When keeping an open layout, single-level islands allow light to seamlessly stream through a space. Not only do counter-height islands increase the intimacy of a kitchen, they also expand valuable prep space.
Both timeless and trendy, subway tile makes a striking accent in kitchens of all kinds. You can use it with either light or dark grout, pick a beveled option, or opt for traditional rectangles or trendy squares. Kitchen Design Ideas - The Bu
The kitchen of this San Francisco home by Lauren Nelson is painted in shades of white and blue to keep the room from feeling too stark. The brass pendant lights, custom made by Lacoli & McAllister, lend a modern touch to the space.