Patricia Gray crafts some of the city’s most elegant interiors including False Creek’s Erickson project and John Travolta’s Vancouver pad, but in her own Alberni Street townhouse, creativity is the freedom to make mistakes. Before they were buried by a volcanic eruption in AD 79, the kitchens once provided food for the hungry attendants of the three-storey launderette, the Fullonica di Stephanus. Minimalist cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Harbor Gray match the color of the walls and hide appliances. Come along on buying trips; preview new shipments; visit homes and gardens; follow design projects; visit cool shops and much more!
An interior design blog by Patricia Gray an award winning interior designer, furniture designer and artist from Vancouver who has who has created personalized environments for celebrities such as John Travolta and is published in numerous magazines including Architectural Digest.
Ideally, your fridge should be in close range to your prep space, kitchen island or benchtop, as well as any cabinets used for food storage. Frosted cabinets are great for a more modern element, while painted cabinets make for a nice but inexpensive touch.
When it comes to layout, always optimize your space; focus on functionality and how your design can cater to the needs of you and your family. Well, I’m not ready for fall yet (except, maybe, for the arrival of white pumpkins!). Dianne painted the cabinets the same color as the walls making the room feel so much larger – great decorating trip!
Do make use of experts and their know-how; using an online kitchen planner and knowing broadly what you want from your kitchen layout is a great place to start, but for the more technical aspects of kitchen design and installation, a professional kitchen designer will help turn your dream kitchen into a reality.