Spaces by Jacflash Spruces Up An Outdated Kitchen and Dining Room!

Spaces by Jacflash transformed this once run-down, dated kitchen and dining room into a modern and luxurious space, while making sure to uphold our client’s vision and appreciation for traditionalism.

We wanted to make this once-cluttered kitchen with a poor use of space more functional, while maximizing every corner of the room to create the illusion of a larger area. Our client wanted a clean, conventional and striking aesthetic. We chose a custom shaker-style millwork and created a built-in wall unit for additional storage in the dining area. We painted the walls Benjamin Moore's 'Simply White' to complement the cabinetry, countertop and backsplash. This served a dual purpose of highlighting key pieces in the space while created an open, airy feel as well.

To add additional flare to the space, we combined modern, clean pulls on the cupboards with more traditional cup handles for the drawers, all in brushed nickel. Updating all of the fixtures and appliances in the space contributed to the overall rejuvenation we were hoping to achieve for our client!

We swapped out all of the existing lighting and replaced it with new, flush pot lights and linear LED under-cabinet lighting to highlight the cabinetry finishes, the herringbone backsplash and the striking veining in the countertops.

A small but impactful design decision was to remove the existing wall between the kitchen and dining area. This created functionality and seamless flow between rooms for our client, in addition to a visually larger, more open space.

The dining table we chose was a classic round tulip table. We surrounded this with four San Francisco dining chairs from Kare Toronto. These pieces fit in the space perfectly, with the soft velvet material and colour of the chairs bringing a necessary warmth to the space. Finally, we lit the dining area with a modern take on a classic fixture, to make the space more intimate and unite the traditional and modern pieces throughout.


14 Ways to Wear Your Knits

also written by Jaclyn Genovese for notable.ca Knits this season seem to be as pretty as they are vital and though cable knit sweaters are one of the most timeless pieces you can wear, they can get tiresome after a while. Be prepared to snuggle up this season with these fun ways to wear your beloved winter knitwear.

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1. A feminine hue makes up for a relaxed fit.

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2. We all know that destroyed denim was huge this spring, but shredding our knits delights us equally during these chillier months.

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3. Layer on loads of your favorite winter jacket, knit and  skirt.

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4. Pair with this season's hottest boot, the Chelsea boot.

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5. An oversized knit can act as a cozy dress.

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6. If your knit leaves you feeling boxy, add a belt around your waist to give a little shape.

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7. Snuggle up in a turtle neck version.

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8. Tone on tone of this season's favorite color, tan, looks luxurious.

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9. For a glamorous look that is appropriate for the Holidays, pair with a glitzy skirt.

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10. Pleated pants add sophistication to a wild shade.

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11. Step up and soften up your Office look with a comfy knit.

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12. Flatter your curves in a cropped sweater with a streamlined skirt.

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13. Layering a blouse under your sweater gives off a polished look.

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