A fresh take on a French Provincial kitchen with a matching buffet & hutch was on order for this delightful Federation style cottage on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. With the warmth of a bygone era this kitchen does not lack the modern conveniences of contemporary living and offers a timeless solution for the homeowners. One of the main considerations for the homeowners, in the redesign of their kitchen, was to incorporate an integrated refrigerator. The new integrated Liebherr french door fridge with double freezer drawers fits seamlessly into the space, hidden behind matching cabinetry panels. The room is topped off with stunning textured granite benchtops on the main kitchen area and beautiful natural timber on the buffet and hutch.
Designed By: Mark Lewthwaite
Photography By: Vicki Morskate
Style: French Provincial/Federation
Doors Style: Tesrol Design 504
Door Finish: Two-Pack in Dulux ‘Hogs Bristle’ Half Strength in Satin
Benchtop Main Kitchen: Sensa granite ‘Black Beauty’ from Cosentino
Benchtop Buffet & Hutch: American White Oak in Clear Satin
Splashbacks: Tiles supplied by client
Handles: Ashford Handle & Sherlock Knob in Antique Pewter from Kethy
Cooktop – Wolf ICBCG304PS + 824486 gas cooktop
Rangehood – Sirius SL906LEXCEL850
Sink – Franke CMX220-50/34 flush mounted
Tap – Hansgrove Mixer Talis 72813803
Oven – Ilve 760SPYTCBV 60cm
Combi Oven – Ilve ILCS45BV combi steam oven
Fridge – Liebherr ECBN6256 integrated
Dishwasher – Miele G5775SCViXXL fully integrated
Sorrento – Kitchen & Bar
LTKI’s Managing Director Rex Hirst designed all the interior cabinetry for this full home renovation project on the Mornington Peninsula which included a kitchen, bar, laundry, ensuite, powder room, main bathroom, master walk-in-robe and bedroom wardrobes. The structural build was completed by the talented Dean Wilson of DWC constructions. The homeowners wanted to achieve a high-end, luxury look to their new spaces while still retaining a relaxed and coastal aesthetic. This home is now a real sanctuary for the homeowners who are thrilled with the results of their renovation.
Door Style: Shaker Style– Tesrol 560
Door Finish: Two-Pack in Dulux ‘Manorburn Double Strength’ Matt
Main Benchtop: Caesarstone ‘Fresh Concrete’ with 60mm edge
Island Benchtop: Natural Marble ‘Calacatta Dorato’ Honed with 60mm edge
Splashback: Tiles sourced by client
Handles: Handles & knobs sourced by client
Cooktop–Miele White Induction Cooktop KM6349-1
Ovens – Miele White Pyrolytic H6461 & Miele White Steam Oven DG6401
Sinks–Franke KBX 110-55 & 110-34
Taps – Franke Eos TA9501
Fridge & Freezer–Integrated Miele K1801vi & FNS374021
Bar Fridge– Integrated Fisher & Paykel Izona Cool Drawer
Fingal – Kitchen
This project was part of Channel Nine’s 2019 TV program ‘Love Shack’ where LTKI collaborated with homeowners and renovation specialists Deanne & Darren Jolly. The ‘Love Shack’ is situated in the beautiful coastal town of Fingal on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Dea & Darren transformed a small and dated 3 bedroom ‘shack’ into a stunning family home with a significant extension and redesign of the whole property. Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interiors’ Managing Director Rex Hirst was engaged to design and build all of the cabinetry for the project including kitchen, scullery, mudroom, laundry, bathroom vanities, entertainment units, master walk-in-robe and wardrobes. We think the combination of Dea’s honed eye for colour and style and Rex’s skills in spatial planning and Interior Design have culminated in a truly spectacular family home.
Style: Contemporary Coastal
Door Style: Slimline Shaker
Door Finish: Two-Pack in Dulux ‘Deep Bottle Brush’ Matt
Benchtop: Natural Marble ‘Pentelico’ from CDK Stone
Splashback: as above
Handles: Leather Bound Pulls (Tan/Black) from Made Measure
Stove – Smeg Portofino 90cm freestanding stove
Sink – Belfast Double Butler’s Sink
Tap –Brodware Yokato kitchen mixer in Weathered Brass Organic
Fridge Drawer – Fisher & Paykel Izona Cool Drawer
Monochrome Glamour in Canterbury
This stylish kitchen and walk-in pantry sit within a beautiful Federation home built in 1912 in Melbourne’s leafy east. The homeowner’s had a great vision for this space and some structural work; removing walls and moving doorways, was required to modernised the home’s footprint to suit today’s modern living. This kitchen, while very contemporary, sits in harmony with the period features of the home such as the ornate cornices, archways and brickwork. We love the striking monochromatic colour scheme of black and white with the additional touches of glamour that elevate this space like the Qasair cylindrical rangehoods, Sub-Zero Wolf appliances and the beautiful marble benchtops.
