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pen-plan living is by no means a new concept, but
seeing creative interpretations of it is always interesting.
Here, arnoldlane teamed with Pluim Interiors to meet
the client’s brief for an open-plan meals area that didn’t
make them feel isolated from the rest of the home, but that still
provided some form of separation from the lounging zone.
Addressing the difference in scale between the new and the
old was a primary obstacle in the project, the volume of the new
extension being much grander than that of the original home.
Apart from wanting to use specific brands for appliances
(Gaggenau), the client was happy to hand the design reins over
entirely to the team at arnoldlane. While the kitchen needed to be
functional and current in design, arnoldlane wanted to marry the
classic elegance of the existing home to the new extension.
Oversized screen elements play the central role in the separation
of zones while still providing an important visual connection
between the lounging, casual meals and kitchen areas.
The kitchen space was kept minimal, and the provision of
adequate full-height storage was addressed by installing pantry
units that are concealed by decorative panelling either side of the
opening to the formal dining area.
Attention to detail was crucial in ensuring drawer and cupboard
internals and mechanisms were of the highest quality, for greater
enjoyment of use and longevity.
Fusing contemporary minimalism and classic detail, the material
palette predominantly featured timber and stone, complemented by
stai nless steel food-prep benchtops and cupboard fronts.
arnoldlane (02) 8307 0212, arnoldlane.com.au.
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