This French provincial kitchen is a triumph of clever design
The previous kitchen in this home was a yellow-and-black cul-de-sac that felt dated and closed-off. The appliances were small and not suited to the large family, while an island bench was sorely missed.
The owners called on the team at Dana Kitchens to create a new kitchen. They were after a country-style French provincial kitchen to tie in with a hutch they had previously purchased. A mantel over the stove was requested as well as a large island bench that everyone could comfortably gather around.
Flow and function were also paramount in the design of this kitchen, as entertaining and cooking are favourite pastimes. The first task was to remove a wall to give a more open feel to the area. “To achieve the specific furniture style and look desired, the kitchen was hand-painted and most appliances were fully integrated,” says the designer. “There’s loads of storage and this is a very big kitchen that fits in perfectly with its surroundings and enhances the rest of the house.
It’s hard to imagine it has not always been there." The kitchen exhibits many elaborate details such as exposed kickboards, flutes with handturned rosettes, corbels and dentil work. The detail in this kitchen is what makes it elegant.
The chandelier, ample Jarrah island, butler’s sink, marble splashback and tapware are all stunning in their own right but work harmoniously together to create an overall picture. No one feature steals the limelight; instead, they work together to create a sensational kitchen, combining practicality with stunning looks. Thoroughly integrated with the rest of the house, it is a grand addition to a luxurious home.
The kitchen was designed and built by
Dana Kitchens Australia Pty Ltd
Address 457 Milton Road, Toowong Qld 4066
Phone (07) 3371 7100