Broadway Textured & Two Pack
Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interiors were honoured to take part in an extensive, whole home renovation of this lovely circa 1906 period property in Camberwell. The original features of the home have been retained and contemporary additions incorporated to create a wonderfully warm and comfortable home with all the modern conveniences required by a busy, young family. We designed and built cabinetry for all areas of the home including, kitchen, walk-in-pantry, laundry, mudroom, games room, living room, study, alfresco kitchen, bathrooms, ensuite, walk-in-wardrobes and gym. Working alongside the talented teams of architects at Herbert & Howes, builders of Shepherd Builders and landscape architects of Ian Barker Gardens we have created a home that will be loved and enjoyed by the homeowners and their children for many years to come.
Hunter Grey Shaker
The big wish-list item from this homeowner was to have a walk-in-pantry incorporated into their new kitchen design. LTKI’s Rebecca Meyer redesigned the whole space to create a walk-in-pantry, requiring some new internal walls to be built. These new walls also house the sliding door cavity and recess for the new integrated fridge and freezer. The result is a functional scullery/walk-in-pantry with 2nd sink which can be hidden away behind the sliding door when not in use. The scullery features cabinetry in Polytec’s ‘Char Oak’ Ravine and benchtops in Caesarstone ‘Turbine Grey’ to match the kitchen. The main kitchen area on show is elegant and timeless featuring classic, shaker style doors in Dulux ‘Grey Cabin’ and benchtops in Caesarstone ‘Turbine Grey’. The black Lancanche stove is the centrepiece of the kitchen and is complimented nicely by the black Gessi lever tap and Franke sink.
Hamptons Luxury in Surrey Hills
Our client was undertaking a major renovation and extension of their large Edwardian home and wanted to create a Hamptons style kitchen, with a specific emphasis on catering for their large family and the need to be able to provide a large entertaining area for both family gatherings and as a senior executive of a major company the need to entertain guests at home. It was a real delight to have such an expansive space to work with to design this kitchen and walk-in-pantry and clients who trusted us implicitly to bring their vision to life. The design features a face-frame construction with shaker style doors made in solid English Oak and then finished in two-pack satin paint. The open grain of the oak timber, which lifts through the paint, adds a textural and visual element to the doors and panels. The kitchen is topped beautifully with natural ‘Super White’ granite, 4 slabs of which were required for the massive 5.7m long and 1.3m wide island bench to achieve the best grain match possible throughout the whole length of the island. The integrated Sub Zero fridge and 1500mm wide Wolf stove sit perfectly within the Hamptons style and offer a true chef’s experience in the home. A pot filler over the stove offers practicality and convenience and adds to the Hamptons style along with the beautiful fireclay sink and bridge tapware. A clever wet bar was incorporated into the far end of the kitchen leading out to the pool with a built in fridge drawer and a coffee station. The walk-in pantry, which extends almost the entire length behind the kitchen, adds a secondary preparation space and unparalleled storage for all of the kitchen gadgets, cookware and serving ware a keen home cook and avid entertainer requires.
Brougham Minimalist Contemporary
This black and white beauty will look timeless for many decades to come with it’s restrained, monochromatic colour scheme. A lesson in the subtle use of pattern and texture; with moody ‘Char Oak’ Ravine from Polytec used on the tall elements, the marble-look veining of the Caesarstone ‘Calacatta Nuvo’ on the benchtops and the 3-dimensional nature of the splashback tiles, which all give this kitchen interest and movement without overpowering the eye. Not only does this kitchen look sublime it is also a dream to cook in with ample bench-space, practical storage and the latest appliances including an induction cooktop and wall ovens incorporating a combi microwave.
