Learn how to strike the balance between timeless style and durable, kid-friendly design. Designer Emma Kenley shows us how in her gorgeous kitchen makeover with mix-and-match floor tiles and shelving, unexpected pairings, vintage finds and a chic-yet-casual eat-in dining area.
See more photos of this kitchen in our October 2011 issue.
Design, Kenley Design Group, Toronto (416) 318-7037 or visit Kenleydesigngroup.com; architectural plan, Lieux Architects, Toronto (416) 466 7764 or visit Lieux.ca; contractor, Tad Urbanowicz, Toronto (416) 992- 9808; cabinets, island, Cando Woodworking, Schomberg, Ont. (905) 939-8415 or visit Candowoodworking.ca; extra-large Hicks round pendant lights, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit Gingersbath.com; black floor tiles, Olympia Tile & Stone, call 1-800-268-1613 or visit Olympiatile.com; white and grey floor tiles, The Tile Shoppe, Calgary (403) 287-0967, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 828-5666 or visit Tileshoppes.com; double wall oven, warming drawer, cooktop, Wolf, visit Wolfappliance.com; CaesarStone countertop, open shelving, Designers Choice Marble & Granite, Toronto (416) 787-5600; cabinet hardware, Antique Door & Hardware, Toronto (416) 789-1213 or visit Cwladh.com; Sirius range hood, Tasco Distributors, Brampton, Ont. (905) 456-1700, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 275-1700, Toronto (416) 781-9145, Richmond Hill, Ont. (905) 770-3222 or visit Tasco.net; woven chargers, Pier 1 Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visit Pier1.com; napkins, Pottery Barn, visit Potterybarn.ca; Madeleine counter stools, Restoration Hardware, Vancouver (604) 731-3918, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223-2055, 1-800-910-9836 or visit Restorationhardware.com; clock, ABC Home, visit Abchome.com; porcelain birds, Love of Mine, Toronto (416) 368-4999 or visit Loveofmineboutique.com; blue ceramic sink, Kohler, call 1-800-4-KOHLER or visit Kohler.ca for retailers across Canada; painting in dining area by Melanie Authier, from Georgia Scherman Projects gallery; vintage print, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto (416) 481-5995 or visit Rukajgallery.net; Honeycomb in Blue, Raoul Textiles, Madeline Weinrib silk ikat pillows, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com; Marais A chairs, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit Dwr.com; Flos chandelier, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300, or visit Quasimodomodern.com, or visit Flos.com; custom banquette, Ideal Sofa, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 361-0154 or visit Idealsofa.com; french doors, transoms, Loewen, call 1-800-563-9367 or visit Loewen.com for dealers across Canada; wall colour, Paper White (OC-55) from the Off White collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca; wood cladding (on ceiling), Millworx, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 670-9001 or visit Millworx.ca; CaesarStone shelf, Designers Choice Marble & Granite, Toronto (416) 787-5600; stained-glass window, Just Aluminum & Glass, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 602-5887; statuario marble (on island), Ciot, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 606-2468, Concord, Ont. (416) 739-8000, Toronto (416) 785-8080, Montreal (514) 382-7330, Quebec City (418) 648-1755 or visit Ciot.com; Frammenti porcelain mosaic backsplash tiles, Stone Tile International, call 1-866-669-1103 or visit Stone-tile.com for showrooms across Canada; brick-style tiles (on wall), Mettro Source, Toronto (416) 913-1722 or visit Mettro.ca; faucet, pot filler, soap dispenser, farmhouse sink, Blanco, call 1-877-4-BLANCO or visit Blancocanada.com; dishwasher, Bosch, visit Bosch.ca for retailers across Canada; island, cabinets, Cando Woodworking, Schomberg, Ont. (905) 939-8415 or visit Candowoodworking.ca; cabinet colour, Paper White (OC-55) from the Off White collection, trim colour, Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, as above.