Australia Kitchen and Bathroom Trends AU Kitchen and Bathroom Trends Vol. 30/8 - Page 17

Kitchens are often designed to make a bold statement, but on occasions the aesthetics can be compromised by the functional elements. However, that is not the case with this kitchen in a new home – all the food preparation and cooking takes place in an adjoining scullery that can be hidden from view. Sublime Architectural Interiors designer Kim Duffin says the kitchen is in a very contemporary home, and the kitchen needed to make a design statement in its own right. “Essentially the front kitchen had to be an entertainment centre, with no cooking at all,” he says. “In keeping with the design focus, the owners wanted to incorporate a permanent art work. They consequently engaged an American artist who specialises in water drop artworks to create the splashback. This helped to determine the monochromatic palette.” White lacquered cabinets are contrasted by a heavily textured wood laminate upstand that screens the sink area from the dining and family rooms beyond. The island benchtop appears to slice through one side of the upstand, creating an asymmetrical feature that echoes two floating white shelves on the splashback. Facing page, top and lower: Now you see it, now you don’t – pocket doors separate this kitchen from an adjoining scullery, which is where all the food preparation and cooking takes place. Above: The kitchen, designed by Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors, incorporates a large backpainted splashback featuring an image of a water drop. The island upstand and flyover shelf feature a heavily textured wood laminate. search | save | share at 15