Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 3 - Page 37

– ensuring there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place. As well as ample concealed storage, the kitchen boasts plenty of open display shelves. These are seen in a display cabinet at the entrance to the kitchen, in open cabinet boxes high up on the rear wall, and at the front of the island. Coloured LEDs illuminate these areas internally, both accentuating the shelves’ contents and adding a pleasing sparkle to the design. And the island and cabinets are under- lit too, for a floating effect. The LEDs also act as night lights when the main lighting is turned off. However, the kitchen’s vibrant personality extends well beyond its high-end surfaces and function-rich, up-to-the-minute appliances. One individual touch here is the fresh herb garden growing out of a slot in the island. For details, contact Aurora Australis Interior, Unit 1/155 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch, phone (03) 423 9067. Email:, or go to the website: Above: Much of the cabinetry, including the display units, is internally lit or underlit with colour LEDs – adding another dimension to the kitchen at night. Compartmentalised storage solutions, including smooth-running Blum hardware, are another feature of this upmarket, practical design. save and share: search 49130 or aurora australis at search | save | share at