I love the warmth of the coral and turquoise roomset featured on p.96-97 of the August issue of Ideal Home. Nicky Phillips has created a warm and lively atmosphere with a combination of neutral and bright colours which complement the strong shapes chosen for the furniture. Although Nicky has chosen a traditional style electric stove, I think a more contemporary design would be equally at home in this setting.
Gazco Ashdon Electric Stove
Nicky Phillips used the Gazco Ashdon electric stove in this design. The angular latticework on the door ties in with the chevrons on the cushions and vases. The Gazco Ashdon is a top quality electric stove with a realistic log effect and variable flame speed and glow setting. The Ashdon is quite expensive, so I can suggest a couple of similar alternatives for people who have a smaller budget to work with.
Broseley Canterbury Electric Stove
The Broseley Canterbury electric stove is a good mid-range alternative to the Ashdon. The lattice door is very similar, and the controls are concealed behind the lower ash door. The Canterbury electric stove comes with both log and coal fuel beds, but the flame effect isn’t as versatile as the Ashdon. The Broseley Canterbury is very popular with people who have shallow hearths, as it is only 12″ deep.
Dimplex Rectory Electric Stove
At the budget end of the scale lies the Dimplex Rectory electric stove. Dimplex are one of the most popular brands of electric fires in the UK, with a reputation for quality products and good aftercare. Like the Broseley Canterbury, the Rectory electric stove comes with both log and coal fuel effects. The Rectory stove features the Dimplex Optiflame® flame effect, and the door can be opened.