House & Home March 2020 - Dream Kitchens

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves and a host of talented designers and stylists. Get House & Home digital magazine subscription today for DIY projects, recipes and tips on entertaining, and meet the hottest designers making news.

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What is this love affair with kitchens that so many of us share? Maybe it has to do with the romantic notion of cooking in a kitchen that fuels your imagination with possibilities and choices. How will it feel to cook at that stove, work at that counter or stand over that particular sink? Where will you keep your spices, favourite china or those platters that are so hard to store? Can you imagine serving up snacks at that counter or lingering over Sunday brunch at an old-fashioned table right in the centre of your kitchen? So many details to work out. But in the end… it’s the look and feeling of one singular kitchen that most of us fall in love with. I’m about to start designing a personal kitchen for…

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DIANA HAMM Writer, “What Lies Beneath” (page 46) A Toronto-based art advisor, Diana has served clients as far away as India and Hong Kong. Must-have kitchen accessory? A coffee machine with a programmable setting — waking up to a fresh brew is a necessary luxury. If your kitchen could talk, it would say… “Use me more.” We cook dinner most nights, but our menus have become simpler since having children. ANGUS FERGUSSON Photographer, “Secret Ingredient” (page 54) A regular H&H contributor, Angus enjoys soaking in the design when getting the grand tour of the home he’s photographing. Your dream kitchen has… A ladder to get to those hard-to-reach upper cabinets. How do you add personality to your kitchen? For me, the frugal and fun way is with the backsplash. It’s a “safe space”…

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My wife and I enjoy House & Home but were stunned by two products with obscene price tags in the January issue (“Trends 2020”) — a $17,928 light fixture and a $50,799 stove. You can imagine our wonderment, coming from a rural community that relies on Walmart, Canadian Tire and The Brick for its interior decorating needs. Please keep in mind that not all of your readers live in Oakville, Ont., or Westmount, Que. Good interior decorating should be within reach of all communities — urban and rural, large and small, and rich and not so rich. — WAYNE WILSON, Pembroke, Ont. I recently read “A Mindful Retreat” in the January issue of H&H. Great article, but please tell the homeowner that heavenly bamboo is an invasive species of plant that chokes…

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GOTTA HAVE IT Cone shades in pleated, polished or matte materials lend lamps and pendants a cool yet classic look. Try one in an of-the-moment colour or luxe finish. BLUE CRUSH Classic Blue (19-4052), Pantone’s Colour of the Year, signals a return to traditional shades that never fall out of fashion. Reminiscent of the ocean and starry skies, this bold yet livable colour delivers a sumptuous sanctuary feel in both small hits and daring splashes. DECORATING FEAST YOUR EYES ON THESE IF YOUR ROOMS ARE FEELING A LITTLE BLAND, PATTERN DESIGNER KATE GOLDING’S NEW LUNCHEON WALLPAPER LINE MIGHT BE JUST THE THING TO ADD SOME FLAVOUR. THE COLLECTION’S 12 DESIGNS TURN KATE’S ILLUSTRATIONS OF DELICACIES SUCH AS FRESH FIGS, JUST-PICKED ORANGES AND SILVER SARDINES INTO COLOURFUL WALL COVERINGS FULL OF CHARM. THE FINAL RESULTS ARE SURE…

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LAST LIGHT WHO: Janine Bouchard WHERE: Vancouver FOUNDED: 2017 WHAT: Environmentally friendly stonewashed linen bedding made from flax that’s grown, woven and sewn in Western Europe, making it durable and breathable. Janine worked in apparel before launching Last Light, and calls herself a “textile nerd.” COST OF A QUEEN SHEET SET: $394 “I LOVE TIMELESS, NATURAL COLOURS THAT ARE INSPIRED BY THE WEST COAST AND WILL STILL LOOK BEAUTIFUL IN 10 YEARS” FLAX SLEEP WHO: Oana Papuc (left), Anna Heyd (centre) and Vivian McCormick WHERE: Vancouver FOUNDED: 2017 WHAT: Perfectly wrinkled French linen bedding in a variety of timeless colours, plus additional seasonal colours introduced twice a year. Up next? A kitchen line in collaboration with entrepreneur Jackie Kai Ellis and Apt La Fayette, set to launch later in 2020. COST OF A QUEEN SHEET SET: $310 “OUR BUSINESS IS THE INTERSECTION OF…