MCM Home Revival

Design Service
Collab Process
Door Style
Shinnoki Smoked Walnut
Millwork Budget
$30K - $35K
Victoria, BC

The original of this Mid Century inspired stunner was retro in the "it has the original kitchen" kind of way. You know when it's made to sound like it's a gem but really it's just stuck in the past. While the homeowners were fans of MCM design, the original kitchen left a lot to be desired. True to the era, this Victoria kitchen was compact and segregated from the rest of the home. With generous space in the adjacent rooms available for expansion, the homeowners knew taking down the walls would easily give them the flexibility to create a more functional footprint.

Keeping in step with the mid-century bones of the rest of the home, design partner RNJ Interiors smartly went with Shinnoki's Smoke Walnut throughout to honour the era and paired the deep wood tones with pure whites and rich brass. The simple palette gives a strong MCM stance without feeling retro bringing the design into modern days. The new floorplan opens up the kitchen giving ample counter space for prepping, entertaining and eating-in while flanking pantries showcase a niche reveal used to balance all the rich walnut.

With the design firmly in this century, the homeowners are proud to show off their retro-inspired kitchen and leave the dated original in the past.

The Team

RNJ Interiors | Swede Design Partner

Rye Johnson

Swede Millwork Specialist

Sarah Seinen

The Process

Having a team of specialists using our proven process ensures a streamlined experience and successful outcome.


Connect with a Swede Advisor to discuss scope, timeline, and high level goals for your project.

Consult + Design

Collaborate 1-on-1 with your designer to create the design concept for your kitchen. Swede’s immersive design experience allows you to visualize your space before it's built.

Investment Review

Custom design in hand, your designer will walk you through an itemized budget estimate. Swede’s a la carte style budgeting ensures your estimate is clear and organized.

Check Measure

Once you approve your estimate, your Swede Millwork Specialist will coordinate an in-person site check to gather existing measurements and details necessary for an accurate millwork plan.

Design Refinement

In the final pre-build stage, your Swede Millwork Specialist will use all collected information to refine your millwork package and ensure each detail is reviewed by respective parties before final sign off.

Order Submission + Delivery

Congratulations - your design is now confirmed and your comprehensive materials package will be ordered and delivered to your project? Need build support? We do that too!

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