Bold use of primary-colour accents against a neutral backdrop create the ultimate cook’s playground
Make your kitchen pop with primary-colour accents
Through a symbiosis between architectural designer Cecilia Fraser and kitchen carpenter Gustav Schilbach, this contemporary country kitchen ticks all the boxes. Multiple cooking stations, including a pizza oven and outside gas hob, are separated by folding, stacking windows and a bar counter, making for seamless integration between indoor and outdoor spaces.
A private library of cookbooks takes pride of place in a built-in bookshelf framing the counter beside the kitchen island for ease of access.
Dining options include a family breakfast nook ensconced in a glass box of metal windows, and an eightto 12-seater Scandinavianesque dining table of American oak by bespoke local furniture designer Marc Pincente
www.marcpincente.com). ‘It’s a kitchen that quite simply works for a family who loves to entertain,’ says Cecilia.
Cecilia Fraser 083 227 4331; Gustav Schilbach 072 229 1835
The double-volume living-and-dining barn allows in natural light from all sides. Lighting consultant Sandi Slabber advised on the industrial domes that hang above the kitchen island and a metal cage light from Pezula Interiors for the breakfast nook. Sandi Slabber 083 270 6028
A work station for appliances and tea- and coffee-making facilities is given a retro edge with black-and-white hexagonal tiles. Open shelves allow for storage of dry goods displayed in glass Consol jars, and a selection of Le Creuset casseroles and pots in Flame. ‘The oak cabinet is built-in but has a stand-alone feel that separates it from the white units, with eye-level ovens on the left,’ says Gustav.
A covered verandah with gas braai is conveniently situated adjacent to the kitchen and separated by folding, stacking windows for ease of passing plates and trays across. ‘Replica Tolix’ bar stools in red and yellow (R745 each, www.chaircrazy.co.za) add a pop of colour.
A built-in wood-burning pizza oven by Italoven (www.italoven.co.za) was supplied in a seven-piece
DIY format and put together by the builders, Pieret Project Management (www.pieretprojectmanagement.co.za). ‘It doubles up for pizza, bread and slow roasts and conveniently heats the family room, which is adjacent to the kitchen,’ says Seth Pieret.
FROM LEFT ‘Volakas Knos’ marble slab, R3 000 per square metre, WOMAG; Hexagon porcelain mosaics, R115 per sheet, Quadrata; Bellini Butler sink, R2 625, CP&B Plumbing For stockists’ details, see page 102