The sound of a house filled with friends, ice clinking in glasses and the burbling conversations competing with barbeque orders. It’s the sound of summer.
There's lots of chairs, but no one ever sits down. It’s as though the kitchen island draws people into the middle of the room. Or maybe it’s the ice bucket? Either way, these are precious times.
This look has all the trappings of a traditional kitchen, from the elaborate mantel, ornate handles and Belfast sink, to the open shelving, centre-piece island and butcher’s block. Specify a modern, earthy colour palette and make sure that you consider how your much-loved furniture fits the scheme.
Don't forget to add a touch of glamour such as a dramatic light fitting.