Decorating & Design

June 1, 2022

Seven Reasons Why We Love This Lakeside Kitchen

Lake Ontario basically sits in the backyard of this Oakville, Ont., home, a 45-minute drive west of Toronto, so it made sense to reflect the watery hue inside the kitchen as well. That’s what designer Jessie Kelly thought when she renovated the dated kitchen in this family home. She wasn’t a fan of the dark mocha cabinets, and was really perplexed by the crescent-shaped island that placed everyone’s back to that standout view. “The clients were a family with four boys who had moved from London,” says Jessie. “Obviously, the proximity to the lake was one of the deciding factors in buying this house. We wanted to change the design to take full advantage of the views, which we did with a new island and banquette.”

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