I saw the image below on Pinterest and had to share. The thick marble slab is clean and luxurious while the kitchen is warm and welcoming. Perhaps, it is the pineapple drink server that makes me want to pull up a seat!
In keeping with the black and white scheme, the dining area below is the perfect setting for a farm to table dinner party. I love the light wood floors and white walls against a dark wood table base and white wood top. Even though the colors are quite simple, the space still maintains interest by using different textures.
I read somewhere that black kitchen cabinets are in and seeing the use of modern meets traditional in this kitchen is quite nice. The wood, the rug, the tile, the hardware, the stove... all a fabulous combination!
It is amazing how a black wall can actually become bright and welcoming. The simple/not-too-fancy kitchen below definitely calls for fall cuisine, a few friends, and a great bottle of wine.
(all images from my Pinterest page here)