Valley View Double Island
This kitchen was created for two very keen home cooks who live on a beautiful acreage property in Main Ridge, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and frequently entertain friends and family. The original kitchen in this space was a cramped, u-shape layout and had limited preparation space for the homeowners. In this new kitchen design the layout was completely re-thought and two island benches were created. As part of this redesign, what used to be a walk-in-pantry was opened up to create an appliance nook and extra drawer storage. This kitchen now easily accommodates two cooks at the same time and the homeowners are able to face the dining area and interact with their guests while cooking. A feature bulkhead, clad in timber, was created to accommodate a powerful Qasair rangehood and pendant lighting over the new main island bench which is home to the flush-mounted Miele gas cooktop and is centre stage for the culinary entertainment.
Waterloo Black & Copper
Two cabinet finishes in this beautiful kitchen. Polytec Evolution, Black Wenge in Ravine finish Two pack paint in Black Caviar, Satin finish Bench top – Corian ‘Rain Cloud’ & American Oak to island bar
Surrey Hills Modern Kitchen
Slab style doors in Laminex Sublime Teak in riven finish and 2 pack satin in Dulux White on White. Bench top in Corian Sorrel and Glacier white Column clad in Corian Glacier Ice with LED ligths in side to illuminate in the evening effect.
Classic in Woodend
This beautiful kitchen sits seamlessly into a renovation at the rear of a double fronted Victorian property. The open kitchen, living and dining space offers the family endless opportunity for entertaining, and cooking whilst being able to help kids with homework and live their busy lives.
The traditional Acquello fireclay sink and the Provincial exposed breach tap from Abey beautifully complement the shaker style two pack painted door. The kitchen delights the owners who both cook and work from home.
Bodley Sleek Modern
Country Meets Contemporary on College
The brief from the homeowners for this kitchen renovation was that an existing antique buffet & hutch and also a painted, timber island trolley were to be retained and used as inspiration for the new kitchen cabinetry. The colours of the new cabinets were directly inspired by these antique items with the soft, olive hue drawn from the distressed, island trolley. The kitchen design however takes a more contemporary approach with engineered quartz benchtops and splashbacks, clean lines and modern appliances including a fully integrated dishwasher. The homeowners were thrilled with the improved functionality of their new kitchen as well as the ease at which it fits into their traditional style home.
Grace Bay Window Beauty
A clean contemporary renovation to this reproduction, Federation style home. Large bulkheads that reduced the ceiling height were removed, a servery window added and an island bar created to increase the feeling of a large, light and open space. This kitchen is now a much more pleasant space to cook and entertain in and works very well day to day for the busy family that live here.
Glam Kitchen on York
This glamorous kitchen stands the test of time with warm wood tones and crisp white stone. This kitchen situated in Ivanhoe, Victoria could be mistaken for a chic, New York apartment. In addition to the kitchen you see here there is a fully fledged butler’s pantry hidden from view behind a sliding door. Renovated by Let’s Talk Kitchens & Interiors in 2013 this show stopping kitchen, and a bathroom in the same property, has graced the pages of Kitchen & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine.
Compact Contemporary on Rockley
This compact, contemporary kitchen maximises the available space for food preparation and storage while still maintaining a bright and open feel. Clever design is never more important than in a small space where every inch needs to be used wisely. The thoughtful use of contrast between the darker base cabinetry and bright white on the overheads and tall storage helps add depth and dimension to the room and a greater feeling of space. Dekton ‘Lunar’ benchtops and splashbacks add a subtle texture and are off-set beautifully by the Polytec ‘Char Oak’ base cabinets. The pearlescent, white two-pack paint on the remainder of the cabinetry adds a touch of elegance and class
A lovely transformation of the kitchen and powder room in this family home as well as the addition of a custom entertainment unit to the adjoining living area. Once a dated and dull space this kitchen and living area has been turned into a bright and fresh entertaining space for this young family. The downstairs powder room is now a room that the homeowners are proud for their guests to use, it is still in keeping with the homes traditional features while bringing it right up to the current day.
Crisp, Clean Perfect for Entertaining, Burwood
Two pack painted kitchen in Dulux Vivid White, Gloss MirrorKote splashback by MSG, Melbourne, Australia Tim Turner Photography
Kitchen On Balwyn North
This stylish kitchen and bathroom renovation in Balwyn was designed and built for a young family who needed functional spaces for everyday use but they also wanted a kitchen suitable for entertaining and a bathroom that could be a real sanctuary. With a raised bar section to the end of the expansive island bench which includes a built in wine fridge this kitchen ticks all of the homeowner’s boxes. The bathroom is dark and moody and gives the user a feeling of being cocooned and protected from the outside world. Featuring an elegant freestanding tub, double sinks, timber vanity top and large shower this bathroom is fully equipped for relaxation and rejuvenation.