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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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