The owners love to cook so they wanted the kitchen to be the centerpiece of their new modern home – and they weren’t afraid to go bold!

The Dulux ‘Red Terra’ of the splashback is continued as a colour accent throughout the house and provides a vibrant contrast to the two-tone cabinets.  The warm tones of the granite pick up both the accent colour and the cabinets extra dark chocolate.

As an independent kitchen designer, I’m always researching new ideas and design trends both here and overseas and saw the overlapping tops of the island bench on my last trip to Italy.  I’m also pleased with the way the corner angle mimics angles found elsewhere in the homes architecture.  The different thickness and heights of the benchtop and mix of colours help distinguish between the food preparation area and seating area.  There’s a sliding door to a butler’s pantry, with the dishwasher and another sink to help keep the main area clean and clutter-free when the owners want to entertain.

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