Style at Home
What's New in KITCHENS?
The latest looks and hottest products for the heart of the home.
Riobel’s Tenerife Collection takes its inspiration from the majestic Canary Island palm tree. The kitchen faucet’s tall neck suggests the tree’s towering form, and the crosshatch detailing on the spout mimics the tree’s distinctive bark. Available in five finishes, this elegant faucet will bring a tropical touch to both transitional style and modern kitchens.
Riobel Tenerife Pull-Down Bar and Food Prep Kitchen Faucet with C-Spout in Antique Gold (TE55D1LMAG), $1,570, houseofrohl.ca.
SANDS OF TIME
Adamina from Caesarstone’s Whitelight Collection features a mix of subtle warm sandy colours in a quartz surface that’s neutral but doesn’t fade into the background. The gorgeous mottled tones will blend beautifully with cabinetry, paint and tiles in similarly soft colours, while the touch of grey in the surface will come to the forefront beside stainless steel or polished concrete. 5222 Adamina, caesarstone.ca.
ECONOMY + CLASS
Dreaming of a classy custom kitchen but your budget is strictly big-box? Maybe you really can have it all. Edmonton-based Kitch is clever – they design and build custom door and drawer fronts that fit IKEA cabinets. Here’s how it works: you design the layout and buy the Sektion base boxes from IKEA, then work with Kitch to design custom doors and drawer fronts – choose from six styles, four finishes and tons of colours. They ship across Canada, too. mykitch.ca.
GO OLD SCHOOL
There’s something nostalgic about the Topique Automne high chair. Its shape – with rounded cherry-wood seat and back, and steel pencil legs – is a throwback to a circa ’70s classroom chair. The barstool is a lesson in straightforward and pareddown design that’s also easy to clean and sturdy – perfect for young families.
Topique Automne high chair, $365, alphabetmobilier.com.
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the sink is the heart of the kitchen. A well-designed sink sets the style of the room and simplifies daily cleanup and food prep. Blanco’s integrated faucets, sinks and accessories make it easy to customize this hard-working zone. Going for a modern farmhouse look? Pair a sleek Linus faucet in black with their new apron-front Vintera sink made of Silgranit, Blanco’s high-quality granite composite. It has a smooth stone-like finish but is non-porous, so it’s easy to clean with soap and water (no harsh chemicals or sealants required). Plus, it’s heat, scratch and stain resistant, so it definitely puts the modern in modern farmhouse.
Linus faucet, $695 price; Vintera sink, from $1,795; blanco.com. COFFEE TALK
Be your own barista. For the coffee connoisseur, De’Longhi’s Specialista Prestigio serves up a commercial-quality coffee experience with its integrated grinder and steam wand. Preset recipes for your favourite specialty coffee, from espresso to Americano. Looks pro and the coffee is divine. $1,700, delonghi.com. PRETTY HOT
We just love the on-trend “perracotta” hue – a mix of pink and terracotta – of Caraway Cookware. It’s also ceramic-coated, a finish that’s touted as a healthier, greener alternative to other non-stick coatings. Free from polytetrafluoroethylene and other heavy metals, it’s also oven-safe up to 550 Fahrenheit.
Caraway Cookware set, $575, indigo.ca.