Celebrating colour and charm, Dylan and Jenny have created a Country-inspired kitchen that is as welcoming as it is beautiful. The sophisticated palette centres on nature-inspired colours, textures, and finishes. The duo opted for Freedom Kitchens’ new Sierra IV joinery in Dry Sage, which feature a 40mm Shaker-style profile, as well as panelled Vera kitchen cabinets behind the open shelving, producing a layered look.
The Sierra IV Dry Sage doors connect the kitchen to the outside of the home, the green hue of the kitchen cabinets contrasting against Nordic Oak Woodgrain shelving, tiled splashbacks and Caesarstone® Riverlet benchtops. Brass tones complement the look, with the inclusion of Freedom Kitchens’ new Hampton Matte Brass Cup and Knob handles as well as Patina Brass Mesh Inserts along the kitchen island drawers.
“Our kitchen is definitely the heart of our home, and we intentionally extended the island bench to take in the panoramic views of the Macedon Ranges, says Jenny. We used colour to draw attention to the room, and we love the Dry Sage joinery as it connects to the beautiful landscape outside and evokes the Country aesthetic we wanted to achieve.”
The 3-metre island bench, where family and friends can gather, has been orientated to fit with the rest of the open plan living space. Dylan and Jenny left the countertop free from any additional appliances, allowing for easy food preparation or a space to enjoy a casual meal. It also provides a large amount of storage thanks to a series of drawers and cabinets.
“We love the Patina Brass Mesh Inserts that we’ve used on the drawers within the kitchen island, smiles Jenny. They add a luxe country feel to the design and pair beautifully with the sage cabinetry and brass handles.”
The U-shaped layout maximises storage and flow around the kitchen, with a blend of cupboards and soft-close drawers ensuring that there is room for everything a home chef would need. Within the cabinetry, internal accessories such as a corner carousel and a pull-out pantry allow for everything to be within easy reach. A home cooks dream, it also offers an impressive array of Winning Appliances including Smeg ovens, rangehood and dishwasher, plus a Samsung fridge.
“The kitchen’s functionality was key, explains Jenny. We made sure there was a clear and easy flow between the cleaning and cooking areas, as well as connecting the island bench with the fridge and pantry for food prep.”
The butler’s pantry complements the main kitchen, offering a wealth of storage and preparation space. The additions of a Smeg wine cooler, built-in coffee machine, and built-in oven, plus an additional fridge elevate this pantry to delight any home cook.
Kitchen Hardware, Surfaces and Appliance Details
Kitchen Cabinetry: NEW Sierra IV Dry Sage Matt, Vera Dry Sage Matt, NEW Nordic Oak Woodgrain Shelving, Broadline Glass
Kitchen Benchtops: NEW Caesarstone® Riverlet 40mm
Handles: NEW Hampton Wide Cup Pull in Matt Brass 96mm 12-M-34, NEW Hampton Round Knob in Matt Brass 32mm 12-M-36
Accessories: NEW Feature Patina Brass Mesh Inserts, Federation Capping, Square light pelmets, Inner Drawers, Ninka Bins, Häfele LeMans Blind Corner Shelf in Anthracite, Häfele Dispensa Pull Out Pantry
Kitchen Appliances: By Smeg and Samsung fridge. Supplied by Winning Appliances
Kitchen Sink: By Blanco. Supplied by Winning Appliances
Tap: By Blanco (pantry). Supplied by Winning Appliances
Lighting: Warm LED Strip lighting
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