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Some love a tra­di­tional kitchen while oth­ers pre­fer ev­ery­thing mod­ern. No mat­ter your taste, we’ve sourced the per­fect ac­ces­sories


Metal­lic fin­ishes meet trendy tiles in this city kitchen. Tongue and groove cab­i­netry was given soft­touch mech­a­nisms to keep the look clean and un­clut­tered, while a green tiled splash­back re­flects the gar­den out­side. A retro raw wood din­ing ta­ble and chairs pop against the graphic op­ti­cal il­lu­sion floor tiles and pro­vide a con­trast to the metal-clad is­land. Adding an or­ganic touch are plants and fo­liage, which also soften the hard edges.


To give the own­ers of this KZN house the farm­house kitchen they dreamed of, in­te­rior de­signer Danela Conti of Re­sort Life­style de­vised a scheme that em­bod­ied an old-world aes­thetic with all the mod cons of a con­tem­po­rary kitchen. The two blue-painted units were cus­tom­made with soft touch draw­ers, but other vin­tage pieces like the 1930’s chairs came from an­tique deal­ers and were re­stored. Moroc­can tiles from Moroc­can Ware­house com­ple­ment the cabi­net colours and a salad bowl from Zim­babwe, var­nished and plumbed in, was in­stalled on a piece of mar­ble on the ta­ble as a prep bowl. Cop­per pen­dants and wooden pot racks com­plete the look.

Provenza verde Vic­to­ria mo­saic tile, R59 each, Italtile. Char­lotte pen­dant, R700, Eurolux. Coun­try Road Almo round board, R452,93, Wool­worths. Black loft chair, POR, Créma. Cango pot plant holder, R599, KNUS. Airy con­crete counter top, R2 472,50/m, Cae­sar­stone. Elba gas and elec­tric black cooker, R19 999, Hirschs. Round stone chop­ping board, R229, H&M Home. Ver­ano black and chrome sink mixer, R2 299,90 Italtile. Preto cup, R65, Her­tex. SOURCES Cae­sar­stone cae­sar­stone.co.za Créma cre­made­sign.co.za Eurolux eurolux.co.za H&M Home hm.com/za Her­tex her­tex.co.za Hirschs hirschs.co.za Italtile italtile.co.za KNUS knus.co Wool­worths wool­worths.co.za

Jenny cross back chair, R1 495, Block & Chisel. De Buyer Inocuivre casse­role with lid, R5 999, Yup­piechef. Mi­rage water stone and glass mo­saic tiles, R335/sheet, Italtile. An­tique brass metal pen­dant, R2 170, K. Light Im­port. Cop­per stove­top ket­tle, R329,99, Mr Price Home. Le Creuset tea for one set, R529, Yup­piechef.Wooden peg rail, R79,99, H&M Home. French Flair cen­tre is­land, from R23 943, Mile­stone Kitchens.SOURCES Block & Chisel blockand­chisel.co.za Danela Conti danela­conti.comH&M Home hm.com/za Italtile italtile.co.za K. Light Im­port klight.co.za Mile­stone Kitchens mile­stonek­itchens.co.za Moroc­can Ware­house 021 461 8318 Mr Price Home mr­phome.com Re­sort Life­style re­sortlifestyle.co.za Yup­piechef yup­piechef.com

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