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Black and white kitchen with splashback art on glass

Contemporary black and white kitchen with photographic splashback, scullery behind pocket doors, textured wood laminate

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This kitchen incorporates a large backpainted splashback featuring an image of a water drop. The island upstand and flyover shelf feature a heavily textured wood laminate. The kitchen was designed by Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors.

Kitchens are often designed to make a bold statement, but on occasions the aesthetics can be compromised by the functional elements.

However, that is not the case with this kitchen in a new home all the food preparation and cooking takes place in an adjoining scullery that can be hidden from view.

Sublime Architectural Interiors designer Kim Duffin says the kitchen is in a very contemporary home, and the kitchen needed to make a design statement in its own right.

"Essentially the front kitchen had to be an entertainment centre, with no cooking at all," he says. "In keeping with the design focus, the owners wanted to incorporate a permanent art work. They consequently engaged an American artist who specialises in water drop artworks to create the splashback. This helped to determine the monochromatic palette."


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Large sliding doors open up this kitchen to a terrace. The kitchen was designed by Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors.

White lacquered cabinets are contrasted by a heavily textured wood laminate upstand that screens the sink area from the dining and family rooms beyond. The island benchtop appears to slice through one side of the upstand, creating an asymmetrical feature that echoes two floating white shelves on the splashback.

"This kitchen is all about minimalism and a clean, uncluttered look," the designer says.

For this reason, there are recessed pulls on all the doors and drawers. An aluminium channel creates a matching horizontal negative detail on the front of the island.

Duffin also created a timber flyover that wraps around the top of the cabinets. This features the same heavily textured veneer as the island upstand.

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The scullery in this modern kitchen has a mirrored splashback that reflects light back into the room. The kitchen was designed by Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors.

"The flyover enhances the horizontal lines and helps to tie all the spaces together visually. It also accommodates accent lighting, with spots that highlight each of the four pocket doors that separate the front kitchen from the scullery. In addition, LED uplighting is integrated into the flyover shelf. This brightens the room and makes the ceiling seem higher."

The cabinetry in the scullery appears as an extension of the kitchen units. But the splashback here is mirrored, which helps to bounce light back into the room. Natural light is provided by a window, so the owners or caterers can work in the room with the doors closed.

Entertaining is also enhanced by large sliding doors that open up to the outdoors.

Credit list

Kitchen designer
Kim Duffin, Sublime Architectural Interiors (Sumner Park, Qld)
Benchtops
Caesarstone Frosty Carina
Sink
Clark Quatro
Refrigerator
Fisher & Paykel
Kitchen manufacturer
Sublime Architectural Interiors
Splashback
Custom-designed graphic behind Starfire glass by Commex Concepts; scullery splashback in mirror glass by The Glass Splashback Company
Tapware
Dorf Krysten mixer
Lighting
Hera downlights from Lincoln Sentry; Lighting Illusions

Story by: Trendsideas

03 Aug, 2014

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