Meghan Carter Design Inc
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Allenby Residence contemporary-kitchen

Allenby Residence

A traditional galley-style kitchen is given new life with IKEA cabinets finished with custom doors. Extra space left by the IKEA cabinet sizing was used to create a custom wine rack. The upper cabinets have a stepped shaker door profile while the lower cabinets have a beaded edge profile. the combination adds variety and interest without overwhelming the space with too many of the same door profile. Large open shelves provide plenty of space for cookbooks and display cookware. The calcatta marble backsplash is timeless and adds soft yet dramatic visual texture to an otherwise simple white kitchen. Soft gray walls and medium brown oak flooring adds further warmth.

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November 13, 2014
danae21 wrote:
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Meghan Carter Design Inc
Hi there,

These tiles are polished. It lends a nice soft sheen to the walls.


    Bookmark   November 13, 2014 at 6:23PM
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July 17, 2014
torontogarden wrote:
Lovely! Can you tell me where you got the marble tiles - backsplash?
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Meghan Carter Design Inc
Hi there,

These tiles were ordered from Saltillo Tile in Toronto.

Good luck with your project!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 2:07PM
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February 22, 2014
gwyn13 wrote:
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Hi there, thank you for your note.

This is a custom door face that I had made to go onto IKEA cabinet frames. Its a less common door profile and I'm not sure what a showroom would call it. The edge of the base cabinet drawer face has a 3/8" rounded bead. The upper cabinet are what is commonly referred to as a stepped shaker profile (narrow shaker door with a 1/4" - 3/8"W step down to inner panel). The cabinet maker who worked on this project has since moved away. However if you are interested I can recommend other cabinet makers to you. Drop me a line at


    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 12:32PM
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