Retro Meets Modern Apartment Kitchen

Spaces by Jacflash gave a major makeover to a small kitchen that was stuck in the 90s, with maple cabinets, laminate counters, and a dusty rose ceramic tile backsplash. We transformed it into an open, airy space with a ‘modern-meets-retro’ vibe to connect with the concept of the previously done living room. This warm white colour pallet, consisting of bright white cabinets, a bone refrigerator and creamy backsplash gives a very clean, fresh look. By adding chrome details it adds a touch of sparkle to enhance a sense of femininity.

The retro off white Caloric fridge was our jumping off point. Its tall but slim frame gave us the option of adding more storage in between the oven. Taking away the upper hanging cabinets above the sink made the entire room open concept, and reducing the bar-top to a level island gave so much more space for entertaining. Adding a microwave above the oven with a built in hood also gave us much more counter space, which was one of our client’s main requests.

Using quartz is a great way to get a high end marble look, for a fraction of the price. Using quartz is also much more resistant material, and will not stain or chip as easily as a natural stone. These Ikea cabinets were a huge cost saver. The style we chose has a built in finger channel which reduced the need for hardware. Splurging on items like the fridge, counter and lighting, make this kitchen look more extravagant without the price tag of a custom kitchen. The light was a modern take on a retro inspired Sputnik light, that also fit perfectly in this galley style layout. It has a dramatic presence from both the entrance and dining room. The chrome finish ties in with the new sink faucet, and handles on the fridge. 

 

Continuing the concept of eclectic style was a challenge in such a small space, but keeping the main pieces white and bright allowed us to get playful with accessories like the sage green clock, the linen towels, small rag rug, and wooden cutting boards. Luckily our client already had a beautiful wooden table, so we paired it with some Mid-Century inspired dining chairs in a salt and pepper fabric and chrome legs to in the dining room and kitchen.

To see the entire transformation process check out our Youtube video below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVfjUlD3ZBY&t=0s&list=PLL9fL2JyEo4Y98X1maEtXy2n3lJHODz2Y&index=10

 

Globe and Mail Feature

Spaces by Jacflash is thrilled to be featured in the Globe and Mail for our design of @jusreign’s downtown condo.

06/03/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Fitness Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and Chiropractic Dr Aliya Visram

Our Fitness workshop was held on Sunday June 3rd from 12:30-2:30. Trainer Lara Marquez continued her BOOTY  workout series and paired it with a BACK strengthener. Squats, thrusts, rows and more.
Location: 99 Sudbury St, Toronto, ON M6J 3S7
Our sponsors for this workshop include:
The Karma Box Co.
Spider Tech
Sproos

Dr Aliya Visram is a chiropractic doctor and registered acupuncturist in Toronto. A certified yoga teacher, strength and conditioning specialist and rehabilitation expert, Dr Aliya uses her knowledge and hands on experience to help diagnose and treat various complicated injuries. Specializing in women’s health, Dr Aliya has developed a multi-faceted integrated approach that promotes whole body wellness. Her journey back to fitness post-baby has helped her understand and develop a new program of injury management and prevention exercises and techniques based on current research and patient outcomes. When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Dr Aliya on her yoga mat, going for a run or sharing cuddles with her tiny humans Rose and Will.

@draliyavisram draliya.ca

Dr Aliya shared the latest tips and trends on performance optimization and how to prevent injuries from occurring during training.

She demonstrated an integrative approach to injury management using active release techniques (ART), acupuncture, dynamic cupping and sports taping.

By the end of this workshop we learned how to prevent training injuries from occurring and how to use some key pain management techniques (including taping) to help relieve pain.

05/13/18 Fitness by Jacflash, Women’s Fitness Workshop with Trainer Lara Marquez and My Naturopath Tracey Beaulne

In celebration of Mother’s Day, 100% of proceeds for this workshop went to Sistering.org, a multi-service agency aimed at supporting women in Toronto facing poverty, marginalization, and homelessness. Women at Sistering are battling a range of difficulties including mental health problems, substance abuse, run-ins with the criminal justice system, lack of access due to immigrant/refugee status, and more. At Sistering, a small team of women work tirelessly to offer a 24/7 drop-in, that provides shelter, hot meals, crisis intervention, harm reduction, and trauma-informed counselling services. They also make referrals for housing, health, and legal and immigration services.

 

This Sunday fitness workshop with trainer Lara Marquez took place on Sunday, May 13th from 12:30-2:30.

