Pivotal to the design is the island bench, finished in Quartzite stone from Artedomus, as are the diamond-shaped tiles used for the splashback and also at the base of the island bench. “The bench feels more like leather, and the colours pick up on the bronze hue of the glass cabinets, one to conceal the flue and the other to display glasses,” Kestie says, pointing out the bronze and copper flecks in the island benchtop. Its deep drawers and ease of opening also appealed to Andrew and Cathryn, as well as Kestie’s suggestion to go with Rakumba pendant light designed by Adam Goodrum. The Rakumba pendant light comprises a series of moveable lights along a steel frame offering flexible and targeted lighting where it’s needed. “It certainly creates a sense of being in a gallery,” Kestie says, pointing out the bagged white painted brick wall that is part of the original Victorian terrace.