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Above: The stainless steel benchtop surface on one end of the island is repeated in the integrated pantry – an ideal contrast to the warmth of the wood cabinetry. Above right: White high-end marble features on the island, contrasting with the textured stave doors and linking with the crisp white walls. search | save | share at Doors of random Tawa vertical staves were chosen to clad the wall of cabinetry, and this material is continued on the island. The rich natural surface adds texture, depth and warmth and draws on the requested European influence. “The back wall is home to all the cooking appliances and a second sink in addition to the island sink,” says Gray. “Black-painted rear cab- inetry with a natural slate benchtop provides a contrasting backdrop to the island.” The sculptural island draws all elements together. A contemporary, slender cantilevered marble benchtop at one end provides breakfast seating while the stainless steel bar benchtop at the other end has a drinks fridge tucked beneath. A display unit with black-painted interiors on the front of the island faces the living spaces. For details, contact Fyfe Kitchens, phone: (09) 274 7055, mobile: (027) 271 4705. Email: kira@, web: To save and share online: search 258442953 at For more information: search kira gray or fyfe kitchens at