The beauty of designing a kitchen in a new home is that you’re greeted with a blank canvas and every detail can be planned from scratch. This proved to be quite beneficial in this stunning kitchen, which was designed to suit the homeowners’ brief to a tee.
This new home overlooks a vast, hilly landscape dotted by eucalypts and kangaroos on the fringes of Melbourne. With this in mind, the homeowners requested a natural-look kitchen, a timeless space that wouldn’t date. They wanted a design that was pared-back without any unnecessary detail.
The designers opted for a linear, streamlined architectural layout featuring minimalist shapes, which looks great as you descend into the space from the entry foyer stairs. The homeowners liked the idea of mixing colours and textures, so materials were chosen accordingly.
The benchtop and splashback were chosen for their ability to inject a touch of drama into the space, and the timber elements were worked in to add contrast and warmth. The end result is a kitchen with a moody balance of light and dark, smooth and texture — a beautiful yet functional space that is just what a young, growing family needs.
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