Home' D Fine Redland Lifestyle Magazine : December 2009 Contents 24 d'fine magazine December 8, 2009
Alluring, cool tones set the backdrop for
gorgeous ocean views.
When first meeting the owners of this stunning
kitchen, one of the first points mentioned during
our first appointment was the need to maximise
In order to ensure that the owner's storage
needs were met, we integrated an amazing
number of drawers; all fitted with the latest Blum
Tandembox drawer runners.
In addition, the space includes an ingenious
butler's pantry, which provides additional
storage as well as space away from the main
cooking centre of the kitchen for small appliance
From a design perspective, it was important
that the pantry integrate within the shape of the
kitchen and play a supporting role rather than
take centre stage.
With the pantry located for optimum access
during busy times, it easily disappears into the
background when the kitchen needs to be on
With a gorgeous ocean view, it stands to
reason that the living space should be oriented
for maximum enjoyment.
The positioning for the island bench ensures
that family and visitors alike can sit, relax and soak
up an amazing vista.
One of the messiest parts of any kitchen, the
sink is carefully concealed via the use of a raised
stone wall that not only adds a wonderfully
warm, natural element to the space but blends in
beautifully with the Quantum Quartz benchtops.
To complete the design, a wealth of bench
space coupled with well-chosen appliances
means this kitchen is perfect for entertaining
with hardy, functional surfaces that require little
Have a safe and festive Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year!
Susan Garsden is Managing Director and
Senior Kitchen Designer
Phone 3823 3977
Out and about
AUTHOR Judy Nunn brought about
60 people on an historic journey
into the heart of Australia as she
spoke about her newest novel Maralinga.
She was speaking at a literary lunch
hosted by Nextra Cleveland and staged
at the Icon Bar, Cleveland -- a lunch which
had its diners hungry for more
Maralinga is the story of five people
caught up in the Cold War in the South
Australian desert and the effects and
devastation of this nuclear testing site.
Judy said she became interested in the
area after reading about Woomera and
later visiting this remote part of Australia.
She describes a 3000 square kilometre
area of desert, once home to hundreds of
people during a top secret project. She
described first hand Section 400 which is
still cordoned off and a 3km air strip in the
middle of the desert.
"It was a dastardly time with dastardly
behaviour by all governments -- British,
Australian and American. If nothing else I
want this book to promote conversation.
There are a lot of shocks all the way
through," she said.
Judy said she loved to think that her
literary journey prompted readers to
travel their own journey.
"Each reader will see the story in their
own unique way. That's why I liken this to
a radio play. We used to call it the theatre
of the mind," she said.
KAY Pryor of Alexandra HIlls has her book signed by author Judy Nunn at the literary
lunch last month at the Icon Bar, Cleveland.
Visit the Garsden & Clarke Kitchens & Interiors'
luxurious showroom at 36
Smith Street, Capalaba or call
3823 3977 to make your
appointment with one of the
GCK Design Team.
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