Darren James Interiors
This striking kitchen renovation project by Darren James Interiors embraces industrial architecture and functionality. The homeowners wanted to modernise the design while also honouring the exposed columns, beams and original brickwork of the building. Inclusions such as textured patterned tiles, large format porcelain sheets and powder-coated metals accomplish this desired feel.
Working within the kitchen’s existing architectural footprint was the main challenge of the design. Darren James Interiors overcame this by ensuring the layout worked effectively within the exposed structural beams, creating intention in the space, rather than divergence.
A chief component of the original brief was to establish efficiency and ease for the homeowner. Darren James Interiors achieved this by installing Blum Servo Drive electoral opening systems into all drawer joinery, while the freestanding Sub-Zero fridge and integrated Miele cooking appliances are positioned at heights to suit the client’s ergonomics. An electric under-bench pop-up is situated within the kitchen’s island, housing a toaster and coffee machine to declutter the bench space.
Above the benchtop sits a custom-designed unit with a metal frame that speaks to the industrial elements of the property, further creating visual harmony. Flos Aim pendant lights are suspended above the island, optimising the kitchen’s double height void and complementing the exposed metal shelves above the parallel bench. The feature splashback is another standout element of the design, crafted from hexagonal tiles that add texture and encapsulate the apartment’s overarching aesthetic.
Darren James Interiors is a Brisbane-based company, renowned for bespoke residential projects. Since launching in 2005, the company has made a significant impact on properties throughout Australia, designing interiors that reflect its clients’ lifestyles and personalities.
The team at Darren James Interiors delivers a full-service approach to each project, offering transparency and unparalleled dedication from the initial consultation to the final inspection. Having received dozens of accolades for its unique, impeccable designs, Darren James Interiors continues to transform homes across the country.