Originally from the rolling hills of Gerringong, the owners made the move to Kiama to build their dream home. Designer Eliesha of Paiano Design was engaged to create a space that focused around open plan living and the amazing views of Kiama harbour.
“Aesthetically, they were after a contemporary coastal feel that was quirky, sleek and playful. They also wanted to hero their favorite colour, Teal.”
The galley style kitchen was designed in a linear and streamline manner that acted as the central link between the open plan spaces. Visual balance was then achieved through the placement of colour and texture, with the American oak veneer acting as an anchor for the space.
“Being that my clients enjoy entertaining, the cook top and sink were placed in the island for more interaction with guests whilst enjoying the view. The small appliances were concealed in a bi-fold pantry to retain its integrated nature and storage was maximized by concealing an extra row of cupboards in the front of island.”
The main inspiration for the space was bringing the natural curves of the bay inside. The effect of repetition in the rounded quads achieved that. However, it was also an important design decision, as it absorbed some of the intensity in the teal island.
Overall the design aesthetic was contemporary with a hint of mid-century-modern. And as said by Eliesha Paiano “my clients are absolutely in love with this kitchen and I am as proud as punch!”
And they should be! This incredible kitchen has recently been selected as a NSW finalist in two categories for KBDi (Kitchen and Bathroom Designer institute) Designer Awards 2019. Well deserved recognition for a standout kitchen and we wish Eliesha all the best for the upcoming National finals in August!