Love the idea of backing up a banquette/kitchen table to one side of the kitchen island. This is the Siller/Hokanson house featured in Houston Luxe magazine. Thanks to Joni Webb of Cote de Texas for posting the picture!
Cottage Charm - It looks great with beaded-board-style cabinets that mimic timeworn wainscoting. Dark grout suggests spaces while reducing upkeep on subway-tile walls. Like the bead board and the blue with white.
This French country classic kitchen features off-white painted cabinetry with a brushed black glaze. The kitchen island has table-height seating for five on one end and a planning desk on the other, with a built-in bookcase and other storage in the middle