House tour: Elegant old-world charm
Marble countertops, sleek light grey cabinetry, stainless steel shelves and appliances, and wide-plank European white oak engineered hardwood flooring lend a contemporary vibe to the kitchen. The glass-topped dining table, easy-to-clean lime green Sensuede chairs and antique rug add warmth and sophistication.
Art gallery feel
The kitchen's scratch-coat plaster wall - inspired by the finish of a distressed piece of metal - provides texture. The open stainless steel shelves are an unexpected spot to display art. "The concept for this was to create an art gallery feel," says designer Viki Mansell.
"The aesthetic is traditional with a modern sensibility. It's elegant and bold, with a certain feminine overlay."