Published at Thursday, July 04th 2019, 18:27:19 PM. kitchen cabinet. By Donata Caputo.
From the outset, the owner of this kitchen was keen on yellow — that sunshine colormany of us like but aren’t brave enough to decorate with.Besides that, he was adamant the 2.5m x 2.8m space would accommodate a two-door refrigerator and double wall oven.
Interior designer Hazel Brambrick turned a tiny apartment kitchen into a lighter, brighter space that’s big enough for several large appliances, display features, and a small home To meet these requirements, interior designer Hazel Brambrick made major structural a hera Lions and creatively combined color with a variety of finishes. By removing some of the halls way wall and the wall separating the next room, she doubled the size of the kitchen and gave it a lighter, more spacious feel.
The combination of solid yellow cabinetry and herringbone timber veneer is offset with powder blue wall tiles, a navy floor border, granite benchtop, and stainless steel appliances. Extra space for in-built appliances and storage was created bypositioning a four-sided column in the center of the room. A refrigerator, double wall oven, and narrow pantry face into the kitchen, backed by two illuminated display boxes facing into the dining area. The two other sides feature a full-height wine rack and a glasses and drinks’ cupboard. Besides providing structural support, the column screens the kitchen from the hallway and living space. With the kitchen now twice its original size, Hazel Brambrick turned one end into a home office. “The owner likes to work from home. We made a fully contained workstation with filing drawers, overhead cabinets and a full-length desk for his computer equipment, ”she says.
“While he’s working, he can also look out the window and enjoy the water views.”To visually integrate the kitchen and home office, the interior designer used similar materials and colors in both spaces. “To suit the style of the apartment and the owner, the look had to be smart,” she says. “We painted the cabinet doors, wails and cornices various shades of solid yellow, and highlighted it with a formal-looking herringbone timber veneer. ”Slithers of herringbone ash veneer, horizontally centered across the drawers, add subtle detail. Powder blue wall tiles and Marmoleum flooring have a soothing effect on the color scheme.
“We copied the blue from a picture hanging in the lounge, which you can see when the hatch doors are open,” says Hazel Brambrick. A dark blue border with a narrow yellow edge hugs the perimeter of the kitchen and forms a rectangular design in the center of the floor. The blue is repeated on the vertical edges of the wall nibs, left after the dividing walls were removed.