Timeless French Country Kitchen Vibes
Stepping into Cecilia’s renovated kitchen is like stepping into a French Country kitchen in a vintage cottage setting.
The new kitchen boasts warm neutral tones and subdued shades of blue resembling the muted hue of a provincial French landscape.
Cream profiled cabinets adorned with soft gold hardware and paired with a pastel blue splash back, make the kitchen look spacious and comforting. Blue and white ceramic vases brought from Cecilia’s home country in South America give the kitchen history and character. Soft pastel and natural tones tie the kitchen in with the space’s unique wallpaper and make the kitchen feel open and welcoming.
“I want my home to reflect who my family are and our heritage, and the kitchen was no exception,” she says.
Her criteria for Jag Kitchen’s design consultant Emma Weeber was a classic look, no white and plenty of storage. And she says this is exactly what she got.
“The kitchen doesn’t get a lot of light in the afternoon, so the combination of creams, oatmeal and gold bring real warmth to the kitchen that it didn’t have before,” says Emma.
Behind the traditional finish, the kitchen has all the space and functionality of a modern kitchen design. “We have used really clever pull-out pantries to take full advantage of the space – there was one wall with a dogleg in it that presented some challenges in fitting in cabinetry,” Emma says.
Hidden behind Dezignatek Thermoform profiled doors are pull-out cupboards and clever pantries that make use of all the available space. The corner cupboards have handy rotating shelves so that no part of the kitchen space has gone unused.
The occasional glass window cabinets are a pleasing break from the solid cabinet doors, with more beautiful ceramics and pottery on display, again giving off a timeless French country kitchen vibe.
LED strip lights are another modern touch, which Cecilia says has been brilliant for adding extra light when cooking during winter, or giving the family an alternative to turning the bright kitchen overhead lights on at night.
Cecilia says there are three things she loves about her new benchtop – the colour, the price and how hardwearing it is. Made from a warm oatmeal coloured engineered stone (called Blanco Capri, from Spanish brand Silestone), the benchtop is stain, scratch and water resistant.
The kitchen’s statement feature is arguably the classic butler style porcelain sink with a gold heritage tap. “The sink is handmade in England by a company called Shaws – it’s a brand with a long heritage beginning in the 1890s,” explains Emma. “It gives that much more character to the French country inspired style of the kitchen.”
Cecilia’s house renovation was well underway when Emma and the Jag Kitchens team were asked to design and install the new kitchen. But despite such a quick turnaround time, Cecilia says Jag Kitchens never failed to give her realistic timeframes and stick to them.
“Everything was completed when they said it would be, and I never had to worry about the kitchen not fitting in with the rest of the renovations. Jag were just so easy to deal with and took the stress out of the whole process. The kitchen was the easiest part of the renovation.”
“I could not be more impressed with the service that I was given from Jag Kitchens,” Cecilia says.
Jag Kitchens specialise in custom-designed kitchens. The Jag Kitchens design team use a state-of- the-art 3D computer design programme to show clients beforehand exactly how their new kitchen will look.
With an excellent reputation for designing and building for all budgets, Jag Kitchens provides an outstanding design service with sound advice. Their professional design quotes are free of charge.
Visit the Jag Kitchens Showroom, located inside the Danske Mobler building at the Botany Town Centre, for more information on a wide range of materials and design options or to see more kitchen examples.
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