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.mar­cpin­ ‘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.chair­ add a pop of colour.


A built-in wood-burn­ing pizza oven by Italoven ( was sup­plied in a seven-piece

DIY for­mat and put to­gether by the builders, Pieret Project Man­age­ment (www.pieretpro­ject­man­age­ ‘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

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