Speaking about fantastic prizes, here is one incredible trip (most definitely an inspirational one to bloggers) you will want to win. AyA Kitchens & Baths is once again sponsoring one lucky blogger in Canada a trip to Toronto (flight and hotel included) to attend the most celebrated event of 2013 in the lifestyle blog community: BlogPodium. Barbara of hodge: podge and Nancy of Marcus Design were the lucky ladies who'd joined us from Vancouver last year. This year, that lucky person could be you!
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The island/bar in waterfall style is just breathtaking, and so is the overall warm, inviting, nature inspired color palette: perfect for West Coast entertaining. Here is a walk-through of this beautiful and functional kitchen with Kelly:
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With this mega island as my jumping off point, my dream kitchen is dressed in creamy whites, warm greys, a hint of industrial cool, and shots of luxurious brass. In keeping with the timeless, classic look in Kelly's kitchen, I selected a shaker profile for my lower cabinets but opted for an edgy metal frame + semi-translucent glass for the uppers. Just to add a little extra special to the space. To make the kitchen super practical (and cleaning like a breeze), I am installing Blizzard from Caesarstone as counter and backsplash.
You all know I love Collection 14 from Bocci, and would love to have a series of them in my dream kitchen. Don't you just feel like you are entertaining under the stars? Starry Night party my friends! A sexy kitchen for entertaining meanings showstopper applicances in my book. For that I have chosen the chef-worthy gas stove from La Cornue, a two-tone range hood for a healthy dose of modern interpretation of a traditional silhouette, and this contemporary glass door fridge so the guests get to pick out their beverages without opening the doors.
To take this sexy metalic classic beauty up a notch, I am pairing it with the Solna kitchen faucet and Potfillers from Brizo in brushed bronze, and the sculptural Quatrafoil knobs from Rocky Mountain Hardware. For a touch of whimsy, I am also adding this "Daydream" wallpaper by Julia Rothman as accent (either on an accent wall or as artwork).
The contest also requires an entry for a signature cocktail or dish. Here are two of my favourites: Lemon Verbena Lemonade and Crab and Corn Cakes with sweet & spicy dip sauce from Williams Sonoma.
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Isn't this fun? If you are from out of town (or province), and would love to join us in Toronto for BlogPodium, be sure to put together a fantastic idea board for your ultimate party kitchen + a signature cocktail or dish by July 28th! For further detail, check this out:
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Happy weekend and get busy designing your dream party kitchen!