Our clients, who hail from NZ, but have spent many years abroad as expats, relocated to Queensland and asked us to put their stamp on a dated, but roomy waterfront house. We started by removing the old U-shaped dark timber kitchen and replacing it with a bright, clean and very functional white kitchen complete with island bench, the centrepiece for casual entertaining. A new chimney breast and fireplace was created in an otherwise blank space, adding chandeliers and decorative ceiling roses to reflect a more traditional, European past. Custom made rugs, furniture and lighting all add to the soft, generous nature of the new home for these extraordinary people. They love it!