This Italianate home called for sensible storage with a calming colour palette.
Interior designer Marylou Sobel was given carte blanche when it came to designing a new kitchen for her Sydney clients. “I was given the freedom to create a new look and design, keeping in mind the architecture and style of the house, which can be described as Italianate,” she says. Marylou opted for a subtle palette with specialist finishes in place of the dramatic blue and white scheme she initially encountered. “I added a new calmer feel to the kitchen,” she says of her choice of stucco-finished custom joinery, pale green glass pendants and tumbled travertine floors in an ivory colour. Functionality was also an important consideration. “The client needed more and better-designed cupboards for storage, including an updated walk-in pantry,” explains the designer. The walk-in pantry was added beside the Sub-zero fridge, now integrated in a new joinery unit. Appliances were all updated in the process. The pièce de résistance is without doubt the new rangehood, encased in a custom-designed structure with a faux marble painted timber base and copper top fabricated by Axolotl.
Interior design Marylou Sobel, 0411 195 404; marylou sobel.com.au Tapware Perrin & Rowe ‘Provence Country’ tap (centre) from The English Tapware Company, 1300 016 181; englishtapware.com.au Zip hot and cold tap (right) from Winning Appliances, 1300 000...