Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Kitchen Design

The kitchen is one of the most important and most used spaces in the home and well worthy of investing time in design.

Kirstin Fowle from Windemere Interiors says kitchen design is more than just designing cupboards and sinks to fit in a space, it's about designing to how the space will be used. "When we design a kitchen for a client, we ask lots of questions about how the space will be used and not just how it will look. It is important to understand the everyday use for items such as dishwashers, microwaves and appliances such as mixers, blenders and coffee machines. Every family is different and so every kitchen should be designed individually."

There are many aspects to a kitchen that need to be considered when designing the space. Cabinetry design and placement and whether they are drawers or cupboards are a major item. Benchtop space is also an important consideration. Will you have an island bench and is there enough additional space for food preparation? Take into account how much storage you will require when designing your kitchen, not just for food but also for appliances, cutlery, crockery, wine and cookbooks.

After all the practical aspects of the kitchen are decided, the look of the space can be designed. The style of kitchen you decide on will dictate finishes and fixtures and the designer can advise on the latest colours and materials on the market.

If you are building a new home or renovating, Windemere Interiors offers a full kitchen design service including on site visit, cabinetry design and CAD Plans. The plans can be taken to your own builder or cabinet maker or Windemere can arrange tenders and quotes for you.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Beach Life

Welcome to 2013! It's been a while hasn't it? The team at Windemere Interiors have been very busy over the past few months. This is one project that has been keeping us busy - a double storey home decorated in "A Beach Life" theme.

Natural and neutral canvas colours of sand and taupe with splashes of colours reminiscent of Brighton beach huts.

Splashes of colour in these cushions brighten up the living space while beach themed accents create a cool and casual feel.

A bench table creates a permanent dining space for casual or formal meals. Cool white with accents of sand continues the beach theme. 

Casual living space with neutral carpet, lounge and walls are given splashes of citrus for depth, texture and interest.

Multi coloured cushions and bedhead create a fun but relaxing atmosphere in this bedroom. 

Driftwood inspired benchtops are combined with the cool blue of the splashback and shots of vivid red for a kitchen.

Furniture in natural timbers create a calming environment, perfect for bedrooms.

The smooth crispness of white linen against the textured rattan of the furniture create a contrasting and three dimensional effect.

Fresh and breezy table setting.

Nautical touches.

Inspired by the retro Brighton Beach Shacks in St Kilda, these brightly coloured cushions liven up the retreat.

Decorator accents on the coffee table.

Classic nautical touches of navy and white give this bedroom and crisp and clean space.