This contemporary double story Hampton home was instantly subject to aesthetic changes inside and out from the second our clients received the keys. Although practical, spacious and in good condition, the kitchen was a sticking point with our clients as they disliked the colours, excessive handles, large bulky pantry and natural granite bench top with matching splash back. They hoped for a distinct contrast between the soon to be renovated ultra-sleek interior and lush tropical green backyard.
The proposal to the client was bold and extreme, an entirely black kitchen with a feature white marble lowered dining table. The concept was to create a feeling of luxury and indulgence, ensuring that every detail was a little different to the norm. We knew that very few interior spaces could house an all-black kitchen and yet still feel bright and light filled. Yet this space could take advantage of the large span of windows, beautiful outlook, with newly painted white walls and black parquetry floors.
Our clients absolutely adore the finer details included throughout the kitchen including electric operated bin and overhead cabinets making access easy, moving corner mechanism, and retractable pantry doors exposing a beautiful all black appliance pantry with automatic light that looks equally as good open as it does closed. The porcelain “cooktop box” is one of the many features, with strip task lighting at the back. The island bench includes a lowered dining table and incorporates a “mini bar” including bar fridge as requested as well as space for stools.
On closer inspection, it’s the little details that are the wow factor; mitred panels, different materials and textures, and smooth integration of metal and porcelain. There is continuous discovery of finer points which is a delight to all involved. There is purposeful asymmetry, but also a beautiful representation of cabinets aligning in long horizontal lines. This kitchen is beautifully bold, yet so practical and easy to work in. Who would have thought that black could be so inviting?