The kitchen of this home has a great layout! It is open to the living area but it is still separated with the use of moldings and color.
My favorite design item in the kitchen is the large island that is free of any appliances. We usually try to incorporate a large island similar in all kitchen designs. Another great feature is the cabinets heights are staggered which give more interest to the over all look of the kitchen.
In the nook area we changed up the paint color and did a beautiful tan that carries down the hall. In the kitchen above the cabinets we used a blue color that transitions well into the dining rooms grass cloth wallpaper.
Window treatments- shutters and valances. Shutters added privacy from the neighbors however we felt like we needed more color and excitement so we added a very simple valance. The valance application was a bit tricky due to the way the windows laid out and the beautiful molding which we did not want to hide. We designed something that has a simple shape with a great pleated ribbon detail. The valance itself is Velcro on just below the window trim which frames the treatment.
Over all effect is beautiful with the unique placement of paint colors, colors and interesting cabinet design.