Kitchen Makeover: A Light-Filled Gathering Place

See how designer Olivia Botrie of Dart Studio overhauled a dark and dated kitchen with an open-concept layout, plenty of natural light and modern cabinetry. She injected mid-century style nods such as slab walnut doors, shaker-like cabinets and understated brass tabs. The spacious banquette is an ideal hangout for the whole family to dine, work and look out onto the lush backyard framed by graphic black doors. Plus, Olivia shows how to seamlessly incorporate a powder room into the kitchen-dining area.

See more of the stunning space in our Kitchens + Baths 2019 Special Issue!



Design, Olivia Botrie, Dart Studio, (416) 537-4500 or; contracting, RGI Renascent Group, (416) 879-0879 or; windows and doors, Dundas Woodwindows & Specialties, (416) 534-4593 or dundaswoodwindows. ca; millwork, Somerset Kitchens & Fine Cabinetry, (416) 663-1053 or; countertops and backsplash (throughout) in Venetian Aura (4025) quartz composite by Quartex Surfaces, Solid Stone, (905) 738-5811 or; plants and flowers, Dart Studio, (416) 537-4500 or Sink area: Faucet, Roman Bath Centre, (416) 787- 1219 or; brown vase, pitchers, CB2, Dining area: Banquette base fabrication, Somerset Kitchens & Fine Cabinetry, (416) 663-1053 or somersetkitchens. com; banquette cushions, Teb Interiors, (416) 693-4242 or; banquette cushion upholstery fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800- 333-3777 or; candlesticks, vase, pink throw pillow, CB2,; citron throw pillow, Elte Mkt, (416) 789-0800 or; sconce, Lamp Cage, (416) 686-5350 or; artwork by Donna Andreychuk, Canvas Gallery, (416) 532-5275 or canvasgallery. ca. Page 54: Island and dining area: Grey vase (on table), Crate & Barrel, 1-888-657-4108 or; chandelier, pendants, Lamp Cage, (416) 686-5350 or; chairs, Elte Mkt, (416) 789-0800 or; table, Rove Concepts, 1-800-705-6217 or Stove area: Footed bowl, white canisters, Crate & Barrel, 1-888-657-4108 or; green vase (on island), dish towel, CB2,; runner, Elte Mkt, (416) 789-0800 or; cutting boards, Dart Studio, (416) 537- 4500 or

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