Kelowna Custom Kitchen Renovation

Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design is SO excited to share this custom kitchen renovation design with you from our Okanagan lakehouse project!  A project we loved working on with some amazing clients.

To begin with, we have to share that this project was designed with much thoughtfulness, purpose, & intent.  EVERY detail was thoughtfully considered in this design including every filler, column, product selection, measurement, electrical outlets, lighting, functional usage, flow, spatial organization, & storage consideration.  These are not just a bunch or pretty pictures.  These photos are a result of a labour of love.

The design planning process took almost a year and was all completed and thoroughly reviewed multiple times prior to the construction even starting.  These are not just a bunch of pretty pictures…. :-).

The existing kitchen was 90’s dated and had a very ‘unique’ space plan that was not overly functional. There was a lot of wasted space on one end of the kitchen area.


We removed the kitchen/dining room wall, turned some closets into a Butler’s Pantry, and had to expand the existing kitchen to capitalize on the space gained/lost and ensure it everything felt balanced & was functional.

The end design goal was this modern & fresh kitchen design that is a perfect for lakefront living, entertaining, and daily family life. 

With existing wall restrictions, we had to take into consider traffic flow and ensure that flow and movement around the kitchen & island made sense.

In order to create visual separation within the kitchen, we tied-in beautiful white oak cabinetry that we also used in other areas of the home.  The eating bar was designed to sit a total of 5 people and has ample hidden storage below in the cabinetry with push-release hardware.

This kitchen was designed to have beautiful sight lines and multiple zones.  These zones included 3x prep zones, a large cooking zone, eating zone, & of course a central cleaning zone with 2 beautiful integrated Meile dishwashers.  The Butler’s Pantry had it’s own purpose that that will be shared in another upcoming blog!

The cooking zone features a custom quartz cladded hood fan with a Vent-A-Hood liner and 48″ Wolf gas range.  We decided to flank the hood fan with two venting windows on either side & enclose it with MDF columns & bulkhead.  This enclosed area has a gorgeous Walker Zanger Tangent Vector Calacata marble wall tile & beautiful Brizo pot filler in Luxe Gold finish.

The lovely herringbone hardwood is Vintage Hardwood Old Oak Charactet Fumed.  This hardwood is carried throughout most of the main floor and provides a gorgeous pattern throughout the home.

This image shows the Butler’s Pantry area off the main kitchen that houses a Meile built-in coffee machine, ice fridge, prep-sink area, and open shelving (perfect place for baking prep, morning coffees, & keeping a mess if required:-).

We carried a beautiful 3″ profile quartz waterfall detail throughout the island in a Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo quartz.

The kitchen island includes a 24″ undercounter Subzero wine cooler, 24″ Meile fully integrated dishwasher, 36″ bank of drawers at kitchen sink, another 24″ Meile fully integrated dishwasher, and a microwave drawer w/ drawer below.

Since we were working with a home built in 1981, we had a 8′-0″ ceiling height restriction.  We wanted to use the kitchen/powder room wall to house the fully-integrated Meile fridge & freezer.  The top two cabinets above the fridge/freezer are push-release & perfect for storing cookie sheets & deep trays.

I would probably have to write for hours if I actually walked you through every thought process applied to this kitchen design.   Instead, we hoped you enjoyed some beautiful photos of this dream Kelowna kitchen renovation.

We would like to thank all the wonderful Kelowna trades & Chriscan for their hard work on executing our design.

We have some great before photos on our instagram page, if you would like to check it out (project: #nfidlakehouse).  Or you can visit to see more photos of this featured project!


Interior Design & Millwork Design: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, CID, BAID

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography

Contractor: Chriscan Construction


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Luxe Okanagan Powder Room Design

What was once a dark and plain powder room has been renovated into something bright and luxurious!

Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design layered every element in this room to make it feel purposeful, elegant, and unique.  The interior elements in this space draws your eye to a new detail every time you look around.

