This Scandi-Style Kitchen Will Inspire You To Use Open Shelving
In a three-storey duplex in Montreal, the homeowners’ 200-square-foot kitchen wasn’t a fit for their busy lifestyle. “They have two young children and they like to have family and friends over,” says designer Sandrine Lucier. She worked with Anne Tremblay and Yolaine Lecomte-Allègre of LT Intérieurs to transform the kitchen without adding any extra square footage. The designers opted for a modern, Scandinavian look with light maple cabinets, a practical, open-concept layout and innovative open shelving. “We decided to keep a lot of space between the island and the dining table so the kids have room to run around and play,” says Sandrine.
Scroll down to tour this stylish kitchen fit for the whole family.
Extra-tall maple cabinets with concealed hardware give a seamless look to the kitchen. Marmi Maxfine, a porcelain material with subtle veining that looks like marble, was repeated on the island and backsplash.
Even though the kitchen and dining areas are open to one another, the designers chose hard-wearing porcelain tile for the kitchen.
Open shelving in maple and matte black metal wraps around the island. “We started to play around and realized that the shelves add a lot to the look,” says Sandrine “They’re also a creative way to integrate the table with the island.”
White lower cabinets on either side of the oven help visually define the cooking area.
A recessed niche near the cooktop for frequently used items is a signature detail for Sandrine and Anne.
Light from an upper storey also illuminates the dining area, thanks to open stair treads and a glass railing that allow light to travel through. “The black pendants over the dining table are adjustable and they look great — but it took many attempts to install them correctly,” says Sandrine. The pay-off makes it all worth it.