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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 [...]

Claremont | kitchen extension

Completed earlier this year, this gorgeous kitchen extension for a local interior designer features heavy lashings of Fenix© contrasted against white laminate and dark wood effect wall cabinetry. The result is a kitchen space you just can’t take your eyes off with so many details to absorb and enjoy. The overextended breakfast bar sits proud [...]

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 [...]

Range Review | Effeti E0 Kitchen Cabinetry

Effeti kitchen cabinetry really does epitomize Italian design style. Effeti kitchen cabinetry is made in a small manufacturing plant in Tuscany by a team of dedicated designers and furniture makers, they are purists at what they do and it really shows in what they produce.   One of Effeti’s latest kitchen cabinetry ranges is the [...]

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. [...]

Project in Review | 2010 Effeti Kitchen Mosman Park

This 2010 kitchen renovation is a wonderful example of how good design and Italian style is truly timeless. Featuring bespoke cabinetry from Effeti’s Autentica range in a natural oak this Effeti kitchen still has the wow factor over 8 years on. The brief was to create an open kitchen into the living and dining area [...]

Project Review | Cottesloe Kitchen

With endless views of the Indian Ocean, this Cottesloe kitchen was designed to take advantage of the breathtaking views by having the kitchen positioned on the second floor with west facing breakfast bar seating overlooking the ocean.   For this project, Retreat Design designed and installed the kitchen cabinetry for a Crothers Builders built residence. [...]

Italian Kitchen Cabinetry | Effeti’s Luce

Effeti’s Luce Italian kitchen cabinetry range has been one of the staple cabinetry offerings here at Retreat Design for over 10 years and is hard wearing, versatile and 100% Made in Italy.   The Luce kitchen cabinetry range is characterized by a low profile aluminum handle that runs either horizontally or vertically along the length [...]
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