A compact, classic kitchen design

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A compact, classic kitchen design
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This compact kitchen design makes up for space by incorporating cupboards and drawers within a 

“While compact, this kitchen exudes classic French appeal. As owners of a bed and breakfast in Provence, the clients wanted to replicate this same French feel in their Australian kitchen. Their checklist included more bench space, an abundance of storage for food and kitchen utensils, and plenty of natural light.

Part of this was achieved by removing a wall between the kitchen and dining areas, opening up the space to let light in. The hand-painted cabinetry, the mantle, marble bench, traditional Gessi tap and ornate handles work together to create a French provincial aesthetic in a modern context. Most notably, the
white trim on the angled Shaker profiling gives the cabinetry a traditional French feel, while also providing depth and interest against the grey.

The four pendants highlight the grand ceiling height while adding a modern touch and practical task lighting. This kitchen features an abundance of storage either side of the generous U-shaped bench, including a wine fridge positioned for dining and entertaining. The sleek stainless-steel appliances reflect the traditional grey of the cabinetry, and timber tones provide a hint of rustic French charm.”

Designer: Barb Pettigrew for The Kitchen Place

For more information

thekitchenplace.com.au
31-33 Church Street,
Hawthorn Vic
(03) 9853 3552

Originally in Kitchens&Bathrooms Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 4

Project Details

CABINET DOORS, PANELS AND KICKBOARDS Hand-painted Shaker profile
INTERNAL HARDWARE Blum drawers and hinges, Häfele LeMans II, Wilson & Bradley two-bin unit, Blum stainless-steel cutlery holder
HANDLES Castella
BENCHTOP AND SPLASHBACK Honed Carrara marble
OVENS Miele standard and steam
COOKTOP Miele induction
RANGEHOOD ILVE concealed
REFRIGERATOR Electrolux
DISHWASHER Miele
SINK Franke
TAPS Gessi
LIGHTING Hand-blown pendants
FLOORING Oak


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