Dramatise a spacious kitchen with the appearance of freestanding units for a bespoke, high-end look. To make a tasteful statement within a practical workspace, choose open shelves and upstands that partially enclose the worktops in a warm wooden finish. Add simple greenery and copper touches for a style that's nothing short of fresh. Find your kitchen style at Wickes.
Pictured is a tumbling tapestry of natives at Ayrlies in Auckland, including gold drifts of Libertia peregrinans, mounds of clipped Muehlenbeckia astonii with Coprosma acerosa hybrids in the foreground. ‘Hawera’ is my favourite green – a stringy, mossy duvet of texture that contrasts well with Coprosma acerosa brunnea, the deepest brown cultivar. Coprosmas root as they go, so can be usefully propagated by spade.