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SAMANTHA ELLIOT – WHAT THE JUDGES SAID: “This kitchen was the social centre and focal point of a new house. The designer, Samantha Elliot of Box Living, created it for her parents, and the effort she put into making something stylish that exactly suits their needs is obvious. The room makes good use of a lovely outlook and is superbly functional, but it’s the dramatic combination of soft timbers and matt black that is the true masterstroke.”
ANITA MAES & HELEN WILCOCK – WHAT THE JUDGES SAID: “An inviting family kitchen that integrates perfectly with the rest of this beautifully renovated home. Some really clever, interesting touches that are responses to the style of the home rather than just current trends. The simple curved mantel that hides the splashback, for example, and the detail in the cabinetry corner posts which echoes a similar emblem in wallpaper in the kitchen and elsewhere in the house.”
HIGHLY COMMENDED HELEN WILCOCK OF DESIGN.SPEC AND ANITA MAES OF BELLA CASSITA: The challenge was to create a kitchen that works for a family of today, yet still stays true to the design of this heritage Auckland home. The hob splashback is a standout feature, combining 27 different tile patterns in colours of black, white and grey.
WHAT THE JUDGES SAID: “Every detail in this kitchen and laundry area – from the lights, to the cornices to the cupboards – has been carefully considered. We loved the discrete LED lights and the birdcage pendant lights; the custom designed cornices, and the cunning sliding doors. The colour works, the layers of texture are magnificent. A truly elegant space.”