reign of gold
Treat your island to a luxurious waterfall bench in stone or quartz equivalent. Choose a slab with deep grey veins sweeping across a pale grey ground to ensure harmony between the bench, misty subway tiles and smoky cabinetry. Polished brass has been a go-to staple of kitchen renovators in recent years. More often than not, it has been relegated to accent duty – tapware, lighting... But now’s the time to fully commit and clad your island with luxe brass metal sheeting. Be inspired by the cafe society and forgo upper cabinets for wall-to-wall open wood shelving
– a 300mm depth is perfect to store plates and platters. You can float your shelf on top of a tile splashback or rest it on brackets.