In continuing with my thoughts on a kitchen design in a new home, I believe my last consideration would be deep shades of red and sunny yellows again incorporating a french country motif. Sunlit mornings in this octagonal breakfast room don't begin with the sound of a rooster crowing, nor do its French doors open to the rolling hills of a New England landscape--but you'd never know it to sit inside this kitchen. Perhaps a classic black-and-white design scheme, softened by warm country red, can transport us to the historic look of the Northeast.
I have an oak reproduction table with MacClesfield-style chairs that I had loaned to one of the boys. Perhaps I can "borrow" this back and then invite them over for Sunday dinner as a bribe! A quadrant of roosters inspired the palette, expressed in the draperies, iron chandelier shades, and toile cushions with red welting. The octagonal room, off the kitchen, features French doors and a turreted ceiling. Now this seems like a happy design for all seasons! Whatcha' think Darling?