Utopia     Loves Items 16 Oct 2017
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We love the dramatic textural contrast created in this ground floor kitchen

This seamless ground floor kitchen was created when the homeowners dug up their basement to create more space. The old kitchen was completely ripped out and in its place, this tranquil, minimalist and well thought out design was made.

The couple found Sola Kitchens in a magazine and saw the pictures of a kitchen with a stainless steel island
that they fell in love with. They worked with Sola Kitchen’s Design Director, Pia Rosling, who came up with the idea of creating a bespoke, statement island.

The Island

The kitchen consists of a statement stainless steel island in Sola Kitchen’s Form 2 range. The fronts are wrapped in solid steel and have a brushed texture which creates its gorgeous satin look. The drawers are each a meter long providing ample storage with long bar handles that provide an aesthetic value while being extremely practical.

The enormous island is hard not to notice thanks 
to its sheer size! But it’s also a beautiful and practical piece of kitchen furniture that not only ties the entire scheme together but provides ample storage space and a spacious social/eating area. “The Stainless-steel island in its entirety is a bespoke item built to incorporate the client’s exact requirements, while still being the main feature of the kitchen,” said Pia Rosling, Designer at Sola Kitchens.

Materials

A wooden floor helps to make this space look super clean and polished, with large windows creating an airy, light and spacious feel.

Using the combination of metal and white has lent to the space being more open and relaxing. The coinciding feature of the dining table running along the island
gives the room more length. The contrasting colour of the seating softens the feel of the room making it feel incredibly cosy and inviting, which is what the client wanted for entertaining when there is family around.

The run at the back consists of the cooking area as
well as a washing up area, and is balanced by matt painted soft-touch opening tall units on either side – two consisting of integrated ovens and the other being an integrated fridge and a larder unit with internal drawers.

 

Lighting

The couple worked with an experienced interior designer, Stefa Hart, to create the perfect lighting scheme for them. Flush fitted ceiling spotlights help to create a calming and relaxed ambience while gorgeous pendant lights over the island provide a stylish aesthetic.

Sola Kitchens | solakitchens.com
Published in Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine