The Power of Plywood

 

Stripped Back Kitchen Design

 

This year we are enthusiastic about the movement towards a more minimalist, raw approach to kitchen design.  Plywood has moved centre stage as the dramatic new re-purposed interior material.

Textural grains and clean lines offer a sleek contrast to a statement worktop or bold splash-back.  Both durable and long-living, plywood is a versatile option for those who prefer authentic materials and fuss-free, utilitarian design.


Think blue and green should never be seen… look again

Design: Virgine Duboscq

Design: Virgine Duboscq

A waxed ply finish offset with the mint green paintwork, monochrome wrap-around splash back and serene mural creates a fresh and intense palette of deliciousness.

As a side note – we simply love the range of panoramic wallpapers and otherworldly landscapes that French artisans Ananbô have to offer (www.ananbo.com). Even with the bleakest of settings, these awe-inspiring backdrops bring the most desirable of views to your doorstep.


Intensify the Ply

Design: Bert & May

Design: Bert & May

Whilst some like it raw, others like to add a bit of luxe to a design with a painted /stained finish.  

This Bert & May design enhances the grain with a dark, intense stain.  The rich, textural grain is offset with a contemporary, man-made gold hue of the solid surface worktop.  Finished off with the brass fixtures and exposed brick wall, the combination is both luxurious and paired-back.  A striking combo!


Oh So Ply-able

Design:  Larissa Johnston  Photography:  Rory Gardiner

Design: Larissa Johnston Photography: Rory Gardiner

Why stop at the kitchen!  The versatile strength of this cost-effective material means that it can be used throughout the home.  Why not wrap the kitchen round and echo the plywood upstairs, the compact nature of this material means you will be maximising storage opportunities. Keeping to a minimal palette of 3-4 materials throughout the house will be visually pleasing to the eye and create a space that exudes a timeless elegance.