Pukekohe designer Kyla Hunt wins award at Trends International Design Awards – Stuff.co.nz

Kyla Hunt's winning kitchen design entitled 'The Black Loft'

Kyla Hunt’s winning kitchen design entitled ‘The Black Loft’

A Pukekohe designer has been recognised for her kitchen design at the annual Trends International Design Awards.

Last month, Carlielle Kitchen designer Kyla Hunt received a highly commended award in the New Zealand designer kitchen category for her black loft kitchen at an awards ceremony in Auckland. 

Hunt worked alongside architect Jenny Walter and builders Van der Putten Construction to bring the black loft kitchen design to life.

Carlielle Kitchens designer Kyla Hunt says home owners are after a mix of materials in their kitchen design.

Carlielle Kitchens designer Kyla Hunt says home owners are after a mix of materials in their kitchen design.

The kitchen was made to compliment the home which is a black pavilion style house set in a lush country backdrop.

“The client basically wanted a wow kitchen, she wanted it to compliment the exterior of the house so she was keen on keeping the dark colours,” Hunt said.

Many industrial and loft style elements were included in the design including timbers, steal beam lighting and stainless steal bench tops in the cooking area

The kitchen also includes a rough texture Macrocarpa timbre wall and matte black cabinetry.

Hunt, who studied kitchen design at the Auckland School of Interior Design, did her apprenticeship at Carlielle Kitchens in Pukekohe and was offered a job after she graduated.

“I kind of just fell into the job perfectly when I finished my interior design course and I’ve never really looked back.”

On the whole, Hunt still felt people were after simple kitchen designs.

However, she said there was a move away from white on white styles and more use of stone as well.

“The options these days of what you can do are endless so if you’re someone who likes something a little bit different there’s so much to consider.

“People are wanting to use a mix of materials, and a mix of colours just to break up their interior and just add interest.”



 – Stuff


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