A fresh take on a classic style
With interiors designed in the 1990s, my client’s Sutherland Shire apartment had good solid bones. But the kitchen and bathroom were calling out for a major refresh. The layout functioned well but the hard surfaces, fixtures and fittings required updating. My client wanted her space to feel classic and fresh and to make her apartment feel bigger than it was. It was important to her that the kitchen and bathroom incorporated some use of soft colour to give the spaces a point of difference.
To meet this brief, I specified a soft green subway tile for her splashback laid in a timeless brick pattern with white grout for some extra pop. Shaker style cabinetry in Dulux Vivid White, engineered stone benchtops and brushed nickel hardware completed the hard surfaces selections. For the flooring I chose large concrete-look matte tiles. The size of the tiles minimised grout lines, and made for easy cleaning. To style this space I introduced additional colour and texture through timber chopping boards and marble and ceramic accessories.
By choosing similar finishes for the bathroom, we were able to create a cohesive flow throughout the apartment. For example, the vanity featured shaker style doors – the same as in the kitchen – topped with a rounded edge basin and chrome tapware. The bath was a major feature in this room. To save on floor space we opted for a back to wall corner bath, but with a curve at one end. This helped to soften all the rectangles and lines in the space. Pink towels and a statement plant styled finished off the bathroom, creating a spa-like feel.
This project was built by GSP Designer Kitchens and Bathrooms.
Photography Moss & Co.
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