Trade Se­crets

A state­ment piece ful­fills a nec­es­sary func­tion.

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A blue-and-white kitchen fea­tures a bulkhead that steals the show.

It started off to fill a prac­ti­cal need—to hide a last-minute change to the elec­tri­cal work—but the white-oak-ve­neer bulkhead above the stat­u­a­r­iet-to-mar­ble-topped is­land wound up be­ing a de­sign high­light in this Van­cou­ver kitchen. “It em­pha­sizes the hits of warm colours else­where and blocks out the cen­tral re­gion,” ex­plains in­te­rior de­signer Tanya Kr­pan, who de­signed this mas­cu­line coun­try-style kitchen with her builder hus­band, Jure. She chose over­sized Ar­te­ri­ors pen­dant lights to balance out this eye­catch­ing el­e­ment (“They add an­other di­men­sion to the space,” she says), but the glass fi xtures keep sight­lines clear (and ref­er­ence the glass-doored china cab­i­nets built into the blue­grey mill­work).

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