Traditional white kitchen with black granite benchtops, display cabinets

Traditional mouldings, parquet floor, symmetry and sense of grandeur for this white kitchen in a display home

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Soft neutral tones and gold-painted furniture enliven this formal dining area in an Oswald Homes display home.

Good kitchen design is invariably about proportion, and this is most often seen in new homes where the kitchen's status is elevated to a central role.

This new kitchen was designed for a display home by Oswald Homes a particularly grand home of 800m². Not surprisingly, the kitchen also needed to be grand, and it had to echo the traditional theme of the rest of the house.

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Windows in the scullery is this Oswald Homes display home ensure there is plenty of natural light.

The kitchen consequently runs right along one side of the house, with the cabinetry extending through to a large scullery. But the central focus is a large island with traditional moulded panels and fluted columns and capitals on each corner. These repeat the design of the mouldings and skirting boards throughout the large open-plan living space.

The sense of tradition doesn't stop there, however. Hand-painted doors and traditional hardware and tapware all help to convey the sense of an old English kitchen from a bygone era. Similarly, a butler's sink, subway-tiled splashback and classical profiles on the black granite benchtops enhance the sense of tradition.

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Traditional tapware enhances the old-world character of this Oswald homes display home kitchen.

A bank of overhead display cabinets with interior lighting helps to lighten the perceived mass of the cabinetry, while providing ample storage.

The appliance choice is also in keeping with the era a large 1200mm freestanding range looks the part while providing all the latest technology. Other appliances, such as the refrigerator-freezer are integrated into the cabinetry to complement the formality of the adjoining dining area. There is also a walk-in cool room.

Credit list

Kitchen designer
Oswald Homes (Perth, WA)
White lacquered; hand-painted doors
White subway tiles
Nicolazzi sink mixer
Kitchen manufacturer
Oswald Homes
Shaws butler
French oak parquet
Custom in stainless steel

Story by: Trendsideas

03 Aug, 2014

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