In any country home the kitchen is the hub. A kitchen doesn’t have to be large, full of bling and fitted with the latest mod cons – a good kitchen is functional and a place you want to be. Afterall many of us spend a huge amount of ‘at home’ time in the kitchen. During our travels compiling stories for our magazines we come across many lovely kitchens so we have put together this gallery of some of our favourites.
In a beautiful Dandenong’s home this kitchen combines modern style with traditional accents, such as the light fittings. The open shelving gives the kitchen a relaxed feel, but is kept tidy with matching white bowls and ceramics.
Created by Direct Kitchens in Melbourne this kitchen has lovely ornate detail such as the corners of the island. The brown of the feature tiles and the chairs warm this kitchen and tie the look together. Note the ornate handles on the draws. Glass doors allow you to show off your favourite ornaments. www.directkitchens.com.au
Thoroughly quaint this kitchen in a Healesville guest house is simple and welcoming. Mix and matched chairs, flowers from the garden and the chequered floor give this kitchen its homely, vintage feel.
Reminiscent of a French provincial farmhouse this kitchen is simply decorated, modernised with crisp linen tea towels and centred around the basic table.
The decorative elements of the cupboards and the shelf give this Gippsland kitchen its country appeal. The slow combustion wood stove reflects the trend to bring authentic ‘olde world’ appeal back into the home.
Super sleek this kitchen features in the lead story in the summer edition of Yarra Valley and Ranges Country Life magazine. It is at the heart of the contemporary home in Yellingbo. The benchtops are the show stopper with exquisite granite detail. The mirror splashback reflects the adjoining living room.
Ultra modern this kitchen in Traralgon is functional and beautiful, ideal for a family. The door to the right leads into the pantry. The extra thick bench top gives the whole kitchen solidity. A picture window under the overhead cupboards allows extra light over the sink.
Combining old with new, the highlight in this kitchen is an original fruiterer’s scale. Neatly stacked on the shelves is the owner’s collection of foodie and lifestyle magazines.
Below the relaxed dining chairs soften the modern lines of the home. The kitchen’s owner is a serious cook. She has two cooktops, a double oven and a commercial grade ice cream maker located in the Butler’s pantry.
Colour my world. This artist’s kitchen is full of appeal with its brightly coloured accents, a vintage tin collection and the rustic brick feature wall.
An antique sideboard is the ideal place to display your homewares. Here the same colour ‘family’ of blue is the theme.
Totally rustic and charming in a Gippsland country kitchen.