A unique kitchen sits at the heart of this newly-renovated apartment

To say that the home of Juliet Arent, co-founder of design studio Arent & Pyke, is a family affair, would be an understatement. Having bought an entire apartment block in Sydney’s North Bondi neighbourhood with her cousin as a place for both of their families to live, Arent’s newly-renovated abode is warm and welcoming, designed with family at the forefront. In no room is this idea as apparent as the kitchen.

To improve the flow between the kitchen and the living room, an elegant archway was used in place of a traditional door. Maximising the potential of the long, narrow space via a shrewd use of natural light, Arent also introduced reflective cabinetry above her Fisher & Paykel rangehood that works to open the space and mirror the greenery of the garden immediately outside.

Photographer: Katherine Lu, Designer: Arent & Pyke (Studio: Surry Hills, Sydney)

But the most impressive element of this kitchen lies behind its sophisticated, jewel-toned cabinets. Seamlessly integrated into the structure of the space, sits a full suite of innovative Fisher & Paykel appliances that have been fitted so that they are either hidden behind the green cabinetry, (like the French door fridge) or flush with its sleek, minimalist lines, like the eleven-function black oven, the gas-on-glass cooktop and built-in rangehood. 

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