Before the kitchen was tired and rather dull. The new, fresh modern look comprises Shaker-style cabinetry painted in the lightest shade of ecru and teamed with snowy Caesarstone benchtops.
Victoria included Shaker-style cabinetry from Provincial Kitchens finished in 2-pac polyurethane in 10 per cent Dulux Grand Piano, a warm off-white that contrasts with the Caesarstone benchtops in Snow and the glossy tiled splashback, also sourced from Provincial Kitchens. Stainless-steel ‘E2126 Roma’ handles from Kethy Australia are a neat touch, while a pair of undermounted sinks teamed with a single mixer reduce necessities on the benchtop. The cabinetry continues around the window enclosure at a lower height and is topped by a comfy L-shaped banquette to provide a cosy window seat.
“The space at the end was narrow, so it was difficult to include a dining area,” explains Victoria. “The bench seating has lift-up lids for storage, and allows for dining or a daybed for a quiet reading spot.”
The window seat, upholstered in Warwick Fabrics’ ‘Lumiere’ velvet in Sky by Jade Upholstery, is a hot spot in the apartment. The bench seats lift up, allowing for extra storage underneath.
Osborne & Little ‘Pompadour Du Barry’ wallpaper (available from Seneca Textiles) dresses the wall. Victoria tied in the feature by using the same pattern on cushions on the bench seat. A pair of oversized linen-covered ‘Hampton’ drum pendant lights from Magins add the final flourish.
Incorporating a tea and coffee station within the pantry, frees up space on the benchtop.