With its metallic blue paint and glittering copper tiles, this kitchen has plenty of show pony features. It’s the elements that aren’t immediately visible, however, that make it a unique design. Refrigeration is carefully concealed within the blue pantry wall, and a hidden butler’s pantry ensures dirty dishes are never a feature. An elevating island bench allows a kitchen table to raise to the height of the benchtops, extending the preparation and milling areas of the kitchen. The judges commended the designer on a unique design solution.
The decorative art deco style of the 1920s and 30s is characterised by bold geometric shapes and strong colours, and this designer has nailed it in this magnificent kitchen! From the New York Marble taking centre stage in the island bench, to the polished gold laminate features and smoky purple backdrop, the designer’s response to the brief was audacious and bold, and the judges commended her confidence in design.
The designer looked outside of the square for a solution that would meet all of the client’s needs, and skilfully resolved the challenges that the long and narrow space presented. Tasteful colour selections were carefully applied, with the client’s favourite red reflected in the detailing but not overwhelming the space. This homely and timeless kitchen is a practical and visual delight, and will no doubt be enjoyed by its owners for many years to come.
A number of structural restrictions proved no challenge for this designer, who completely transformed the existing dreary kitchen in to a light-filled design delight. The kitchen is designed for story-telling: the clever exposure of the 70-year old brickwork adds a hint of history, while the ethically sourced slab of Marri timber adorning the island bench is bound to be the instigator of many tales. Pale grey and soft blue cabinetry complement the warm tones of the timber and bricks, rounding off a picturesque and practical kitchen.
The judging panel loved the refined elegance of this beautiful kitchen design, and admired the designer’s creative approach to a somewhat constrained footprint. By integrating the existing laundry and powder room in to the new kitchen space, an expansive, light filled kitchen became the new hub of this home. With plenty of room for milling, ample cooking and preparation areas, and a lovely flow to a recently revamped alfresco area, the kitchen is now ideal for everyday living and special occasion entertaining.