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Marcia & Marty’s Country-style Kitchen

Marcia and Marty were in desperate need of storage and work space in their small kitchen and working with IKAN’s designer, Alexis, they now have plenty of both. They chose a classic colour scheme of white and brown, selecting IKEA’s STAT doors in white for the uppers and RAMSJO red brown doors for the lowers. Read More

Oscar Gold

Inspired by yesterday’s Academy Awards, why not add a touch of gold to your kitchen? Just a little different than those little gold statuettes, we think these golden pendants add functional beauty for your kitchen.

Dazzling Blue

We asked about your thoughts on adding Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid, into your kitchen decor during the last IKAN Opinion Week and the reviews were mixed. Most of you said no, but some of our followers said they would only consider using this purple hue as an accent. We have a feeling Read More

This Week in Design: Honed Granite

Homeowners keen on the durability of granite but not wowed by the traditional polished look need look no further than honed granite. We often see honed granite in more casual kitchens – it has a soapstone-like finish suited to farm or cottage kitchens – but we think honing is a design feature we’ll be seeing Read More

Valentine’s Red Kitchen Accents

On this Valentine’s Day we’re feeling the love for red kitchen accents. Bar stools, cookware and even a high end range, how would you add red into your kitchen? See more on IKAN’s Pinterest!

Mastering storage and style in Brentwood Bay

The homeowners of this Brentwood Bay home have elegant tastes and love warm tones. Knowing they wanted a buttery yellow colour on their walls, Alexis Soloman, Principal of MINT Design and IKAN Designer, suggested using IKEA cabinet doors Ramsjo Red-Brown to help create the cozy and inviting kitchen they desired. Alexis also pointed out how Read More

Sophisticated sparkle

After years of living in a house with an earth-toned colour palette, our client, let’s call her “S,” wanted some sparkle in her new home. She worked closely with IKAN kitchen designer Alexis, principal of MINT Design, to create her new light and airy haven. The glass-paneled Adel cabinet doors, chrome accents, glass mosaic tile, Read More

This Week in Design: Technology in the Kitchen

It’s no secret we’re a tech-obsessed culture. Never far from our iPhones, tablets or the latest updates on social media, technology in our homes has become less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Gone are the days where a jumble of cords on the counter for phones and tablets will suffice, the new Read More

An island oasis

This Gordon Head home went through a large-scale renovation and the owners’ drastically expanded the kitchen space from its original footprint. Their new kitchen is full of light and very inviting. We love the floor-to-ceiling cabinets that offer plenty of storage and the amazing double-basin sink. The homeowners love the fact that everyone who comes Read More

This Week in Design: Colour Your Kitchen

2014 is off to a great start and what better way to give your home a bit of that New Year freshness than a coat of paint in the kitchen. Taking cues from the colours of nature, the design teams behind some of the world’s biggest paint companies shared their picks with Style at Home Read More