Interplaying textures bring distinctive dimension to the small kitchen. Distressed pewter pulls and a cabinet finish that lets the wood grain show through pick up on the colors of polished-marble countertops. The mix of shiny and matte finishes is a simple solution to add visual interest.
Marble countertops, white-painted walls, and a vaulted ceiling make this coastal kitchen feel larger than its compact dimensions. To keep the room unfussy, the homeowners opted for open shelves, shimmering white subway tile, and hand-scraped oak floors.
Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake For a special treat, serve this rich dessert with gourmet coffee. If you prefer a milder liqueur flavor, use a little less Irish cream and add whipping cream or milk to make up the difference.