I am so excited to share a little slice of our home today, starting with our kitchen! If you’ve been following the hashtag #JollyAbode on social media, you’ll know Neal and I embarked on renovations back in March for our home sweet condo in Toronto. We’ve been consulting with Jacquelyn Clark of Lark & Linen who has helped us pull the strings together in our little abode. Today I’m taking you into our kitchen which underwent a huge transformation from where we started! We teamed up with some great companies as well, which I’ll be sharing more on below and an amazing giveaway from GE Appliances you won’t want to miss. Keep reading below…

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We wanted a white, bright kitchen, but since we knew we wouldn’t be staying here for too long, we decided to go for some quick fixes that wouldn’t be too hard on our budget and still look great. We opted to paint the cupboards and island and switched out the knobs which made a huge difference. The floors got a revamp as well and that opened the space up immensely…


Subway Tile: Home Depot | Black Faucet: Home Depot  | Matte Cabinet Handles: Home Depot c/o | Basket: Storage Solutions | Jars, Pots & Plants: IKEA

I’ve always loved subway tile in restaurant kitchens and coffee shops and it tied in with all of our black and white in the condo. It’s a subtle statement piece that just gives the space more interest and makes it feel like a bistro! It is much more inspiring to cook (and I can use all the inspiration I can get), in a space that is pretty…


We teamed up with GE on all of our appliances (scroll down for our huge giveaway details at the bottom of this post). Neal and I love the slate grey finish on all of the appliances, which was a nice way to pull in our countertop granite. The matte look also hides fingerprints, which is amazing because it looks clean at all times and very easy to maintain for us…


GE Appliances  Electric Range Stove  + GE Appliances Over-The-Range Microwave




These mango wood bar stools from Structube were the perfect addition to the black, white and grey palette Jacquelyn had suggested. At first we wanted to go with black stools, but she advised us that the wood would warm it up and ground all of the cooler black and white details. She was totally right! We love how they look in our kitchen…


Our refrigerator (c/o GE Appliances) is another one of my favourites! It is so spacious (our fridge prior was not cutting it space wise), and this one has a spot for everything. The temperature drawers for fruits and vegetables keep them regulated where they need to be to keep produce fresh. The light in the kitchen even adjusts in the evening when you’re going for a midnight snack or a glass of water so it doesn’t hurt your eyes. Neal and I love these little details!


It’s so nice to have filtered water and an ice machine built into our fridge, because we are all about saving space in our condo. I love the sleek touch screen as well!


I have a method to how we stock our fridge (which I can share more on if you’d like) and exactly how I keep everything fresher, longer. This refrigerator has so many smart pockets that make it easy to organize and store food.








I love watching Neal in the kitchen, sipping on his wine, blasting his favourite music, he puts so much love into the food he cooks. He is naturally the better chef, so this place is his haven!


The edge to edge glass on our range makes it look so chic, and nothing ever spills off the sides because of the glass GE has designed. It is so easy to clean, which is why we love it even more.


Wooden Tray: IKEA | Candle: Diptyque | Grinder: IKEA | Salt + Pepper Grinders: CB2






Dare I say this is the world’s quietest dishwasher? It is seriously amazing. All of the controls are hidden at the top, which makes it look sleek and clean to follow the rest of the design in our space.

GE Dishwasher





GE Appliances is giving away my stove (electrical range) to one lucky reader + a consultation with my amazing designer Jacquelyn Clark of Lark & Linen! Here’s how to enter…

Hop on over to GE Appliance’s Facebook Page at 11AM EST where the contest entry will be posted & Follow me on Instagram @stephsterjovski

You’ll be asked to send a picture of your current kitchen and share what you’d like your dream kitchen to look like. 

The contest will run for 3 weeks until a winner is chosen. Please Note: Contest is only open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec, due to gaming restrictions). 


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