I love a classic white and steel kitchen with color added through plants, food, and flowers. That way you don't risk being too trendy and hating the colors you chose for the backsplash, etc. it a few years.
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Kitchen - I dream of a seemingly "plain" yet totally stunning all-white kitchen. The large windows fill the space with more light and freedom, while the bright touches of fresh fruit and flowers bring it all to life. I am especially in love with the green glass wine bottle against the white backsplash and the bright fuscia pillows by the window seating.
open lower shelves on kitchen island. Harvest or farmhouse table look which is why I think I'm drawn to these types of islands - they look like furniture (table) in the room instead of cabinetry