Here we have a really modern kitchen that incorporates some earthy elements in order rot keep it comfortable, and at the same time caught up with modern design aesthetics. The wood paneling and coloring gives us that nice, earthy tone, but the chairs at the counter remind us that this is a minder space. Not only is that a great eating area, but it is also good for prep. As you know, I really like getting more than one use out of any given element of a kitchen, so this is always a nice detail. The doors leading out to the deck form the kitchen also help create a nice layer of natural lighting that really makes this space cheery and airy.