Kitchen earns big award
Creative, contemporary style singled out Wanaka based designer Melanie Craig from the competition when she won the most prestigious award in New Zealand for kitchen design.
Last month Craig was awarded the 2014 Supreme New Zealand Designer at the prestigious NKBA design awards, beating 56 other entries.
Craig said she entered the contemporary design knowing her work had a difference.
The kitchen featured materials such as subi leather, oak panelling, techlam and ceasastone stone surfaces, and stainless elements.
The judges congratulated her on her creative execution and the mix of glass, American oak, concrete block, quartz and a combination of warm and cool colour.
They said the element that completely set the kitchen aside was a well defined coffee station.
As well as winning the Overall Supreme Award, Melanie Craig Design also won the Regional Award and Best Use of Colour.
Craig and Gaynor Rodgers have owned the design company for 10 years, working from studios in both Wanaka and Gore.
It was the second time that the Melanie Craig Design team have won the Overall Supreme award for Kitchen Design.
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