As is often said, the heart of the home is where the kitchen is. Kitchen design is Simone’s favourite aspects of interiors as it can be the most challenging area in the house to design aesthetically and yet retain functionality.
Simone has won design awards such as the 2015 NKBA Best use of colour in a kitchen national award for her Magnolia Kitchen design, 2012 NKBA Best Regional Kitchen for the Cherryblossom kitchen, Finalist in the International awards programme for the Society of British Interior Designers, Best Design awards and Houzz.com Best Design for her Aotea Tree kitchen. A most prestigious award to win was the Best Design awards for Cherryblossom Kitchen.
She designs and renders all of her kitchen designs in a 3D CAD modelling program (we even put models of people into our renderings!) or by hand sketches so that her clients can view the proportions and scale of the kitchen and can therefore be confident that they will be happy with the end result. Simone is National Kitchen and Bathroom Association trained and holds appropriate design qualifications so she is fully up to date with not just current kitchen design styles/historical styles but also kitchen design current building code regulations. Encompass Ideas holds a full range of colour sampling, granite benchtop materials, hardware catalogues etc.
Your ideas and wants and needs are fully included as part of the brief for your new kitchen – Simone endeavours to translate a client’s ideas and inspiration into something purely unique to each client’s kitchen – a recent project (photos to come) was inspired by 1920’s New York deli style shops hence, it contains a chef’s table with industrial styled cabinetry and reeded glass doors.
The Cherryblossom kitchen used the client’s holiday snapshot enlarged and printed onto steel doors (this was a new and innovative way of printing onto a non-scratch surface) the colours of the image were replicated into the general colour scheme of the kitchen. This kitchen won 3 awards locally and internationally.
The Damask kitchen is redolent of a piece of furniture with its dark oak veneer cabinetry framing white joinery. Imported Italian Damask 3D tiles were fitted to the island that is supported on a timber leg system again looking like a standalone piece of furniture. Hidden storage behind sliding panels is located on either side of the splashback and throughout the kitchen LED lighting is extensively used.