Without overhead cabinetry, the space is keep light, not imposing; functional storage has been included in a joinery ‘hub’ – a peninsula that includes a bar zone, the fridge and around to the walk-in pantry.
The design ensures privacy at the end of the kitchen with the fridge accessible but not visible.
The pantry end of the kitchen is also accessible internally from the garage; to maximise convenience we have allowed a ‘drop zone’ for groceries at the entrance to the pantry.
Parallel to this is an elegant piece of 'furniture' – the outer curves of the island adding a softness to the space, hovering from the floor on its pedestal.
The owners' request for no seating or services at the island has ensured it is maximised with storage.
The island's curves are echoed in the rangehood casement.
Rather than embracing the bright colour palettes of Palm Springs, we have infused our coastal location and the desert sands inspiration into a layered neutral palette – highlighting the textures in our materiality to provide a calming backdrop for entertaining.
Starting with the splashback tile, featuring a matt glaze with slight texture and irregular markings embracing a natural colour movement.
This tile has been used across several spaces throughout this new build, from multiple bathrooms, laundry and into the kitchen, ensuring a cohesiveness across other spaces within the home.
We have then layered the neutral colour palette, drawing out those organic tones into a warm beached timber finish on the joinery, from Farmers Doors, enhancing the property's connection to its coastal location.