn of the century it was often dark and sombre,'' Ms Davis says. ''One of the greatest benefits of industrialisation was the reduction in the price of furniture and household goods. ''More people wanted new products for their homes . . . which is probably why the Victorian style is often noted for being over the top in character.'' The Victorians mixed every conceivable fashion -- threw in an oriental influence, added a dash of Egyptian or Gothic, and sat back with satisfaction. They tended to keep each room for a particular purpose. The library was for reading, the study for writing letters, and so on. These rooms were seen by visitors and were therefore decorated with a view to impress. Victorian society was also more male dominated and the downstairs rooms were heavy and masculine. The upstairs rooms were usually lighter and more feminine. One of the biggest changes for the Victorian house was the mass production of wallpaper. Flock papers were a favourite, especially red. They also liked depicting botanical themes. Their wood of choice was mahogany. If there is one thing the Victorians liked it was their soft furnishings. 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