The tongue-and-groove panelling on the ceiling (for similar, try ‘Easyvj’ boards from Easycraft) brings just the right amount of texture and coastal charm without feeling kitsch. Creating lines that run parallel to each other, as in the ceiling boards, ceramic subway tiles and the tallowwood island bench, extends the feeling of space in the room. Timber open shelving adds an extra dose of warmth, reflecting the tones of the benchtop and flooring.
Finishes with a lightweight quality, such as this plywood ‘Kina’ pendant by David Trubridge (try Mondo Luce) and the perforated stainless-steel fronts on the cabinetry, contribute to a feeling of spaciousness.
The island bench is as hardworking as it is eye-catching. The cantilevered timber benchtop provides more seating space without adding bulk, keeping the kitchen feeling light and airy. Citrus-hued Tolix stools (try Matt Blatt for similar) contribute to the cheerful look. Beyond, the splashback of handmade subway tiles has a lovely textured finish which adds interest to the predominantly white walls.