For kitchen designer Dominique, a change is as good as a holiday. On moving into her Californian bungalow, she gave her grey laminate kitchen a characterful period makeover to match the home’s heritage, but 10 years later, she was again ready for something different. “I had really enjoyed restoring the kitchen in heritage style, but I was over that look!” she says.
No stranger to the difficulties of working with smaller kitchens, Dominique, who owns Provincial Kitchens in Sydney, found smart solutions to maximise space. “Working with a small, U-shaped kitchen is a challenge, so I started with the two corners by the sink and worked my way out,” she explains. “My magic corner units are lifesavers – the shelves pull all the way out so there’s no rummaging in the back of cupboards!”
Lashings of white paint and rustic furniture have given the petite kitchen a light, fresh and airy feel, which sets off perfectly Dominique’s collection of vintage crockery and kitchenalia. “I just love the simplicity of this room now,” she says.
"I buy things I love and I like to have them out where I can see them," Dominique