Bella Cucina Goes Refined

By Sigrid McCandles

hf_sigridUnderstated and pared back, yet elegant and sophisticated: these are the foundations of refined spaces. In the kitchen this is interpreted with modern clean lines and contemporary shapes  without a lot of ornamentation. There’s a strong emphasis on functionality where all elements are useful. Quality finishes and luxurious materials leave a lasting impression.hf_kitchen4






Simply Irresistible
These bite-sized chocolate treats are handmade in myriad flavours and coated with sprinkles, coconut, chocolate or nuts.
Photo: Gostosa


Bubbly Beverages
Turn plain tap water into your favourite flavoured sparkling water or soda in seconds.
Photo: Soda Stream


Statement Space
A long central island is the centrepiece while a dramatic overhead hood, reminiscent of organ pipes, supplies extraction and can be fitted with an audio system and lighting.
Photo: Elmar Cucine

hf_kitchen5Petite Petals
Delicate flowers adorn this lovely porcelain dinnerware inspired by the Prairies. 
Photo: Vista Alegre







Sigrid McCandless, ARIDO, IDC, CMKBD, is an interior designer and certified kitchen and bath designer. She is the owner of Avonbridge Interiors and past president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (Ontario Chapter).