Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 65

What to draw on for your kitchen renovation beyond reflecting trends that might be here today and old-hat tomorrow? One way forward would be to achieve a look and feel that calls to mind favourite places and experiences. Having travelled to New York on a regular basis, this family asked designer Simone van der Plas of Encompass for a kitchen reminiscent of eating at the chef’s table in the kitchens of several famous New York restaurants. “Essentially, they wanted a 1920s New York deli-style meets light industrial themed kitchen for a large, grand 1890s mansion,” she says. Above left: Movable feast. Set on castors, this steel and granite dining table can be moved at a moment’s notice – all part of a New York deli meets light industrial feel kitchen by Encompass Ideas Interior Design. Top, above, and left: Glass, steel, subway tiles and classic lighting further the deli look, while a large, fully equipped scullery is used as a second kitchen, ideal for catering. A custom steel access ladder adds to the industrial flavour. search | save | share at