Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 3 - Page 17

Above: Designer Mick De Giulio says he played with the idea of layering and transparency when designing the two kitchens. There’s a flexible connection between the living kitchen in the front and the entertaining kitchen behind. Glass doors on either side maintain a visual connection when closed, but can pocket back into the wall to open up the two spaces. Stone panels in the splashback next to the cooktop and hood can also slide out of sight for an even greater sense of openness. Left: De Giulio also designed a bar alongside the living kitchen, with antique mirror tiles and sliding panels that conceal recessed liquor storage. search | save | share at