Project Name: Casa Giardino

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date Completed: December 2018

Interior Designer: Major Interiors Inc.

Construction Company: Peco Construction Ltd

Major Interiors created a modern kitchen within the context of a traditional early 20th-century Vancouver Character Home.

The kitchen and family room embodies a delicate blend of traditional details balanced with contemporary elements to reflect the modern lifestyle of the client and their family.  A modern Snaidero kitchen was chosen by Major Interiors to express the son’s penchant for exotic hypercars.  The sculptural curvilinear lines of the island leg, the contours of the cabinets, the organic form of the island counter, and the matt metallic paint finish are all elements common with modern hypercars.

A large custom curved ceiling moulding blends the lower ceiling with the upper ceiling and continues the softness of the island while respecting the traditional motif.  A scullery kitchen is neatly tucked behind the main kitchen and is equally well-appointed with matching cabinets and an additional set of Miele appliances.

The furnishings in the family room and nook echo and reinforce the softness of the sculptural island leg.  The seating Major Interiors chose is all upholstered in lush velvet, creating a soft finish to complement the matt cabinet doors, while deliberately contrasting the polished floors.  The nook and kitchen overlook the rear gardens while the family room incorporates a 12-foot wide folding door system expanding the room into a covered outdoor eating area.

The sculptural island is the centrepiece; the unique shape of the support leg and tabletop becomes both a conversation piece when entertaining guests and doubles as overflow seating for casual gatherings.  The softness of shapes continues through the furnishings, lighting, and ceiling details.

The kitchen is truly the heart of the home.  In this case, it is physically the centre of the home with the functions of the scullery kitchen, nook, family room, and outdoor dining radiating beyond.