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Taking kitchen heat to all-new levels, designer European elegance and astute functionality are the hallmarks of Christchurch’s Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances, where covetous kitchens of the sort profiled in glossy high-end lifestyle magazines are created.Destination shopping at its finest, the Victoria Street showroom/kitchen Mecca is resplendent with 7 stunning kitchen fit-outs that span the latest in slick, sleek, clean lines and bright colours (think bright yellows, rich reds and classy blacks) through to natural finishes and more rustic offerings.Seamlessly teaming German-made designer efficiency from kitchen-making juggernauts Nobilia and Rational with Kiwi design and state-of-the-art European appliances (cue Progress, Blanco, Ilve, Genesi, Scholtes, Asko, Delonghi, Liebherr and Trieste), Palazzo Kitchens extend and create new living spaces in the home where function and comfort reign supreme.Meeting with one of the Palazzo team’s senior designers, it’s hard not to get caught up in their enthusiasm as they bring your dream kitchen to life...
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Cityscape hits up the experts to find out what’s hot and happening in homes this season. INTERIORS With Frobisher Interiors' Georgia Langridge. Right now we are taking our search for inspiration international, and are loving two trends in particular that combine timeless luxury with unexpected contemporary features. The new elegance An Art Deco-derived trend that incorporates lavish fabrics such as soft silks and plush velvets teamed with brass and gold. Subtle tonal variances of greens or blues will allow the metals to be your accents that pop. Further adding to this is the use of statement pieces such as Art Deco-inspired starburst chandeliers to provide a central focal point and create an ambience within the space. This is a formula that heightens the drama in an interior, achieving a fine balance of a relaxed elegance. Bringing the outdoors in Designers are typically inspired by the natural world that surrounds them, and this season...
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With large, stunningly styley mirrors continuing their domination as one of the hottest at-home must-haves, Cityscape caught up with Eco Frame and Mirror’s Dan Sutherland to tap into the genius of the company’s 20 year’s experience in the art of selecting a mirror from their extensive showroom or creating the perfect mirror. Mirrors have always played an intrinsic role in decorating a room. From reflecting light and creating the illusion of space through to funky design, mirrors can create a dramatic transformation in any space and be used throughout the home. While above a mantelpiece or fireplace is classic mirror positioning, mirrors can also turn up the style factor in practically any room.In the dining room, whether it’s over a buffet or console table, a mirror will effortlessly enhance and complete the room, while in an entrance or hallway above a console table, a mirror will add dimension and bring in...
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Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances kitchen designer Emily Erickson shares why black is so hot right now. After a decade of white dominating the world of kitchen design, another timeless colour is making a comeback – black. Renowned for being sophisticated and sexy, black has emerged as a hot kitchen trend stronger than ever this season.From statement pieces to subtle hints, you are able to create that timeless combination with an über chic look. While I understand the reason for black kitchens being avoided in the past  – being notoriously known to mark and show smudges – the kitchen market has finally pushed aside all the myths regarding this finish. Gone are the days of impossible-to-clean black cabinets! Although the combination of black and white continues to be strong together – for example, as a mix between the lower cabinets and upper cabinets – there are also other ways to bring black...
Cityscape Style Obsessions
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This season's essentials. 1 Tom Dixon Beat Floor Lamp (RRP $2,740) from KS Lighting. 2 Bluesound Vault high-res music server (RRP $1,799) from Soundline. 3 Wood Wood Canvas totebag (RRP $115) from Infinite Definite. 4 Charmate Kamado Charcoal Grill (RRP $1,199.99) from BBQs Direct. 5 Chateaux Dining Table (RRP $13,379) from TRENZSEATER.6 Fujifilm X30 (RRP $895) from Photo & Video International. 7 Lyttelton Lights Pine Candle (RRP $25). 8 Oxitaly D714B pumps (RRP $329.90) from Issimo.  9 Amber Sceats Alexia ring (RRP $79) from Robin Pierre....