Small kitchen? No worries! Take a cue from this cleverly designed Melbourne apartment, which uses pale tones to maximise the feeling of space in its tight floor plan
THE TREND Welcome to the new minimalism! With its blush pink accents (so on-trend), this kitchen proves pared-back can still feel soft and pretty. WHY IT WORKS Clever design keeps this kitchen looking sleek and clutter-free. The cooktop and extractor fan are concealed within an arched alcove, while the fridge/freezer hides behind a lasercut steel door finished with a 2-pac paint coating in a matching pink.
The Corian island bench has been designed to allow for plenty of storage and for the easy stowing of small appliances. TRY IT IF Your home is open-plan. By disguising appliances, you won’t feel like you’re always in the kitchen – though, if it looks this good, we wouldn’t mind.
SPLURGE ON Custom-designed fittings, like the alcove, door and bookshelf in this kitchen, that will keep your look streamlined and unique.
SAVE ON Appliances. You can choose any finish as they’re hidden away – white appliances are usually cheaper.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Città “Terrain” pendant lamp in Cameo (20.5cm diameter), $79.90, Clickon Furniture. Muuto “Ambit” pendant lamp in White (25cm diameter), $300, Living Edge. Panasonic 407L fridge in White, $1199, Harvey Norman. Asko built-in dishwasher in White, $1249, The Good Guys. Läckerbit extractor hood in White, $699, Ikea. Fete jug in Pale Grey, $29.95, Country Road. Bejublad induction hob in White, $799, Ikea. Shio enamel casserole dish, $59.95, Country Road. Dorf “Vixen” retractable sink mixer in White, $413, Bunnings. Menu “Stand” clock in Nude (7.9cm wide), $105, Arrival Hall. Vitra “Rotary” tray in Pale Rose (bottom tier 30cm diameter), $90, Arrival Hall. Linnmon/Lerberg table in Grey/White, $85, Ikea. Bejublad microwave oven in White, $699, Ikea.