Our challenge was to create a kitchen that referenced mid-century design but fit within the character home’s contemporary renovation, while also satisfying the intricate needs of the client — a prominent chef. It needed to be both chef’s kitchen and also a homely, domestic space; a gathering point for the family that could seamlessly transition into a more serious preparatory space for larger gatherings.
We opted to combine plentiful counter space and functional stations with softened forms and warm timbers, optimising versatility while setting an inviting tone. The interiors layer a palette of concrete-grey, cocoa-brown and powder-blue with custom timber battening and cabinetry, fluted glass and graphic tiling, creating a space that feels at once contemporary and steeped in the rich nostalgia and romance of the home kitchen.
The kitchen is centred around a large island bench, designed as a casual place for habitual gathering. A large window next to the sink opens to the alfresco outside, enabling connection when entertaining and functioning as an informal in-built pass. A dedicated, shrine-like coffee nook on the opposite side of the bench is both smart and spirited, while a combination of concealed and exposed storage compartments creates pattern and play.
The Vine Street kitchen transforms the blank canvas of a new extension into a warm, functional and family-focused space, right at the heart of the home.
‘We first engaged State of Kin to design the of the hub of our home, our kitchen. Having already fallen in love with some of their previous works in both residential and commercial hospitality (…), we thought that they would be the right team to bring our vision to life.
From our initial engagement to the delivery of the project, the State of Kin team was nothing short of fantastic to deal with. Their ability to deliver at the highest level is deeply connected to their commitment to highest standards of quality, apparent through their connections in the industry and only recommending and using the best and most trustworthy products and trades people. We cannot be happier with our beautiful State of Kin kitchen. It is the absolute heart of our family home. Ivana and Joel, Homeowners