Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 32 No 5 New Zealand - Page 46

Previous and facing pages: Brick-look panelling, black and white cabinetry, a concrete island benchtop, wood floors and stainless steel come together to create this semi-industrial kitchen, designed by Dominique Van Roosmalen. Above: An L shape repeats through the design – seen on the appliance garage and upper cabinet, on the flue, and again framing the front door. Clerestory windows admit plenty of natural light. search | save | share at When the kitchen’s the first thing that guests see when they step through your front door, it really does need to be a show stopper. Such was the case with this bold kitchen by Dominique Van Roosmalen, a designer at Mackay Kitchens. “The owners were clear in what they wanted – a loft style, semi-industrial feel that would complement the broad use of brick, concrete, and wood throughout the new home,” she says. “A concrete island bench was to be the hub of the design, and other finishes needed to build on this to ensure the kitchen became a cohesive focal point for family and guests. The island’s cabinetry is finished in a black Melteca, which offers a hardwearing surface and contributes to the kitchen’s semi-commercial feel. This dark tone is repeated in lacquer on the wall cabinetry that surrounds the fridge. The designer says it was an obvious choice to specify all the perimeter benchtops in stainless steel, a traditional semi-industrial surface that works well with the Muros Rustic Brick wall panels selected by the owners. The low-upkeep metal benches are matched with stainless steel appliances, including a custom stainless steel rangehood. The flue is designed in a distinctive