Art – whether bunched vases or framed photography – injects one-of-a-kind personality in the kitchen. And it doesn’t have to be precious, either. Rediscover magazines you’ve stowed away by showing them off in the kitchen, or be your own curator by creating a casual collage atop cabinetry or along a ledge. These art-filled cooking spaces will show you how.
Aw, the Great Cabinetry Gap. It usually collects dust, but it’s a casual spot to rest art in this Vancouver home designed by Gillian Segal. #StealThisIdea.
Rough-meets-refined in this kitchen belonging to BC-based artist Michael Soltis and his family. The sliding pantry door features pipe-and-plank shelving and a hammered exterior covered in family photos. Graphic elements like the flashy arrow sign and chalkboard door also add to the artsy aesthetic. Check out more of the tour here.
A Beautiful Life
What do you do with that pile of old magazines? Don’t let them wither away – frame them uniformly, then hang them in a grid and you’ve got quite the collection of showoff-able art. This is exactly what Lauren Purves did with her haul. Check out more of the 1920s home in Toronto’s Cabbagetown here.
Miles of Tiles
When a kitchen renovation went awry, designer Sabrina Smelko and contractor Sebastian Clovis helped a couple jazz it up on HGTV Canada’s Save My Reno. They installed a colourful hexagon backsplash, as well as DIY tubing that doubles as artwork and a spot to contain keys and phones. See more of this stylish space here.
Art is widely up for interpretation. If framed paintings in the kitchen aren’t your thing, go for a serene textural treatment, like in this gorgeous space where the walls have presence without being too in your face about it.
A playful use of patterns careens across this kitchen for the boho-spirited among us.
Pretty Little Pieces
Change up the artwork in your kitchen often by casually leaning the pieces that catch your eye. It’s a great way to add colour. We recommend getting familiar with Minted, an online marketplace that offers a treasure trove of designs by independent artists, such as these various beauties.