Australia Trends Home Trends Volume 32 No 1 Australia - Page 78

Previous pages and above: For this kitchen, designer Jan Goldman, of Kitchen Elements, designed the central island to help organise the space and provide a furniture-like piece. The bright, white hues are grounded by the warmth and tone of natural wood floors. Facing page: This above-counter cabinet is in a light silver, contrasting the mainly white cabinetry and building on the idea the kitchen was gathered together over time. The classic country look often includes pieces collected here and there over several years. And this casual, relaxed aesthetic has found its way into more urbane kitchen environments as well. For this renovation project by designer Jan Goldman, the owners asked for an updated gourmet kitchen that was to include a functional yet stylish island with seating for family and guests. A large range and spacious walk-in pantry were also requested, says Goldman. Since the existing kitchen footprint was too small to accommodate these elements, the new kitchen was relocated to a larger room next to search | save | share at the old kitchen. Besides providing the necessary space, the new location has the added benefit of being more centrally located in the home so the view from the foyer is now a welcoming kitchen. An outdated powder room adjoining the new kitchen was transformed into a walk-in pantry while the old kitchen has become an eating area, separate laundry, and powder room. “In the new kitchen space, we replaced a sliding door leading to the garden with a large window to create a sink wall and garden view. The window is flanked on both sides by glassfronted cabinets to evoke a light, airy feel.”