Elegant remodel at Summerland acreage

A modern yet traditional farmhouse-style kitchen is a dream come true for a Summerland couple.

Sitka Concept owner and designer Annie Jomphe used her intuitive approach to remodel a dated kitchen and renovate the pantry at the home nestled on a private Summerland vineyard.

Jomphe says she met with the couple to learn the nuances of their tastes. 

“I explore their home to see how they live and what they strive for,” she says. “Their surroundings reveal more about themselves than any words can. I immerse myself in the space, inside and out, and listen deeply to the homeowner’s needs. It is the collection of all of these little subtle details that guide me in creating their new, one-of-a-kind space.”

Jon Adrian. Architectural, winery and lifestyle photographer. Kelowna Photographer / Okanagan Photographer / Sitka Concept

Jomphe and her Penticton-based firm set out to create a serene and tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the home.

“This home sits peacefully in a valley where time stands still,” she says.

The kitchen’s transformation from a drab yellow and brown with dated countertops is stunning. 

The solid wood pantry is painted with the classic Chantilly lace white. Birch plywood with dovetail drawers is inside each cabinet. The owners handpicked the granite slabs. Natural Italian marble is used for the backsplash. “The pattern was carefully chosen to introduce soft variation of colour and texture to an otherwise predominantly white space,” says Jomphe.

The supported beam, which was a design challenge, is now wrapped in cedar wood to add a touch of natural character. 

As accents, the stools were selected for their natural linen-coloured fabric to soften the environment and rattan roman shades were added to achieve the overall balance of textures.

The space is outfitted with JennAir appliances, including two dishwashers.

“The final result is stunning,” says Jomphe. “The harmonious blend of subtle textures, variations in white hues and natural materials bring a deep sense of peace and richness to this splendid kitchen remodel. In a world of ever-changing trends, sometimes it is the elegant, gentle and timeless designs that truly stand the test of time, and that’s what we are striving to create in this home.”

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