Bella cucina gets friends together

By Sigrid McCandles

What is it about the kitchen that draws everyone in? Once designed solely for utility, the kitchen has become the gathering place of the home. There’s plenty you can do to make it a space your family can enjoy every day that feels inviting to share with friends. Whether it’s a full-scale renovation or smaller décor-based enhancements, create the kitchen you’ll love for years to come!




Vintage charmers
Iconic retro lines and colours embody the glamour and style of the 1950s.
Photo: SMEG


Bottoms up
A modern set of four glasses that promise to bring out the flavour profiles of your favourite beer.
Photo: Sempli


Moody blues
Fashion plus design. The perfect fusion that adds love to a stylish modern kitchen.
Photo: Diesel/Scavolini


At your service
Inspired by the magical art of Chinese porcelain, this Emperor’s Garden teapot comes complete with strainer and warmer.
Photo: Sieger

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).