Dawes Point Home

Like a well-dressed businessman, this kitchen has sleek lines and a bold monochromatic palette.

Client Brief:

In the heart of the city, this home’s old kitchen was tired and outdated. Clients wanted a sleek update that elevated the kitchen’s feel to reflect the modern, ‘big city life’ in which it was situated. Bold, black and white was on the wishlist, as well as plenty of bench and countertop space with lots of practical storage to keep clutter concealed.

high-end materials

Focal Design Elements:

Dark, contemporary lines of cabinetry frame the kitchen area, creating a warm and sophisticated zone. Their glossy finish helps bounce light around the room, adding texture and interest without compromising on its sharp simplicity. The dark cabinets are balanced perfectly by the white splashback, benchtop and island, all in Caesarstone Statuario Maximas. Matte black and chrome Blanco tapware, Frankie sink and Falmec rangehood bring clean, minimal lines in keeping with this city kitchen aesthetic.

The space is an inviting and calm oasis after a day exploring or working in the city. A Miele integrated dishwasher, combi oven and warming drawer, and Vintec wine fridge provide sophisticated luxury.

Overcoming Design Challenges:

Dark cabinets on either end of the kitchen ran the risk of creating a sense of enclosure. This was cleverly overcome with the addition of mirrors, flanking the two opposing sides of the benchtop. Creating an illusion of a more spacious room, any sense of encroachment is combatted as the eye is drawn into the reflected space, making the room feel brighter and more expansive.