“A big part of designing this residence was to create a space where our clients could easily entertain (cue the wine fridge) with high function and simple flow between each room—a home they could grow into.”—Annaliesse Kelly of AK Design

Designer Annaliesse Kelly’s Picks for a Modern but Classic Kitchen

We’re huge fans of layering, and this sleek, white glazed Lume porcelain wall tile by Ames Tile and Stone adds just that—another layer of texture and colour that feels purposeful and intentional. amestile.com

The burnished brass finish of this Davoli faucet from California Faucets adds a bit of sparkle and makes a rich, traditional statement. rejuvenation.com

This beautiful 20-inch Arc light fixture by Allied Maker combines function and style (and a modern accent), with a blackened brass finish to balance with the countertop and backsplash. alliedmaker.com

It’s easy to see why quartzite remains a design favourite. We love the timeless nature of this Super White quartzite. westcoast-granite.com

These cozy Iron and Rolled stools by Thomas Hayes Studio are a playful addition to the space—and a great conversation starter when welcoming guests. thomashayesstudio.com

For the painted millwork, we chose a calming and understated mid grey (Purbeck Stone by Farrow and Ball). It’s clean, neutral and fits perfectly in a home with both traditional and contemporary elements. farrow-ball.com