Australian House & Garden
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Petra Pantano Studio Petra, Melbourne, Victoria; 0434 024 450 or studiopetra.com.au.
The owners of this Melbourne property wanted their kitchen – the centre of their home life – to transition with ease from an intimate family space to that of the consummate entertainer. Interior designer Petra Pantano applied her magic to the hard-working domain, creating deft tonal contrast with expanses of pale oak joinery set against the island and rangehood clad in White Fantasy marble. “The owners wanted it to be a cook’s and entertainers’ kitchen, a space where they gather in the morning and night,” says Petra. Hidden neatly behind closed doors is everything from an integrated fridge and freezer to a built-in bar, butler’s pantry and study nook. A mirrored panel brings the leafy outlook in.