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terrain of Warkworth’s countryside, this rusticated industrial home housed a pokey kitchen that was impractical and outdated.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 …

Finesse

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Visual Impact Highly Commended – Kitchen of the YearDesigner – Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North ShoreClient Brief The open plan living space leads the eye out to the lake view. Located by the entrance, the kitchen needed to be practical and elegant while capitalising on the view. Issues: The island upstand was …

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 …

WOW! What A Difference

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Highly Commended – Creative Small Space KitchenDesigner – Ambrose Vickers – Kitchen Studio TaurangaClient Brief These clients came to me unhappy with their existing kitchen which was a very tight G shape that made the space look and feel very small. We decided to change up the layout and make the space feel more open …

Farmhouse Kitchen at its Finest

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Highly Commended – First Time EntrantDesigner – Sophie McDougall-Wenn – Kitchen Studio Palmerston NorthClient Brief As soon as I meet these clients, I knew this kitchen would be all about those beautiful details and it absolutely is! The clients wanted a traditional country kitchen with a modern luxurious feel that will see them through for …

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 …

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 …