Bay-dreaming

Bay-dreaming

Kim Duffin explains how this bayside home reached its full potential with a stunning Sublime modernisation.

By Featured Posts | 7th March 2014

Three aspects rested at the heart of this transformation: modernisation, integration, and functionality. I was working with a beautiful double-story home with remarkable views out to Moreton Bay that were best captured from the kitchen. The owners start their day watching the sun rise over the bay while eating breakfast in the kitchen, where all the planning, preparation and execution of their activities occur, so this was an integral element to consider for the redesign.

A sleek, silver-themed kitchen with bench top, oven area, and hardwood floors

A sleek, silver-themed kitchen with bench top, oven area, and hardwood floors, front on

The clients are also a professional couple that enjoy socialising and place high importance on entertaining at home. They knew what they wanted: to embark on a major modernisation that incorporated flow between living spaces to enhance their lifestyle. The execution of this desire is inarguably in the details.

A sleek, silver-themed kitchen with bench top, oven area, and hardwood floors with blue accent lighting as the focus around the back wall

Ultimately, the aim of the transformation was to better utilise space, increase flow and make the most out of the house’s positioning to highlight its focal areas. A functional layout for both day-to-day activities and entertaining was integral throughout planning, design, and execution.

So how best to implement these aspects? Sharp, clean lines and a level of maturity were the client’s desired objectives in this new space. They had chosen very distinctive cooking appliances in the Gaggenau oven and steam oven and it was important that these appliances married well with the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Therefore, the choice was made to integrate the other key appliances. I decided that neutral dateless tones worked well into the clean lines, modernisation of other rooms, and seamless integration that the design required. The clients also wanted accented lighting, but weren’t sure how to best execute this. The task lighting that you see pictured places emphasis on the kitchen and pantry, which enhances the design details and also adds a funky, accented ‘Andy Warhol’ vibe (while being environmentally friendly, too). The strong lines created by the ‘boxed’ style again helps create clean, simple lines.

A sleek, silver-themed kitchen with bench top, oven area, and hardwood floors with purple accent lighting as the focus around the back wall

The overall transformation of this home has greatly enhanced the lifestyle of its occupants. They now have a space that is efficient, sophisticated and suited to their unique needs while entertaining in style.

Sublime's director, Kim Duffin, in black and white in one of his stunning kitchens

Kim Duffin | award winning interiors architect


A sleek, silver-themed kitchen with bench top, oven area, and hardwood floors with orange accent lighting as the focus around the back wall

The kitchen before its transformation: dull wood bench top with a hanging silver lamp

BEFORE

 

A sleek, white and silver-themed kitchen with bench top, oven area, and hardwood floors

AFTER

 

Sublime Architectural Interiors
6/45 Jijaws St, Sumner Park
P 3715 6009 www.sublimegroup.com.au

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