Tile / Stone / Countertops Photo Credit: Merle Prosofsky

Get the Look: Bright and Modern West Coast Kitchen

Edmonton's Melissa Ennis shows how a few high-end pieces and sophisticated textures elevate a classic white kitchen.


Designer Snapshot: Melissa Ennis, Melissa Ennis Design

It can be easy to go overboard when building your own dream kitchen. But for Edmonton interior designer Melissa Ennis, it was all about balance: natural wood textures that soften harder lines for a cool West Coast vibe; bargain finds like the oversized pendant lights and slick bar stools that complement pricier pieces for a satisfying mix of high and low; and reflective elements, such as rain glass inserts, penny-round backsplash tiles and polished white quartz countertops, that ensure an open and bright feel despite a lack of windows. “I’m not a super morning person, so I need all the light I can get!” Ennis laughs. Of course, the airy aesthetic is balanced with her foodie husband’s need for function, too. “We planned everything to the last detail,” she says. “There’s a drawer for everything.”



1. The sleek shape of the Delta Trinsic faucet ($500) adds a modern sensibility. deltafaucet.ca


2. Delicate penny round tiles ($22 per square foot) add another level of pattern. juliantile.com


3. The sleek KitchenAid wine cooler ($1,750) keeps the kitchen well stocked for entertaining. kitchenaid.ca


4. Hits of black—like these Ikea Hektar pendant lamps ($70 each)—help ground the space. ikea.ca


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