36A white-on-white palette and cleverly placed lightwell are a winning combination in this gloriously light-filled, open-plan kitchen. It’s part of the new rear extension of a 1920s Sydney cottage, which previously had an add-on of poorly lit, boxy rooms cut off from the back garden below. Eva-Marie’s design includes a change in level between the old and new parts of the house: this means the kitchen is now an easy step from the garden. This also created a dramatic ceiling height in the kitchen area, amplified by the placement of a north-facing skylight extending the length of the kitchen bench, which sees light pour into the space. Walls of painted recycled brick, V-groove cabinetry, a Caesarstone-clad island and brass detailing all help establish layers of texture in this white space.