A high-ceilinged, open-plan space is complemented by a tall kitchen with a cantilevered benchtop and integrated rear workstation – a large scullery brings up the rear

Designed by Kirsty Davis, Kirsty Davis Kitchen Design

From the professional designer:

The brief from the owner for this design was to create a statement entertainers’ kitchen with a functional and visually appealing scullery that was a continuation of the kitchen space. 

The open-plan kitchen needed to sit within the large open room which has a cathedral ceiling – therefore the kitchen really needed to be in proportion to the scale of the room.

The island had to be a statement piece of furniture and with the cathedral ceilings we were able to create height within the kitchen with different layers creating a cantilevered section to the bench. 

 Although the grey mitred stone slab is elevated, this is grounded by the large boxed out mitred marble waterfall detail to the opposite end to the island. 

The large cantilever required careful consideration with hidden steel support.

The dark textured solid wall of joinery has two Blum space towers at each end and through the centre we have created another work surface with feature shelving, lighting, stone bench and splashback with black inner drawers all hidden by two pocket doors. 

This provided a huge amount of storage and an overall clean and concealed look.

The owners had selected a beautiful warm oak floor throughout the kitchen, dining and living space which was highly textured. 

The requirements for the kitchen colours and materials were earthy, monochromatic and to include different layers and textures to create interest and depth. 

The homeowners didn't want an entirely dark kitchen but wanted to use darker greys, textured wood grains, marble-look, leathered grey stone and gloss white with a simple and seamless handle.

The cathedral ceiling was painted a darker moody grey to give the kitchen and room a sense of warmth, this also provides a sense of drama and ties all of the carefully selected kitchen materials together with the overall room.

The scullery is huge and acts as another kitchen with vast amount of storage. 

We created a feature shelving space with wine fridges at the entry to the scullery. 

There is also a side board unit for which we have used the same materials as the kitchen for consistency and have included the same splashback material here.

The kitchen is visually appealing from all angles and has a large amount of detail.

Overall, this kitchen is a beautiful piece of art that sits well within the space and is a centre piece to the home.

Credit list

Kitchen designer
Compaq Unique Calacatta gloss engineered stone
Arctic Lighting
Elevate Plumbing
Ikon IK23 ceiling unit
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Dezignatek vinyl wrap Milan, square style, Designer White Gloss; Prime Minx soft matt laminate; Prime Burnished Blackwood laminate
Compaq Unique Calacatta gloss engineered stone; Silestone engineered stone in Brooklyn suede
Forte timber
Kitchen sink
Oven, cooktop
Fisher & Paykel
Wine fridge

Designed by: Kirsty Davis Kitchen Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Anthony Turnham

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