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Kitchens & Bathrooms
Feng Swede | Kitchen profile
eauty is often found in the simplest
form and no better can that be
seen than in this sophisticated
A product of Scandinavian Wallpaper &
Decor design queen Ann-Louise Jansson’s
imagination, the overhaul of her home
kitchen required much-needed storage
space as well as a seating/eating area.
“My style is a mix of Scandinavian
modern and coastal design, where warm
oak elements sit against a white backdrop
to add texture,” she says.
Not afraid to get their hands dirty,
Ann-Louise and her ex-partner installed
most of the kitchen themselves and used
key tradespeople including a plumber,
electrician and cabinetmaker.
Located in the centre of the beachside
home, the kitchen has plenty of human
traffic passing through, so highly
functional use of space was a must.
Keeping the design minimal was a
challenge because of limited wall space,
four doorways leading into the room, and
the existing layout having no space for a
dining table, microwave or dishwasher.
All existing cupboards were removed
and replaced with sleek overhead storage,
additional base storage and a pantry, while
downlights and overhead pendants were
added to define the seating area.
“The kitchen is now a functional space
where I work, eat, relax and get creative!”
Kitchen cabinets, benchtops and
lighting were purchased from Ikea and the
sink and mixer from The Sink Warehouse.
The appliances are by Fisher & Paykel. The
unique stainless steel kitchen tables were a
lucky find from a local secondhand store,
and the antique pine day sofa bed was
sourced from Sweden.
Life’s a breeze in this compact
yet spacious seaside kitchen
WORDS Claire Watkins
PHOTOGRAPHY Angelita Bonetti
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