b'Designer: Celia Visser, Celia Visser Design, AucklandResene SoapstoneAppliances: Bosch dishwasher, rangehood and induction hobResene Lemon TwistHandles: Katalograndom act of madness. Hints of the colour were already in the room, thanksGet the look with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen to a beautiful piece of Maori sculpture on a wall. Celia chose the colour toKitchen & Bathroom help tie all the kitchen elements together, to link it to the owners existing(walls) and Resene Lustacryl (trims and artworks as well as to the green of the tranquil rural view through the frenchjoinery) tinted to Resene doors opposite.Parchment. Resene ParchmentJim Frazer says the architect had originally designed the kitchen to stay where it wasin what is now the adjacent dining niche. Together, the Frazers andBenchtop: Caesarstone in Latte and dark-Celia decided it simply wouldnt work. They are now pleased they swappedstained oakthe spaces, so you can stand behind the island, prepare food at the benchTap: Frankeand look out through the verandah to the view. Says Jim: We recently had my mothers 70th birthday here. It works so well for entertaining with large numbersthe way it opens to the outdoors.Resene AwolThe strong, lime green glassSplashback: Graphic Glass in Resene Awolsplashback behind the induction hob was no random act of madness.Apart from the table bench and the lime glass, the rest of the kitchen hasResene a simple feel. I didnt want to go over the top with anything too different.ClassiusEverything else just ts in and is in keeping, says Celia. The handles and square sink and mixer are clean-lined, strong and contemporary, as is the rangehood. With its sleek, curved glass hood, its light and simple. The high ceiling of the room generates a sense of spaciousness, making the space feel uncluttered and comfortable. Halogen lights above the island help to reinforce that notion. Small, white, glass cylinder ttings complement the white bar stools. Between the pantry and the fridge/freezer, the hob is a creamy Caesar stone, chosen for practicality and looks. We didnt want more stainless steel. But we did want something sturdy and durable around the hob to contrast withResene Sosticatathe dark timber.| 93'