Moving from a large house to a smaller apartment spurred these homeowners on to create a glamorous hub for their new home – one that would amplify, instead of inhibit, their urban lifestyle.
Enter the team from Style Kitchens by Design. With their flair for creative, functional design and superior, high-quality finishes, and a client with a healthy budget of $80,000, the kitchen and bathrooms they’ve been able to create were always bound to be stunners!
“We started with my idea of using sealed, real brushed brass and matching this with pure white and marble surfaces to keep the look high-end, and light and bright,” explains Stuart May, Head Designer from Style Kitchens by Design. “The brass elements are all handmade and custom-designed, and the results are nothing short of perfection. The photos are amazing, but don’t do it justice – touching and feeling these fittings in person is even more impressive.”
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Some structural work was required to give the designers the right canvas to work their magic. “There were some restrictions, especially given the apartment floorplan. We had to knock out some walls while working to original plumbing locations, and my team also had to work around existing fire systems and bulkheads to position lighting in a way that would make the spaces as bright as possible, using additional led lighting around work stations.”
Smartstone Calacatta Blanco benchtops, 2pac gloss cabinets, custom-designed and printed glass splashback, Blum shelving and storage solutions and quality fittings and appliances including Abey and Billi tapware, Liebherr fridge, and Asko Siemens dishwasher take the kitchen to the next level of luxury. It’s the kind of space where you can cook and entertain with ease – and do so in superb style.
Style Kitchens by Design have been behind some of Brisbane’s finest kitchen, bathroom and home transformations, with every project they undertake given a bespoke point of difference.
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“My top tip when renovating a kitchen or bathroom is to always make it work for you,” Stuart says. “Everyone has their own personal taste and their idea of what a dream kitchen or bathroom could and should be – and there are some rules to stick to, of course. But sometimes good design just needs rely on what you truly want for your home and your style. This can often lead us to create kitchens and bathrooms with an exciting difference.”
That edge is evident in the fresh spaces of this apartment; elegant yet edgy, modern yet classic, with a subtle serve of glam.
Photography: Luisa Bellini