National - Reno + Decor - February/March 2024

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interior design

A fresh

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In the world of interior design, home renovations are symbolic

of a fresh start and a chance to transform a house into a dream home



he centerpiece of this transformation started in the kitchen. We approached the project with a clear vision in mind – to create a bright, traditional and functional makeover throughout, while allowing the kitchen to serve as the heart of the home. Our clients, a busy family of four, wished for a more inviting openconcept home that reflected their transitional design style. The first step was to open up the space by removing the walls separating the kitchen from the dining and living areas. To amplify the illusion of space, we relocated the windows, allowing more natural light into the room. Beautiful skylights were a definite bonus.



A carefully selected colour palette plays a crucial role in transforming any space, including this one. Blending sophistication with modern charm was evident in the choice of finishes for the kitchen. A 10-ft., navy-blue island anchors the room to become a bold focal point, as well as a versatile prep and serving station. The surrounding white cabinetry creates a calming and timeless backdrop. By combining these two colours, we were able to successfully add a sense of sophistication and depth to the kitchen. The area is now an ideal hub for family gatherings and socializing with guests. Other thoughtful features include glass cabinets to continue an overall open and airy feel; muted matte subway tiles to bridge transitional with modern design; matte black

pendant fixtures to contrast with the light surroundings; and a microwave station in the same navy blue colour as the island, positioned for ease and convenience to streamline the kitchen’s workflow. The combination of traditional and contemporary elements brings a sense of balance to the kitchen’s design, making it both practical and visually appealing.

Continuity and natural elements The deep navy-blue colour theme was incorporated throughout the house for a strong visual impact. To balance the bold colours, natural elements such as rich oak flooring was used to add warmth and texture to each room, including the kitchen, softening the overall look and providing

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