New Plymouth designer Anika Rosen loves to work with metal, and was particularly interested when the owners of this new state-of-the-art waterfront home in Raglan told her they wanted a steel kitchen. But a beautiful scene changed everything.
“They saw my work on Instagram, and at first we were just talking on the phone,” Rosen said. “But when I got to the site, I stepped out of the car and saw the water and the color of the trees and the proximity of their trunks, and I thought, ‘This is a view shaft.’
“So we flipped the whole house palette and went for a warm, natural palette and material.”
Rosen describes the house, designed by architect Richard Priest, as a “very, well-thought-out, well-thought-out” design. “The bold, burnt Siberian larch offers a strong statement on the outside, while the interior is warm and natural, creating a calm and comfortable contrast to the exterior.”
With that in mind, Rosen added a Manhattan oak veneer from Vedaspace to the perimeter cabinet with black brass panels in front of the island. Black brass introduces a different structural element, and shines as the light changes throughout the day.
Craftsman PowerSurge light fittings and long handles are also brass black.
“I enjoy working with metal and incorporating a lot of it into my projects,” says the designer. “It complements the warm, natural tones.”
The Decton Liquid Shell was chosen for bench tops and splashbacks for a “beautiful creamy, cloudy” look. “It has a very structured shape, like fossil or shell, which we considered appropriate for the location of the house. It is comfortable at the same time, yet very beautiful.
Rosen says the owners like to have fun, and wanted a pantry that they could open and close, but there is no pantry in a separate room.
“It’s an idea I love myself,” she says. “When there is a beautiful, functional place, I want to live in that place, not in the outdoor room. It allows the homeowner to connect with the guests while accessing the pantry, yet you Can close
In this house, the pantry sits behind the doors of the two-way air pockets from Hoffell, which are hidden when opened. This ensures that no “door swings” interfere with the kitchen’s main traffic area. The pantry has a second sink and dish drawer, a cutlery and crockery bank, and a Juno multi-tape that provides instant boiling water.
“These tubes eliminate the need for electric jugs with the noise and steam associated with them, and they’re really non-negotiable in today’s new kitchens,” says Rosen.
The open shelter is another feature of the pantry, featuring the Decton “Shell” splashback. There is also an open shelf with a bar area to the left of the kitchen. Here, a Cool Drawer provides beverage storage, which is easily accessible outside the main kitchen, for those who want a drink.
Rosen explained the Fisher and Pike appliances, the induction cook top with integrated ventilation on the island. This eliminates the need for a kick top overhead hood, and provides a smooth, secure surface.
The designer says having a cooktop on the island is a very “social” setting, allowing the host to talk to family and guests while working.
Connect devices wherever possible. The oven, which includes the steam oven, is black, a color that is often characterized by the designer.
“We’re here for black because it complements the wooden cabinet, but we’re looking away from stainless steel.”
Fort خصوصیات Wood flooring features reinforce the resort-style shape of the interior throughout the house.
Rosen also designed family bathrooms, insoles for the home, and laundry, combining kitchen materials wherever possible to provide visual continuity.
Integrated sinks in custom deckant vents. The designer also chooses large format tiles that have minimal grout lines, are easy to maintain, and create a “more luxury, stone effect”.
Rosen says the project has been an interesting one: “Customers gave me free rein. It’s incredible to be able to have the freedom to design. Even though the budget is still there, with such a brief, you can be creative. Are, and can’t feel limited.
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