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Meet at mine

Come winter, we’re all for staying in — and hosting is nothing but fun when you’ve got a fully stocked kitchen.

In association with Fisher & Paykel.

THE ENTERTAINER’S LAYOUT

A brilliant connector in an open-plan kitchen and dining area, whether you’re hosting an intimate breakfast for two or a vibrant soirée, islands encourage a social scene and can double as a dining table. This type of configuration also provides a second work surface and houses additional storage and built-in appliances. 

THE LOOK

Creating a space you’ll want to hang out in from dawn till dusk, our contemporary material and colour palette expertly juxtaposes classic yet futuristic stainless steel with a textured backdrop of velvety paint and handmade tiles. The grey-green cabinetry with negative-detail recessed handles brings a sense of warmth that’s complemented by a soft mushroomy shade — a pairing we can’t get enough of. 

THE APPLIANCES

With the flexibility to be integrated into all kinds of kitchens, today’s appliances should be handpicked to suit your lifestyle. This scheme is an entertainer’s dream, incorporating Fisher & Paykel’s quad-door fridge/freezer, which has a Variable Temperature Zone that lets you go from chill to fridge to freezer at the touch of a button; wine cabinet that offers the perfect environment for both reds and whites; powerful but peaceful three-speed rangehood; induction cooktop with smart zones, so you can bridge two elements as one for large pans; and oven with a pyrolytic self-cleaning function that means less time scrubbing and more time schmoozing. 

HIDDEN HERO

A true secret weapon, Fisher & Paykel’s sleek built-in rangehoods slot unobtrusively into your space. 

APPLIANCES & BACKDROP, FROM LEFT Fisher & Paykel Quad Door fridge freezer, RF605QDUVX1 RRP$6399; Fisher & Paykel 38-Bottle wine cabinet, RS60RDWX1 RRP$2799; Fisher & Paykel 90cm 5-Zone Induction cooktop with SmartZone, CI905DTB3 RRP$3499; Fisher & Paykel 60cm Built-In 11-Function Pyrolytic oven, OB60SD11PX1 RRP$3599, fisherpaykel.com. Cabinetry in Dulux Waimarama; walls in Dulux Suede Effect in Fossil Beige, dulux.co.nz. Hacienda tiles in Smokey White, $239/m2, middleearthtiles.co.nz. Silestone benchtop in Maple, POA, cosentino.com. Polished concrete floor, POA, peterfell.co.nz. FROM FRONT LEFT Beetle bar stools by Gubi, from $885 each, cultdesign.co.nz. Deluxe wine breather by Menu, $210, simonjamesdesign.com. Angular jug, $150; Parchment bowl, $65, precinct35.co.nz. Aoraki 450-10 Alpina sink, $835, archant.co.nz. Acciaio sink mixer by Paffoni, $1489, mico.co.nz. Semi pendant light by Gubi, $1379, northofhere.nz. Art Class potted plant, $50, silllife.co.nz. 

HOST WITH THE MOST

FROM LEFT: O and A candleholders by Minimalux, from $359 each, simonjamesdesign.com. 14 Place Settings, Sanitise Double DishDrawer™ dishwasher, DD60DCX9 RRP$2399, fisherpaykel.com. Smoke red wine glasses by Broste Copenhagen, $34 each, capricho.co.nz. 90cm Built-In rangehood, HP90IDCHX2 RRP$1499, fisherpaykel.com. Regnar slate plate by Broste Copenhagen, $70, capricho.co.nz.

Styling Juliette Wanty