Minimalist kitchen with quiet palette and minimal detailing

High-end, entertainer's kitchen by Euro German Kitchens with subtle colours, timber shelf on feature island

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Matt Ower
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In this kitchen by Nancy Frost, reflective surfaces make the most of the natural light.

Strong colours and out-there cabinetry aren't the only ways to create a showpiece kitchen.

For this project, the clients asked designer Nancy Frost of Euro German Kitchens for a practical but highly refined kitchen aesthetic.


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For this kitchen designed by Nancy Frost, the owners chose the pale, two-tone colour palette to harmonise with the living area. The splashback is back-painted glass.

"The kitchen was to look modern and sleek with no handles. It also had to have some timber features to make it warm and welcoming. The couple also wanted a feature island and a walk-in pantry for small appliances and storage.

"The challenge was to work this into a galley kitchen and hide some unsightly piping at the same time. In response, we moved the kitchen forward," says Frost. "This gained enough room for a walk-in pantry on the right, to hide the pipes behind the cabinets in the centre, and create display shelving at the living-area end, to downplay the cabinetry from this perspective."

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Sleek finishes, touches of wood, and recessed handles all contribute to the quiet presence of this kitchen, by Nancy Frost of Euro German Kitchens.

The 4m-long island has a wrap-around timber shelf for a more furniture-like aesthetic. The folded element provides a footrest and an overhang to increase bench space. A mirrored kickboard gives the island a sense of floating.

The two-tone lacquered cabinetry has inset handles and a stainless steel frame around the cooking niche, matching the rear countertop.

Sep 17, 2015

Credit list

Designer
Nancy Frost,
Benchtops
Corian and stainless steel
Sink
Corian
Oven, cooktop, dishwasher
Bosch
Refrigeration
Liebherr
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Cabinetry
Nolte Kitchen, high gloss lacquer, White Lava
Splashback
Blucon glass
Taps
Blanco
Ventilation
Qasair
Waste disposal
Hettich
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