“The beauty of a new build is that each space within the home can be designed to suit the homeowners’ likes and needs, ensuring the home is loved by its occupants for years to come. This was certainly the case for this kitchen, designed to embody the homeowners’ stylistic preferences to a tee, while also remaining an abundantly functional space.
The homeowners requested a light and open kitchen using resilient and practical materials. Ergonomic access to appliances was also a must and a consistent material palette and timeless colour scheme were on the check list, too. The large kitchen island is the feature element of the space, designed to stand out against the neutral, natural-inspired backdrop. The island is clad with Sensa Bianco Antico by Cosentino, granite sourced from Brazil and India with beautiful colouring and distinctive veining. The Sensa benchtop wraps down and around the sides of the island to form a thicker section at the front, which gives it more visual weight. Strip lighting underneath the benchtop casts a warm glow on the recess. Given the criteria attached to the design brief, Sensa by Cosentino appeared to be the perfect surface material for this sensational space. It is also used for the kitchen bench, in the butler’s pantry paired with metallic latte-coloured tiles and for the plinth in the lounge area, tying in with the timber flooring and joinery and providing visual balance to the room. This consistent use of the material contributes to the harmonious and cohesive aesthetic throughout this gorgeous home.”
Designer: Rina Cohen for Fine Edge Kitchens
EXPERT TIP: The consistent use of a material throughout adjoining areas of the home creates flow between spaces.
We love the feature island benchtop, which is clad with Sensa Bianco Antico by Cosentino.
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Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, Issue 25 Volume 3