Veins of Gold

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Winner – Kitchen of the Year Runner Up – People’s ChoiceDesigner – Ambrose Vickers – Kitchen Studio TaurangaClient Brief A brief of dark moody tones and timber accents served as the starting point for this kitchen – with a willingness from the clients to be open minded about what would work best in the space. …

The Kitchen With A Dark Secret

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Winner – Creative Excellence Winner – People’s Choice Runner Up – Kitchen of the YearDesigner – Andrea Ellis – Kitchen Studio North ShoreClient Brief This gorgeous home was a visual treat. Paintings, sculptures, impressive artworks and stunning furniture pieces were placed to delight the senses. Sadly, the same could not be said for the kitchen. …

Titanium Gold

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Runner Up – Creative ExcellenceDesigner – Wai Mihinui – Kitchen Studio WellingtonClient Brief This monolithic clad home came with some existing architectural constraints, a curved roof with no roof space, an existing vent hole and a north facing window that was too low for high cabinets. The kitchen itself was the centre of this split-level …

Kākāriki Koura

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Winner – Visual ImpactDesigner – Fiona Dalziel – Kitchen Studio WellingtonClient Brief This was an opportunity to be avant-garde, fully realising the client’s artistic nature and going on a shopping spree for interesting colours and textures. The client wanted modern and edgy with a touch of drama to embellish the homes considerable views and elegant …

A Sleek Ambience

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Runner Up – Visual ImpactShowroom – Kitchen Studio Palmerston NorthClient Brief Moody, functional and wow factor were the words that the clients used while describing their vision. The black acrylic was used to set the soft jazzy mood and the wood was introduced to create texture and depth to the kitchen while lightening up the …

A Country Flower

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Winner – Best Design Under $25KDesigner – Amanda Meikle – Kitchen Studio Christchurch SouthClient Brief Our clients had an outdated kitchen from the 1960’s with no space for a dishwasher, narrow benches and shallow cupboards. Storage was problematic. A hanging ceiling bank over island created a divide between kitchen and dining. In conjunction, the laundry …

Chic things happen in small spaces

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Runner Up – Best Kitchen Under $25KShowroom – Kitchen Studio Palmerston NorthClient Brief Just because this kitchen is small doesn’t mean it can’t make a big impact. The first thing my client spoke to me about was she wanted her new kitchen to be modern, sophisticated, and clean lines. This kitchen is incredibly light filled …

Small Space, Big Appetite

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Winner – Creative Small SpaceDesigner – Delwyn McClennan – Kitchen Studio HamiltonClient Brief The 1970’s Home Unit lacked creature comforts and functionality we now come to expect in a 21st century kitchen. Hungry for change, the client came with a shopping list of ideas and wishes. Usable benchspace / Usable and accessible storage / Must …

Next Generation

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 WINNER – First Time Entrant Runner Up – Creative Small Space Kitchen Designer – Michael Robertson – Kitchen Studio North Shore Brief ‘Next Generation’ Who are we without family? This question was pivotal in creating the perfect generational nook. At the core of this space are grandparents wanting to savour life with their young grandchildren. …

White Elegance

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2021 Runner Up – First Time Entrant Designer – Carey Simpson – Kitchen Studio Wellington CLIENT BRIEF My clients wanted to transform a beige and monotone space into something light, clean and welcoming. Having lived in their home for 11 years with a lot of browns and beige they were ready for a change. They love …