Taking the upper cabinets to the ceiling helped make this space appear taller and achieved the goal of opening up the space. The backsplash tile was blended with the cabinet color to further heighten the room. The cabinetry was kept simple to make the room flow nicely and also add to the open concept. The dark granite, Marron Cohiba, in a brushed finish, shows off its natural, organic texture. A color palette in a taupe scheme with dark accents and a beautiful wire brushed hickory floor give the strong, rustic vibe that reflects this homeowner’s personality and taste.