Contemporary, minimalist living was high on the agenda for the owner of this inner-city apartment who transformed it to reflect his urban, cosmopolitan origins.
Effective use of space was paramount to make the home come alive during the day and also at night whilst entertaining. The living spaces were completely redesigned to make the apartment more functional and versatile, and promote a greater synergy with the stunning views overlooking Brisbane River and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Featuring a timeless, achromatic colour palette accentuated with timber embellishments that add warmth and give the space a homely feel.
Sublime Architectural Interiors‘ Designer, Kim Duffin envisaged a cohesive and more seamless flow throughout the home, which he achieved by opening up the space and integrating the kitchen, living, dining and outdoor areas. Existing dining room and kitchen walls were removed to create an open plan layout and give the illusion of more space. Rooms were re-proportioned by extending the new kitchen into the original formal dining area, and making a more casual dining area expertly positioned to maximise the view.
A galley-style kitchen was chosen to harmonise perfectly with the restructured layout. The kitchen features a pantry for general storage and small appliances, as well as a kitchen island that not only increases bench space and gives the illusion of more room but doubles as a breakfast easting area. A bespoke, feature benchtop made from cantilevered, silky oak timber envelops the kitchen island. The staining and unique features of the timber compliments tonal colours in the kitchen’s porcelain skin and softens hard finishes.
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To create an additional feeling of spaciousness, Kim utilised modern finishes such as a Metaline Reflections Surface (Mirrored) splashback to reflect light into the space and capture external views. Mirrored kickboards have reduced the footprint in the design to create the impression of a larger floor and also give the kitchen island and cabinets a floating feel.
The kitchen layout assumes an effortless workflow all the way from the pantry and white goods which are in easy reach of preparation areas and cooking zones on the island bench, through to seamless delivery into the dining area.
Keeping in theme with the minimalist look highly-aesthetic, three millimetre Laminam porcelain sheets have been added to vertical and horizontal surfaces including the edges of all drawers and doors.