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Open plan kitchen, living and dining

1970s Upside-down house

This newly open-plan living space needed a complete fitout to combine kitchen, dining and chill out area.


The kitchen was totally bespoke, designed to fit perfectly within the space, and of course to suit the client’s every want and need. Then master carpenter Paul, turned my plans into reality with every cabinetry spec and detail considered. The colours for this project began with the clients’ showstopper oven and the chimney tiles chosen to frame it. The dusty pink was mirrored on the walls and ceiling and balanced with beautiful dark green on the cabinets. Then gorgeous natural textures and patterns were overlaid to create interest, and strike a harmony between modern industrial and traditional.

It’s really important in open plan living that areas are zoned and independent of each other, but that they also speak to one another. We did this by reflecting materials and colours within the areas, mashing up contemporary and traditional styles and adding just the right amount of drama. Like adding the bespoke banquette seating in the dining area, where an ordinary table and chairs would have felt lost and sparse.


If you’d like to see the before & after photos of this project, and learn a bit more about the design process for open plan living, head over to the blog page.

Leisha is truly remarkable. Her energy, enthusiasm, adaptability, vision...she can take on an ambiguous brief and make it look it look incredible. My only regret is that we didn't get Leisha on board earlier - she made changes to the architect plans which have honestly transformed the way we use and enjoy our house. I have nothing but positive words to say about Leisha. Professionalism aside, she's also an absolute joy to work with.




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