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Home Finds: Kitchen Date – Apr/May2016

Home Finds: Kitchen Date - Apr/May2016

With natural wood-toned cabinetry in Italian-textured laminate and a blue subway tile backsplash, this kitchen balances warm and cool tones for a calming feel. High-gloss white upper cabinets and chrome appliances give this condo kitchen a modern look. Cabinets in Nolita Colta and Milano White High Gloss. For pricing contact

Little Black Kitchen

Just like the LBD is a must-have in every woman’s closet, did you know that black is also dressing up the kitchen? After years of being blinded by the all-white kitchen, we are seeing a real emergence of this go-to colour. And this isn’t only for lovers of all things goth (unless you want that!), black pairs well with white, wood and stainless steel. Whether you use it as a major feature like the backdrop on your walls, the cabinets and appliances, or in smaller doses like kitchen accessories, no other colour adds instant drama and modernizes a space like black.
Kate Spade New York

Castle Peak Mug, $16.00

Like Dining in Space

Shades of earthy black stoneware contrast a copper-like reactive glaze for an out-of-this-world stippled effect. Organic edges complete the meteoric vibe.

Moonrock Dinnerware (black) $11.95- $14.95

SMEG Kettle


Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

matte black, starts at $594.20

This bold fixture is a striking accessory for any room. The wire details and cage frame adds industrial heritage and edge.

Industrial Pendant Light Fixture, $36.97

INGATORP extendable table

black, $369

Tall, Dark & Handsome

This industry-first, five-door refrigerator in black stainless steel features temperaturecontrolled drawers and dedicated herb storage space. In addition, The Preserva Food Care System helps extend freshness, minimizes odours and delays over-ripening of fruits and vegetables. Also, includes design features like soft-close drawers, metal trim on shelves, undershelf LED lighting and a platinum-coloured interior.

KitchenAid 36-inch Multi-Door Freestanding Refrigerator, $5,299.99
available at major appliance retailers and at

Handmade leather composite in rich black with hide-like markings saddles a contoured seat edged in hand-sewn whipstitch and black-painted rivets. Rides modern on hand-welded brass powder-coated frame that flows continuous from base to seat. Rock-and-roll meets rustic.

Roadhouse Dining Chair, $399

French Bistro


Chef Michel Roux Jr., BBC’s Master Chef and owner of the two-Michelin star restaurant Le Gavroche in London, shares 200 classic French recipes, along with chef’s notes and masterfully photographed images that help bring the dishes to life. Chapters focus on soups, terrines and pâtés, eggs and cheese, fish and shellfish, duck and game birds, meats, vegetables and salads, desserts, bread and croissants, stocks and sauces, with recipes running the gamut from rustic to haute.

The French Kitchen Cookbook, $48


What’s a bistro without the perfect cappuccino? Inspired by classic European bistroware, savour a freshly frothed cappuccino in a beautiful cup and saucer. The set is crafted in matte-white ceramic with contrasting black details, including a pour guide, for a fresh look that’s timelessly chic.

Cappuccino Cup, $8

In-house Crêperie

Prepare light, tender crêpes like a pro. De Buyer’s crêpe pan, made of blue carbon steel, is the one preferred by master chefs for its ease in cooking and plating delicate crêpes. It includes a wooden turner tool to help lift and turn crêpes.

de Buyer Crêpe Pan Kit, $39.95

Whether you’re whipping up Sunday dinner or cleaning up the dishes, an apron is a necessity during messy activities. This bistro-inspired print not only minimizes the look of stains but it’s 100 per cent cotton making it super easy to clean.

Bistro Apron, $9.97

Warm Metallic Touches


Atlas designers threw in a touch of the unexpected in this knob and pull collection adding a slight downward curve that is both visually appealing and inherently practical making it easy to grasp and open doors and drawers.

Angled U-Turn Collection of knobs and pulls, prices range from $9.73-$29.26
Atlas Homeware


The warmth of copper brings a welcome feel to dining. The minimal style of this flatware collection will accent any place setting.

Copper Handled Flatware, $54-$185

Add Some Colour

Chroma Cooking

A colourful two-tone take on Le Creuset’s classic enameled cast-iron cookware, this round Dutch oven offers the ergonomic and functional advances of Le Creuset’s Signature collection.

Sizes include: 3-quart, $300; 4.5-quart, $355; 5.5-quart, $385; 7.25-quart, $440

Cloud Cover

Time to whimsy up your glass game. Cool blue cumuli wisp up and around, casting a sky-like effect from roomy top to tapered base. No two wisps look quite the same, just like the real thing.

Wisp Barware, $5.95 and 7.95

Berry Bright

Market stand berry box is reimagined in yellow, blue and red porcelain as a charming, functional kitchen accent.

Berry Box Colander, $7.95

Baker’s Best

This new cake stand comes in a luscious array of bright hues that make a sweet display of all or any baked treats. The medium-sized stand is perfect for serving cakes, pies or an assortment of hors d’oeuvres. Or, mix and match it with other stands for a simply fabulous spring buffet. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Medium Cake Stand, mint green, $25

Mellow Yellow

This generously sized earthenware bowl is a prep-and-pour asset that holds its own on the table thanks to the artisanal appeal of its two-toned, dipped glazing.

Yellow Dip Bowl, $44.95

Tea for Two

Made from sturdy ceramic with a removable stainless steel insert, this pot steeps a perfect cup of tea from either loose-leaf or bagged tea. A large handle and graceful spout ensure an easy pour. 24-oz./710-ml capacity. Dishwasher safe.

Small Teapot (turquoise), $25

Classic Colour Combo

Traditional Chinese ceramic teapot looks trendy in blue and white stripe. Bamboo handle adds texture and style.

Blue Stripe Teapot, 9-inch, $20