Contrasting patterns in similar monochromatic tones create the interest in this kitchen in a new build in New Plymouth. The rear cabinetry is Vida Space Shinnoki Chocolate Oak veneer.
With the kitchen being the absolute centre of family life, it makes sense to assign it a fair bit of your design planning and budget when you are building a new house, and that’s what this New Plymouth family did.
Their kitchen needed to be an integral part of the architecture of their home, which features a 6m-high living area and mezzanine garden that allows indoor plants to cascade down the wall.
Maintaining a strong, defining monochromatic colour palette was also crucial, helping to determine both the design and material selections by kitchen designer Annika Rowson.
She specified Vida Space Shinnoki Chocolate Oak veneer for the back wall to meld back into the generous space. A butler’s pantry is cleverly concealed by Hawa bi-folding pocket doors that smoothly open and slide back into the cabinetry to eliminate door swing when in use.
The cabinetry also features one Blum space tower pantry that allows for easy access to everyday food items. Additional storage is provided in the lower cabinets, along with a beverage fridge.
Rowson says she introduced a rendered splashback and shelves to bring texture and softness to the space.
And the hero of the kitchen is the beautiful island, which features a block end in White Macaubas granite, along with an integrated granite sink for a seamless aesthetic. The textured island front panel by Sage Doors continues around to the cabinetry fronts on