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A FOODIE AND HER FAM­ILY FEEL RIGHT AT HOME IN THEIR BEAU­TI­FUL, HAMP­TONS-IN­SPIRED KITCHEN

Home Beautiful - - {EDITOR’S LETTER} - WORDS KYLIE JACKES STYLING BERNICE WICKS PHO­TOG­RA­PHY SUE STUBBS

The first room Sally and her hus­band, Brent, wanted to trans­form when it was time to ren­o­vate their Syd­ney home sev­eral years ago was the kitchen. Hav­ing spent time liv­ing in Bos­ton, US, where she had fallen in love with the Hamp­tons look, Sally was keen to evoke a sim­i­lar clas­sic style in shades of grey and white, which would set the tone for all the home’s in­te­ri­ors. En­list­ing the help of Do­minique McA­dam of Pro­vin­cial Kitchens, the task in­volved re­con­fig­ur­ing the ex­ist­ing awk­ward gal­ley lay­out to en­hance its use­ful­ness, and set aside room for an en­vi­able but­ler’s pantry to house Sally’s trea­sured col­lec­tions of crock­ery and serv­ing ware. “Do­minique de­signed the kitchen in our pre­vi­ous home 10 years ago,” says Sally, the mother of Ash­ton, 12, Walker, 10, and Piper, seven. “It still looks fan­tas­tic, and that’s ex­actly what I wanted here – a time­less, invit­ing space where I’d love to cook and spend time with the fam­ily.” The mum-of-three is thrilled with the re­sult. Be­spoke touches abound, from the hand­painted tim­ber cab­i­netry and stacks of stor­age de­signed to show­case and stow pretty kitchen ac­cou­trements, to a gen­er­ous, mar­ble-look is­land bench where the fam­ily dines most nights. “I love ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing,” says Sally, “but my favourite spot is prob­a­bly the but­ler’s pantry. I re­ally en­joy cook­ing here. It’s my bak­ing sanctuary. Ev­ery day when I come home, I look around and think, ‘I just love this kitchen’.”

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