Utopia    Feature 01 Feb 2018

If you want your kitchen to be centre of attention, create the perfect focal point – here’s how…

Whether it’s a stunning kitchen island, a dramatic architectural feature, a beautiful item
 of furniture, a drop-dead gorgeous light or a functional masterpiece that is the envy of every cook, a carefully thought out focal point is what makes a kitchen a true success.

A centre-piece should command attention the moment you enter
a room. It should be taken in immediately, whether it’s for its breath-taking design, eye-catching colour, touchy-feely texture or functional curiosity factor.

A cleverly designed kitchen island is an obvious choice to create an impactful focal point that serves a multitude of purposes.

While strategically placed lighting can be used to enhance a focal point, it could be a luxurious light itself that is your kitchen’s showstopper.

Or if the focal point of your kitchen is the spectacular view it takes in, position and orientate furniture in key zones to make the most of it.

For Neil Lerner, managing director of Neil Lerner Design, an island provides the best focal point
in a kitchen not only achieving objectives aesthetically, but making functional life flow smoothly.

Featured: The focal point in this kitchen extends to the dining room chandelier, custom-made by Sharon Marston, with each strand measured to a specific length to line up with the ascending height of the overhead lofty glass ceiling. Each strand was hung separately to ensure a sleek and perfectly level finish above the table. Price available upon request.

For the full feature and more luxury kitchen inspiration, pick up a copy of Utopia’s March 2018 issue


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Published in Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine