Function and personality fuse perfectly in this dining and kitchen space by Sarah Gallop Designs Inc. (SGDI), a full-service Interior Design company on the outskirts of Vancouver, B.C.
The feel of this kitchen is fresh and fun, the retro accents and vibrant colour make it pop. And we spoke to the home owner and designer about how it all came together.
According to Sarah Gallop, the design mind behind this space, it was dark and tired before and didn’t provide the ample storage required by the owner. Counter space was also an issue in the previous set up. So the dining area was moved adjacent to the kitchen — formerly a TV lounge space — to improve the relationship between the two spaces.
“This allowed for a hutch/pantry to be added for much needed display and storage.”
Gallop’s client Deborah Broznitsky — whom the designer described as a “total retro diva [who looks] like she stepped out of a baking magazine from the ’60s” — was very involved from the beginning to ensure the new kitchen fit her lifestyle.
“I am a collector of all things retro,” said Broznitsky about her vintage sensibilities, and she explained her style comes from a mother “who always had wonderful gadgets.” Broznitsky’s favourite part of her new kitchen is the display cabinets running along the top of her kitchen cabinet and part of the storage cabinets along the back wall.
“The cabinets are so beautiful — almost a collection unto themselves,” said the happy home owner. “They are clean and bright and seemed to flow wonderfully with my favourite 1950’s pieces. I also really love the glass tiles she used as accents the exact colour I had envisioned.”
The table and the chairs were also custom made by Martin’s Furniture, along with two soda chairs that sit at the kitchen counter/island. The room can now fit six people comfortably.
For more information about Sarah Gallop Design Inc., check out sarahgallop.com