"My kitchen is a very white-- and I love it-- but to keep it from feeling too cold and clinical I added some natural wood. These natural wood shelves turned out to be my absolute most favourite part of the kitchen. The[y] hold all of my everyday dishes and glassware. … everything gets stacked right up on these shelves and is used every, every day."--Elissa
A herringbone-patterned travertine floor, along with grasscloth wallpaper by Thibaut and a wood-panelled ceiling, bring texture and character to this room. The kitchen got a new lease on life with the addition of Ikea base cabinets fitted with custom doors to match the existing uppers. The marble-topped island was painted a contrasting grey and a $300 range hood in beadboard was painted a creamy white to match the cabinets.