Lift your minds. Lift your bodies. The ultimate circuit workout was designed to challenge a woman of every fitness level. Squats, crunches and rows.

Sponsors for this workshop include:
Fiji Water
Dermalogica
Salome Naturals
Genuine Health
Healthy Crunch

Location: 99 Sudbury St, Toronto, ON M6J 3S7

I was thrilled to have my very own naturopath, Dr. Tracey Beaulne, speak to us at this workshop!

Dr. Tracey M. Beaulne ND, has been a clinician for over 17 years. She focuses on complex gut-to-brain and immune connections. Her personal and clinical experience with gut health has shaped her methods of treating the critical internal ecosystems.

In addition to her clinical practice she is the host of the Microbiome Summit for Town Hall Medicine, a partnership between the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Genuine Health. In Tracey’s words “I had the honour and privilege of interviewing our experts to learn about their ground breaking research.   My goal through all of the interviews is to elevate the conversation on current health topics by providing information that is accurate, credible, proven and trusted.  I hope you will be inspired to join us in this educational journey to better health”.

Dr Tracey can be reached at thetummyclinic.com and www.townhallmedicine.com
New science is telling us that all our thoughts, behaviour and reactions to stress and even our ability to have empathy are potentially being driven by the gut bugs— which have been under attack and neglected for decades!  We are seeing rising rates of anxiety, depression, less stress resilience and a surge in brain disorders, which appears to be influenced, at least in part, by the relationship between microbes and our lifestyle.  With this knowledge it is easier to have greater empathy towards ourselves, our elderly and our young and work towards positive change for our Mother Earth.

05/09/18 Fitness by Jacflash’s Women’s Power Yoga Workshop with Kay Ghajar and My Sister Meagan Wilson!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, 100% of proceeds for this workshop went to Sistering.org, a multi-service agency aimed at supporting women in Toronto facing poverty, marginalization, and homelessness. Women at sistering are battling a range of difficulties including mental health problems, substance abuse, run-ins with the criminal justice system, lack of access due to immigrant/refugee status, and more. At Sistering, a small team of women work tirelessly to offer a 24/7 drop-in, that provides shelter, hot meals, crisis intervention, harm reduction, and trauma-informed counselling services. They also make referrals for housing, health, and legal and immigration services.

This workshop took place on Wednesday, May 9th 7-9pm at 165 Geary Ave, unit 2.

Fitness by Jacflash’s Power Yoga Women’s Workshop with Yoga Instructor Kay Ghajar and My Sister Meagan Wilson!

 

Yoga mats are provided for use for the evening by The Local Lululemon.

Sponsors for this workshop include:
Rawcology
BamBoo Roots
Soapstones
Evelyn Iona
Melissa Andre Blooms

Kay Ghajar (@kayghajar) has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. She began exploring different styles of yoga after taking courses in positive psychology, which informed on the benefits of yoga and meditation. After a traumatic life event in university and failed progression through traditional counselling, she started practicing yoga and keeping a gratitude jar, which began her healing process and changed her outlook on life.

Kay received her 200-hour teaching certificate at Power Yoga Canada and will lead us through an amazing Power Yoga session. Her detailed, descriptive instruction and high energy makes the class exciting, comprehendible and achievable for the women in the class who are all at different levels.

I am also thrilled to have my sister Meagan Wilson speak to us at this workshop! As she is an eminent inspiration and role model in my life, I am thrilled to have you all hear my sister speak to us about “Connecting with your core values”.


Meagan is a Mama to 4 beautiful souls: North, Indigo, Juniper and Sage and loving wife to Brad. After living ten years in Sydney, Australia she just recently took flight and put down new roots in the Canadian countryside just outside of Toronto. She received a BA from McGill University, taught TESOL to young children in South Korea and after the birth of her first child began researching and studying play-based learning, natural parenting and early childhood education from a Waldorf perspective.

After she received her Foundations in Rudolf Steiner Education she founded her business Whole Family Rhythms (wholefamilyrhythms.com). A virtual online community that provides mothers and carers resources, information and courses on conscious connected parenting that is aligned with their unique family values. Meagan is also a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach (wholefamilyrhythms.com/work-with-Meagan) and helps Mamas and parents with the early childhood challenges they may be experiencing.

We had artist @officialchillgirl (Alex) paint during the workshop as well!

And Holly from The Ten Spot giving massages!

Come join us for our next workshop! Get tickets at www.fitnessbyjacflash.com!

We love announcing our raffle winners at the end of each workshop!