A white apron sink set into a weathered wood base is given a fresh, current look with adjacent painted cabinets. Via Cottage and Vine. [this is the sink I want and if I had my way the rest of the kitchen would be 'weathered wood'.
_stone-top-kitchen-island-williams-sonoma Love the look, BUT in a bedroom or living room, NOT in a kitchen. Imagine a sticky soy and garlic marnade spilling off the counter all over th wood and those open shelves.
Antique Tunisian tile from Exquisite Surfaces makes a lively backsplash in a Los Angeles kitchen designed by Joan Behnke. The room is appointed with Formations pendant lights, marble countertops from Compas
White cabinets honed slate counter tops, and black handles. Love the slate counter, cabinet style with lots of pull-out drawers, and wood floors! Per This Old House: Slate is so dense that sealing isn't required. Buff out scratches with an abrasive pad.