ONE, TWO, THREE One bach­e­lor, two kitchens and three cab­i­netry styles add up to a hand­some hub in Rich­mond, B.C.

How one bach­e­lor, two kitchens and three cab­i­netry styles add up to a hand­some hub in this Rich­mond, B.C., home.

Style at Home - - Contents - TEXT BETHANY LYT­TLE PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTA JAHNKE

Count on West Coast de­signer Tanya Kr­pan to wel­come a chal­leng­ing space. Faced with dec­o­rat­ing an awk­ward two-part u-shaped kitchen in the 3,400-square-foot home of a young bach­e­lor, she didn’t flinch. “The house is a new build with a fixed lay­out. I didn’t have the lux­ury of re­mov­ing walls, se­lect­ing the lo­ca­tion of the is­land or de­cid­ing on the foot­print of the prep area,” says Tanya. “So, early on, I re­al­ized I was go­ing to have to get creative with fin­ishes.” Her goal was to im­part a livedin look, but to do so in a way that would be dra­matic and mas­cu­line. It couldn’t be strictly culi­nary since the home­owner likes to en­ter­tain but rarely cooks. Tanya’s ap­proach paid off. Here are her top take­aways for get­ting the look.

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