Modern Kitchen Update

Modern Kitchen Update

This modern kitchen update for a home in Marda Loop was wonderful to design.  For this space, NFID worked on balancing out light and dark tones between the cabinets, flooring, and black splash, complimenting and bringing out the silver accents throughout this kitchen space.

The existing cabinetry is a flat planet white oak with sleek edge pulls.  The flat panels’ simple design allows the area to have an open space feel, and contributes to the modern, sleek, and clean overall look.  In contrast to the cabinets, the walnut dark flooring successfully balances out both light and dark tones throughout the kitchen.

Saltillo Tile is known for their wide range of tiles, satisfying a variation of colours, textures, and styles.  From Saltillo Tile’s wide assortment, we were able to give the backsplash a unique twist, with our selection choice of Arabesque Carrara Marble with white grout.  This selection adds more flavour to the marble with its elegant Moroccan inspired shape.

In addition, we removed existing wall cabinets and added open shelving on each side of the hood fan.   This provided a functional and easy solution for the client to showcase and access her tableware and stemware everyday.

For the kitchen’s lighting, we chose clear glass pendant lights with a polished nickel finish and filament bulb.  The style of the pendant adds to the chic and elegant look to compliment the backsplash tile, and these finishing elements created a neutral balance between the light and dark tones in the kitchen.

To add to the finishing touches of this modern kitchen, are the contemporary Aria Wood counterstools in White Leatherette from SohoConcept.  These counterstools not only look great with its simple and clean design, but they provide comfort and solid strength with its chromed steel footrest and “S” shaped steel structure.  A perfect combination for having meals and drinks comfortably at the counter!
It was with great pleasure that we were able to design and complete this modern kitchen update for this beautiful Marda Loop home and we hope this brings forth some inspiration for your future kitchen renovations!


Written By: Tatiana Bacalso, Calgary, AB

Project: Private Client, Marda Loop, Calgary, AB

Interior Design Firm: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary, AB & Kelowna, BC

Contractor: Sandstone Associates Ltd., Calgary, AB

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB

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