French inspired kitchen design

French inspired kitchen design
Universal Magazines

Inspired by a French design and with regular entertaining in mind, this kitchen by Smith and Smith Kitchens is an absolute winner.

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“The designer’s brief was to recreate the provincial cabinetry look of France’s Loire Valley chateaus. A commanding 2700mm richly panelled mantel facade dominates the kitchen, complemented by an imposing 2700mm x 1400mm curved-end island bench. Matching neo-classical fluted columns, panels, corbels and dentil moulding heighten the sense of timeless grandeur. The lushness of the beige marble tops is intensified by the richness of the tone–on-tone hand-painted American oak cabinetry and the opulence of the matching marble floors. The cabinet grooves were shadow-painted and the whole kitchen was waxed and buffed to a mellow aged finish. Five separately switched areas provide focused task and ambient lighting. The lit glass cabinets adjoining the sink showcase the owner’s favourite possessions. Designed for regular entertainment, the kitchen’s five separate working areas allow the cook and assistants plenty of options when preparing elaborate dinners for guests.”

Designer: Rob Barclay for Smith & Smith Kitchens



Cabinet doors Smith & Smith French Provincial

Internal hardware Hettich drawer runners, Hettich cutlery inserts, Hettich hinges, Hettich lazy Susan

Benchtop Parthenon Marble

Splashback Parthenon Marble

Floor Marble


Microwave Pan

Dishwasher Miele

Refrigerator Jenn-Air

Rangehood ILVE



Smith & Smith Kitchens

1430 Dandenong Rd, Oakleigh Vic

889 Wellington Rd, Rowville Vic

860 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster Vic

Phone 03 9755 4888



Originally from Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly magazine, Volume 21.1

Publish at: , last modify at: 04/04/2014

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