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Kitchen Design Trends 2019

Less Is More Streamlined and simple design will continue to be a kitchen design trend for 2019. Removing bold features such as bright splash-backs and de-cluttering work surfaces allows cabinetry to be the real hero of a kitchen space. The focus is on creating simple spaces where the timeless appeal of good quality cabinetry is [...]

Designer in Review | Giancarlo Vegni

Giancarlo Vegni has been consolidating his furniture design experience since beginning his career in 1968 working for Ferretti Cucine. Vegni’s overarching design philosophy is to create simple design through the use of geometric modularity and round shapes. His designs are timeless and celebrated over the world as well as in Italy.   Most notably for [...]

Speed System Cabinetry | Furniture For Living

Dall’Agnese’s Speed cabinetry range recently received a re-fresh and the result is gorgeous! This system cabinetry range provides flexible solutions for any living space with the attention to detail you would expect from Italian cabinetry.   The  range features modular hanging and wall based units in a wide variety of finishes and features. The features [...]

Abbett Haus | Certified Passive Home

Retreat Design was engaged by the owners of one of only two certified passive homes in WA, Abbett Haus, to design and manufacture the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for their beach side abode. We were really proud to be part of this design and the home was a knock out at last years Open House, [...]

Around the World | Bathroom Design Inspo

Quintessentially channeling Italian style, Rifra bathroom cabinetry has international appeal, being installed in some of the most beautiful residences around the world. This private home in Brussels is set among natural bush land and provides bucket-loads of bathroom design inspo. The ensuite features wall to ceiling windows to take advantage of the breathtaking bush land [...]

Kitchen Renovation Process | What to Expect

At Retreat Design we manage your kitchen renovation from start to finish, using experienced tradespeople and a professional in-house installation and project management team. Pre-Renovation A few weeks before your renovation is scheduled to commence your designer will touch base with a firm project timeframe that will be shared with you via our online project [...]

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 [...]
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