Laminex, sage-stained timber, glass mosaic, French wash, wool
Enveloped in layers of warm, rich colour and authentic woodgrain textures from the Laminex® Colour Collection, the brief was to create adjoining residential spaces – a kitchen and a living area incorporating a study zone – to reflect the new reality of residential design.
These material interventions are matched by smaller pops of colour, which serve to balance the kitchen’s cocoon-like warmth. Flashes of brilliant red paint, for example, in the gaps between the overhead cabinetry and rangehood. And internal cabinetry surfaces in gentle blue Laminex Fresh Spring.
It’s like looking at a painting, flat on, going, “oh, it needs a bit of red out here in the corner.” That’s literally how I look at an interior, more like a piece of art. You’re placing the colours where you think your eye’s going to jump next.
The Fantales Kitchen products
Base, overhead cabinetry and custom handles Laminex Burnt Ochre Natural finish
Benchtop and curved splashback Laminex Moroccan Clay Natural finish
Island Laminex Danish Walnut Chalk finish and Laminex Milkwood Natural finish
Kitchen Island & Coffee Table fabrication Evolve Interiors
Integrated fridge Laminex Porcelain Blush Natural Finish
Tower cabinetry Laminex Danish Walnut Chalk finish, Laminex Moroccan Clay Natural finish and Laminex Fresh Spring Natural finish
Tiled kicker Artedomus Vixel N.47 for kickers
Kitchen base cabinetry handles In Teria
Tap Astra Walker
The recessed library nook features stacked woodgrain-laminated bullnosed shelves above a thicker angular base, adding another dimension to the rectangular Living space. Leaving a larger height below, there’s flexibility to place tall publications or ornaments there.
Allowing the tactile patterns of the Danish Walnut Chalk woodgrain laminate to be fully appreciated, its mis-matched angular application to the cupboard doors adds tapestry-like appeal.
Eye-catching pops of Pillarbox Natural finish red adds visual depth and blushing surprises to joinery internals. Inspired by an uptick in residential requests for liquor cabinets, we created a cupboard that looked equally as good with its doors open.
THE FANTALES LIVING AND STUDY AREA PRODUCTS
COFFEE TABLES LAMINEX KALAMATA AND TASMANIAN OAK VENEER
LOUNGE AREA JOINERY LAMINEX DANISH WALNUT CHALK FINISH, LAMINEX MILKWOOD NATURAL FINISH AND LAMINEX PILLARBOX NATURAL FINISH
SOFA DOMO TOGO
RUG HALCYON LAKE
STUDY WALL AND BENCH JOINERY LAMINEX PORCELAIN BLUSH NATURAL FINISH
STUDY DRAWER LAMINEX DANISH WALNUT CHALK FINISH AND LAMINEX PILLARBOX NATURAL FINISH
STUDY SCREEN LAMINEX DANISH WALNUT CHALK FINISH
STUDY SHELVES LAMINEX PILLARBOX NATURAL FINISH
STUDY ARMCHAIR PAOLA NAVONE FOR BAXTER
DESK LAMP APPARATUS