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A formal leading cabinetry element in a rural home might seem at odds with the environment, but there are ways to achieve a sense of balance. For this kitchen in a new extension, the clients wanted something special for both the kitchen and the surrounding living areas, says designer Rachele Simmons-Taling of Berloni New Zealand. “They’re a fairly casual family, living on a beautiful lifestyle block, but both clients had a love for the formal traditional kitchen and hearth,” says the designer. “In response, we chose the Berloni GranGala cabinet door style, but the rest of the kitchen had to be carefully Preceding pages and above: In this kitchen, the tongue & groove treatment on the ceiling is repeated on the sides of the island and in the scullery. A country sensibility is also seen in the cabinetry latticework, herringbone floor and tile splashback. Left: When is a pilaster not just a pilaster? When it’s also a handy concealed spice and oils rack. A Berloni Pietra Grey marble block sink adds to the kitchen’s rural accent. search | save | share at