The brick ceiling is evocative of a countryside French farmhouse and pairs so well with the wide plank French Oak flooring. We are seeing a resurgence in the modern farmhouse aesthetic and this is a beautiful representation of that trend. The warmth of the brick ceiling, wood floor and islands pair so well with the crisp white finish of the kitchen.
To enhance the interior placement of the kitchen, we created a dramatic custom light well detail above the island. This element provides a strong visual anchor and literally funnels natural light into the space during the day and soft ambient light at night.
Double islands are truly the new breakfast table because they create a ton of extra surface space within the kitchen and offer an amazing flow for entertaining. One way we keep the kitchen from feeling repetitive is by playing with the cabinet finishes and using dual tones for fresh contrast.
We are incorporating desks and built-in TVs along with casual dining tables and soft seating. Kitchens have always been one of the most important rooms of a house but now they blur the lines of what is traditionally found in other areas of the home.