Decorating & Design

October 23, 2020

Dare To Go Dark? Tour This Moody Kitchen To See How It’s Done

A Calgary couple had recently become empty-nesters and were craving a kitchen that would fit their more social lifestyle. Empire Kitchen & Bath designer Mark Cayen collaborated with Empire owner Kevin Mullen and Arizona design firm Wiseman and Gale to revamp the 464-square-foot kitchen with a moody palette and a more open layout. The chrome- and steel-trimmed La Cornue range and matching island were the first (and most important) design elements; then came the sumptuous black subway tile and dark slabs of granite that ensured a smooth transition from wall to counter. “The abundance of natural light allowed us to use black without it feeling too heavy,” says Mark.

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Author: Harleen Sidhu

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House & Home October 2020


Mark Cayen, Empire Kitchen & Bath & Wiseman and Gale