Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year

“Officially launching in October 2020, the Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year Design Contest is a new initiative that awards spaces that set a new precedent for kitchen design. Open to professional kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, builders and developers from Australia, the Kitchen of the Year will acknowledge kitchens that speak to the pursuit of [...]

Best Of Houzz 2021

  Retreat Design is thrilled to announce our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community, receiving badges for ‘Best of Houzz Design 2021’ and ‘Best of Houzz Service 2021’ to add to our profile. We update our profile regularly with professional images of all of our projects and links to our exclusive products. [...]

Introducing the Arredo3 Meg Kitchen Collection

Introducing the beautiful Meg kitchen collection from our supplier Arredo3. It features elegant inset frame doors which look both traditional yet contemporary to suit a variety of interiors. Available in two price categories, the mid price range consists of 4 laminate Maximatt finishes and the high price range can be lacquered in your choice of [...]

Kitchen Design Trends 2021

The year 2020 has seen us spend more time at home than ever, and with that a surge in home cooking and entertaining. Perhaps all this time at home has made us re-evaluate our requirements for the kitchen space and work out what functions well and what doesn’t. It’s no surprise that there’s been a [...]

The ‘IT’ List – Our Most Popular Images on Social Media in 2020

It’s always fascinating to see which projects of ours strike a cord with our followers and which images are the most liked on Social Media. This year we’ve seen a definite trend for black cabinetry with our top photos featuring black Fenix, black Maximatt and black stained oak. Below we’ve compiled a snapshot of top [...]

Classy Christmas Recipes from Winning Appliances

Thanks to our friends at Winning Appliances we have some gourmet recipe ideas for you to try this festive season. Featuring fresh seasonal produce and easy to follow instructions these recipes are sure to be a hit at Christmas.     SUMMER BERRIES GALETTE APPLIANCE: NEFF 60CM PYROLYTIC ELECTRIC BUILT-IN OVEN WITH VARIOSTEAM RECIPE CREATED [...]

Easy & Delicious Festive Food

It’s December, Christmas entertaining is in full swing and we’ve pulled together some of our favourite festive food recipes from Gourmet Traveller to get you inspired in the kitchen. Say goodbye to 2020 and toast to the year ahead!   White Christmas with sour cherries, almonds and Grand Marnier INGREDIENTS 50 gm natural almonds 150 [...]

2020 Highlights From Retreat Design

What a massive year!   2020 signalled our 13th year in operation and with it some major changes and growth. Beginning the year with a busy start, we were hit with the Covid-19 restrictions in late March and were forced to adapt to temporary closures in our Italian factories as well as extra requirements for [...]

Indoor Outdoor Living & Alfresco

With summer on the way and Christmas entertaining on the agenda, we thought we’d revisit some of our past projects which really capture the essence of Perth living. Alfresco kitchens and open plan indoor/outdoor spaces have never been more popular as we host and dine outside. Over the years we have seen a trend for [...]
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