By Athena McKenzie
Photographed by Joshua Lawrence
There’s no doubt that a judiciously chosen accent colour can really make a statement, as evidenced by the modern kitchen in this renovated home on Gonzales Beach. It’s even more satisfying when there’s a story behind the choice. In this case, blue is one of the homeowner’s favourite colours and she really wanted a particular shade she had seen on a Toyota car. When she tracked down the automotive colour formula, Jason Good of Jason Good Custom Cabinets used it on the kitchen island and cabinets inserts, creating a striking focal point in the room and adding an unexpected dose of drama.
“It actually has an incandescent finish, so it looks like a car,” says Claire Reimann, associate kitchen and bath designer at Jason Good Custom Cabinets.
While the homeowners were primarily looking to upgrade their kitchen, they also wanted to remove the internal walls on the main floor, to open the space up and better exhibit their art — and the gorgeous view of Gonzales Beach.
Working with Tony Aindow of Goodison Construction, and Jason Good and Claire Reimann, the homeowners embarked on a seven-month refurbishment of their main and upper floors, creating a contemporary home that feels refined and refreshingly down to earth.
And one of the best parts, according to Aindow?
“Standing in the kitchen admiring a beautiful space with Gonzales Beach as a backdrop — it’s stunning,” he says.
General contractor: Goodison Construction Ltd.
Interior design: Homeowners and Claire Reimann of Jason Good Custom Cabinets
Cabinets and millwork: Jason Good of Jason Good Custom Cabinets
Quartz countertops: Stone Age Marble & Granite
Furniture: Gabriel Ross
Tile: Loki Tiling
Oak flooring: Hourigan’s Flooring
Flooring install: Cherry Point Hardwood Floors
Light fixtures: Mclaren Lighting
Plumbing fixtures and door hardware: Victoria Speciality Hardware & Plumbing
Interior painting: Arne Andersson