Decorating & Design

October 28, 2021

Pale Wood Warms Up A Classic Black And White Kitchen

Building a home from the ground up is no easy task — especially in the middle of a pandemic — but for busy doctor Melanie Toman and her five-year-old son, Gabriel, relocating from Oakville, Ont., to downtown Bowmanville, Ont., was a chance for a fresh start. She hired designer Orsi Panos to give the home a curated feel with a classic kitchen. “The intention was to create a kitchen that didn’t look new,” says Orsi. “The mix of finishes made it feel like it had evolved over time.”

The 430-square-foot space features a classic black and white palette layered with pale woods and soft neutrals. The sophisticated look brings together painted and white oak millwork, matte black and brass hardware, statement brass pendants, a two-tone copper faucet and handmade glazed ceramic backsplash tile. Scroll down to tour this classic kitchen!

Author: Harleen Sidhu

Patrick Biller


House & Home October 2021


Catherine Therrien


Orsi Panos