An L-shaped island delineating the dining area from the prep area offers an innovative idea for seating. One side of the island provides built-in bench seating that works nicely with a dining table. The other side offers ample bar seating and counter spac
Idea of the separate raised eating bar table off of the island. Matches the same metal on the vent hood. Designer Barry Dixon hung an Asian fish trap lantern for this kitchen's owner, who spent her childhood in Asia.
Designer John Oetgen spent a lot of time in French brasseries, which inspired this amusing kitchen complete with blue-and-green bistro stools. The range hood, done in hand-hammered zinc, was made to look like a fabric canopy.
Retro Yellow In a Chicago kitchen designed by Mick de Giulio, the walnut floor, hand-scraped to give it even more character, changes to a chevron pattern in the adjoining breakfast room. The same yellow paint, Benjamin Moore's unifies both rooms.