I like the use of stone in this kitchen and the natural look of the wood elements.
I like the use of a wooden slab at the end of the island to create a different look for the seating area.
I like the use of different materials like stone, wood and metal.
I like this color blue for cabinets, especially against the stone and medium wood.
This is the same kitchen in a few photos, from different angles. I like the color of this stone countertop and how it weaves in some browns and blues.
I like the use of brick against the wall of the stairs (I think l would go with stone) and matching brick in some of the kitchen cabinets.
I love the way that the ceiling is exposed like this. Is this what you were talking about when saying you could leave the ceiling to the first floor exposed?