Get inspired by the great Canadian outdoors with these stylish kitchens that invite nature inside. From subtle decor with nods to green living to open-concept spaces that allow for earthy design elements to flow, these refreshing ideas are a dream for any nature-enthusiast looking to spruce up their cooking space.
A Room With a View
This Vancouver oceanfront property features a room that’s simple and modern in style. The clean palette allows for natural pops of green – both from the outdoors and inside – to stand out and brighten the space. A creative vase of succulents on the dining table ties in the theme perfectly.
Inspired by the Lake
Whether it’s a forest or a lake, the city or mountains, use colour palettes from your natural surroundings as inspiration. Lifestyle blogger Tanya of Dans Le Lakehouse lives on the shores of Ontario’s Lake Superior, and she needed to update her kitchen while on a tight budget. The result? This turquoise and white, mod-chic masterpiece!
If a sweeping outdoor view isn’t easily accessible, let nature inspire you through artwork and design; both of which you can incorporate into your space. Vancouver-based designer Jessica Touhey broke up this quartz island with a fir wood divider, giving the kitchen a more natural look. See the full home tour here!
A View for All Seasons
When you live in a province that has four distinct seasons, you must take full advantage of the beautiful natural views that come with each one. This renovated century farmhouse in Ontario’s Prince Edward County has a dining room that opens up to the outdoors, as bay windows highlight a scenic vista that changes with the seasons.
Calgary-based lifestyle blogger Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says her dining nook is one of the best spaces in her home. Pops of pastel, inspired by springtime colours, can cheerfully brighten any space, especially when accented with seasonal flowers.
Into the Woods
Perhaps the simplest way to enjoy nature’s splendor indoors is to transform walls and cabinetry with easily accessible outdoor elements. This renovated cooking space by designer Sarah Richardson highlights a kitchen hutch and island that carry the same exposed wood theme. Art and natural decor pieces (like the topiaries on the far window) allow the design to flow throughout the room.
Green Living Space
This home in West Vancouver features gorgeous design elements inspired by the natural scenery surrounding the property. Consider adding simple greenery to your dining table (instead of flowers) for an earthy yet modern feel that ties the outdoors and indoors together. Love this look? See here for a complete tour of the property.
Bring the Outdoors In
A “modern classic” is the simplest way to describe this renovated A-frame cabin in Whistler, British Columbia. We love its contemporary chic meets outdoorsy style, where stainless-steel appliances are highlighted by wood floors and exposed beams, and rustic Canadian decor is the star attraction.
It’s Easy Being Green
Though it may seem dated, shades of green are slowly making a comeback into elements of interior design. Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year is Greenery, after all! Whether added through cabinetry, wall paint or accessories, you’ll surely feel cool and calm when you enter your earthy kitchen. Find this lively cabinetry hue here.
Modern Charm and Classic Views
You’ll never get bored washing dishes with a view like this! Windows above the sink that open up to nature will inspire you to daydream as you tidy up. This kitchen in Western Canada seamlessly blends modern decor with rustic charm, while highlighting quintessential west coast views.
Inspired by the property surrounding her home, designer Sarah Richardson transformed her summer cottage into a lakeside escape. Earthy tones and shades of blue highlight the mix-and-match furniture pieces, while nautical-themed decor accents the room.
Always in Sunshine
Whether it’s sunflowers or sunshine, get inspired by warm tones to make a room instantly inviting. Shades of yellow and gold (this space features a Sherwin-Williams hue called Bee’s Wax) paired with seasonal blooms will keep your kitchen bright, regardless of the weather.
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