Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 32 No 5 New Zealand - Page 110

Above: The kitchen is the hub of this family home. A waterfall countertop in white quartz on the island provides a practical yet eye-catching feature. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry, up-to-the minute appliances and a wealth of storage. Industrial drop lights accent the kitchen, providing a rustic touch to the communal space. Here, the hub really does mean the hub, with the kitchen only a few steps from the dining and living areas. search | save | share at the outside translate into light-filled interiors on the inside. The spacious house has two separate living areas – a major bonus for a busy family lifestyle. The master bedroom and fourth bedroom include walk-in wardrobes, plus there’s a media room, a study, and a large double garage. At the heart of the home stands the designer kitchen in crisp black and white tones. Both the black perimeter benchtop and white waterfall island countertop are in smooth Prime Stone – an attractive, low-maintenance surface. The kitchen has a spacious walk-in butler’s pantry with plenty of shelving and storage. Smart Fisher & Paykel appliances also feature – including a generous 90mm cooktop. The master ensuite and bathroom are equally well considered, boasting natural wood veneer Clearlite Bolero vanities and minimalist Methven Echo tapware. There’s also a separate toilet. The home has a light, neutral colour scheme with walls, trims and ceilings in Resene Double Sea Fog, an ideal backdrop for an owner to bring their own personality to the design. Accent doors are in Resene Nero, a deep black with inky tones that will work with any colour. A soft-to-