This series would not be complete without mentioning that fabulous kitchen! For years we had a stubby common kitchen that was fine, but not this! From hiring an architect to using quality materials, we did this one right! I love the honed marble, the retro pulls and lights, the little nook in the corner and of course that giant 4″ slab of wood that serves as a built in kitchen island. I remember when they installed it; the thing used to be a table-top to a large dining table from Indonesia. It was too big! Our contractor and three guys took four inches off each side with this giant skill saw… everybody carefully working together so as not to damage themselves or this lovely piece. I’m told the wood is monkey pod and we finished it in a lovely durable type of varnish which makes it smooth and easy to clean! I am so grateful to have had this lovely kitchen and it was truly a joy to cook, gather and eat in!