I recently completed a kitchen refurbishment in Brunswick. The client engaged me to specify the selections for the kitchen. As always, I started this project by defining a design strategy. This means confirming the clien’s interior style goal and a colour scheme. The client was clear they wanted a Mid-Century Modern kitchen.
But I needed to understand why they wanted a Mid-Century Modern inspired kitchen? What features of Mid-Century Modern interior style did they like and want to see in their kitchen. Was it the use of timber, geometric shapes, a particular colour palette.
I also needed to bear in the mind the existing flooring which was not changing. The floor had a pattern that was not in line with Mid-Century Modern and it was grey and white. So grey and white had to be part of the colour palette for my client’s kitchen.
Key features of Mid-Century Modern
After completing the brief stage of this project I understood my client’s priorities were on the use of timber, a classic door profile, geometric shapes and an accent colour of sage.
They were using Ikea for the overall layout. So, from the Ikea range I chose two colours for the cabinetry, white and ash. The ash selection ensured there was a timber, earthy element that my client’s wanted. The ash itself had an interesting pattern which had depth to the space.
I chose a flat shaker style door profile due to its timelessness and added a sage geometric splashback. Because, the splashback is a feature of any kitchen, it needed to clearly communicate the Mid-Century Modern interior style goal.
Finally, I specified the pendant lights. These are replicas from the Mid-Century Modern period and where the perfect finishing touch to achieving this popular style and to ensure that my client’s goals were met in this Mid-Century Modern kitchen refurbishment project.