A round of applause, please.
This show-stopping kitchen in NSW, created by homeowner Bianca, secured the top prize in Home Beautiful’s 50 Beautiful Rooms competition for 2019. “That kickboard is amazing!” marvels HB acting editor Katrina O’Brien, who judged the contest alongside Temple & Webster’s head of styling, Jessica Bellef.
For Jessica, it was the use of earthy textures that set her heart aflutter. “I love the use of the natural weaves throughout to make the industrial elements – such as the polished concrete of the floor and benchtop – appear more organic and casual,” she explains, while also noting one of the more important features: “It looks super-easy to clean!”
The key to recreating this covetable kitchen? A fabulous fusion of natural finishes…
“We wanted to create a calm and welcoming feel, where friends and family would feel at home,” explains Bianca, who shares her delightful home with husband Nathan and their baby, Flynn. Mission accomplished, courtesy of sculpted timber bar stools, woven pendant lighting picked up in Bali and those thick concrete benchtops – which extend around the kitchen. “They’re our favourite feature – Nathan is a builder and we spent so much time designing and constructing them, but it was worth it,” says Bianca, who wins $5000 to spend at Temple & Webster.
“My style is coastal-meets-tribal. I’m drawn to organic textures and earthy hues.”Bianca, Homeowner
Get the look
We’ve hunted down where to buy fixtures, finishes and fabulous feature pieces to recreate the look in your own home.
(left) Inartisan oversized Daliah rattan light shade, $329, Temple & Webster | (centre) Cloudburst concrete, from $900/sqm installed, Caesarstone | (right) Mango wood and marble round chopping board with handle, from $34.95, Temple & Webster