Designer Spaces Kitchen & Bath

Jane Lockhart’s Coastal Style Kitchen


As seen on the cover of Canadian Home Trends Magazine – Kitchen & Bath Issue 2013

The Project

The design of this large family kitchen has been a vision for the homeowners since visiting their favourite vacation destination, Cape Cod. The couple wanted a fresh and inviting, yet elegant and classic design for their new kitchen with coastal style design elements. With a beach-inspired colour scheme of sand, blue/grey ocean and sky, white sea shells and ocean-weathered driftwood, the kitchen has a distinctive, relaxed, coastal appeal complete with modern amenities.

The First Challenge

The homeowner had a large tableware collection they wanted to display and store.

The Solution

A soft grey-stained, glass hutch built above the servery showcasing the homeowner’s best white china and crystal collection.


The Second Challenge

Although a large space, due to the shape of the breakfast area, multiple kitchen entrances and numerous windows, it had few walls long enough to run cabinetry.

The Solution

An island designed to look like a large harvest table with four distinct legs, was added to the centre of the room to create more counter space and storage. It includes a secondary sink for baking and food prep.


The Third Challenge

The homeowner wanted a modern but classic feel, so we wanted all technical, electrical and mechanical elements to be integrated or hidden.

The Solution

All electrical, backsplash plugs, lights and wall switches are hidden in custom-designed boxed valances installed under the upper cabinets.

Source Guide:

Text by Jane Lockhart
Photography by Brandon Barré
Produced by Canadian Home Trends Magazine

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