BARDON ESPLANADE KITCHEN
Photography by Nick Morrissey
Boy we had a great time working on this project, with some amazing bones to work with and some really wonderful clients. The project involved designing a house full of joinery for a beautiful new home being built in leafy Bardon, Brisbane. It was the first build for the family, so it was a privilege to be trusted to help them create spaces that will work really well for them and be the backdrop to many happy family memories.
The kitchen is a part of a large room that includes a casual meals area, study, larder and laundry, opening onto the outdoor area with a pool (where Brisbanites spend most of the year, of course).
It was decided early on to explore a neutral palette, celebrating the beautiful combination of timber, matte black and stone. We spent a lot of time in discovery, playing with numerous dark matte materials , to try a find a family friendly black for the cabinetry ('toddler testing' we called it). We finally found one that is finger print and stain resistant AND repairable (just in case), so that ticked the boxes big time! And we could make sure the substrate, like the rest of the cabinetry, is Chain of Custody certified, so we know it comes from well managed forestry practices.
The feature timber used is COC Certified Aged Oak and the benches are leathered black granite, lending a lovely textural element to the palette. Hardware is Blum and handles from Handle House and those clever turners at Interia.
The kitchen has been featured in the pages of Grand Designs Australia Magazine.