Zen Vibes

Design by Li-Swan Lim – Kitchen Studio Hamilton Design Brief The couple, whose children have left home, were building an architecturally designed home that had to cater for entertaining and family visiting. An open plan living design meant the kitchen is the hub and centrepiece. They cook mainly Asian cuisine. They like the inter play of texture and of organic …

Be Bold with Black & White

Design by Wai Mihinui – Kitchen Studio Wellington DESIGN BRIEF The existing kitchen footprint of this family home was already generous, but the clients still felt they lacked storage and the kitchen didn’t function as well as it could for a busy family of 5. It didn’t surprise me when the client stressed that a clean monochromatic aesthetic with some …

Absolute Angles

Design by Sarah Makin – Kitchen Studio Christchurch Modernising this high-end home, the client required the kitchen to be dramatic and sophisticated. Smooth flush surfaces and top-end materials were a must. The challenge however were the angles that are architecturally part of this home. The client’s hope was that a modern clean lined space could be achieved by working with …

Punching above its weight!

Design by Li-Swan Lim – Kitchen Studio Hamilton Design Brief The couple with young children were renovating their 1960’s home to cater for growing family demands. It had a traditional C shaped kitchen. They needed a more open living space and increase storage and bench space in the kitchen. The husband, the main cook, had his heart set on a …

Nordic Nuance

Design by Andrea Ellis – Kitchen Studio North Shore Design Brief The clients were very clear on their vision for their new kitchen. Firstly, it was very important that a combination of wood, natural tones with crisp white cabinetry was used to give a “scandy” feel. Secondly, they wanted to incorporate an “uber” modern kitchen into their grand colonial villa …