White entertainer’s kitchen merges with adjacent white living and dining areas

Forming part of a dramatic flowing indoor-outdoor space, this kitchen blends in with its surroundings tonally while the island stands out as a feature

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Stephen Goodenough
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With handleless cabinetry closed, this pristine white entertainer’s kitchen by designer Emma Morris of Eternodesign melds with the surrounding white living and dining spaces. The stand-out exception is the chunky, engineered stone, black with white veining benchtops – particularly the one on the central island. The island benchtop also includes a negative detail, creating a floating effect.

A predominantly white kitchen in a large white entertainer’s space sounds a bit like a simple disappearing act. However, with this project, by designer Emma Morris of Eternodesign, the kitchen is a central focus within the wider indoor-outdoor space.

This architecturally designed family home reflects a wonderful use of spaces and forms – conveying a modern feel through an interplay of textures and light, and simplicity of forms, says Morris.


“Essentially, we wanted to complement the forms and spaces through a generous kitchen design and a strategic palette of materials and colours.”

The combination of high gloss lacquer cabinetry finishes and the Vanilla Noir Caesarstone benchtops gives the design a sense of both practicality and style.

“The white cabinet surfaces connect the kitchen with its wider surroundings, as do the marble-look porcelain floor tiles that run right through the space. The tiles also add to the design’s strength and presence.”

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​​​​​​​This kitchen features two tall wall cabinets, to the left and right of the cooking zone. Fitted with advanced opening mechanisms, the doors pull back and then slot into the side of the cabinets – leaving plenty of room for the chef to work, even when the cabinets are open.

In terms of form – and also function – the kitchen is designed around the tall wall units, with retractable recessed doors, set to both sides of the ovens. These pantry and appliance units have internal Caesarstone benchtops that match the cooking zone benchtop and expansive island benchtop.

The wall units and the other kitchen cabinets are all seamless in design, with no handles. Instead they feature the latest Servo-Drive, push-to-open mechanisms.

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​​​​​​​The fridge is set to the side of the kitchen for easy access in this kitchen by designer Emma Morris.

The substantial refrigerator is set to the side of the kitchen and is easily accessed from the living areas without actually entering the kitchen. Cabinetry beside this houses the microwave and coffee maker, while the dishwasher is in the island.

“The large island with its cantilevered benchtop is a stand-out feature of the kitchen,” says Morris. “It provides a large worksurface and a casual breakfast bar.”

This kitchen offers a sense of freshness and lightness through its grand stature and strong forms, flowing indoors to out.

Recessed lighting over the island and around the kitchen perimeter adds a subtle ambience to the design, while the high-set air-conditioning grille is unobtrusive.

Oct 16, 2018

Credit list

Designer
Emma Morris, Eternodesign
Cabinetry hardware
Blum, Servo-Drive, Legra box – Ambia Line
Splashback
Diamante glass
Taps
KWC
Ventilation
Schweigan
Dishwasher
Miele fully integrated
Lighting
Spot and strip lighting from Accent lighting
Cabinetry
High gloss 2 pac lacquer finish
Benchtops
Caesarstone
Kitchen sink
Franke
Oven, steam oven, microwave, cooktop
Miele
Refrigeration
Samsung
Water dispenser
Billi
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
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