I love cooking and dining areas that are as open as this. You have the sense of being in two distinct spaces even though they are basically conjoined. I have always been a fan of the larger room set apart into different spaces motif because it makes everything feel larger yet separate. I love the hand rail and stair case leading up to this area, and the plants are a great touch too. The flooring is very sheik, and it helps elevate this whole space into something beyond just a kitchen and dining room. This is a really luxurious space, and I like it.