Fabulous Room 02.12.16

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The new March issue of Canadian House & Home features a great home designed by Nam Dang Mitchell. I especially love the kitchen which is a perfect example of the fact that neutral doesn’t have to mean boring. While the kitchen feels very “of the moment” it is designed using timeless elements– warm wood tones, beautiful white marble, and bronze fixtures. Instead of using ceramic subway tile for the backsplash, Nam opted for glazed white brick for a classic, yet unexpected touch. I love the texture it adds to the space. The island, clad in Calcatta Gold marble needed to be a showstopper. Rather than going for a clean-lined, waterfall effect, Nam craved drama. “A waterfall effect wasn’t enough. We wanted it to be monolithic, like it was carved from a block of marble” Nam says. It truly is the piece de resistance in the space, wouldn’t you say? Meanwhile, the floors and sleek cabinets were done in white oak, giving the kitchen a modern, European vibe.

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{The walk-in pantry features most of the same materials as the kitchen, but was given its own special touch for dramatic effect, courtesy of the graphic, black and white cement tile on the wall. I have a very similar design in my guest bathroom!}

Have a wonderful weekend!

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{Photography by Colin Way for  House & Home Magazine}

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  1. House and Home is one of my top 3 magazines. I think living in the southwest I have grown so tired of the SW look so common here. It’s often dark and heavy looking which is a contradiction to me considering we have a run of 112+ degree days. When I found House and Home it was like a breath of fresh air. Their site is wonderful full of great videos and all kind of extras. I highly recommend the iPad version of the magazine. This kitchen is an example of their beautiful homes or rooms that the bring us each month. Thanks for sharing this with us.