Interiors By Darren James
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Japanese Contemporary Kitchen Design - Best of Easts Meets West contemporary-kitchen
 

Japanese Contemporary Kitchen Design - Best of Easts Meets West

The best of East meets West, this design demonstrates the successful combination of minimalist principles seen in traditional Japanese design with the contemporary Australian lifestyle of a typical modern Australian family. The result is simple clean lines paired with warm earthy tones; rich wood
finishes married to organic elements and cabinetry artfully arranged to create a balanced, harmonious
and functional kitchen highly sought after by the client.

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http://www.interiorsbydarrenjames.com.au

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September 6, 2012
phylruth wrote:
Love the counter stools, who's are they, where can they be purchased?
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jedobear
Love the pendant!!! Where can they be purchased? :)
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groovymonster
Agree pendant is cool would live to obtain where to get one. Beautiful designed kitchen
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5. On the side. Now here’s a chic cantilevered counter with a twist. Rather than extending a section of the thin, neutral-toned countertop past the end of the island, designer Darren James placed a separate slab of stone (in a contrasting tone and thickness) on top and rotated it to sit across the width of the workspace. This not only helps define the cooking zone and visually separate it from the surrounding open-plan area, but also makes the space feel more communal, as the seating faces inward, fostering a sense of togetherness.As you can see, the contrasting look and unique configuration of both counters also succeed in transforming a basic island top into a statement-making design feature.Island top: 12-mm solid surface in Sanded Chestnut, Staron; cantilevered counter: 80-mm quartz stone with Jaipur undulated finish in Thyme, Stone ItalianaSee more of this Asian-inspired kitchen

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5. On the side. Now here’s a chic cantilevered counter with a twist. Rather than extending a section of the thin, neutral-toned countertop past the end of the island, designer Darren James placed a separate slab of stone (in a contrasting tone and thickness) on top and rotated it to sit across the width of the workspace. This not only helps define the cooking zone and visually separate it from the surrounding open-plan area, but also makes the space feel more communal, as the seating faces inward, fostering a sense of togetherness. As you can see, the contrasting look and unique configuration of both counters also succeed in transforming a basic island top into a statement-making design feature. Island top: 12-mm solid surface in Sanded Chestnut, Staron; cantilevered counter: 80-mm quartz stone with Jaipur undulated finish in Thyme, Stone Italiana
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Island top: 12-mm solid surface in Sanded Chestnut, Staron; cantilevered counter: 80-mm quartz stone with Jaipur undulated finish in Thyme, Stone Italiana
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