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and functional design for when they are entertaining. The extension along the wall contains a wine fridge and drinks area, making these easily accessible without disturbing any activity going on in the kitchen itself. A subtly patterned marble was used for the benchtop, which waterfalls at both the kitchen end and at the far end of the extension, which is at the entrance into the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. Within the kitchen, the cooking zone is on the back wall. While this consists predominantly of a bank of black cabinets, the cooktop area sits within a white inset. The splashback is comprised of three Poliform Shaker panels, each with narrow shelving to accommodate spices, herbs and other small items. For Marketa Ramage, this is another example of how the kitchen has good functionality as well as aesthetics. “It really reflects the Italian lifestyle,” she says. “And, by combining the differ- ent materials, we’ve created a unique and bespoke kitchen design.” Previous pages: Designed by Marketa Ramage of Studio Italia to complement the wider interior design, this Poliform kitchen is also very practical and functional when the homeowners entertain. Facing page: The kitchen peninsula extends beyond the kitchen itself to accommodate a wine fridge and drinks area, which is easily accessible from the dining and living areas. Above: Spice containers and other small items can be kept handy on 100mm-wide shelving incorporated in three Poliform Shaker panels that create the splashback behind the cooking area. search | save | share at