High or Low
High/low: pastel kitchen
Photography: Michael Nangreaves | Producer: Andrea McCrindle
High or Low
High/low: pastel kitchen
We cooked up this fashionable and edgy pastel-toned eat-in kitchen on both a slow-simmer and rapid-boil budget. Can you tell the difference?
- Reveal Pink dinner plates, $8 each, cb2.ca.
- Fletcher pendant lights, $425, greatlighting.com.
- Noidoi oak Paddle Grinder pepper mill, $110, mjolk.ca.
- Tsuji Kazumi hand-cut glass Flower glasses, $110 each, mjolk.ca.
- Marnie sconce, $220, greatlighting.com.
- Luca Nichetto & Lera Moiseeva Sucabaruca tray, $120, mjolk.ca.
- Litze faucet, $1,137, brizo.com.
- 7373 pulls, $53 each, through designers, richelieu.com.
- Velvet Sylvie dining chairs, $399 each, theartshoppe.com.
- Handmade earthenware Clasp canisters, $30 each, cb2.ca.
- Luca Nichetto & Lera Moiseeva pour-over Sucabaruca coffee brewer, $250, mjolk.ca.
- Marble Monogram serving board, $73, williams-sonoma.com.
- Glazed stoneware Dinera dinner plates, $35, ikea.ca.
- Pendant light, $380, greatlighting.com.
- Peugeot beech Esterel Pepper Mill, $55, russellhendrix.com.
- Tempered glass Vardagen glasses, $5, ikea.ca.
- Peggy’s Cove sconce, $125, greatlighting.com.
- Wooden tray, $19, muji.com.
- Trinsic faucet, $668, deltafaucet.ca.
- 8855 pulls, $37 each, through designers, richelieu.com.
- Polly dining chairs, $79 each, structube.com.
- Ceramic canisters with wooden lids, $13 each, homesense.ca.
- Stoneware pour-over coffee brewer, $30, hm.com.
- Marble serving board, $20, homesense.ca.
CREATE A ROOM LIKE THIS NO MATTER YOUR BUDGET WITH A FEW SIMPLE DESIGN TIPS:
1. Make a statement with a speckled backsplash.
This glossy girly room gets visual grit from the speckled Formica backsplash used in both the High and Low sets. Made to look like trendy terrazzo, the material boasts a retro vibe, but the mosaic tradition actually dates back to the 16th century, when Venetian stoneworkers incorporated marble remnants into their terraces (or terrazzos).
Clockwise from top left: Solid surfaces in All That Jazz, Copper Quartz, Sea Glass and Bottle Glass Quartz, $33 per sq. ft. each, formica.com.
2. Store in style
Forgoing upper cabinetry requires upping your storage game. Chic white canisters with subtle details are great for stashing essentials – from rice and pasta to sugar and flour – and there’s one for you, whatever your budget.
- Nambé ceramic Gifu with wooden lid, $66, bedbathandbeyond.ca.
- Twine ceramic Pantry Textured with wooden lid, $70, Wayfair.ca.
- Dileep ceramic Ivory Farmhouse with mango wooden lid, $40, pier1.ca.
- Bloomingville stoneware in White with bamboo lid, $61 per 3-piece set, Amazon.ca.
3. Up the ante with gold pulls.
This room doesn’t pull any deco- rative punches – including the cabinetry hardware. Extra long and brilliant gold, it’s not timid. We’re drawn to this look in its many manifestations, from rounded to pin-straight, uniform to asymmetrical, matte to shiny.
- 650 pull, $10,through designers, richelieu.com.
- 8855 pull, $37, through designers, richelieu.com.
- 7979 pull, $40, through designers, richelieu.com.
- 7373 pull, $40, through designers, richelieu.com.
4. Reimagine matchy-matchy
The stylish sect has long shunned matching dinnerware sets, opting for the eclectic look of combining separates. Simple lines and a strict palette define this cotton candy-meets-rock ’n’ roll kitchen, so we chose plain dishes in the pinks, teals and ambers already existing in the space.
5. Opt for display-worthy serving trays
Breakfast is served: Fresh fruit, toast and coffee – the makings of a grab-and-go morning meal – are easily set on convenient boards, trays and platters. But this serve-ware is just as handy for offerings like hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie and more, so stock up to stack up in any entertaining situation.