Some eye candy for interior design lovers.

Design Lesson: Give a structured design a touch of organic warmth.

This modern Calgary kitchen is all clean lines and smooth surfaces, from the lacquered island and thin stainless counters to the bold red back-painted glass backsplash and grey rift-cut oak cabinets—except for that hit of warmth in the form of a live-edge dining table. “I’m always very interested in mixing something highly tailored with something a little less formal and more organic,” says Rachael Gray, principal of architecture firm Gray Partnership. The result doesn’t take away from that very structured feel to the room, which becomes all the livelier thanks to its mix-and-match bar stools.

WL Huger Kitchen