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The residential winner is Bernadette Bellwood of the Bellwood Group.

Bernadette has been awarded for her work on an extension of this Sydney period home. The clients desired a design that was minimal and timeless using a mix of materials. The interiors and joinery were completed by Bellwood Group in conjunction with Bellwood Kitchens – a father daughter combination. Bernadette selected different materials with palettes that complemented each other including timber, marble and Samsung Staron® Solid Surfaces. A large island was designed for the kitchen, and Staron® was able to be used as the benchtop to provide one monolithic surface with no open joins. Staron® was also used on the back benchtop and splashback for a clean and integrated look with a seamless aesthetic.

The join between the benchtop where the cook top is located and splashback meets is solved with a 3mm tile cove detail. This enables the high use area where cooking takes place to easily be cleaned. Another special design feature within the kitchen is the marble on the back of the island bench, evenly lit by LEDs to create ambiance at night. Staron® Solid Surfaces was selected for this project due to its seamless aesthetic, warm touch and complementary nature when combined with timber and marble. The result of this highly textural yet harmonious palette is a kitchen space that is clean and timeless in design. Congratulations to Bernadette for this elegant design.

BENCHTOP: Samsung Staron® Solid Surfaces in colour: Bright White. Fabrication by: Jon Compton, CSS Fabrication. 
SPLASHBACK: Samsung Staron® Solid Surfaces in colour: Bright White
ISLAND FRONT: Marble Calcutta Oro SINK: Oliveri Sonetto
DOORS: Polyurethane / matched grain oak veneer
HANDLES: Bottom drawers / doors Finger pull – no handles Top cupboards overhang – no handles
OVEN: Miele H5241B COOKTOP: Miele Induction KM 6382 RANGEHOOD: Miele DA2210
FLOOR: Polished concrete


”A sophisticated palette of materials is further enhance through the use of the Staron product that complements the white walls and ceiling, the concrete floor and warm timber joinery. The crisp lines all work together harmoniously.”,
Stephen Varady, Stephen Varady Associates.

”This residential project is beautifully resolved. It highlights the way that Staron can be used as an elegant solution, becoming an integrated element of the design, as well as a feature of it.”,
Nicky Lobo, Habitus Magazine.


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