EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Home & Garden
Style at Home Special Issues

Style at Home Special Issues

SIP no.01 - 2020 - Kitchens & Baths

Collection of Style at Home special issues

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
TVA Publications Inc.
Frequency:
Back issues only
Read More

in this issue

2 min.
style wise

GET INSPIRED: WE’VE GOT INSPIRATION FOR YOU FROM COVER TO COVER. For designer info, see our Source Guide on page 98. COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Raquel Langworthy | COVER INTERIOR DESIGN Flatiron 27 But renovating either space, I have to admit, intimidates me. First, there’s the budget. These are the big-ticket items of home renovation projects, so I don’t want to make a mistake. Then there are so many decisions to make – on style, features, materials – that it can overwhelm. Let’s look at one challenge at a time. There are so many directions to go style-wise. For my dream bath, I love a well-executed transitional mix between classic and contemporary, but I’m also intrigued by the current trend of dark, dramatic bathrooms. So how should you proceed with your kitchen and bathroom reno? Follow…

5 min.
kitchens the hottest trends

AIM FOR A 30/70 SPLIT BETWEEN GLOSSY AND MATTE FINISHES. 1 MATTE AND super shiny FINISHES Look for highly detailed traditional cabinetry painted in high-gloss finishes and teamed with matte (etched or leather-look finish) countertops. Meanwhile, simple, modern cabinetry styles are sporting velvety matte finishes and accompanying countertops are super glossy. HOW TO USE THIS TREND: Avoid making all of your kitchen surfaces either matte or all shiny. Mixing finishes gives a kitchen longevity. We suggest a 30/70 split of glossy and matte finishes to create a juxtaposition that’s pleasing to the eye. 2 STATEMENT Lighting PARED-BACK KITCHEN DESIGN MEANS LIGHT FIXTURES STAND OUT FOR A PUNCH OF WOW! Statement lighting is especially effective if you have room for a fixture over a kitchen island (go large for impact). Choose the same finish as your kitchen…

2 min.
snooping around a pro’s kitchen

We know professional chefs can cook and bake, but have you ever wondered what tools they use to help them achieve such successful results? We visited Chef Anna Olson’s newly renovated kitchen to find out what she uses to create and present the beautiful recipes we see in her cookbooks, television shows and on her hugely popular Oh Yum YouTube recipe channel. It turns out Canada’s favourite baking sweetheart is more than happy to dish out her trade secrets. In her own words, here’s what Anna advises to get you baking like a pro. 01 Cool it “I LOVE HOW EASY IT IS TO REACH ITEMS QUICKLY WHEN ENTERTAINING by using the deep door shelf without having to open the whole fridge. It’s also easy to check when I might be low…

3 min.
1 kitchen 3 ways

Wood shelves and upper cabinets in timeless Shaker style optimize storage. 1 Stylishly SINGLE This welcoming space features a kitchen, dining area and reading nook all in one. Everything is centralized around the mobile wood and steel island. It’s the perfect spot for meal prep, grabbing a quick snack, working on your laptop or as a gathering spot for guests. Stylish shelves make access to everyday dishes a breeze, and a food pantry is conveniently located near the fridge. The standout feature is the reading nook’s triple-sided fireplace that’s visible from both the kitchen and living room. So cozy! It even adds ambiance at the wood table for four, which also enjoys views to the great outdoors. THE DETAILS LAYOUT L-shape with central island STYLE Industrial or modern with a few rustic elements CABINETRY Wood, melamine or laminate ISLAND…

2 min.
six classic kitchens

LOOK 01 SOPHISTICATED In this spacious kitchen, blue is a fresh accent colour with the window’s whimsical cloud-print Roman shades. Warmth is introduced through wood and texture. Shaker-style cabinetry, white subway tiles with grey grout and brass fixtures and pendant lights lend classic appeal that feels chic and inviting. The adjacent eat-in area delivers a bold punch with an ultra-durable deep blue vinyl banquette cushion that picks up on the cloud fabric. LOOK 02 CLASSIC ANGLES The centrepiece of this open-plan kitchen features warm, whimsical modern chevron panelling alongside the appliance wall. A fusion of classic details with contemporary twists pulls the look together, with warm grey custom cabinetry keeping the design from straying too far from its classic roots. LOOK 03 SAVE & SPLURGE A little went a long way in this kitchen reno. Money was saved…

3 min.
seven modern kitchens

LOOK 01 WARM WELCOME With the sliding door as a primary entrance for kids and unloading groceries, this kitchen was made for multifunctionality. The pantry wall is packed with storage and even includes a narrow coat closet for outerwear beside the fridge. A mash-up of materials gives the space a dynamic edge. The range hood is made of rich walnut, the scalloped backsplash is ceramic, the faucet and hardware are brass and the sleek countertops are durable Caesarstone. Classic blue and white is welcoming. LOOK 02 STORAGE STORY Soaring ceilings in this loft-like space allow for maximizing vertical storage. The unfussy cabinetry is almost Zen-like in appeal, but a beautiful wood grain adds interest. Its warm tones play off the cool marble backsplash and white cabinetry elsewhere. A Persian runner adds pattern, colour and an…