Behind the design

Contemporary Minimalist Kitchen


‘Behind The Design’ 

Selecting the perfect kitchen finishes for my clients is something I get complete joy from. I understand making the perfect choices when there are many options can sometimes paralyse you in the process. This is why extensive research goes into each and every detail to ensure we create the perfect kitchen for you and your family.

During this project, my clients had already decided on some initial pieces which we revisited during the Design Concept phase.





Contemporary Minimalist Kitchen – Desired Style Board


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The Transformation


Living Room – before transformation


After – Contemporary Minimalist Kitchen


I assisted in the selections of all the major pieces required in the full renovation of a new space.

The brief was a light, Contemporary / Minimalist design which was first achieved by the installation of sleek white cabinets with no high gloss finishes. In this case, you couldn’t go past Tesrol’s Polyurethane Painted Doors in White with a 30% Satin Finish for this desired look.


For the backsplash, we also specified a simple white subway tile in keeping with the contemporary feel. Initially, I suggested laying it in a herringbone pattern to give a little contrast but, after some discussion, the clients preferred to stick with a traditional offset lay as the straight lines within the overall design was something that really appealed to them.


We wanted to ensure the new footprint of the kitchen blended perfectly within the existing space. I suggested a large-scale island to both utilise the new space as best as possible and provide a surface, fit for entertaining. The island was finished with a waterfall edge and my clients were so happy with it! The choice here was a divine jumbo-size Quantum Quartz in Michelangelo Quartz.


We selected contemporary style hardware, Slimline Pull Handles provides not only functionality but is also perfect for the minimalist feel to a space – which aligned exactly what my client’s vision for their space.


Their preferred appliance aesthetic was stainless steel, therefore we matched and installed a double-bowl under-mount sink, paired with a rounded Euro pull-out kitchen tapware.


We selected paint colours for all the main living areas in the home, keeping it light and bright with a slight grey tone. We went with Dulux Vanilla Quake Half on the walls and Dulux Vivid White (Semi-Gloss) for the trims.


To finish the area and provide flow from each room, the clients wanted a touch of timber. The perfect solution was a loose lay vinyl flooring made by Kardean Flooring in Mountain Spotted Gum This product has a large repeat pattern, creating a blended lay – the last thing you want is a noticeable repeat pattern of print when in a large open area! These were installed directionally over the top of the existing tiles once the levelling process was completed, saving money on demolition and tip fees.


The end result is simply stunning! I’m so proud of this completed space and excited for my clients to enjoy many nights, creating and sharing delicious meals together with family and friends.

To see more of this Contemporary Minimalist Kitchen Project.

For more information on how we can work together to create your perfect space check out my Interior Decorating Services.

Together, let’s create style and beauty.


Melanie x