The walnut floor, hand-scraped to give it even more character, changes to a chevron pattern in the adjoining breakfast room. The same yellow paint, 's HC10, unifies both rooms.
Simple one-inch squares of black and white tiles make a graphic backsplash behind the range. The recessed opening, defined by a pencil detail, acts as a convenient shelf for condiments.
The microwave is tucked unobtrusively into the kitchen island.
The island is topped with durable end-grain bamboo, which is not only resistant to scratches and moisture, but is a quickly renewable natural resource.
All the clutter of the kitchen is hidden behind closed doors, which open to reveal an expansive pantry. The drawers are constructed out of the same honey-colored pine as the island. Pull-out willow baskets hold fruit and vegetables.