While there’s plenty that’s very early-’90s about this colourful kitchen—the smoked-glass refrigerator, the short backsplash, the bold pattern, the industrial-inspired shelving—the angular cabinets still feel compelling and relevant today.

wayback wl early 90s kitchenThe space was designed by architect Gordon Filewych for the firm Jenkins and Sturgess (which would later become Sturgess Architecture—a stalwart in WL over the years), and was inspired by the artwork of homeowner Douglas Fraser: heavy black outlines that frame large chunks of colour. And those cabinets? When the homeowners couldn’t decide on pulls, the architect devised the diagonal door cuts with triangular cut-outs.

wayback wl early 90s kitchen