Black Beauty

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Kitchen of the Year Winner – Peoples ChoiceDesigner – Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North ShoreClient Brief Nestled in the rougher terrain of Warkworth’s countryside, this rusticated industrial home housed a pokey kitchen that was impractical and outdated. The clients were clear. ‘Design me a sleek but unique kitchen that inspires in every …

Black and White Appeal

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – First Time EntrantDesigner – Sophie McDougall-Wenn – Kitchen Studio Palmerston NorthClient Brief Black and white never goes out of style and this was what my client wanted – a kitchen that was sleek and modern but would not lose its appeal in years to come. The space for this kitchen was only small …

Made in Australia, Perfected in New Zealand

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Peoples Choice Highly Commended – Creative ExcellenceDesigner – Natasha Ronaldson – Kitchen Studio North ShoreClient Brief Pre-fabricated homes, constructed on site are becoming far more common in the ever evolving building industry. This bespoke, Australian manufactured home presented a unique challenge as all kitchen walls were pre-determined and plans needed to be completed …

East Meets West, an Oriental Infusion

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Highly Commended – Visual Impact and Peoples ChoiceDesigner – Wai Mihinui – Kitchen Studio WellingtonClient Brief An award-winning architecturally designed home known for its uses of Feng Shui methodologies called for a uniquely light-handed approach for the new kitchen design. It was imperative to create a sleek modern design that nestled into the existing architecture …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Classic Continental Breeze

Design by Nisa Sanyata – Kitchen Studio North Shore Clients are a semi-retired business couple and this place has been home for 30 years. House is surrounded by beautiful greenery. Bringing a new kitchen into a conventional home requires a harmony between casual, comfortable warmth and contemporary usefulness. The original kitchen was dark and overpowering. The clients wanted a light …

Designed By Absence

Design by Natasha Wright – Kitchen Studio North Shore In the absence of his wife due to an injury sustained overseas preventing her from returning home for the design consultation of their new kitchen, it was up to my client and I to create a kitchen that met both their needs. The brief was specific. It must be a great …

Design Fusion

Design by Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore This architecturally impressive home is surrounded by lush green countryside. The clients liked an array of design styles, including country, industrial & rustic kitchen design. However, no one style could represent the atmosphere they wanted present in their kitchen. Requirements: Design style fusion that represents the home, owners and surroundings. Modern …