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Houses: Kitchens + Bathrooms

Houses: Kitchens + Bathrooms

Issue 15 June 2020
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Be inspired by these cutting-edge examples of contemporary kitchen and bathroom design and the products that complete them. With generous pictorial coverage from leading photographers, floor plans and lists of products used, you share the delight of each kitchen and bathroom presented. Keep up to date with the latest design trends, colours and materials.

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in this issue

1 min.

In our homes, the kitchen and bathroom are spaces that invite us to slow down and succumb to the repetition of familiar tasks. They offer us a shift in focus from the pressures of the workday to a more easy, restful pace. They are also the home’s most sensory spaces – where the smell of a favourite shampoo, the unparalleled feeling of freshly brushed teeth, the sound of the kettle boiling, or the first bite of a home-cooked meal infuse our day with heady moments of pleasure. These fleeting experiences can easily be taken for granted, but they are luxuries to be savoured. Daily rituals such as these are often rosetinted with nostalgia, memories and sensations that are fundamentally tied to the atmosphere of the spaces in which they are performed.…

3 min.
cooking up a storm

Find more residential products: selector.com and productnews.com.au 01 Expona Superplank flooring The Superplank range of wood-look planks and abstract geometric tile designs can be laid individually or in conjunction with one another to create truly unique interiors. This flooring is quiet underfoot and features a polyurethane surface treatment for easy maintenance. polyflor.com.au 02 Built-in touchscreen ovens The new Fisher and Paykel built-in touchscreen ovens feature a generous 115-litre capacity and 17 functions, including pyrolytic self-cleaning and an intuitive high-resolution touchscreen. These ovens are available in a monochromatic black finish or stainless steel. fisherpaykel.com 03 DecoSplash splashbacks Australian-made DecoSplash is an aluminium splashback for kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and anywhere that requires a wet-area lining. They’re offered in a range of designs, including replica natural materials like marble, and custom design options. deco.net.au 04 HydroTap Celsius This all-in-one appliance produces boiling, chilled and…

3 min.
freshen up

Find more residential products: selector.com and productnews.com.au 01 Axia tapware collection The award-winning Axia collection from Phoenix Tapware is a modern twist on tradition. Each design has been meticulously crafted with crisp detailing and a strong presence. Unique details include the ultrathin outlet and lever-less handle design. phoenixtapware.com.au 02 Bentu Hui terrazzo basins Bentu has given new life to construction waste materials. The Hui terrazzo basin range is composed of recycled stone and ceramic chips set in a high-performance concrete, cast in specifically engineered moulds and finely machined to create a refined, smooth finish. remodern.com.au 03 Apaiser Bijoux bath Australian-owned Apaiser’s hand-crafted Bijoux bath is a faceted centrepiece for the bathroom. Made of Apaiser Marble, the Bijoux bath is available in a range of 12 colours and can be complemented with a matching Bijoux basin. candana.com.au 04 Black and gold…

4 min.
nourish your senses kitchen trends

There is a lot of personality simmering in the kitchens in this issue, as architects and designers become more daring with colours and materials not typically seen in this space. While we saw traces of this emerge in our last issue – with a shift away from white, natural and neutral-coloured kitchens – the trend for richer, more varied palettes is even more prominent this year. Green and pale pink have proved popular in a handful of projects, while Studio Prineas has embraced the dark side at Longwood apartment (pictured and page 84), combining burgundy and black with a delicious-looking stone benchtop evocative of marbling in meat. These unexpected colours are complemented with equally surprising materials such as burnished brass, glazed enamel, fabric and metal. These are used to create layered,…

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awash with colour bathroom trends

Many of the trends seen in the kitchens of this issue find their way into the bathrooms, with architects and designers bringing personality and life to these spaces. The classic all-white bathroom – so often described as a sanctuary or retreat – has given way to more energizing, joyful and dynamic spaces, with unexpected colours, materials and light effects. Material and colour palettes continue from the kitchen into the bathroom to create unity and harmony throughout the home. Similarly, bathroom vanities are designed with the same materials and detailing as joinery in various other rooms, including the kitchen island, as in Layan’s Light House (page 130). Playful hues such as pinks, blues and greens make for immersive, visually arresting spaces, such as the bathroom at Richards Stanisich’s Beach House, where glazed Italian…

4 min.
beachside bold richards stanisich

“Materiality was the genesis of the design,” says architect Jonathan Richards of interior architecture firm Richards Stanisich of this light and colourful two-storey residence overlooking Bondi Beach. The clients’ love of art, colour and ceramics provided the starting point for the choice of materials, while another consideration was the way in which natural light interacts with colour and texture to enhance a space. Through colour blocking, varying gloss levels, paint finishes and natural textures, Richards Stanisich has created a home inspired by the sensory experience of being at the beach. The clients wanted a casual and relaxed home that felt intimate despite its size. The entrance lobby at one corner of the apartment provides a sense of arrival, beyond which the rooms are laid out in an ordered, symmetrical fashion, opening…