With a French accent

Tongue-and-groove panelling and wicker baskets add a French flavour to this new kitchen by Pauline Stockwell Design
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A view of a kitchen designed by Pauline Stockwell.

Choosing a theme for your kitchen doesn't mean it has to look contrived it simply means you can pick and choose elements that work at both a practical and aesthetic level.

This kitchen, designed by Pauline Stockwell, is a case in point. The owners wanted the kitchen to have a French Provincial feel, to complement other traditional features in their home.

"The kitchen had to be low maintenance, and large enough for visiting grandchildren to be able to join in the cooking," says Stockwell. "The kitchen also needed to be highly functional."


A view of a kitchen designed by Pauline countertop, cuisine classique, flooring, home appliance, kitchen, black
A view of a kitchen designed by Pauline Stockwell.

To provide the French Provincial flavour, the cabinetry features slate-grey panel doors with a tongue-and-groove centre and a washed, wood-grain finish. The traditional look is further enhanced by the double bullnose profile of the Kashmir White granite benchtop, and the natural, earthy tones of the tiled flooring. Wicker baskets and a double butler's sink also add a French feel. A separate scullery provides additional storage space.

Although Wellington based, Stockwell undertakes commissions throughout the country, designing to any style.

For further information, contact Pauline Stockwell Design, phone (04) 380 9580. Email: pauline.stockwell@xtra.co.nz, website: www.stockwelldesign.co.nz.

A view of a kitchen designed by Pauline countertop, cuisine classique, flooring, home appliance, kitchen, black
A view of a kitchen designed by Pauline Stockwell.

For information on the builder, contact Homebuild Homes, phone (06) 357 1666. Website: www.homebuildhomes.co.nz.

Jul 29, 2006
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