I love banquette seating! A great breakfast nook/family dining option that just looks good in any kitchen. Especially in its own little nook with lots of light, and lift-up seats to store kitchen/dining linens.
the fireplace is the focal point. There is a big contrast from the mostly white room and the dark, somewhat shiny fireplace. The partial wall behind it also frames the fireplace, making it the focal point.
LOFT SPACE AS AN ART STUDIO; Loft and library combined: Rustic and industrial make a happy marriage in designer Jill Sharp Brinson's Atlanta house. Her 1936 cottage's old barn beams to define the loft and steel shelves for books. From House Beautiful