Starting with a blank slate can be daunting, but for our design team, it’s an exciting challenge. The clients wanted to transform what was virtually a white cube into a sleek, outdoor kitchen and lounge. They wanted the exterior space to reflect the modern design of the interior of their home but with elements of nature connecting it to the outdoors.
The priority was to marry form and function. The patio was seamlessly split in two to give ample space for the outdoor kitchen while leaving plenty of room for lounging and entertaining. The footprint is so cleverly taken advantage of that any studio apartment would be envious of the layout.
Our designers had a unique opportunity to make use of three exterior walls as if the space itself is a showroom on display. Warm wood tones clad the walls in beautiful contrast to the hard grey floors. The vent hood was cleverly disguised as a rock outcropping that adds depth and dimension, and is carried through as the island base.
Finally, the soft L-shaped couch and leather bar chairs invite guests to relax and interact. But still, the atmosphere wouldn’t be complete without plants bringing life to the outdoor room. In the outdoor kitchen area, the vertical garden draws the eye and begs it to look at every detail. In the lounge, flowers wrapping around the wall make the space feel as cozy as a hug.