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Black & Beautiful: Kitchens with Drama

Black & Beautiful: Kitchens with Drama



In keeping with our kitchen & materials theme from our previous blog:

Here are some black beauties and kitchen with drama for inspiration. Don’t’ forget to check out our pinterest for ideas too.

This smartly dressed kitchen proves the enduring power of black when teamed with raw finished seamless joinery and custom-made touches.

“There is so much flexibility in kitchen design. The best part about a kitchen you can host a party for 18 or an intimate dinner for four, and still have the kids to do their homework in. Don’t forget double stoves, they work a treat.” Jocelyn Donoghue


  1. Material magic This handsome room boldly refutes the ‘use of white in the kitchen’ tradition by layering dark on dark with dramatic results. “The timber cabinetry is stained black – but the texture is still visible; the concrete bench top creates a charcoal highlight and the smoky bluestone flooring grounds the space,”. This low-maintenance yet robust material mix is perfect for a busy family of four. Plus, positioned next to the courtyard, the space never suffers from dull-and-pokey syndrome.
  2. Brick lane (refer to our blog in March regarding Materials) Originally the splashback was made up of simple tiles. “But then the existing brickwork was exposed and we decided to keep it,”. The simple solution ties the kitchen to the home’s exterior, helping to connect inside with out. The bricks were sealed to make them less porous – in the same way you’d seal a stone splashback,”
  3. Trade secretsThere are some cunning tricks to this kitchen. The table sports a cable access hole at the centre, with power outlet beneath, for a music dock station. The concealed pantry and fridge makes the space feel less kitchen-y during dinner parties, while the stainless-steel prep table on castors doubles as an alfresco service trolley.



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