Clean white floors complement the cabinetry and island. A minimal number of upper cabinets keeps the space open. In their place, cantilevered antique chestnut shelves, reminiscent of a ship’s deck, add an organic touch. The shelves display plain white dishware against a wall of deep royal blue tile. Nothing says nautical like blue and white! The stainless steel appliances and large hanging light fixtures over the island call to mind metal boat fittings.