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In pictures: A light and airy kitchen space

Designer Kelly Deck brings life to a drab dining room and cramped kitchen

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The first step was taking down the kitchen wall, which opened up the L-shaped cooking area.

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The wall was replaced with a large island surfaced entirely with white stone.

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Natural light from the large windows floods the room and opens up the space.

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The biggest spend during the project was the lower cabinetry, which featured cut-walnut doors. This meant selecting a real wood veneer and working with a cabinetmaker to match veneer grains across the entire surface of the doors.

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Kelly Deck’s entire team rejoiced when their clients agreed to the oval Saarinen dining table and coloured-felt chairs.

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Originally, a more sedate colour for the dining chairs was selected. However, halfway through the project, Kelly Deck went to Asia and came back insisting on brilliant turquoise instead.

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The chair's rich hue connects powerfully with the Burnham painting, which now hangs over the new wood buffet, and grabs the reflected blues of Vancouver’s skyline.

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