Design Intervention i.d. have been successfully Shortlisted for the Asia-Pacific Kitchen Over £50,000 Award at this years’ International Design & Architecture Awards, with their project ‘ The Tropical House Kitchen’. The brief was to create a family living space for a working couple and their teenage children. The client wanted a space large enough for her to entertain but at the same time wanted a feeling of intimacy and comfort. With a separate formal living and dining room, the brief for this area was to have a feeling of relaxed, easy living.
This was to be the part of the house where the family would spend the most time so we allocated a significant portion of the floor space and positioned this area to enjoy the lush, garden views, large windows and sliding doors into the garden help to create a spacious bright and airy space.
White quartz counter tops and polished acrylic wrapped cabinet doors are crisp and fresh and allow the lush views to be the key visual statement. Floor tiles are eminently practical, while the wood grain pattern adds a natural earth element that softens the palette. A rough cut stone feature wall adds texture that softens the bright white space. Bespoke pendant over the island adds an unexpected touch of wit. Poppy red stools brings the room alive and links the kitchen into the family living space.
Medium grey walls in the living give a cosier, more intimate feel whilst being a perfect backdrop for the client’s bold artworks. There is a wonderful juxtaposition of textural ,warm and cold, hard elements that work together to create a space that is both fresh and friendly, warm and cool at the same time.