Kitchen. Monday , August 07th , 2017 - 09:13:31 AM
Choose vibrant orange, give your kitchen instant wow factor with vibrant pops of colour on the splashback and island. The island here has been cleverly designed not to be overly imposing, with its colour hidden on a panel below the counter, rather than all over the unit. The sculptural design of the stainless-steel extractor fan gives a contemporary edge.
The couple also reused their old dining chairs, as they still fit in perfectly and add a fantastic hit of colour. Along the wall runs a handy storage unit that doubles as a side table. Above, cool cube shelving keeps favourite reads out of younger hands, while lending an artistic feel to the space. Geometric tiles have been used on both splashbacks, behind the sink and oven. ‘These tiles feature our favourite things – colour and mid-century style,’ say the owners.
After hiring an architect, the pair made a start on the renovations. The biggest challenge was how to reconfigure the middle of the house. ‘The wall between the front living room and the dining room had been removed by the previous owners, so we reinstated it to create a “grown-up” lounge,’ say the couple. ‘We then allocated the darkest space for a downstairs cloakroom and storage.