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The Heart And Soul Of Residential Design

Guest Feature Editor Leanne Amodeo shares her way of thinking about the kitchen and bathroom spaces.

Our interest and curiosity in beautifully designed homes remains as strong as ever, which is why this years Kitchen & Bathroom issue features a delicious mix of outstanding projects, topical themes and inspiring ideas. I’m happy to contribute a series of articles offering insight into the way designers and architects approach the heart and soul of residential design to ensure comfort and functionality are always prioritised.

The Light Idea looks at the importance of flexibility in kitchen lighting and the current trend for well-designed fittings that make a statement without being obtrusive. While Hidden Technologies investigates the need for finishes and surfaces that are just as hard working as they are good looking. Finally, Towards Relaxation and Retreat reveals the essential elements
for creating the perfect bathroom.

I’m also honoured to interview Bill Granger, one of Australia’s finest restaurateurs and food writers. The very first cookbook I ever bought was Bill’s Sydney Food and to be able to speak to its author about the social significance of food and the role design plays in his brand and business was a real treat. I was struck by the emphasis he places on sharing and collaboration and his desire to keep on innovating; all significant topics that just so happen to underscore the themes of this issue’s content.

Leanne Amodeo
Guest Feature Editor

St Kilda Kitchen by David Flack. Photography by Sharyn Cairns

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