Two-tone through kitchen connects with wider interior

Located at the heart of the home, this black and white entertainer’s kitchen complements its surroundings while creating a strong presence of its own

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Through the Lens
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​​​​​​​Black pantry on one side of this kitchen is balanced by white cupboard and drawer cabinets positioned on the wall opposite.

Kitchens often achieve prominence within an open-plan living zone but less often command attention at the heart of the home itself. When this is the case, a design is likely be seen from all angles and so has to look great from all sides – as with this kitchen by Iris Lev of IL Design.

“Both owners love to cook and entertain and, as part of this, required a large kitchen that would be at the heart of their home,” says Lev. “Given the central positioning, the design had to work hard aesthetically as well as functionally.”


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​​​​​​​In this heart-of-the-home kitchen, the tall black pantry is ideally positioned for speedy access both from the kitchen proper or from the nearby living and dining areas. The home laundry is also accessed through the kitchen.

To achieve the former, Lev designed the kitchen in a crisp, two-tone colour scheme that creates a sense of calm and elegance, and also ties in with the look of the wider interior.

“To maximise functionality in the kitchen, we added a substantial central island. This accommodates everyday meals for the family, provides an extra benchtop for prepping and a place for the children to do their homework.”

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​​​​​​​In this entertainer’s kitchen, the black pantry on one side of the kitchen is balanced by white cupboard and drawer cabinets positioned on the wall opposite.

For discreet, to-hand storage, the kitchen designer introduced a tall black pantry cabinet with pocket doors. This holds small appliances and also houses the star, on-display wine fridge.

“The pantry doors can be left open to access bench space or closed to keep the kitchen tidy.”

Dec 06, 2018

Credit list

Architect
Iris Lev, IL Design
Benchtops
Caesarstone
Kitchen sink
Blanco
Wine fridge
Vintec
Cabinetry
Polyurethane Dulux, satin finish, Natural White and Black
Splashback
Di Lorenzo tiles
Oven, cooktop
V-Zug
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