Open-planned designer kitchen features Statuario Venato, one of Smartstone’s most popular marble-inspired surfaces.
Designer Lynne Bradley had chosen the galley style layout for this open-planned kitchen to allow for sufficient space for the family to work together and comfortably flow through the corridor of joinery to other areas in the home.
The kitchen envelops the dining area and is not short on storage. The introduction of a cut-out in the island adds interest and a useful shelf to display treasured pieces. This motif is repeated in the wall unit on the opposite side of the dining area.
The surface of choice for the cut-out, splashback and display shelf is Smartstone Statuario Venato, a beautiful surface inspired by the prized Statuario marble and featuring a luminous white background with fluid grey veining.
Lynne explained, “To break up the feeling of the island being block-like, I experimented with creating a different dimension through installing a ‘cut- out’. This shape was framed with custom square steel tubing and back-lit with concealed LED strip lights for mood lighting.”
“Reconstituted stone was my immediate selection for the bulk of work surfaces to provide a practical surface, and teaming this with a ceramic surface continued the durability, texture and contrast needed.”
Featured in Belle October 2017 issue
Joinery by Kastell Kitchens
Photography by Craig Wall