Contemporary Warmth

Contemporary Warmth

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 – Best Kitchen Design Up To $25,000 Highly Commended Designer – Ambrose Vickers – Kitchen Studio Tauranga Client Brief After being in the home for 19 years the family-focused clients decided it was time for a kitchen update. The layout has the kitchen situated centrally open to both living areas and the dining space. The …

A Black and White Decision

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2019 – Kitchen of the Year Winner – Peoples Choice Winner Designer – Andrea Ellis – Kitchen Studio North Shore Client Brief There is no grey here or beige for that matter. The client wanted drama. Monochromatic black kitchens are dark and dramatic, whilst all-white kitchens feel light and airy, my clients wanted to combine these two aesthetics to create …

Eye-Catching Brass

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Kitchen of the YearHighly Commended Kitchen Studio North Shore Client Brief The kitchen is traditionally known as the “heart of the home” and this kitchen had to live up to this billing and do justice to the beautiful home for which it was designed. The clients sought a classic contemporary style and the Ohope profile in …

Japanese Calm

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Peoples ChoiceHighly Commended Designer – Fiona Dalziel – Kitchen Studio Wellington Client Brief It was a privilege to work with these clients and transform a challenging space into a functional and calm space to relax and enjoy. An awkward angle under the stairs did not lend itself to symmetry, so seeing an opportunity, I picked out …

The Centre of Everything

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Creative Excellence WINNER Designer – Matthew Burton – Kitchen Studio Tauranga Brief This project was a rare opportunity. 12 months earlier the designed bought a blank section on which to build their family home. The designer was responsible for all elements of the design and layout of this home, and all this stemmed from the kitchen …

A Modern Touch of Retro

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2019 – Creative Excellence Highly Commended Designer – Wai Mihinui – Kitchen Studio Wellington This kitchen design also won… At the NKBA 2019 Excellence in Design Awards, Wai took home two well deserved awards for this beautiful kitchen design. Winning Kitchen Distinction under $25k and Wellington Chapter Recognition Kitchen. DESIGN BRIEF An eye catching WOW kitchen …

Hidden Gem

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Best use of Small Space WINNER Designer – Elise Collins – Kitchen Studio Christchurch South Client Brief Professional single buys an older home in the heart of Merivale, Christchurch. He had big ideas to renovate the house as a project over summer. The client wanted to work the existing architecture of the house into the design, …

Crisply Current

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Best use of Small Space Highly Commended Kitchen Studio Christchurch South Client Brief My clients had big dreams for this small space. They love cooking together experimenting with international recipes. Plenty of bench space and clever storage solutions were top priority. It was important the kitchen looked light and fresh, since this space does not get …

Touch of Class

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Best Kitchen Design Under $20K WINNER Designer – Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore Client Brief The house entry was a dark hallway with the sole kitchen access to the right. The position of the kitchen was isolated from the outdoors and there was minimal connection to the small dining room for social interaction. Both …

A Perfect Fit by Sarah Makin Christchurch South

A Perfect Fit

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Best Kitchen Design Under $20K Highly Commended Kitchen Studio Christchurch South CLIENT BRIEF This young couple plus baby on the way had a very strict budget. Their compact triple storey home oozes charm with Rimu trims and staircase so it was top priority the new kitchen reflect this retro quirk. Accessible & abundant storage, as space …