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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Light & bright

Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings The old kitchen was a mix of forest green and timber. Red walls were an attempt to brighten the room. There was an odd mix of tall cabinets enclosing the space. The oddly shaped island incorporated the cooktop. Nothing really worked. The client said to the designer, `just do it`. The available …

Horizontal Haven

Design by Cath Johnstone – Kitchen Studio Hamilton My family of four moved to this location knowing the kitchen had issues which would require some insight to fulfil their expectations. They were open to removing a window to increase the kitchen size and overcoming varying cabinet heights due to an existing built-in bulkhead. REQUIREMENTS Increase the overall kitchen size and …