The kitchen is one of my favorite places and usually a nice gathering place as well.  I like cooking and just having a nice space to hang out.  We did gray quartz countertops with white shaker style cabinets because they are timeless and go with the clean style and straight lines.  The island in the middle ended up being much bigger than I thought it would be, but it's actually the perfect size for the room and has lots of storage underneath.  To change it up a bit we did a white countertop and gray cabinets with beadboard to match the beadboard in the room.  A few little unique touches we did are a wine rack underneath the stairs and a plate rack, I feel like you never see those anymore and they are so nice to have.  I wanted unique lighting in each room as well so the pendants are capiz shell, a little bit coastal but still chic.  The glass tile backsplash of color brings it all together and voila you have a kitchen!