That Pottery Barn candle chandelier is perfection. My favorite design feature is the stone fireplace, it's so dramatic and rustic. These high ceilings are fantastic, totally transforms the space into more than just your typical living/family room.
16 Stunning Designs Of French Country Kitchens : Amusing French Country Kitchen Design with Large Black Chimnet and Stone around the Stove also Marble Countertop and White Ceramic Tile Backsplash and Beige Kitchen Cabinet
Kitchen windows over the sink that opens. Another reason to make sure you have enough other storage space! No upper cabs = more room for these! This is amazing! A kitchen window over the sink is a total must!
What about having the oven,stove top and hood in that unused corner of the kitchen? And make it a designers dream kitchen by using beautiful fabric inside of side cabinets. Fabulous old European ideas made new again.