Here are some of our favourite interior elements in this bathroom:

  1. Millwork:
    • This floating vanity was designed to be floating white oak flush face w/shutter doors.  This white oak is tied within the home to other secondary millwork and provides a modern warmth to this ‘lakehouse design’ concept.  
    • The cornice moulding wraps the interior of the room.  It provides a definite separation between the wallpaper and ceiling wallcovering.   The cornice moulding also finishes off the columns in this space and is tied to other cornice details throughout the rest of the home.  
    • This powder room was originally very long and flat.  We decided to add the columns to provide a break-up along the vanity wall, provide a start and stop point for the vanity wall tile, & utilize them to host the beautiful wall sconces.  The lower section of each of the columns also have hidden toilet paper storage with a  push-release latch.
  2. Tile:
    • This wall tile is New Ravenna Studio Line Euclid Calacatta Radiance Chevron.  We ran it from top of baseboard to underside of the cornice moulding.  It provides a beautiful pattern and ties in various shades of white, creams, and greys within the space.  
    • The floor tile is Saltilo Tile Blev Blue Savoy Marble.  This marble tile looks like water moving underneath your feet.  It has a beautiful blueish grey a veining that is a perfect selection for a lakehouse.
  3. Wallpaper:
    • The wallpaper we used on the wall is Schumacher Ocean Toile.  We wanted a beautiful and elegant pattern that had intricate detailing and conceptually reflected water life.
    • We used a beautiful silk-like textile wallcovering on the ceiling that is the perfect cream hue of the body of the wall wallpaper & also the warm creamy-whites within the marble calacatta tile.  Using various shades of white and creams makes this palette feel luxe and rich.
  4. Plumbing & Hardware:  
    • We brought in some antique brass fixtures from Restoration Hardware including the Lugarno Double Tissue Holder, Towel Ring, and Classic Pivot Mirror.
    • To highlight the stunning wall tile, we selected a wall mounted vanity faucet DXV Oak Hill.  It’s brass finish and beautiful fitting details complement the unique luxuruious balance that we were trying to achieve between modern and traditional.  
    • The beautiful vanity knobs are the jewelry of the space.  Schaub & Company City Lights Flat Disc with a glass and brushed brass finish.  



Interior Design: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, British Columbia Professional Interior Designer

Photography:  Lindsay Nichols Photography

Wallcovering Installation: Drop Wallcoverings, Wallcovering Installer

Contractor: Chriscan Construction, Okanagan Residential & Commercial Builder

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Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design enjoyed providing a bright and fresh foyer design for this lakehouse foyer renovation in West Kelowna, BC.

We will start with the after photos and share 7 of our favourite changes to they foyer renovation. Keep reading as the before photos are at the bottom of the blog:-).

  1. Flooring: This foyer renovation required updated flooring. We removed the original grey tile flooring and brought in a beautiful oak herringbone engineered hardwood floor that we carried throughout most of the main floor of this lakehouse.

2) Front Doors: The front doors were dated and traditional, so we replaced them with some lovely 3/4 glass modern farmhouse-style doors. We painted the interior of these double exterior doors Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue HC-145.

Lakehouse Custom Home Foyer Renovation by NFID Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Kelowna BC

3) Ceiling Detail: To clean up the ceiling, we added a tongue and groove planks and painted them C2-516 Architectural White. We stained the existing ceiling beams the darkest ‘tobacco tone’ that we pulled out of the hardwood flooring. Keeping our palette cohesive and purposeful throughout the home.

4) Finishing & Hardware Details: If you take a look at the before photos below of the original casing, plinth block, and baseboard detail, you will understand why we decided to re-design and revise the finishing details throughout the home!

We replaced interior passage doors with solid-core doors and added beautiful satin-brass interior door hardware via Emtek. The door hardware is one of my favourite hardware selections within this home. I adore the rectangle rosette w/ round knob!

6) Lighting: Ahh yes, lighting. So important. We decided to proceed with a focal light fixture that was open and airy, but it also needed to included our brushed brass finish.

We selected a beautiful chandelier by Visual Comforts called the Darlana Medium Lantern designed by E. F. Chapman.

The fixture has the perfect home up in the foyer vaulted ceiling, complimenting all those lovely angled ceiling lines!

NFID balanced out the rest of the lighting in the space with the use of LED potlights and brought in more natural light through the windows by removing the dark window shutters (see below photo below).

Lakehouse Custom Home Foyer Renovation by NFID Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Kelowna BC

7) Furnishings & Window Treatments: We reused some of the clients existing beautiful furnishings and incorporated some new to complete this foyer renovation.

Newly added items include a lovely Restoration Hardware Armoire for extra storage, fiddle fig tree, & some beautiful new linen custom-made roman shades. …These are just some of my favourite new additions to this bright foyer design.


Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design provides full-service interior design for projects throughout Western Canada. Whether you are thinking about renovating a vacation home renovation or even just updating your kitchen, please feel free to contact us and we would love to help you get started with your project.


Project: Private Residence, West Kelowna, BC

Interior Design: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Okanagan Interior Designer

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography

Contractor: Chriscan Construction

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