In a small kitchen, removing the pantry door allows for easier access and keeps the room bright and airy: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/storage/pantry/walk-in-pantry-cabinet-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin032215brightandefficient&page=9
This hit the repinning fast track. I get it - the angle of the photo draws you in and the warmth of the ceilings and floors make you want to stay. A lot of comments on the light fixtures too. We just sold a place with very similar lighting over the bar in the living room - very dramatic and impactful in person.