room of the week
Leisurely late dinners are de rigueur in France. The Mississauga couple’s gourmet kitchen balances the rustic aspects of French country with all the modern conveniences, making leisurely dinners a treat to prepare. A wrought iron baker’s rack holds an assortment of copper skillets, pots and pans, all of which, David assures us, are used regularly. Top-of-the-line appliances include a Sub-Zero fridge, two concealed Miele dishwashers, a six-burner 48-inch Wolf stove with double ovens and grill.
An under-mounted farmer’s sink is flanked by honed Nero Assoluto granite countertops. The reclaimed maple seven-inch plank hardwood floor by Antique Hardwood Floors contrasts beautifully with a dark walnut island with hammered copper circular sink set into a two-and-a-quarter inch end-cut maple butcher block. In the French style, much of the shelving has no doors. A striking handmade Majolica clay pottery backsplash from Troyes, France is done in the 14th century style; each medallion holds particular meaning and painted in the unusual Marseilles green.