Calm, uncluttered hub of the home

This modern, light-toned kitchen celebrates natural finishes and connects with its surrounding spaces functionally and aesthetically

Designed by Craig Hewetson, Hewe Architectural Cabinetry, with initial design concept and plans by Peta Davy, Yellowfox

From the designers:

Peta Davy, Yellowfox

The owner came to us with a clear vision of how she wanted her spaces to feel – calm and uncluttered, full of warm muted tones with accents of natural stones and timber grains.

The kitchen was to be the central hub of the home, both functional and beautiful with care not to distract from the stunning ocean view.

A comfortable seating area close to the kitchen was required, where friends and family could relax and chat while meals were being prepared.

A remote station for on-bench appliances such as a coffee machine was a requirement, this initially was to be hidden behind reeded glass sliders, but in time became open for easier access.

An asymmetrical stone island has grounded the space, giving a sense of sculptural opulence.

This homeowner had a strong determination to achieve the perfect home for her and her family and it was to culminate in this beautiful, enchanting space.

Craig Hewetson, Hewe Architectural Cabinetry

I first got the plans from the kitchen owner after they had been to see Peta Davy at Yellow Fox.

Peta and the owners came up with the overall concept for the kitchen.

From there I worked with the kitchen owner to go through all the exact details and finishes to ensure that every detail was how she wanted the kitchen space to flow.

Having the kitchen flow into the areas around it was important.

They wanted to grab a bit of all the areas around it to tie everything together.

In the end I think it has worked amazingly well – the owners love the choices made and are extremely happy with how well the kitchen functions and is easy use with the areas around it.

Credit list

1/4 cut Oak veneer with 1/4 or 1/2 grey wash stain, to some cabinetry; lacquered Aalto Detailed satin Polyurethane, to some cabinetry; 20mm open steel framed shelves, with a Metalier aged Indian Brass finish; 20mm framed sliding doors with a Metalier aged Indian Brass finish; narrow reed glass inside the frame
Island bench – Super White stone, leathered, supplied by Slabco and manufactured and installed by Marmotec; hob and bar bench – Neolith Aspin Grey Silk, manufactured and installed by Linea Stone
Island sink – Franke Bolero Box, supplied by Archant; bar sink, Franke Bolero, supplied by Archant
Oven and combination oven
Fisher & Paykel
Rustic oak with a 1/4 Grey wash stain
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Co-designer (initial design concept and plans)
Peta Davy, Yellowfox
Cabinetry hardware
Blum Legrabox onion grey drawers; Blum Inserta soft close hinges; Hettich Wingline 770 bifold doors; Hafele, Hawa Regal B 25 sliding door system
Super White stone, leathered, supplied by Slabco and manufactured and installed by Marmotec
Water dispenser
Wine fridge
Warmer white 2700k spot and strip lighting supplied by Top LED

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Jamie Cobel

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