Grand Country Home
Designer: Lisl Beresford
This Provençal-styled home was styled by one of South Africa’s top Interior Designers, Andrea Graff. The brief was to design an open plan kitchen for a young family of 6 who enjoy cooking and entertaining. Thus the language of this kitchen had to be functional, durable and spatially well planned.
I wanted to capture the essence of Africa through the finishes and also bring into the kitchen some of the natural elements outside, visible through the windows. The bulthaup solid walnut has a natural flowery pattern and this, combined with our durable grey laminate, provided the perfect palette. The kitchen island was placed on a sassy black and white hexagonal custom cut tiled ‘carpet’ ideal for easy-cleaning, after messy meal times.
bulthaup manages to achieve a solid wooden finish with their fine 13mm door thickness by applying a thin layer of stainless steel between the solid wood to keep the door rigid. This ingenious detail prevents natural warping and is the perfect example of their careful consideration and precision which gives our clients years of use and enjoyment in their kitchen.
The finishes were dark and to reduce the weight in the kitchen, I used our wall hung system against the back wall, giving the ergonomically planned space a feeling of ‘lightness’.
The kitchen appliances are easily accessible from the two work stations and can be on display or closed off when the kitchen is not in use.
The overall result is a fully functional, lively family kitchen which retains an elegant furniture feel within the space.