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The Block 2020 Jimmy & Tam's Fresh Take on 1950s Kitchen Design


Using their love of 1950s colour, Jimmy and Tam pair new Caesarstone® Black Tempal™ with the latest Kinsman Kitchens’ colours and state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances for an ultra-modern take on retro kitchen design.

Kitchen by Kinsman Kitchens
Island: Caesarstone® Black Tempal™
Benchtops: Caesarstone® Frozen Terra™
Photography by Marcel Aucar

The Design

The 1950s were all about lust for colour, labour-saving appliances and experimenting with the latest technology to create innovative forms with easy-care materials. Jimmy and Tam’s modern material choices brings all these elements together with style and grace.  

Kitchen by Kinsman Kitchens
Island: Caesarstone® Black Tempal™
Benchtops: Caesarstone® Frozen Terra™
Photography by Marcel Aucar

Blending the right amount of texture and colour, Jimmy and Tam contrast the beautiful charcoal and soft white mineral composition of NEW Caesarstone® Black Tempal™ with the intense mid-tone greens of Kinsman Kitchens’ new Ballina Enamel. The tasteful combination forms an ultra-modern island bench that is both stylish and practical.  

Caesarstone® Black Tempal™

Along the back-run of benchtops, Jimmy and Tam keep it light and easy to maintain with the polished look of the Italian terrazzo-inspired Caesarstone® Frozen Terra™. The quartz surface draws in the light from the lengthy window splashback accentuating the light, airy feel of the space. 

Caesarstone® Frozen Terra™

For the cabinetry, Jimmy and Tam opt for the Camden Oyster Grey Matt doors with a thin shaker profile and matt brass handles. The smart use of clear glass mid-height cabinetry and Kinsman Kitchens new Avalon in Oyster Grey highlights the character and scale of the kitchen.

Camden Oyster Grey Matt

Ballina Enamel

Avalon in Oyster Grey

Island & Splashback:
Caesarstone Black Tempal

Tucked away behind the wall of coveted Gaggenau appliances lies a galley-style butler’s pantry brimming with innovative storage solutions to keep those labour-saving devices organised and within easy reach.

Kitchen by Kinsman Kitchens
Photography by Marcel Aucar

Jimmy and Tam’s kitchen layout makes the most of the natural light with plenty of windows along the back wall and into the pantry. The thoughtful design offers plenty of room for a busy family to manoeuvre around the kitchen and entertain with ease.

Get the Look:

Kitchen by Kinsman Kitchens
Island: Caesarstone Black Tempal 20mm Sharknose,
Benchtops: Caesarstone Frozen Terra 20mm Sharknose edge
Splashbacks: Caesarstone Black Tempal
Cabinetry: Camden Oyster Grey Matt, Ballina Enamel, Avalon in Oyster Grey
Handles: Matt Brass Rounded Bar 34-K-132, Touch Catch
Sinks: Oliveri
Lighting: Warm LED Downlights, Warm LED Strip
Appliances: Gaggenau

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