Thursday, March 7, 2013

DREAM kitchen!


Today I wanted to share some more photos with you. These gorgeous shots were once again taken by the talented Sarah Leeman of Bean Shoots Photography. And, to make them possible in the first place, my good friends, Denise and Rob, had to put their faith in me and let me help them design the kitchen of their dreams. So, thank you, my friends.

20/20 design and contracting were beautifully executed and completed by Creative Kitchen Gallery

Our "mission statement" was to create a bright, fresh, and inviting space that celebrated a union of both traditional elements (simple Shaker cabinetry and ladder back chairs) with contemporary details (a fun drum pendant from West Elm  and bold fabrics from Tonic Living). Were we successful? 

The polished chrome knobs and pendants are from Restoration Hardware and the counter stools are from West Elm. The beautiful roman blind and drapery panels were sewn by my "go-to-girl-for-everything-related-to-fabric," Lisa Sinclair.

A "visual break" in the upper cabinetry makes the kitchen appear larger than it already is and provides the eye with some restful space (plus, it is a functional space for completing homework, playing games, or searching for online recipes). Wall colour is Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray (HC-173).

A few industrial elements, like these gorgeous polished chrome pendants, contribute a contemporary flavour to the space.

While these custom mullions add architectural interest and, let's face it, they're just darn pretty.

The durable and pristine counter tops are caesarstone (quartzite) and provide the perfect contrast with some organic elements (hardwood floor, greenery and produce, wooden bowl).

The back splash is a random brick mosaic in Calacutta marble from Saltillo Tile. The rich caramel veining adds visual interest and a delicious warmth.

Here is another shot of the stunning back splash - its inherent warmth looks amazing against the cool stainless steel appliances. 

And, just because no photo shoot would be complete without a sweet treat at the end, anyone care for a butter tart?

Well, there you have it. Denise and Rob's fresh and functional kitchen. This project was a pleasure to work on and I developed full-blown "kitchen-envy" during the process.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Kerry:

    This kitchen is beautiful. Where is the drapery fabric from?


    1. Hi Robbin,
      Thanks! The fabric is Robert Allen - "New Damask in Greystone" purchased from Tonic Living. Here is the link: