A SmartSpace Interiors design – finished projects

Jul 1, 2014 | Anoushka's Blog

It’s been a while since I posted a finished project, I guess I’ve been waiting for the right one to feature. This home is interesting as it was a brand new build, but the open plan kitchen and dining space wasn’t working for my clients. Because it was an L shape and because the kitchen had a peninsula that cut the space off it made the whole room very disjointed and the ability to make practical use of the whole space was compromised.

This was before the renovation with the peninsula cutting off the full length of the space.

This was before the renovation with the peninsula cutting off the full length of the space.

It can be very daunting committing to removing part of a brand new kitchen, especially when you have great finishes. However I asked my clients to trust that this was the right thing to do for the space, and they could soon see with a reconfiguration that we would turn this kitchen from an average kitchen into a spectacular space for entertaining.

New kitchen with island and concrete top dining table built in.

New kitchen with island and concrete top dining table built in.

For the interior design we started by removing the peninsular, and put in a long island and dining table extension to make the most of the length of the space. We used the same stone top as the rest of the kitchen for the island, but switched to a polished concrete for the dining table creating a feature of this piece. We installed feature pendant lights and also added extra cabinetry along the length of the back wall providing extra storage and a drinks prep area with a bar fridge.

The space feels much longer and larger due to the new design

The space feels much longer and larger due to the new design

Around the corner we built out the wall and installed a bio-ethanol fireplace, added a rug  and seating to create a cosy nook to settle into and enjoy a glass of red wine in front of the fire.

Cozy nook for a glass of red wine in front of the fire.

Cozy nook for a glass of red wine in front of the fire.

Nook 2+

Because the lounge room flowed on from the kitchen I decorated by adding custom cabinetry into this space to display books and decorative items and then furnished this space with the Jasper from King, and introduced teal and aqua through the custom made rug from Designer Rugs, artwork and fabric for the cushions from Cloth Fabric. The lazy boy was an existing piece that we needed to work into the design so adding in other timber pieces with a retro vibe worked well.

Lounge room 1

Lounge 2

TV unit continues the retro style and works with a chair that the clients wanted to retain

TV unit continues the retro style and works with a chair that the clients wanted to retain

I hope you agree this is a beautiful home, with a superb entertainer’s kitchen/dining space that anyone would be happy to share with friends and family!

Happy decorating.

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