When planning the design and layout of their dream kitchen, many Australians want to add a touch of Europe to their home. The timeless elegance of a European-inspired design combines form with function, and that’s exactly what the owners of this Lindfield, Sydney home wanted for their new kitchen.
To help bring a slice of Europe down under, the owners called on designer Geoff Little and the team from Nouvelle. As their previous kitchen and dining area was little more than a cramped, poorly designed maze of small rooms and walls, they wanted the entire mess replaced with a large open space.
The first step to achieving this was removing the dividing walls which separated the kitchen, dining room and laundry. Next, the rear and side of the newly-created room were opened out to help bring the outdoors in, resulting in a spacious and relaxed atmosphere.
This ambience is further enhanced by the use of simple contrasts, such as the stark white of the Corian benchtops with the cabinetry in Sand Grey and timber veneer. The smooth surfaces of the benchtops blend seamlessly with the sleek, handle-free lines of the cabinets, with storage running all the way to the ceiling for extra practicality.
The functional features don’t stop there, with the list of Miele appliances enough to make any chef jealous. The laundry has even been integrated into the space, while the convenient addition of boiled and chilled water on tap is a nice touch.
From top to bottom, this is a kitchen where style and substance come together in perfect harmony.