This Sweet & Stylish Kitchen Is A Baker’s Dream
Toronto designer Katherine Newman knows how to serve up a kitchen worthy of both its spectacular lakefront view and its owner’s delicious confections. She was inspired by Hollywood Regency design, seen in the graphic white cabinetry with black trim, ebonized mahogany island and pop of pink from the baking station. “There’s an elegance and glamour to the space, but that refinement is equally balanced with practicality,” says Katherine.
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The two islands and the perimeter cabinets are all raised on metal feet to prevent water damage from cleaning or any accumulation of dirt.
A custom table top and cane-backed chairs don’t obstruct the beautiful view. “The house is a family compound with grown children visiting, so the owners wanted a space they’d really enjoy, indoors and out,” says the designer.
Katherine (pictured) created the round pink island, which itself resembles a confection, to celebrate the homeowner’s passion for baking. “The hue, and the activity the island is associated with, is pure joy for her,” says Katherine.
The island’s drawers are divided inside so the owner can meticulously organize all of her baking supplies.
A professional-style range facilitates large family get-togethers, and the white colorway fits right in with the overall palette. Custom-colored Starphire glass behind the range is easy to clean, as are the glossy cabinet fronts.
Cabinet panels conceal both the refrigerator and the entrance to the study.