design inspo

New York Loft Dreaming

There is something quite eclectic about New York lofts. They often fuse a range of design aesthetics to create a completely unique and often uber hip abode. Effeti Impronta kitchen cabinetry range has been used to maximum effect in this New York loft by providing a subtle cabinetry backdrop that allows the feature pieces sing. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mount Lawley Residence

Another 2018 example of Black Fenix NTM © 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

3 steps to kitchen installation

Watch our videos to see Josh’s hassle free kitchen installation in Mosman Park for Retreat Design! Kitchen installation is an easy 3 step process with Josh from Retreat Design as your project manager! Firstly, the cabinetry gets unpacked and roughly put into situ according to the shop drawings, prepared in advance by one of our [...]

Nedlands – Kitchen

The winning formula for this Nedlands kitchen renovation was having a great design that was respectful to the home’s mid century heritage. Designing a space that works for modern lives whilst being kind to a home’s history is something the team at Retreat Design pride ourselves on doing well. This family home was no exception, [...]

Floreat Kitchen Joy | Making Memories

In many family homes the evening meal is created whilst homework is being done, kids are de-briefing on their day and balls are being kicked indoors with the faint shrill of “take that outside” heard over the din. Adding a neighbourhood friend that drops by will create even more happy chaos. So the kitchen really [...]

Watermans Bay – Kitchen & Bathrooms

At Retreat Design we are genuinely proud of every project we do but sometimes a project comes along that seriously blows our minds. The design of this Watermans Bay project was heavily influenced by the client’s vision and we are pretty sure we nailed the brief. Some of our most cutting edge products, including a [...]

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 [...]

Large Format Porcelain | Design Forward Functionality

One of the emerging products at this years Eurocucina 2018 was large format porcelain. Large format porcelain has really started to push through into the Perth market and we are really excited to see how creative applications of this product come to life. Here, Neolith’s arctic white is used with stark effect to create a [...]

Italian Cabinetry – Made in Italy

At Retreat Design we have worked hard over the years to ensure the Italian cabinetry manufacturers we have relationships with assist to provide the best quality kitchens and bathrooms for our Perth clients. Two of our five suppliers, Arrital and Altamarea, hold the exclusive Made in Italy badge. This badge is no small feat as [...]

Best of Houzz 2018

Retreat Design is thrilled to announce our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community, receiving a ‘Best of Houzz 2018’ badge for both Design & Customer Service to add to our profile. We update our profile regularly with professional images of all of our projects and links to our exclusive products. The Houzz platform has [...]

New Project Inspo

We have recently completed some great new projects which have been professionally photographed by our friends at Silvertone Photography. Here’s a sneak peek of the photos to get you motivated and hopefully inspired for your own home project! All of the projects are now up on our webpage under ‘Portfolio‘. To enquire about a renovation [...]

AKB_08

For the professional kitchen lovers out there! The AKB_08 kitchen range is Arrital’s latest offering and the result of a collaboration between chef Andrea Berton and designer Franco Driusso. This range aims to transfer the practicality of a professional kitchen into the family home environment. This is a unique range from Arrital and will inspire [...]