Archive for October, 2015

Product Feature: ILVE’s Wine Cellar Collection

645 BIWS24 Model

ILVE is making the good times roll this festive season, with its full Wine Cellar and Beverage Centre collection, created in collaboration with Vintec.

Each piece in ILVE’s Wine Cellar collection is undoubtedly a perfect addition to a busy kitchen when entertaining over the festive season.

The four-piece range, which consists of a single zone wine cellar, a dual zone wine cellar and a beverage centre to accompany the built-in wine cellar, promises that your beloved bottles of wine will never spoil again.

Designed with ILVE’s sleek signature aesthetic in mind, the four products allow wine and other beverages to be stored at optimum temperature and humidity settings to ensure their finest quality is maintained.

As the name suggests, the single zone wine cellar enables the storage of up to 40 Bordeaux bottles at a single temperature (between 12 and 16 degrees) and humidity of approximately 70 per cent.

The dual zone wine cellar allows for greater flexibility in the storage of wine, with a temperature zone that can be set between six and 22 degrees, meaning you can simultaneously create the perfect storage environment for both reds and whites.

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To complement the wine storage options, ILVE has also crafted a sleek beverage centre that can house up to 100 beer cans or bottles – enough to cater even the largest of parties. The beverage centre is ideal for creating space when your kitchen fridge is brimming with festive food.

Summer, and especially the festive season, provide ample opportunity for entertaining, so now is the time to invest in extra wine and beverage storage for your home. With Christmas just around the corner, ILVE’s cellar range presents fantastic gift ideas for budding sommeliers in the family – providing a home for an expanding wine collection.

ILVE’s wine cellars and beverage centre are now on display at ILVE Showrooms and selected retailers Australia-wide. For more info, log onto: www.ilve.com.au

Trend Watch: Open Season

If you’ve been paying attention to kitchen design, you’ll know there’s one trend that everyone has an opinion on. Let’s talk about open shelving.

Open shelving has been a controversial style circulating for a couple of years, peaking in 2014 when the aesthetic made a splash in design magazines and blogs alike. The trend continues to be popular, and for good reason. With different functions from kitchen-to- kitchen, there’s a lot of versatility when it comes to this look.

While still big fans of sleek cabinetry and concealed kitchen storage, we’re on Team Open Shelf for the aesthetic win. Here are the pros and cons of this style, and how to make the look work for you, through the good and the bad:

THE BAD:

Image via ArchDaily

Image via ArchDaily

 

Firstly, let’s talk about the contentious nature of having open shelving in your home. As this earthy space demonstrates, the primary downside to open shelving is, of course, the issue of hygiene – the risk of dust and pesky pests hanging around your display is increased. While this may be the biggest deterrent for consumers considering installing open shelves in their kitchens, the issue is easily fixed with a simple clean and a little extra tender loving care.

THE GOOD:

Image via Bloglovin'

Image via Bloglovin’

 

There are many perks that come with open shelving, particularly regarding the increased storage options and the opportunity to show off art and your cutest kitchen knick-knacks. This kitchen’s owners have made their open storage space a feature wall, displaying functional items like plates, bowls and cups, as well as distinctive accessories like vases and sculptures.

 

Image via Remodelista

Image via Remodelista

Image via Apartment Therapy

Image via Apartment Therapy

 

Not as prominent as the all-white storage wall, but still packing a punch, these colourful shelves are bound to give a kitchen some serious personality. Probably less for utility and installed more for beauty, this kind of shelving is sure to bring out your artistic side.

For us, when it comes to decking out the shelves, our favourite thing to adorn open shelving is a beautiful, shiny appliance!

ILVE Microwave ILVE Microwave

 

ILVE’s IVFSCM34X Microwave is a perfect appliance to show off in your kitchen. As fashionable as it is functional, this product is designed to match perfectly with your choice of ILVE oven. Simple to use and made of the finest materials, with stainless steel used internally, this microwave is easily cleaned and maintained.

With many options to personalise, and a great look to boot, it’s easy to see why the open shelving trend has taken off!

 

For more information on the ILVE IVFSCM34X Microwave, visit out website at http://ilve.com.au/

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