Spacious Bistro Kitchen

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Runtime: 5:01
Release Date: October 10, 2011
Featuring: Ingrid Oomen
Channel: Home Tour

How do you design a clean and bright kitchen that looks far larger than its footprint? Designer Ingrid Oomen tells all in her classic bistro-style space. Ingrid and her husband Asad Wali wanted to display their vast wine collection, so they planned the kitchen around a wall of glass wine cabinets. A visit to Italy inspired them to use Carrara marble throughout, and to pair crisp white surfaces with a subway tile backsplash, bold black doors to the yard and industrial-chic schoolhouse pendants.

See more photos of this kitchen in our October 2011 issue, and tour her gorgeous country home in Caledon, Ont.

  • Sources

    Design, Qummunicate, Toronto (416) 487-8684 or visit; French-door colour, Railings (31), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit; stools, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit; countertops, Carrara 90 Marble & Granite, Toronto (416) 745-4506 or visit; wine-cabinet design, Qummunicate, as above; doorknobs, Barcres Wholesale Hardware, Toronto (416) 736-9349 or visit; pantry faucet, Roman Bath Centre, Toronto (416) 787-1219 or visit; pendant lights, Restoration Hardware, Vancouver (604) 731-3918, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223-2055, 1-800-910-9836 or visit; stool, Crate & Barrel, Calgary (403) 278-7020, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 949-1545, Toronto (416) 657-4100, 1-888- 657-4108 or visit; cabinet colour, Cloud Nine (OC-119), Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit; hardware, Summerhill Hardware, Toronto (416) 785-1225, 1-888-444-3292; toaster, mixer, espresso maker, Williams-Sonoma, visit; faucet, tiles, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit

  • Credits

    Lynda Reeves

    Sheri Graham Delagran

    Jason Stickley

    Ryan Louis

    Reiko Caron

    Andrew Noddin

    Scott Polley

    Jessica Piekarski

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