In this residential renovation, we designed the kitchen as a series of loose joinery objects that can be moved for flexibility.
A rich mix of materials – french green mirror, stone, brass and painted oak surfaces – were assembled to create a considered, yet relaxed space.
The Middle Park Residence is a delicate blend of hyper-Modernism and clean-lined Scandinavian with its flexible interior layout and soft colour palette of furnishings, fittings and fixtures.
For this highly agile working family, the most important items on the renovation wish-list was to have a home that was both highly sophisticated/ultra-Modern in design aesthetic, while being minimal in maintenance and high on adaptability.
The couple’s primary aim was to renovate the existing kitchen and create a more flexible layout for their family. This meant the design needed to meet the needs of a young couple who entertains, needing privacy and refuge, while also having spaces for being together as a family that were also kid-friendly.
Being that the heart of any home is the kitchen, Fiona Lynch and team sought to develop a more practical layout for their kitchen as the home’s centrepiece and a refresh of the finishes to express a more high-end design look and feel.
“We designed the kitchen as a series of loose joinery objects that can be moved for flexibility. A rich mix of materials – french green mirror, stone, brass and painted oak surfaces – were assembled to create a considered, yet relaxed space.”
The kitchen is centred in the living space and open/accessible from all points to best accommodate the couple’s penchant for entertaining, while creating a barrierless space for the family to be together without being cramped.
Lynch explains: “To create a layout that was flexible for family life and entertaining, we created two living areas in this narrow terrace. The cupboards for example, were bespoke joinery on castors and can be moved for when entertaining.”
To emphasise the openness and breathability of the interior, Lynch and team designed an aesthetic palette of hyper-Modern, Scandinavian styles, focused on minimal clean and simple lines that are both high-impact and low-maintenance. “The finishes are a soft clay colour and light grey, mixed with a white marble paired with a clay coloured feature,” says Lynch.
“Brass shelving and the green mirror open up the space through their reflection, giving the illusion of depth in the otherwise narrow terrace while also adding and sense of playfulness and fun to the space.”
Finally, to solve the issue of space in this traditionally small inner-city terrace, Lynch crafted a wonderfully intelligent design solution where she: “solved the challenge of a ‘flexible layout’, where she by making some of the joinery moveable and adaptable based on the clients particularly needs.”