NKBA Designer of the Year, Davinia Sutton of Details by Davinia picked up multiple awards for her kitchen and bathroom duo at the 2021 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards, including the Supreme Award for both categories. Both make extensive use of Prime Art Veneer for the cabinetry.
Using a unique brushing technique, Prime Art Veneer is made from American White Oak veneer in a planked layout. Davinia chose the additional sawn finish which scuffs the oak horizontally for a beautiful heavily textured bandsawn effect.
The kitchen has been designed into three zones, featuring a front day-to-day zone, rear working zone for overflow, storage and appliances and a hidden bar zone. This clever design accommodates a large number of people working in the space, while also allowing different design elements to work together to create separate yet workable spaces. A monochromatic palette chosen by Davinia for the main body of the joinery accentuates the strong architectural form of the joinery and benchtop, adding layer and interest.
A standout element of the kitchen is the backlit Patagonia granite benchtop. The warm lighting through the transparent crystalline and recessed strip lights above the rangehood connects to the lighter stained Prime Art Veneer in the rear working zone, keeping flow within the space.
Davinia also took home four awards for the luxurious master ensuite bathroom in the same home.
With dual entries, dual vanities and a central shower zone the space evokes a natural modern elegance.
The dual vanities have been designed as pieces of furniture with the textural Prime Art Veneer in a Sawn finish as the vertical surface and a contrasting marble stone top. The bandsawn brush lines in the veneer visually add to the clean lines featured throughout the space.
Photography by Stephen Goodenough