I love having books in the kitchen and I'll need a place for all of my cookbooks. This makes me picture a relaxing morning baking muffins, drinking hot coffee, and reading a good novel.
Our kitchen is small so I love how this cosy space feels airy and open.
The cabinet doors that slide back into the wall are so practical since they save space and you don't have to choose between cupboards and shelves.
Although this is a little modern for me, I love the bright red rug down the center.
I will be looking for a distressed wooden table like this but want surround it with modern chairs or upholster my own with an updated fabric to keep it from looking too country.
These light fixtures from Pottery Barn are a nice alternative to traditional chandeliers.
Photos courtesy of www.houzz.com and www.potterybarn.com