We live in an age that is more fluid than ever, where the line between work and play has all but disappeared. Because of our need for digital connectedness, we find ourselves downloading e-mails while we’re cooking, connecting with friends on Facebook, meeting while we’re eating and literally working while we’re playing.
Today’s kitchen design reflects this modern, compartment-free lifestyle. It’s an open, flowing space that invites you to pause but which equally allows free movement from one area to another.
Bronwen Cronje’s design, featured above, does just that. Her design features slick grey and white, balanced with the more rustic finish of PG Bison’s MelaWood Monument Oak. It gives a clean, homely feel to this vital space.
The natural look of MelaWood Monument Oak adds an authentic character to the kitchen cabinets. Its strong, straight grain textured surface called Linear, further enhances the mood.
Taking centre stage from a design perspective is a bold, bright splashback in an array of vivid colours which brings a unique, vibrant energy to the kitchen.
The kitchen blends seamlessly with the rest of the house. Bronwen felt the size of the space was ideal; big enough to create a great working area with enough cupboard space for an organised lifestyle, but not so big as to feel cold and empty.
Bronwen Cronje specialises in kitchen, bedroom and bathroom cabinetry and has been working with Easylife Kitchens for 10 years.