This space speaks with a French accent. Exposed ceiling beams, wrought iron, and hand-carved wood accentuate its old-world flair. Residential designer Jenney A. Petrikin of Nashville included many unique features and design ideas that personalize the space. The island base resembles a grouping of individual pieces of Country French furniture. It's large enough to function as the center of many family activities. "The island serves various purposes from homework to workspace, as well as serving and eating space," Jenney says. Beautifully adorned with raised carvings, the island houses an under-counter refrigerator, freezer, and warming drawers, as well as abundant storage areas. (A full-scale refrigerator and freezer are located in the nearby pantry.)
Red Velvet Hot ChocolateWith a sweet cream cheese "frosting" and chopped milk chocolate, this take on red velvet cake will knock the socks off your guests.