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Introducing the uplifting and freshly renovated Puriri Residence kitchen. A space which brings a breath of fresh air and calming presence to a character filled villa. Double french doors flood the room with natural light and your attention is immediately drawn to the kitchen.

The natural marble benchtop is the hero of the space. Fully surrounded by stone, the island stands proudly in the centre of the kitchen, almost like a sculptural piece. Its veining is fluid and tonal. Choosing the right benchtop is one of the most important decisions when designing a kitchen and I believe the natural marble in this project achieves the perfect balances of drama and softness.

Photo Credit - Jono Parker

Michael Murray Studio
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Michael Murray Studio is a independent design studio. Our services include kitchen, bathroom, custom cabinetry design & interior colour specifications based in Auckland, New Zealand. Giving clients a personalized service with the flexibility of choice.

Our focus is to create tailored designs with a high attention to detail. We have gathered a strong reputation for a modern yet timeless aesthetic and pride ourselves on designing beautiful and practical spaces that reflect our client unique taste. Our work comprises of residential, from renovation to new build.

Michael prides himself on carefully considering every clients needs and budget in order to perfectly meet the brief.

"Our spaces have the power to influence our mood and state of mind. It is my passion to create environments which people feel connected to. I see space as visual representation of personal expression".

Michael has been within the design industry many years and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Design from AUT & Diploma in Kitchen Design from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA).

​Michael’s creativity has been recognized throughout his career with a number of Awards (National Kitchen & Bathroom Awards + Tida Trends Awards).

  • TIDA Trends Awards Winner, Highley Commended 2022
  • NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award: 25 - 40k Winner, 2021
  • NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award Under 25k Runner Up, 2020
  • NKBA Highly Commended Student Award, 2019
  • NKBA Waikato Chapter Recognition Winner, 2018
  • NKBA Kitchen Distinction up to 25k Winner, 2018
  • NKBA Certified Designer Society Winner, 2018