{ Archive for the ‘Kitchen & Bath’ Category }

editor’s pick: eco etsy napkins

Everyone’s hopped up about Easter, but there’s another upcoming holiday to look forward to, Earth Day, which is on April 22. To some, April is known as Earth Month, and to honour it, I’m compiling my favourite eco-friendly offerings from the Etsy-sphere. The online marketplace seems a natural focal point as it is a certified B Corporation, meaning it’s met rigorous standards of environmental and social accountability. Today’s pick is Jaqs Studio, a textiles shop based out of Clayton, California. Hand sewn by owner Q, the eco merchandise includes quilts, placemats and toss cushions, in addition to a wide array of napkins. Check out the most swoon-worthy in the bunch.

Jaqs Studio Napkin 12 editors pick: eco etsy napkins

Large cotton Eco-Friendly Cloth N1333 napkins, $16 US per set of 4, Jaqs Studio.

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home library: homemade cleaners

I’m far from an earth goddess, but I do worry about the chemicals I come in contact with – especially in my cleaning products. In the last decade, there’s been a clear shift toward greener horizons in the home-cleaning category. But, for the most part, the price points are still higher than conventional products and, in a world of deceptive ad lingo, I always wonder just how environmentally friendly the products are. Well, in their book Homemade Cleaners, authors Mandy O’Brien and Dionna Ford have got the answer: make your own cleaning products from recognizable ingredients, most of which are already in your kitchen cabinets.

Homemade Cleaners OBrien and Ford home library: homemade cleaners

Homemade Cleaners by Mandy O'Brien and Dionna Ford (Ulysses Press, $18)

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debate: bathtubs with aprons or no aprons

I’m in the midst of debating my tub scenario – first off it has to fit into a 3-walled alcove situation. So the front portion of the tub is exposed. I have seen 2 ways of doing this – one where you finish the front of the tub with either tile, wood or stone. The other way is to do one with a built-in apron. What are peoples thoughts on this? Here are images of both:

Apron sided tub. This one is from Kohler:

apron tub debate: bathtubs with aprons or no aprons

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matte collection by le creuset

This spring, renowned cookware company Le Creuset is offering their much-coveted baking dishes in a dreamy matte finish.

Le Creuset Matte Collection 3 matte collection by le creuset

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preview: kitchenaid pro line series

Yesterday was the official Canadian launch of KitchenAid‘s new Pro Line series of premium countertop appliances. To highlight some of these new (super sleek) appliances, designer Shai DeLuca was called in to create 4 unique vignettes to highlight the new colours available: Candy Apple Red, Frosted Pearl White, Onyx Black and Medallion Silver. Check out the vignettes here and see how easy the new pro line collection applies to everyday decor!

KitchenAid1 preview: kitchenaid pro line series

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new product alert: kitchenaid pro line series food processor

This morning, I got a sneak peek at the brand new Pro Line Series of countertop appliances from KitchenAid, and let me tell you: gourmands – get excited! The  line features easy-to-use, hardworking appliances that are all beautiful enough to always be on display in your kitchen. While each piece has features that will make your jaw drop, there was one item that especially stood out to me.

FoodProcessor new product alert: kitchenaid pro line series food processor

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fab find: le creuset egg cups

Just in time for Easter! Le Creuset’s new Rainbow Set of 6 Egg Cups is the perfect way to add colour to your Easter brunch table setting!

Le Creuset Website 2014 Cast Iron Products 600w x 500h V6 0000 egg cups boxed fab find: le creuset egg cupsimage via. Le Creuset

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gwyneth knows her kitchens

Clearly our girl Gwyneth knows her way around a kitchen having written 2 cookbooks: My Father’s Daughter and It’s All Good. But what is also clear to me is she has great taste in kitchens. This kitchen was designed by Windsor Smith – one of my favourite designers. I’m not sure if she designed it with Gwyneth in mind, but either way I’d love to spend a lot of time here. We’ve featured Smith’s work before on our website. Do you think Gwyneth and Chris cooked amazing meals while listening to music together? I must admit I’m a little sad about their recent “un-coupling”, are you?

web windsor kitchen gwyneth knows her kitchens

Photographer Michael Wells, Designer Windsor Smith

For another fun blog about Gwenyth Paltrow’s style, check out Style at Home editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin’s shopping list from Gwenyth’s famous goop.com

editor’s pick: top 5 ikea kitchens

It’s no longer a secret that interior designers love IKEA cabinets for their quality and customization. Behind their stylish closed doors, IKEA cabinets have some of the best space saving and organizational units on the market. Here is a round up of some of fantastic IKEA kitchens that have all been featured in Style at Home.

industrial bistro island1 editors pick: top 5 ikea kitchensOrsa birch cabinets sprayed in grey, designed by Ingrid Oomen

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one of my favourite kitchens of all time

I’ve always loved this kitchen – the mix of modern and rustic elements is just right. The wall of subways, the dark ceiling beams, the amazing chandelier, the live edge table… I could go on. I also love the unique over the top styling with gourds and green leafy veggies. For me this is up there as one of my all time favourite kitchens.

 

 

kitchen with ochre1 one of my favourite kitchens of all time

Photography Lincoln Barbour, Design Jessica Helgerson


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