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Green with Envy

Did you know that Emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year? Pantone, the international colour association responsible for forecasting colour for fashion, design and more, has chosen emerald as the colour of 2013 and we think this vibrant green is just the pick me up we need at this time of year. We’ve seen designers Read More


If you’re going with an all-white kitchen, why not try out bold tiles for the backsplash? We love these chevron tiles in greens and turquoise.

Inspiring IKEA Hacks

It’s no secret we are big believers in IKEA kitchens but we also think IKEA products are pretty fantastic. They’re accessible, simple to assemble and readily available, but not exactly unique. So what if you wanted your IKEA pieces to look a little less mainstream and a little more custom? You need to do an Read More

Sarah & Dennis’ Great Room Kitchen

Sarah and Dennis’ home in View Royal has a spectacular view of the ocean but their old kitchen was obscured from the view and separate from the home’s great living space. Instead of closed off rooms Sarah and Dennis wanted to create a great room that would allow them to spend time with their family Read More

IKEA Wins Gold

The annual Interior Design Show (IDS) 2013 took place in Toronto at the end of January and inspired members of the design community and the public alike with innovative design for every room in the house. Among the standout exhibitors at IDS 2013 was IKEA, whose incredible booth featured kitchen and bathroom design featuring IKEA Read More

Shelley & Kelly’s Modern Masterpiece

Shelly and Kelly live in an incredible, custom-built, 1960’s home in the Rockland area of Victoria. Their home is truly a modern masterpiece and they came to us to create a unique and lively kitchen that would respect the mid-century style of their home as well as their personalities. When IKAN started this project Shelley Read More

Mixed Materials

How incredible is the mix of materials in this kitchen? Wood cabinetry gives it an organic feel while marble on the countertops and walls makes it look luxe and the stainless steel range backsplash gives it a little industrial edge. All together this mix of materials come together in one beautiful kitchen.

Jill & Dean’s Gourmet Kitchen

Jill and Dean love to entertain and we worked closely with them to create a gourmet kitchen that could handle large parties. Before installing their IKEA kitchen we realized that to maximize space we needed to remove the wall that separated their kitchen from the living room and dining room. For this project IKAN took Read More

A System for Growth

Not long after IKAN’s launch we found ourselves with a very good problem: we were growing too quickly. We knew how to build a beautiful kitchen but figuring out how to build three in a week was going to be a challenge. With guidance from two incredible mentors, our graphic designer, Ivan Meade, and our Read More

Great Wall of China

Looking for a way to display your beautiful heirloom china or silver in the kitchen? We love this use of IKEA RAMSJO Glass Doors from floor to ceiling to create a stunning focal point on one wall. Lit from inside these cabinets add light to make a bold visual impact.