Natural Chic kitchen side view.

Natural chic kitchen, focus on island and chandeliers.

Kitchen with island, box, flowers and chandelier.

Kitchen counter with decorations

Kitchen island, chandelier and plants

Washroom sink and mirror

Project Kanata

Highlights include: (kitchen, entrance, dining, family & powder rooms)

Fusing elements from her travels and love for history, Sascha integrated decorative pieces that played on classic architectural ornaments and structure.

Traditionally, homes were built with small, enclosed rooms, but modern clients are often interested in removing those barriers to create open spaces that will allow for a better flow of traffic and conversation.

Because the kitchen is the heart of the home, West of Main opened up Project Kanata’s space to the dining and family room. A new, 9' island allows the entire family to gather around and just beyond a Douglas fir patio door leads to the backyard patio. Framed by wooden beams that are reminiscent of New York in the 1800s, the kitchen is now a lively space that has no boundaries.

West of Main believes that lighting is one of the most essential elements of design. A multitude of light sources were used in Project Kanata to create a romantic atmosphere with soft, diffused lighting. Large seashell pendants adorn the statement chandeliers, inviting a sense of serenity as they chime in the summertime breeze.

Travel inspiration continues through the kitchen to the powder room.  The mixed stone and sea glass kitchen backsplash provides an artisan feel to the space while the rich Italian glass mosaic warms the powder room. A large conch shell, brought back from Hawaii, adorns the sink offset by an industrial aqua soap dispenser to add a pop of colour.

A limestone-like floor, in 24" squares, allows the space to look modern and natural creating a sense of flow and bringing the entire design to come together.