Dovercourt Residence

Project Details

How happy am I do finally introduce you to this Bistro Style kitchen!

This was such an exciting project with fantastic clients to work with, which always makes my job so much more fun. This kitchen is located in an older semi detached home in the Dundas / Ossington district of west end Toronto. When I was first introduced to my client, the space was rented and in large need of an renovation. My client who had done two kitchen renovations previously, had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted.

We started off with developing a plan that would suit their needs. Both are passionate cooks and wanted to be able to cook together at the same time and have sufficient countertop space to work on.

With the number of windows and natural light, we were pretty limited on the amount of upper cabinets. But with the tall units on the opposite wall, there is no lack of storage in this kitchen.

While figuring out the seating configuration in this kitchen, my client found this amazing old church pew at a vintage store. It was cut down to fit between the cabinets, sanded and re-stained. I love when you bring old into the new!

After the kitchen was planned out it was time to chose finishes. This is one of the most fun parts in my line of work. You get to be creative while planning a kitchen but selecting the finishes really wraps the whole space together nicely and this is where you really can add that personal touch.

We picked this beautiful Farrow and Ball paint called Railing for the dark cabinets and Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace for the white uppers and hood. After going back and forth on a lot of different countertops, my client finally decided on the Cambria Torquay with a ledge edge.

I love how my client listened to my suggestion to paint the radiators GOLD! I mean either you try to hide them, make them smaller and pretend they don’t exist. Or you make them into pieces of art within your space. I vote for the later in this design. The gold rads go really well with all the lovely brass hardware on the cabinets.

I’m so thrilled how this space turned out, hope you enjoy it too.

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