The clients were looking for an exceptional result, with exciting visual impact and colours that reflected their colourful personalities and would set off the food, appliances and presenter perfectly.
The clients primarily required a critical examination of the space previously occupied by the kitchen and garage, and a redevelopment of that area into a new and exciting kitchen, utility room and garage. The space was not large, and the previous layout was unexciting.
Special consideration was also given to the fact that this renovation had to function not only as a family kitchen and utility room, but also was to be used for the filming of television commercials, cooking presentations and food styling, with continuity linking both spaces. The clients were looking for an exceptional result, with exciting visual impact and colours that reflected their colourful personalities and would set off the food, appliances and presenter perfectly.
The new layout incorporated an island, with cooking in the foreground and uses Resene colours to create an extraordinarily memorable space. Resene Moxie was selected to provide a link with the new tropical green outdoor area, with Resene Sea Fog – a cool grey white – to make it appear crisp and clean. Resene Pursuit was selected to further enhance the colour scheme in the utility room/scullery. Resene Sea Fog and Resene Alabaster finished off the remaining walls and ceiling. Resene Lemon Grass provides an entry colour into the area.
As most filming would take place in the kitchen, and they didn’t want coloured light bouncing off the walls, it was decided to wallpaper the adjacent wall in Pacific Wallcoverings ‘Gardens of Amsterdam’ – a highly textural, embossed paper with pearlised white fernery from Resene.
Large glossy tiles and glass mosaics from the Tile Warehouse were brought in to complement Resene Pursuit and provide further colour and textural interest. Sofa and stool colours were selected by way of the very useful iSwatch app – a superb Resene feature that makes accessory shopping a breeze! A custom made, perforated metal light fitting which will cast light patterns over the room finished in Resene Pursuit is enroute to complete the look.
This is an unforgettable working kitchen where the client can show off her talents professionally, as well as providing a warm and inviting home hub that reflects the personalities of those who live there.
Architectural Specifier: Sarah Quinlan Design Ltd
Building Contractor: Lifebuilt
Other Key Contributors: Hibiscus Kitchens
Winner: Resene Residential Interior Colour Maestro Award Winner
Project: Resene Total Colour Awards 2012
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