88223HAfter a summer spent basking in the outdoors, fall is the perfect time to embark on home design and decor projects — and what better place to start than the kitchen? Whether you’re looking for a small tweak or planning a major kitchen overhaul, interior designer and blogger Jacquelyn Clark shares her top three kitchen design trends for Fall 2016.

  1. Lived-in kitchens. Your kitchen is your home’s heart, and the lived-in style brings this idea to life by being a true extension of the living room. Accessorizing is key for this look — so hang art in your kitchen, decorate with table lamps, and bring in comfortable seating.
  2. Unique finishes. Don’t be afraid to step your kitchen game up a notch or two. Trade in your builder-basic kitchen finishes for something that’ll really stand out. Push the boundaries with emerald green cabinets or copper hardware, which are both flooding the market in an unexpected and most beautiful way. For appliances, the unique look of GE’s slate finish is a welcome change from the sea of stainless steel. Available on refrigerators, ranges, range hoods, and dishwashers, the dark grey, stone-inspired matte look is a a new warm neutral that’s perfect for every style. Its magnetic surface is also great for displaying family photos.
  3. High contrast. A refreshing respite from the days of all things matchy-matchy, drama and high contrast are major design elements that are found virtually everywhere you turn. Peg-leg chairs set against a brutalist table, a burled walnut island in an otherwise modern kitchen, or pairing jet black and crisp white are great ways to bring in the unexpected and create a kitchen that really wows.

To learn more about GE’s Slate finish, visit geappliances.ca. And to learn more about Jacquelyn Clark, check out larkandlinen.com.


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