After renovating our kitchen in the apartment nearly two years ago, I was keen to mix it up a bit with a different look for when we move to our first home. I was ready to step away from the contemporary white look that we’ve been living with, and I was drawn to the door profile ‘Sierra’ in the muted Stone Grey from Freedom Kitchens. I love the simple door profile with it’s nod to the traditional Shaker look, and I think the pairing with the oak floorboards from Woodcut is a beautiful one.

An important choice when it comes to kitchen finishes is the benchtop. It can make or break the whole feel of the kitchen, so picking the right surface to work with the cabinetry is a decision I don’t take lightly. It was with perfect timing that Caesarstone released a new range of colours recently, and when I visited the showroom in Alexandria I was completely sold on Noble Grey as soon as I saw the big slab in real life. It’s the perfect balance of soft grey with a subtle marble vein, and I think it’s lovely.

The splash back will be a simple offset square white tile with a mid grey grout. I found the perfect size to achieve the look I’m after at Tiles By Kate (see previous post).

I ended up sourcing the cupboard bar handles from the USA, after I came across a little online supplier called Lew’s Hardware. The brushed brass finish looks great against the grey cupboard doors, and I feel these will add that little touch of glam to the space.

No doubt the jewel in the crown will be the Voda Sink Mixer in the very cool Brushed Gold from Sussex Taps. Sussex is a true, local industry with it’s own foundry (the only one in Australia) and manufacturing workshop in Melbourne. Sussex Taps create taps using rigorous methods that they pioneered and refined. Each of the six phases of the production process is conducted with the closest care and attention – something that becomes apparent as soon as you hold one of the taps in your hands, I can’t tell you how beautiful the piece above is in real life.

Freedom Kitchens will be installing all the cabinetry in a few weeks time – which means production is well and truly underway, and I’ve been using the online portal to communicate back and forth regarding the finer details. It truly has been a trouble free process, I’ve found it all very impressive. To say that I am excited about the day the installer arrives  is an understatement, it’s certainly looking like we will have our kitchen in time for Christmas! The elements you see in the mood board above have been swimming around in my brain for a while now, so to see them all come together in the flesh will be very exciting! A few days before the installer arrives, a truck will be dropping off some very special Smeg appliances, but more on those choices soon.

Briar x

Image above by Jacqui Turk, styling by me.


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