In our first home I wanted to create a unique kitchen despite living in a tract town home -and on a small budget. I ripped out the granite counter tops and replaced with prefabricated marble, and added a full wall tile splash to the ceiling. There was an opening above the sink that I filled with floating shelves. I wanted this to be usable and we loved having our favorite dishes and glasses easily accessible to grab or unload from the dishwasher. For the Island I kept the original structure but switched out the cabinet fronts for drawer fronts. I love the use and ease of drawers! I can always organize and access things much better in drawers. I painted the island a dark navy, Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. For the countertop I used a white oak stained butcher block. It was just enough to make it unique to our family without a full renovation.
I was on a hunt to find something really unique and large scale but open for the light fixture. I loved how this turned out - I was a little nervous when it first arrived and just seemed too big for our smaller home. It added a lot of interest going big and bold, I'm glad I did!
I love this artist and wanted to have a piece of hers in our home. I love that it is a little unexpected for a kitchen.