Wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove. Tuscan Kitchens, Dreams Kitchens, Exposed Beams, Dreams House, Kitchens Ideas, High Ceilings, Vaulted Ceilings, Wood Beams, Tuscan Style
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Italian kitchen The two-tiered marble island in this Italian kitchen has baskets for vegetables and spices, a sink and plenty of room for food prep. Bricked archways painted with Italian frescoes create a grand passage from living room to kitchen. Among the frescoes are handpicked yellow and blue tiles that create a unique patchwork backsplash throughout the space.
Earth tones prevail in this open kitchen that looks as if it's been in place for centuries. Open shelving, naturally finished cabinets, and a pot rack over the center island provide abundant storage. Accessories personalize the space, and the tile backsplash over the stove makes the kitchen feel even more unique. (Photo: Photo: Gordon Beall; Designer: Barry Dixon)