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Good morning deTerra dudes and dudettes!

keep on feeling the love on the last day of our February sale!

Today I am the bearer of some less than fantastic news – it’s the end of our fantastic February sale! The snazztastic 10% discount has been available on all of our solid wood kitchens and wooden worktops for the entire month, but like all good things, must come to an end.

If you have met the kitchen of your dreams but haven’t made a move – act fast! You still have until 23:59 tonight to feel the deTerra love and claim this fantabulous 10% discount on orders with us. All you need to do is put the code LOVE10 in at the checkout when you come to place your order – simple as that! All of our solid wood kitchens and worktops are included and the discount is the same whatever you’re spending – but be speedy my kitchen comrades, I wouldn’t want you to miss out of this blooming beautiful deal!

Don’t worry – even though February is coming to a close, there are plenty of ways that you can share your feelings throughout the rest of the year. If you want to show us the love for your solid wood kitchens and countertops, I’d be made up if you wanted to send us a snap on Facebook or Twitter!

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra Diarist


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Happy Valentine’s Day tree lovers!

This wishing tree was spotted at St. Nectan’s Glen in North Cornwall!

Good news – I have just discovered that money really does grow on trees – or rather, in trees. That’s right fans of oak kitchens, evidence of money in trees has been found in forests and parks across the country. Though be warned – if you do come across a felled tree that has coins protruding from it, you might not want to take them out!

The unusual sight of trees sporting rings of coins has been said to date back to the 1700s, where money would be hammered into the trunks and stumps of fallen trees to rid a person of illnesses. The ailment is then said to be absorbed by the tree, which is why you wouldn’t want to pull one out – because legend says you’ll contract their sickness! These days the tradition has evolved and is more commonly associated with making a wish – much like a wishing well.

Not all trees can become one of our beautiful oak kitchens or solid wood worktops, and I can’t think of a lovelier way for a fallen fellow to be given a new lease of life. What could be better than holding the hopes and dreams of hundreds or thousands of people?

These trees have been found from Scotland to Cornwall, so if you have a wish that’s yet to be granted, what are you waiting for?! If your biceps aren’t already bulging, you might want to get the weights out first, as it is said that wishes are only granted if you manage to drive your coin through the bark of the tree and into the wood.

With so many trees up and down the country, there are a lot of different traditions associated with them. In Scotland, there is even a ‘kissing tree’; legend says that if you can drive a nail into the tree with one blow, you would earn a kiss from your sweetheart!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and that all your wishes are granted on this spectacular day of love!

Ta ta for now,

the deTerra diarist


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Hey hey timber enthusiasts!

Now I don’t mind the drizzle (mainly because it reminds me of mizzle), but I know that a lot of my kitchen comrades are dreaming of warmer times. Whilst fans of wood kitchens know I am capable of some pretty awesome things, changing the weather is not one of them – which got me a-thinkin’ – what can I do? I’ve put together a few fabulous colours from Dorset-based paint specialists Farrow & Ball to warm your wood kitchens through the rest of the winter!

India Yellow is a mustard hue that creates a warm and cosy atmosphere in wood kitchens.

Image courtesy of Farrow & Ball

India Yellow

This cosy mustard has a beautifully deep, warming base that creates a bright, bold colour. Unlike a lot of yellows, this one doesn’t warrant the use of sunglasses indoors – this yellow truly is mellow (much like myself)!

India Yellow is best used in more spacious wood kitchens but could be used as a feature wall or on cupboard doors in a smaller area, as an easy-peasy way to create a playful accent.

With wenge or black oak worktops this shade looks particularly spectacular as it provides a balance between the light and dark hues.

The dustiest pink, Cinder Rose provides a soft injection of heat to any room.

Image courtesy of Farrow & Ball

Cinder Rose

A soft dusty pink that can be used in a vintage kitchen to evoke an intimacy that helps to thaw out even the frostiest of days. Cinder rose is a rather romantic shade that’s perfect for showing wood kitchens a little bit of love.

This fabulous shade looks terrific with natural oak or natural beech worktops alongside cabinet doors painted in a light hue with warm undertones, such as White Tie or Pointing.

Cinder Rose looks scrumptious in a variety of colour schemes, but I think it pairs particularly perfectly with accents of Brinjal – our next warming winter colour!

Dark and mysterious, this plummy shade has red undertones that make it perfect for creating drama in wood kitchens.

Image courtesy of Farrow & Ball


Deep and brooding, this dramatic aubergine can create heat in any room! Sophisticated and opulent, Brinjal’s rich hue is softened by its warmth, and that’s what makes it so inviting.

Brinjal looks good enough to eat, and is the perfect colour for wood kitchens. Bring out the warm undertones of this shade with a worktop made from cherry or caramel bamboo for a sizzling hot look! Neutral hues on your cupboard doors will bring out the heat even more, and I personally think Slipper Satin is the only shade sumptuous enough to match this luxurious plum.

This softer shade of earthy red has strong orange tones that ensure the colour isn’t too overwhelming for wood kitchens.

Image courtesy of Farrow & Ball

Book Room Red

The hottest shade of all, I could simply not complete this list without including a zesty red! I think everything about this colour is splendiferous, as earthy tones really are my bag.

This terracotta hue is perfect for all wood kitchens of any shape or size. The warmth that the orange tones provide make sure the red doesn’t take over, so still looks great in smaller rooms.

A perfect match for American walnut or iroko worktops, the unique and visible grain on each complements the natural tones of Book Room Red.

Well, that’s all from me for another entry in the deTerra Diary. If you’ve seen something on our site that has caught your eye, why not visit one of our kitchen showrooms to get up close and personal with our wood kitchens?

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra diarist


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How goes it, dudes and dudettes?

feel the love 10% off this february.

January is over and I am delighted to say we have something splendid to share with you this month! As the official month of warm fuzzy feelings, we really want you to feel the love from deTerra this February, which means we’re now offering a fantabulous 10% off all our kitchens and wooden worktops. You read that correctly party peeps – if you are looking for a new kitchen now is the time to buy!

When placing your order, all you need to do is pop the discount code LOVE10 into the box at the checkout – easy as pie! We don’t mind whether you’re buying entire oak kitchens, a couple of replacement cabinets, or a wonderful new wooden worktop, the discount applies just the same.

As you know, I am a humongous fan of natural wood finishes, but we have a range of beautiful bespoke options for cabinet doors if you want to add a splash of colour to your new kitchen!

This delightful discount is available for the whole month of February, so make sure you get your skates on! You have until 23:59 on February 28th to make the most of this amazingly attractive offer!

Ta ta for now,

The deTerra Diarist


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