On a cool October night, Kitchen Infinity Atelier hosted the latest in our WL Design Talks series. After some great conversation over glasses of wine and appetizers prepared by Chef Mark Singson, the crowd settled in to hear from our 2023 Robert Ledingham Memorial Award winners Knight Varga. Our stars of the night shared their advice and ideas around how to solve that age-old puzzle—creating intimacy in an open-concept design—along with images of their award-winning work.

It was a great night to reconnect with familiar faces and meet new ones from the design community. Thanks to everyone who attended—and we look forward to seeing you at our next one in 2024!

All ticket sales proceeds went to the Salvation Army’s Harbour Light program.

All photos by Vision Event Photography

Designers Nicole Varga (left) and Trish Knight (right) with Western Living editorial director Anicka Quin.


Kitchen Infinity Atelier’s Carlos Muller tours Trish Knight and Nicole Varga through the showroom.


Chef Mark Singson prepares appetizers for the crowd.


From left, Kaly Ryan of Capella Design, Pamela Goddard of Propellor, Sholto Scruton of Sholto Design Studio, and Nik Rust and Toby Barratt, also of Propellor.


From left, Christopher and Jenalee Nordstrom of Schedio Spaces, Jamie Lundstrom from California Closets.


From left, Sophia Herrara, Alan Romero Cueto of Kitchen Infinity Atelier and Valeria Herrera.


From left, Katrin Shumikhina, Anna Titomyr and Iryna Avilova.


WL managing editor Alyssa Hirose (left) with editorial director Anicka Quin.


The crowd enjoying Knight Varga’s presentation.


Trish Knight and Nicole Varga shared their best tips with the crowd.