Pattern, texture and bold colour are winning the day in kitchen design with major appliance suppliers seeing a growing trend towards an eclectic mix of natural finishes, rich colour and semi industrial elements. Renovators are increasingly placing an individual stamp on kitchens, usually the most technologically advanced room in the house. Smeg is experiencing growing demand for finishes other than stainless steel and also fully integrated appliances that deliver the latest features while not interrupting the highly evolved aesthetics of the space.
The bold, open-plan kitchen pictured, featuring a dynamic mix of patterned tiles [from ColorTile, Sydney] in a perfectly balanced palette of rust, charcoal and steel blue is typical of the genre. The space has a light-industrial look by virtue of the oversized lamps, exposed ducting/beams and the recycled dark timber. The Smeg upright, in black and stainless steel, is the perfect partner teaming seamlessly with the palette while affording the very latest in cooking technology. And while the Smeg freestanding cooker is a key feature of the overall aesthetic, other appliances could be fully integrated behind matching cabinetry so as not to dilute the overall aesthetics.
The C9GMNA freestanding cooker retails for $4090 while the fully integrated DWAF1315T 6-star WELS rated dishwasher retails for $1990.
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