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“We like a tone-on-tone look with lots of texture,” Padilla says. “That may be achieved with a rift-cut veneer for the cabinets and chunky salvaged-wood floating shelves in a wood stain. Textural countertops with a leathered or matte finish get layered on, and the lighting and hardware are used to add eye-catching elements.”The kitchen by designer Chris Dauwe of Rosewood Custom Builders, is contemporary with “an industrial twist.” The kitchen is a good example of how to warm up contemporary shapes – waterfall countertops, slab cabinetry, neutral colour scheme – through the use of textured materials. Dauwe’s kitchen gets warmth via the walnut waterfall counter and the rift-cut white oak in the lower cabinetry. And the texture of the barn wood that clads the back of the island and the ceiling feature further warms the space, as does the organic material of the leather bar stools. Wondering which countertop finish is right for your kitchen?