Hipster vibe is served

Creating a new kitchen in what was once a warehouse environment required material connection with the fabric of the building and a focal point for gathered friends and a bottle or two of wine

Designed by Penny del Castillo, In Design International

From the designer:

During several after hours appointments, it was apparent that our homeowners had a great love of wine! 

We were inspired to keep an open plan kitchen which provided a perfect platform to create an ambient wine bar experience where the owners can gather with friends around the raised island bench (suitable for up to 8 people) at the same time. 

The Cote d’Azur natural stone benchtop offers a practical solution as preparation area and coincidentally operated as a 2nd home office space during Covid lockdown.

Central to the home's footprint, it was critical for the kitchen's colours and textures to be both the backdrop and the focal point to offset the sandblasted red brick which we stripped back to reveal the character and history of the original wool store warehouse.

The chalk board wall is a great place for the wine list, grocery list and more recently the toddlers’ colouring in!

Credit list

Polytec, Venette, in Black – anti-fingerprint technology, pure matt finish; Polytec Melamine, in Antico Oak, Woodmatt finish
Artedomus Maximum Porcelain Sheet in colour Zinc Titanium; raised island – Signorino natural stone in colour Cote D'Azur
Franke Impact in colour Black Granite, from Reece Plumbing
Bosch, pyrolytic, in in stainless steel, from Harvey Norman
Bosch, integrated
Wine fridge
vintec, two zone
Hail M pendant lights from About Space, dimmable; surface mounted round downlight, from Lights and Tracks
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Kierah Alexander
Cabinetry hardware
Hettich InnoTech; Kethy Anodised Matte Black handles
Artedomus Maximum Porcelain Sheet in colour Zinc Titanium
Brodware Yokato kitchen mixer with pull out spray in Florentine Bronze finish, from E&S Trading
Bosch, induction
Hisense, French door, in Black
Smeg, freestanding, black
Solid timber hardwood – Natural Oak, satin finish

Designed by: Penny del Castillo, In Design International

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Tom Blachford

10 Apr, 2022

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