As you enter AyA’s NuDesign kitchen space you are immediately drawn to the striking balance between everyday living and sleek sophistication. This inspired kitchen/living/dining room is truly a multifunctional space. Unique design elements contribute to the seamlessness of the living area, the dining area and the kitchen.
A counter-height maple wheat coloured table is installed on casters to effortlessly transform the space from a galley-style kitchen to a user-friendly U-shaped kitchen whenever more prep space is required. When dining or entertaining, the table can easily become an independent dining table that accommodates up to 8 people.
Another key feature that melds the functionalities and the aesthetics of the space is the self-contained fireplace which is cleverly built into the island providing a visual focal point for the living room area. Sophisticated furnishings in a luxe gunmetal upholstery custom designed by Jane Lockhart exclusively for AyA’s NuDesign booth create a comfy, relaxing lounge area. A combination of leather and prefinished pecan hardwood floors create an open and airy feel to the space and create a subtle visual division of the space.
Providing the style-savvy backdrop and sophistication to this unique space is gorgeous contrasting cabinetry in a combination of AyA’s Lumina back-painted glass doors in Anthracite and SoHo FSC certified maple slab doors in AyA’s new Wheat finish. The luster of the reflective glass doors adds sparkle while complimenting the warm Wheat stain of the maple doors. The cabinetry, from AyA’s LEED compliant EVO line of green cabinetry is FSC certified and emission free as it is made with materials containing no-added urea-formaldehyde.
The flush inset Sub Zero refrigerator, paneled and installed to match the cabinetry allows the appliance to be seamlessly integrated into the space. Minimalisit,European styling is most evident in the Wolf appliances – such as the unframed black ceramic cooktop installed flush with the counter top. The cleverly designed waterfall countertop in Carbono from SileStone’s new Platinum Series, adds a stylishly practical finishing touch to the kitchen.
IDS 2010 is open to the public this weekend. In the GTA? Come down and visit! Check out the official page of this year’s Interior Design Show for show information, directions and tickets.