To add holiday cheer to an already richly colored room, instead of layering on competing brights, your best bet is often to take the opposite tack, sticking with neutrals, metallics, or—as the design team did here—liberal dollops of crisp white.
Five barstools give guests a front row seat to watch the chef prep dinner. At the same time, an expansive stone-clad counter makes plenty of room for glasses, plates and other essentials of the evening.
A bowl of apples on the counter may lead to healthier snacking, but those same apples will also ripen quickly—10 times faster than apples kept in the fridge. Keep your apples in the refrigerator, and you can expect them to deliver a crisp, juicy bite for 4 to 6 weeks.
A large picture window provides an idyllic scenic view from this kitchen sink, making washing dishes or prepping food a joy. The sink has a pot-filler for bigger jobs, while the white countertop offers expansive workspace, with room to spare for cookbook storage.