The trouble? The room had only one window. She removed the wall between the kitchen and the new eat-in den at the back of the house, flooding the space with light from French doors and windows. This also had the added benefit of creating a casual, open floor plan that better suited the couple's day-to-day living and entertaining needs. The space is now her favorite room, in large part because of the utilitarian finishes she used, such as cedar shelving, stainless steel, and marble.