Friday, September 11, 2009

My Very Chic Friend's Kitchen Remodel

I have a very chic friend! She always looks so stylish without looking trendy- Her look is effortless; she just wraps that amazing scarf around her shoulders and voila! Instant style! Some people are just born with this innate ability to be fabulous!

Unfortunately my very chic friend relocated back to Sydney, Australia and we have had limited contact since her move (thank goodness for FB) She emailed me recently to send on some pictures of her new kitchen remodel. Her kitchen is was just featured in Australia's Luxury Kitchens and Bathrooms.
I noticed the difference between her "American Style" of her house here and the new more minimalist style of her home in Sydney.
I love the flat wall of white cabinetry off set by the ebony black island. The counter stools have wonderful lines and look striking against the white flooring.
Many key appliance are built in and everything has a place

Like her fabulous fashion accessories, its no surprise the lighting she chose added such bling to the space! Notice the wonderful transition from inside to outside.
Note the interesting mirror and the black lighting at the far end of the space. Very chic!
The office - also a very sleek design. The ebony floors look gorgeous with the zebra rug and they are a wonderful contrast to the kitchen floors.
I also like the choice of the raspberry drum light with gold interior. It adds a bit of glamour!
From the office you get a view of the family room - again interesting lighting and a streamlined design. If you are in Sydney, pick up a copy of the June/July issue of Luxury Kitchens and Bathrooms (vol 8-p.74) otherwise check it out here.
A warm thanks to my wonderful friend for sharing her amazing space! You are missed!!
(all photos property of Luxury Kitchens and Bathrooms)


  1. ooooh la la..makes me just want to throw out everything I own!

  2. I love that little zip of raspberry! It looks like it could be a B&W photo shoot without it!

    So very chic.

  3. Gorgeous home! She must be thrilled and what an honor to be featured in the mag.

    My best,

  4. These are pictures of modern design but also very beautiful and very classy!


  5. chic AND SLEEK.

    ps snazzy friend you have !!

  6. Your friend has a wonderful place. I really like her choices in lighting. They take the edge off of what could be a bit of a stark interior. Beautiful job!

  7. Wow - that's quite a kitchen. Not to everyone's taste, but it just looks like a clean easy place to work in. Thanks for posting these!

  8. Just like our entire country, this home is full of wide, open spaces! Sydney has such fantastic weather all year round, a lot of the houses have a seamless transition from the inside to outdoors. I can just imagine your friends' family padding around barefoot in that kitchen, grabbing something to eat & heading straight outdoors. A fabulous renovation, thanks for featuring it Gina.
    Millie ^_^

  9. looks amazing!!!!! i always wanted to be one of those effortlessly-chic people!!! hahaha

  10. So Australian. Open spaces sleek finishes.Very stylish.

  11. Wow, looks actually very European. Love it!

  12. The great thing about spaces like this is that they encourage us to keep clutter off our counters and out of our lives. Love that little punch of pink!

  13. A striking scene!

    I did an American-Modern-country version of this, and we re-painted my Mother's tiny kitchen with this same simple trick: paint a layer of Ultra White everywhere, except the lower cabinets are stained a dark-espresso-black. All her neighbors thought she had an expensive remodel but, it was so much simpler than that.

    This however is an consistent carry-over through out the entire house, it seems. Bravo!

  14. I love and live in Black and white -- I thought I changed up a bit, but when i wear color everyone asks "whats wrong?" lol

    Her look is divine and thanks so much for sharing.

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

  15. What wonderful images! I just painted my lower kitchen cabinets black, too. Great post!

  16. yes, very chic friend! wish I had some of them... lol

  17. I like this! Nice kitchen. Would love to see the before photos.

  18. I love it! It looks very sleek and neat! My Mum would definitely love this concept. I'd share the page to everybody! Thanks for this great inspiration!

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