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on the tap, hardware and pendant lighting. “The key to success with this modern-with- a-twist style kitchen was to keep it simple,” says the designer. “Sticking to one or two colours, with only light detailing; honing the benchtop, to soften the look; and using traditional pulls on the drawers – with most finished in matt black. “One other request from the owners was for a window seat looking across to the front of the house. I introduced this to the right of the kitchen, with storage underneath,” says von Sturmer. “The owner loves it – it’s now her favourite space in the house.” Left: A stainless steel benchtop provides a low maintenance, hard- wearing work surface at the rear of the kitchen. The black minimalist wall-mounted extractor blends in unnoticed with the black tiled splashback, while the raked bulkhead provides a logical extension to the sculptural folding ceiling planes. search | save | share at