Design Ideas

Retreat Design | Our Point of Difference

If you’d like to know what sets us apart, then look no further. Our reputation and portfolio of past projects is proof of our continued relevance in the Perth market. Have a read below for our point of difference to local cabinet makers.   UNIQUE At Retreat Design, we have exclusive access to a world [...]

Project Review | West Leederville Kitchen Renovation

This West Leederville kitchen renovation is not only super stylish but also highly functional for the needs of a growing family. Black powder coated stainless steel was used to great effect on the kitchen island and storage highlights; giving the space a slightly eclectic feel. Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry range, with 22mm thick doors in a [...]

That’s A Wrap 2018!

What a massive year! 2018 signaled our 11th year in operation and with it bought all kinds of re-thinking about our business. The first issue we toiled was to stay or to go! Our love affair with Subiaco remains turbulent but overall we are happy with our decision to stay… for the moment!   Relevance [...]

Project Review | Mount Lawley Renovation

Another 2018 example of Black Fenix cabinetry being used to great effect for this extensive whole house renovation! For this renovation in Mount Lawley a combination of white laminate, walnut effect laminate and black Fenix © were used to create contrast and drama in the kitchen area. Arrital’s walnut effect laminate has been a popular [...]

Sneak Peak | Kitchens 2018

Photoshoot days are definitely a highlight for the design team at Retreat Design. Being on site once the dust has settled, trinkets have been put in display cabinets and the oven has had a chance to burn a few meals provides a great sense of validation for our team. It provides a chance to see [...]

Fenix Glorious Fenix

With the majority of our kitchen installations this year including some element of Fenix as a cabinetry door and benchtop finish, it’s no surprise to see international projects popping up with the same finish. This Belguim kitchen was completed in Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry collection in a matt black Fenix finish with natural oak veneer highlights. [...]

Product Review | Modo Bathroom Collection

Altamarea’s gorgeous Modo collection has just undergone a re-vamp to make it an even more contemporary and versatile bathroom collection. The Modo bathroom cabinetry collection offers a wide range of innovative product features like customised make up vanity units, vanity dividers, integrated laundry baskets and open vertical wall units.   Take the door opening systems [...]

Petria Field | The Importance of Sustainable Styling

Thanks Petria Field from Coco Rose Interiors for this wonderfully refined and timely blog on sustainable styling.   Decorating in a sustainable way doesn’t have to be ugly!  Sustainability is here to stay as more and more people are becoming conscious of turning their carbon footprint into green thumbs!   It doesn’t mean that you have [...]

Petria Field | 5 Simplified Styling Tips

5 Simplified Styling Tips – By Petria Field of Coco Rose Interiors   I often think when it comes to styling, most people think too much. Sometimes styling a room is simply just feeling. If it feels good or makes you happy, then usually it’s the right place for your piece. Sometime you need to [...]
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