Kitchen higher up than the living room. somewhat over looking the living room. Rustic kitchen with enviable skylight windows and a reclaimed barnwood floor (via Milled Barnwood Kitchen — Carlisle Wide Plank Floors)
I like the way they did this harth and the color painted behind the stove. I also like the wood beams framing the stove in. Maybe have similar framing and the make a gate around the stove out of the same wood.
Wood Floors in the Kitchen, White cabinets and light blue on upper walls. Me: Love the color palette of white and gray-blue with the rustic hardwood floors. Love the color of those floors and the width of the boards.