Phoebe and Will Clinton-Baker’s vision for their new home in Masterton was a modern black kitchen with timber accents. With two young boys, it also needed to withstand the wear and tear of young family life.
The couple designed the kitchen, which Will spent late nights building. It features matt black ply joinery with sleek, barely visible black handles, a black tile splashback and Dekton Sirius benchtops. Phoebe and Will selected Dekton for its smooth matt texture and easy maintenance. They wanted a surface that could be easily wiped down, that wouldn’t chip or scratch and that had a high heat rating, so that dishes can go straight from the oven to the benchtop. “We love it and recommend it to lots of our clients,” says Phoebe.
Crafted details add warmth and texture to the kitchen. American oak shelves and an open corner unit in the kitchen island provide display space for plants, ceramics and books. Bronze tapware adds a metallic touch that will patina with age, and Phoebe picked up the rattan lampshades for a steal.
Phoebe and Will’s kitchen was a finalist in the NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year 2018 awards.