The client wanted a modern feel but also didn’t want to depart too drastically from the existing oak cabinetry used in their nearby spaces. So, we settled on quarter-sawn oak which has a nice textured look and tone to the oak elsewhere in the home, but has a decidedly more refined and modern-yet-classic look. The travertine floor ties into what’s used throughout their home. Natural granite countertops further adds interest and warmth to the space. The full height tile backsplash behind the chimney hood gives a nice focal point to the room.