Clontarf | Modern KitchenContemporary Kitchen, Sydney
A unique blend of visual, textural and practical design has come together to create this bright and enjoyable Clonfarf kitchen.
Working with the owners interior designer, Anita Mitchell, we decided to take inspiration from the spectacular view and make it a key feature of the design using a variety of finishes and textures to add visual interest to the space and work with the natural light. Photos by Eliot Cohen
What Houzz contributors are saying:
11. Location: Clontarf, NSWDesigner: Art of KitchensWhy we love it: An island that dips down to become a dining table is a smart use of space, and much of the usual kitchen clutter can be kept out of sight thanks to a secret door leading to a butler’s pantry.
Duo-diningThis is a genius solution for anyone living in a compact space who still wants various dining options. A breakfast bar has been extended at one end with a benchtop fitted at a lower level to create a dining table set-up. The owner’s then have the option of casual eating at the bar end or formal dining at the table. Perfect!
This kitchen gets more island legroom with a smart wooden table that contrasts with the island’s Calacatta marble. Note also the sociable seating setup allowing people to face each other and chat.More benchtop combos
5. Dining table double-upThis is a brilliant design for families with young children that find stools a little precarious. Although it’s technically not a breakfast bar, the table is still connected to the central island unit so it has a more informal feel than a dining table. This laid-back look is then emphasised by the casual Eames chairs, which are also easy to wipe down.
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