New Zealand Trends Volume 33 No 3 - Page 24

Previous pages: With living room to one side, outdoor living room to the other and dining area straight ahead, this two-tone kitchen by designer Tracy Murphy is well connected. Above: Meals on wheels – with the castors unlocked, the movable island can be rolled closer to indoor or outdoor diners. The large opening between the kitchen and scullery can be closed off with a pocket slider. search | save | share at For this kitchen project in a new home, the available footprint had already been allocated and the appliances purchased by the owners when designer Tracy Murphy was engaged. “The kitchen is in a central location – just a few steps from the outdoor area, the dining area and lounge,” says Murphy. “So we designed the kitchen with a large, walk-in scullery tucked in behind, avoiding any cooking clutter being on show to the public spaces. The large scullery – almost as big as the kitchen – can be screened from sight with the slide of a pocket door.” The owners wanted traditional subway tiles for the kitchen’s feature wall splashback and scullery splashback, and also requested two butlers sinks. The classic tiles and sinks work well with the retro Smeg fridge and dishwasher, along with the Smeg Victoria range and range- hood – all on show in the kitchen proper. “However, the owners didn’t want a classic look for the kitchen over all. For example, they wanted to avoid traditional panelled doors, instead favouring the clean look of flat doors.” In response to these requests, Murphy designed a kitchen that tempered its traditional elements with a subtle industrial accent. For