Contemporary kitchen showcases craftsmanship and functionality

Functionality meets contemporary style in this kitchen for a sophisticated open-plan home in a beach front location

Story by: Trends Photography by: Babiche Marteus
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Instead of a traditional entryway, this home by Laura Ellis of Matisse opens up to the kitchen – there's still plenty of storage though

Designer: Laura Ellis, Matisse

About the project: The kitchen was to be the first highlighted feature of the interior that you see, as you enter through the large impressive entranceway at the side, or through the large floor to ceiling glass sliding doors at the front of the house. This first impression upon seeing the kitchen sets the quality and standard for the rest of the interior – while not only being a functional space, the kitchen had to have a unique strength and overall sense of flow to complement the open-plan living atmosphere, while enjoying the beach views.

The connection of all the materials used in this house was the number one priority and, most importantly, this was to be demonstrated in the kitchen. To create the unity, a complex mix of materials has to be creatively selected.


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The connection of all the materials used in this house was the number one priority and, most importantly, this was to be demonstrated in the kitchen.

The scullery is tucked away cleverly at the back of the kitchen layout, with clean lines and a monochromatic colour scheme, and serves a more practical purpose to the main show piece kitchen, which is designed to have a social aspect for entertaining.

In the main kitchen, a contrast of PVD Champagne Steel on the open shelves, and a warm Fume Chestnut wood veneer finish for the cabinetry was chosen to complement the Napoleon Perlato Marble benchtops, and the natural oak breakfast bar and floors. 

The hints of the champagne steel used were brought in to act as an accent colour and tie in with Artex golden bell pendants, from Matisse.

Aug 06, 2018

Credit list

Cabinetry
Arclinea, Italia Style
Benchtops
Granite Workshop
Lighting
Matisse – Artek
Taps
Paffoni – Mico
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – Kitchens, Highly Commended
Cabinetry hardware
Blum
Flooring
Power Dekor
Kitchen sink
Burns & Ferrall
Appliances
Kitchen Things – Miele
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