Designer Jennifer Worts reveals how to add timeless materials, focal points, display zones and restaurant-style touches to an eat-in kitchen. Elegant marble counters, Shaker-style cabinets and jewel-like glass pendant lights combine in a sophisticated yet family-friendly space. Design-TV executive Michelle Kosoy leads a tour through her cosy principal suite, living room, Vicente Wolf-inspired kitchen, dining room and mudroom. Learn how to blend bold patterns and contemporary finishes with kid-proof materials and smart storage. Toronto designer Kirsten Marshall of Palmerston Design Consultants shows off a smart kitchen renovation. See how knocking down the wall between the kitchen and dining room made a 10-foot-wide space seem spacious and open. Learn tips for adding floor-to-ceiling storage, maximizing space with two separate islands, and creating a unique backsplash with vertical tiles.
Design, Jennifer Worts, Jennifer Worts Design, Toronto (416) 481-3563 or visit Jenniferworts.com; builder, Reza Hosseinian, project manager, Teddington Homes, Toronto (416) 800-0684 or visit Teddington.ca; architect, Lorne Rose, Lorne Rose Architect, Toronto (416) 398-9300 ext. 212 or visit Lornerose.com; cabinets, island, Bellini Custom Cabinetry, Toronto (416) 787-4799 or visit Bellini.ca; oak flooring, through Teddington Homes, as above; hardware, Restoration Hardware, Vancouver (604) 731-3918, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223-2055 or visit Restorationhardware.com; copper pot, Five O Seven Antiques, Toronto (416) 462-0046 or visit 507antiques.com; lighting, Union Lighting, call 1-800-558-6437 or visit Unionltg.com; counter stools, fabric, Cabinet, Toronto (416) 923-9234 or visit Cabinetfurniture.ca; polished chrome gooseneck faucet, Taps Bath Centre, call 1-800-263-2976 or visit Tapsbath.com; cutting board, Williams-Sonoma, visit Williams-sonoma.ca for locations across Canada; vase, large bowl, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit Cynthiafindlay.com; range in Sea Glass, Viking, visit Vikingrange.com; Blue Willow china, vintage cake stands, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above; ginger jar, 1212 Decor, Toronto (416) 646-1234 or visit 1212decor.com; seltzer bottles, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above; tote, Pottery Barn, visit Potterybarn.ca for locations across Canada; custom table, bench, Cabinet, as above; Thonet Bentwood chairs, Klaus by Nienkämper, Toronto (416) 362-3434 or visit Klausn.com; vase, ChairTableLamp, Toronto (416) 934-1021 or visit Chairtablelamp.blogspot.com.