Designer: Rachele Simmons-Taling, Berloni New Zealand Owner/builder: Bruce Goodland, Jet Building Cabinetry: Berloni GranGala door style; perimeter cabinetry finished in Bianco Argento matt lacquer; island and scullery in Tortora Argento matt lacquer Cabinetry hardware: Berloni Benchtops and kitchen sink: Pietra Grey marble from Berloni Flooring: Rustic American Oak hardwood in herringbone pattern by Swinard Wooden Floors Lighting: Lume Design Taps: Nobili from Berloni Cooktop, oven: Smeg Ventilation: Whispair Refrigeration: Miele Dishwashers: Miele, Fisher & Paykel Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Winner Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Lisa Powers search berloni or 48531 at trendsideas.com search: tida at trendsideas.com Above: While the large kitchen’s panelled cabinet style is decidedly formal, the designer chose more toned down, distressed-look pull handles to soften its impact. The warm grey of the island is balanced by crisp white perimeter cabinetry. Niche shelves at the end of the side cabinetry provide ideal spaces to display objects and artworks designed to tone it down and ‘deformalise’ it, to match the rustic, relaxed setting. “We approached this in a few ways. One was the choice of the French country lattice work on the front of the island and upper cabinetry. And we introduced a square edge on the marble countertops to add a subtle contemporary accent to the classic door. “In addition, bronze tapware was chosen rather than the stainless more often teemed with the GranGala. The bronze is less pronounced.” The tile splashback is another stand-out kitchen feature introduced by Simmons-Taling. search | save | share at trendsideas.com “I contacted Pratt & Larson, a bespoke tile company in Oregon, USA, to fabricate the tiles for the splashback. These are hand-crafted, watercolour tiles with a colour scheme purposefully chosen not to match the cabinetry, but rather to complement it and bring the earthy tones of the outdoors into the interior space.” The wider room adds to the country flavour. Rustic barnwood flooring was selected to complement the ceiling design by Simmons-Taling. “The ceiling’s tongue & groove panelling, beamwork and X beams bring a very American family look to the space as well,” she says.