Hamptons Elegance in a Queenslander

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In the bayside suburb of Brisbane sits a light and bright kitchen, featuring a touch of Hamptons elegance.

Completed by designer Jennifer French of Inside Out Colour and Design, the brief for the project was to increase the storage space, while also being sympathetic to the 1920’s architecture of the house.

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“We completely gutted the room. From there the external wall to the adjoining covered entertaining area was altered to create a bay window and french doors. We also laid new flooring and had a wall erected to create a galley pantry.”

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Working with a client who is an accomplished and passionate cook, the selection of appliances was equally important. During the planning stage, the cooktop moved from the rear wall to the island, to encourage entertaining. So, it was important to ensure any rangehood did not encroach on the space. The one selected? A professional Bora extractor cooktop and range combination.

Furthermore, working with a client who practically lives in the kitchen, certainly came with its challenges explained Jennifer. “We worked through about five different layouts to ensure we had everything the client required. But once the layout decision was made everything fell in to place”.

In the end, the finished product is one that creates a beautiful blend between the existing vertical panelling and the shaker style cabinets of the kitchen. While also encouraging inside out living via the servery window and extended benchtop.

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Jennifer’s signature pop of colour features in the navy subways tiles, beautifully complemented by an iron pendant. When asked about her favourite part of the project. “I would have to say watching my 2D drawings come to life. I know what it will look like, as I’ve been thinking about it and working on it for quite some time. But to actually see it and touch it is just the best feeling. Second only to the delight on my client’s face!”

Photographer: Elouise Van Riet. Styling: Lana Caves

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