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From Habitat magazine - issue 22

Kelly Gammie of Eucalyptus Design took her cue from the 1970s architectural vintage of this house, and combined it with her passion for presenting interiors as works of art to create the unique contemporary look for this kitchen.

Angular geometric lines feature throughout the house, with arrow-head shapes on the walls, and faceted light fittings. In the kitchen, the angled block of black on the wall is actually Resene Blackboard Paint undercoated with Resene Magnetic Magic to give the space added practicality, while the rest of that wall is Resene Beryl Green. To cleverly hide a manhole in the kitchen ceiling, Kelly designed and made a ceiling 'rose' of uneven timber blocks, then stained them in Resene Colorwood Walnut. The ply benchtop is also finished in Resene Colorwood Walnut.

Geometric kitchen design
Hidden kitchen shelves

And in another decorative trick, she used pressed tin sheets to cover lift-up doors above the bench, behind which is a slim yet extremely handy storage space. The sheets are painted in Resene Beryl Green.

Top tip: To create a block of colour, simply use low-tack masking tape to mask off each area of colour for crisp lines and a great finish, then paint to suit.

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