this would look awesome w sam in it.
tabletop fireplace... yes, please!
cookbook storage; blue background tiles (would put in brick pattern); drop off countertop; black window frames
framing of fireplace (but would use different inset tile, not so smooth); shiplap for wall over fireplace only; like built ins, but probably wouldn't work in our space.
"open C" shelf on back wall; silver deer mount; iron accents; contrasting island textures / colors
cabinets, cabinet tops, narrow storage on sides, rock wall, wood frames on mirror, chunky tile.
contrast of countertops; exposed wine storage; grain of floors
doesn't apply to our current space, but is awesome sauce
richness of floors; fireplace lower half; coffee table (grain would look good as floors); moulding on doorway
low storage w windows above; contrasting beam; high ceilings w planks.
everything except the wood countertop
cabinet color + light accent; floors and lighting not as much.
vertical slats on island; storage on left side of pic; copper tubing for lighting; transoms windows over doors; marble countertop.
cool looking, not expensive