Sculptural by the sea

Playing with materials and different depths for different elements helped define the sculptural shape of the main body of this airy kitchen

Designed by Gunnar Friese, Hewe Architectural Cabinetry

From the designer:

During the initial meeting, the owners mentioned they like black, white and timber and would like a lot of open display shelving for the new kitchen.

Mixing three different colours and finishes for this Milford clifftop kitchen felt like a challenge at the start of the concept design phase but it turned out to be easy and worked well. 

The smokey oak timber veneer gives it warmth and calmness. 

The black-washed oak oven tower and display shelves behind the hob bench contrast the light timber and white painted surfaces beautifully and the marble looking porcelain benchtops give it the luxe-feeling.

This colour scheme follows through from the kitchen into the adjacent scullery and laundry, with predominantly lighter materials in the smaller rooms and only faint accents of black tying all three areas together.

The kitchen feels light and open with the half height oven tower and with it being open above. 

The aim was to make the design more like a furniture setting than a kitchen. 

Playing with materials and different depths for different elements helps define the sculptural shape of the main body of this kitchen.

Black powder coated metal handle inlays and carefully placed door and drawer gaps maintain clean lines throughout. 

With only two visible drawer fronts, the top drawer hides an internal drawer commonly used for cutlery and cooking utensils.

Credit list

Cabinetry hardware
Blum Legrabox drawers and Blum hardware
Existing Flooring was white washed
Hans Grohe Focus Sink Mixer with swivel spout
Hewe custom cabinetry with painted MDF and stained oak veneer fronts with custom recessed handles
Benchtops and splashback
Istone Touche Blanco Gris Natural, from European Ceramics, installed by Stone by Design
Kitchen sink
Acero Lincoln

Designed by: Hewe Architectural Cabinetry

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Jamie Cobel

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