SUPREME WINNER NATALIE DU BOIS OF DU BOIS DESIGN: The supreme winner of the 2015 NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year awards is a beautiful Auckland kitchen that features painted pressed tin panels, including on the sliding panels that hide the hardworking laundry and larder areas.

Winners of the NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year: Best Kitchen

The supreme winner of the 2015 NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year awards is a beautiful Auckland kitchen that features painted pressed tin panels, including on the sliding panels that hide the hardworking laundry and larder areas.

Martin’s pride and joy is a 1964 Faema e61 Espresso machine, which was hand-built in Italy and date-stamped. Martin’s is stamped 6-6-64.

Martin’s pride and joy is a 1964 Faema Espresso machine, which was hand-built in Italy and date-stamped. Martin’s is stamped

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID: “Every detail in this kitchen and laundry area – from the lights, to the cornices to the cupboards – has been carefully considered. We loved the discrete LED lights and the birdcage pendant lights; the custom designed cornices, and the cunning sliding doors. The colour works, the layers of texture are magnificent. A truly elegant space.”

Winners of the NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year: Best Kitchen

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID: “Every detail in this kitchen and laundry area – from the lights, to the cornices to the cupboards – has been carefully considered. We loved the discrete LED lights and the birdcage pendant lights; the custom designed cornices, and the cunning sliding doors. The colour works, the layers of texture are magnificent. A truly elegant space.”

Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis paper lines the walls of the kitchen and living room - See more at: http://nzhouseandgarden.co.nz/strength-to-strength/#sthash.V88pmDNP.dpuf

Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis paper lines the walls of the kitchen and living room - See more at: http://nzhouseandgarden.co.nz/strength-to-strength/#sthash.V88pmDNP.dpuf

HIGHLY COMMENDED HELEN WILCOCK OF DESIGN.SPEC AND ANITA MAES OF BELLA CASSITA: The challenge was to create a kitchen that works for a family of today, yet still stays true to the design of this heritage Auckland home. The hob splashback is a standout feature, combining 27 different tile patterns in colours of black, white and grey.

Winners of the NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year: Best Kitchen

HIGHLY COMMENDED HELEN WILCOCK OF DESIGN.SPEC AND ANITA MAES OF BELLA CASSITA: The challenge was to create a kitchen that works for a family of today, yet still stays true to the design of this heritage Auckland home. The hob splashback is a standout feature, combining 27 different tile patterns in colours of black, white and grey.

Day-to-day cooking is not a priority, with so much food on offer along the K Road strip, but Pien loves to cook when family and friends are over. - See more at: http://nzhouseandgarden.co.nz/feathering-her-nest/#sthash.YbQPwYaG.dpuf

This arty homeowner chose colourful subway tiles, then picked up the colours in accessories in the kitchen.

Christmas mistletoe hangs at the entry to the kitchen with its original exposed brickwork and new Cape Cod-style cabinetry; the sink, taps, granite benches and oven came from Trade Me.

Christmas mistletoe hangs at the entry to the kitchen with its original exposed brickwork and new Cape Cod-style cabinetry; the sink, taps, granite benches and oven came from Trade Me.

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