Blue-Green Cabinets Add Flair To This Eclectic Family Kitchen
Repeat clients are the best kind: they give designers like Jamie Hamilton and Greer Nelson of Oliver Simon Design creative license to push the boundaries with bold colors and quirky accents. Their clients, Danielle and Tyler Tomczyk, asked the duo to design their first place in 2015, a travel-inspired Vancouver loft that was featured in H&H’s March 2017 issue. “They came back to us when the babies started arriving and they needed a larger home for their growing family,” says Jamie. That meant a kitchen with ample storage, open shelves for display and a rich blue-green for the lower cabinets.
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Incorporating a gutsy hue and original vintage art is guaranteed to create interest. Adding further layers with warm-toned wood accents, deep tan leather and natural woven textures enhances the mix.
Take a page from the pros and start with one or two larger items when styling open shelves. “Layer things by leaning them in groupings to create more impact,” says Jamie.
Since Danielle and Tyler are avid cooks, Jamie and Greer chose stain-proof quartz countertops to complement their sleek but powerful Fisher & Paykel range. The designers also suggest splurging on a heritage-meets-modern backsplash.
This eating area was designed to feel like it’s part of the kitchen. The custom buffet’s toekick detail mimics a piece of furniture while counter-depth cabinets offer extra storage space.
The best detail may be one Greer (left) and Jamie can’t take credit for: the house is across the street from an elementary school, so Danielle and Tyler often hear the sound of kids playing, adding to the wholesome family vibe of the finished space.