The dining room, which leads directly from the kitchen, has a large Globe West table for family gatherings (I think they could have gone even bigger, but Alex was happy with ‘large’ instead of ‘extra large’). To dress this table, I put Amara brushed brass candle holders and taper candles for dramatic effect. Additional candles in the and Poured in Northcote, the metallic and pastel glass holders at West Elm.
The area is painted in Taubmans White Gazebo and the floor is tiled in Sari Sand tiles from Perini Tiles. These functional elements are throughout the three smaller areas and act as a unifying element for the open plan living space.
The Kitchen Group joinery and benchtops have been extended from the kitchen and provide the much-needed storage space that the old house had been lacking. In contrast to the kitchen, this cabinetry is floating 300mm off the floor and is covered in a timber laminate, making it more of a piece of furniture than extension of the kitchen cabinets.
The impact in this area comes in a few subtle forms with the new Accent Windows feature window that sits on the buffet and frames the outdoors with its Colleve treatment as an example. Another is the Lincoln Sentry pop-up power outlet station that will no doubt impress at a party. The biggest impact of all here though is from the bold Wildberry Studio and Design artwork. It puts the first element of colour into the space and connects the dining area with the new bold Taubmans wall in the family lounge. Your eye cannot help but be caught by the warmth of the colour and playful pattern in the print.
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Images: Vanessa Hall, Lifestyl