This contemporary design uses open spaces and light colors to create a spacious, yet cozy kitchen design. I love the black wood chairs at the island. They actually look like they were handmade. The dark color of the chairs adds some nice contrast to the brighter tones of the kitchen coloring. The island is great for eating or prepping food. In fact, it looks like it could do both at the same time. The lights above the island are actually quite classical in design, while at the same time everything else is quite contemporary. This makes a visually layered kitchen design.