Farmhouse style meets modern functionality in this kitchen

Want an efficient modern workspace but also like the rustic farmhouse style? This well-considered kitchen – complete with barn doors – incorporates both to individual effect

Designed by architect /interior designer Angelique Perak, of Hither Consulting

From the designer:

The brief from the homeowners was to create a contemporary farmhouse kitchen for a family of four. 

They wanted the kitchen to have clean lines and contemporary elements, while also incorporating natural materials and detailing to reflect their rural setting and farming background. 

The kitchen is the pivot point for this home, with direct access to the dining room, the covered alfresco living and pool areas. Plus the open space also includes a children’s study zone in close reach. So it is always on show and always busy.

To provide the character aesthetic required, Perak selected a subtle material palette with careful layering, including some high profile rural elements. 

We chose recycled timber elements and hints of vintage textures – such as handmade splashback tiles and iron pendant lights – to add authenticity to the kitchen's simple layout.

Angelique Perak, architect and interior designer, Hither Consulting

While one high profile rustic element is the barn doors – these conceal the entry to the scullery and pantry – another is the solid wooden farmhouse table-meets-butcher's block section of the kitchen island.

The generous scullery includes a second dishwasher and sink. It also has the simple but effective inclusion of an integrated drawer charger – with the secondary advantage of encouraging device-free dinner times. 

A modern charging drawer tucked away out of sight behind rustic barn doors is reflective of the wider kitchen's modern efficiency meets rustic appeal.

Credit list

Cabinetry hardware
Acquello by Candana
Casa Handmade, by Onsite Tiles
Water dispenser
Trends International Design Awards(TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Custom: Satin Polyurethan, painted in White Exchange Half Grey Ironbark by Dulux – Satin oil finish
Essastone in White Concrete and Ash Concrete
Main – Tovo; feature pendants – Zaffero
French Oak, from Wildwood Flooring

Designed by: Hither Consulting

Story by: Australia TIDA Kitchens

Photography by: Mike Bell

19 Jul, 2020

For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.

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