A Light Filled Kitchen Renovation

The stars aligned with a beautiful renovation on a property in Longueville. Introducing you to a dream project I had the pleasure of transforming - a New England charmer located just 50 metres from the water with stunning panorama views in the leafy Lower North Shore of Sydney. The brief? Incorporate a fresh, contemporary aesthetic to the kitchen and dining area to enhance the brightness of the natural light, without it feeling too stark or overly white. The clients had a preference for a simple and elegant design to complement the rest of the home.


The refreshed kitchen reflects a sleek line design that blends both form and function – one that will remain contemporary and relevant for years to come. High end appliances were incorporated to ensure the clients could cook and entertain with ease, including an integrated oven with cook top. A cohesive range of materials were chosen to bring the brief together – think natural materials like timber and marble for that extra touch of luxury. Carrara marble was the hero of the kitchen, featured on both the benchtops and splashback. Originating from Italy, this type of marble is one of the most uniform and consistent marbles to utilise and has a white and grey colour profile (perfect for a neutral aesthetic). The selected timber was Oak - a hardwood that is very durable and looks better with age, as the colour gets richer over time. To complete the look, gorgeous raw timber stools were positioned at the island bench to create casual seating for dining or relaxing.


For the dining area, a beautiful table sourced from Cotswold and chairs from MCM House were paired together to complement the Oak flooring and ensure a cohesive flow between the kitchen and dining zone. To add wow factor and provide contrast to the neutral colour palette, black metal pendants and a black and white artwork were selected as statement pieces in the dining area. To bring the outdoors in and reflect the leafy surrounding of the home, mature plants (including a lush Fiddle Leaf) in oversized black pots were brought in to add a pop of green and evoke a sense of calm in the space.

If this style of project resonated with you, I’d love to chat with you to see how we can create an effortless and elegant space like this one in Longueville to call your own. I invite you to book in a complimentary discovery call here.

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Source List:

Bench Top / Splash back - Carrara Marble

Dining Table - Cotswold

Dining Chairs - MCM House

Pendants - Spence and Lyda