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The Italian Influence

The Italian Influence on Kitchen Design Around the world, Italian interior design is one of the most popular, and for a good reason. Italy is one of the oldest and wealthiest cultures on earth. Few countries have had such an impact on humanity in the same way Italy has. In particular, through the 14th and 15th Century, the Renaissance period has helped to shape modern art, architecture and design as we know it today. Being Italian is synonymous with having a love affair for food, and it is through this passion and vibrant culture that the kitchen has become the centre of family life for many Italians, over many centuries. They see food as an inspiration and the kitchen as the cathedral for daily life within the home. Italian interiors are beautiful, with a lot of elegance and style, and you can see this when you look at a modern Italian kitchen because it is...

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The Butler’s Sink has a Rich History.

How the humble Butler brought the Farmhouse Sink all the way to Sydney Whether you call it a Butler’s Sink or a Farmhouse Sink, it doesn’t really matter. Some people even call it an Apron Sink, but as soon as you mention it, anyone who knows anything about kitchen design will know exactly what you’re talking about. It’s curious to learn how it came to go by so many different names, but what is really interesting is how it came to be here, amongst us Sydneysiders, and why it’s now such a strong design feature in today’s most stunning kitchens. The sink has always been a focal point in any kitchen, especially when you have one that makes such a dramatic statement. The Farmhouse or Butler’s sink has its origins in the 17th Century Europe when the good old kitchen sink was used for much more than just a few dirty dishes. Back then, they...

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Kitchen Renovation of ‘The Block’ Creator

We were proud to help David Barbour, and his partner Andie Summa with the challenge of redesigning their own kitchen. As co-creator of reality television series The Block, David Barbour knows a renovation project when he see's one. He has also been the Executive Producer of the award winning television series "The Block" for the past decade or more, and has supervised dozens of kitchen makeovers in his time. By now you'd say that he knows every trick in the renovator's hand book French Provincial with a Modern Twist was the brief, and whilst we were thrilled with the result, we were a little nervous when we did his own 'reveal'. Read More on Homes To Love....

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