Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Decorating and Design
After: Welcoming Space
Entertaining is easier than ever in this warm, welcoming space, with one hitch: "Now we have to drag people from the kitchen into the dining room. No one wants to leave."
Backsplash: Black granite tiles 12 inches square are set "on point" to comprise a bold backsplash behind the six-burner cooktop.
Prep sink: A prep sink at the breakfast bar counter comes in handy when both cooks are in the kitchen; the gooseneck faucet with brushed-chrome finish matches the cabinetry hardware.
Countertops: Honed granite in shades of cabernet and saffron flecked with black links the wood tones with the black accents used throughout the room.
Shelving: Display shelves in the base cabinets facing the fireplace help provide a transition from kitchen to eating area.