Ohinetahi Valley Home


Ohinetahi Valley Home

Ingrid was involved in the kitchen design of the unique and beautiful home of Jane Swinard in Governors Bay. Rosa Shiels enlightening article gives you a real feel of the setting and personality of the wee abode in her July 2012 Press article, heres Ingrids camero.

If it is not a painting or sculpture catching the eye, it's the three-strand sea-grass matting, the crocodile imprint Marmoleum, the whitewashed French oak floors in the office or the bamboo flooring in the living room. Then again, it might be the black-and-white striped wallpaper in the upstairs loo, the black stairs, bookmatched wooden cupboard doors, a Rajasthani cabinet painted with tropical fruit motifs, or the small fire-engine red fridge, which provided the initial impetus for the colour-flash highlights.

The kitchen features graphite-painted MDF walls, a red-tiled splashback, and open wooden shelving. Kitchen designer Ingrid Geldof tweaked the working-space design, with a food-preparation area and long bench behind the servery, an under-bench dishwasher, and gas oven. It is small, but serves the family well, except, Jane admits, the small scarlet Bosch fridge - "a widow's whim" that was more for looks than capacity.

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