In the kitchen

Practicality and style go hand-in-hand when it comes to decking out your kitchen. The key to all kitchens, however, is to keep them uncluttered. Food preparation can sometimes take a lot of space, so be thoughtful and deliberate with your styling choices. Go for impact, not quantity!

Blue or White 

Decide on a direction – either keep things light, bright and simple with shades of white and neutral, or be bold with a darker, navy-accented colour combination. White tones may work better if you’ve got a smaller kitchen – think Scandinavian-inspired light wood with creamy white accents, and bring in a little texture with vases and cosy mugs. Metallic accents will break up all the tones perfectly. If you prefer to head to the dark side, have fun with glazed ceramics, patterned navy tea towels and ombre stoneware. Display your cookware on the counter for easy access and another visual focal point.

Bold hues...

Or white chic...

Tools of the trade

A builder’s only as good as their tools and it’s no different for the cook in the house. Our top-quality bakeware and cookware will not only last and last, but also have your back when you’re whipping up your next kitchen masterpiece! Nest and nourish your family this winter with our warming twist on a classic scone. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for weekday lunchboxes, treating loved-ones or as a snack after Saturday sports.

Super easy sweet chilli cheese scones

PREP+COOK TIME 30 minutes MAKES 10

  • 250g (1¾ cups) self-raising flour  
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder  
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper  
  • 75g chilled butter, diced  
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce  
  • 125g (1 cup) mature Cheddar, grated  
  • ¾ cup milk soured with a drop of lemon juice or vinegar  
  • Handful of chopped fresh herbs, or 1 teaspoon of dried Italian parsley
  1. 1 Preheat oven to 210°C. In a bowl or processor, combine the flour, baking powder and cayenne. Mix, then add the butter. Rub in or pulse to crumbs.
  2. 2 Stir in the chilli sauce and cheese, then add just enough milk to form into a dough. Turn onto a floured bench and pat or roll to a thickness of 2cm, then slice or use a cutter to create individual scones.
  3. 3 Place on a greased tray, brush with milk, if desired, and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.