Rich espresso kitchen

Dark and moody, this interesting take on the traditional French provincial kitchen is effective and gorgeous

Farmers Kitchen, Darkwood, Black Kitchen

“The owners wanted a French Provincial style with modern features but needed help bringing their vision to life. Farmers Waratah doors in Espresso provide the overall look and feel, with glass feature doors to add light and visual interest. The deep rich palette is intensified further by the red jarrah floors for a bold dramatic look.

Farmers Kitchen, Darkwood, Black Kitchen

The island bench with its elegant granite top strikes a balance with the cabinets, allowing the oversized chimney surround to be the focal point. Large bi-fold doors open to reveal a modern European laundry — a must-have item for the owners. Functional hardware was also on the owners’ wish list, so we incorporated soft-close drawers and a door-mounted waste disposal system.

Farmers Kitchen, Darkwood, Black Kitchen

On the exterior, the antique handles are true to the French Provincial theme, adding a sense of refinement.”

Designer: Terry Steegstra for Kitchens Victoria

Farmers Kitchen, Darkwood, Black KitchenFarmers Kitchen, Darkwood, Black Kitchen

Project details:
Cabinetry Farmers: Waratah in Espresso with bevelled edge; glass feature doors
Panels Farmers: Waratah in Espresso
Internal hardware: Door-mounted bin, European laundry, soft-close drawers, base microwave cabinet
Mouldings: Waratah and stop flute capping, Waratah mantel and chimney, corbel pilasters
Benchtop: 40mm Granite Chiva Gold with pencil round edge
Handles: Bronzed antique knobs and handles
Splashback: Tiled
Kickboards: Plant-on kick rails
Lighting: LED downlights
Floor: Jarrah timber
Oven: ILVE free-standing
Rangehood: QASAIR undermount
Dishwasher: Asko
Refrigerator/freezer: Electrolux
Sink: Oliveri Titan undermount
Taps: ZIP Chilltap
Laundry: Asko washing machine and dryer


For more information
Kitchens Victoria


Photography by Tim Turner

Originally from Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Volume 20 Issue 4

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