The Headmistress for the Common Room is building her dream house. She asks what comprises our ideas of the perfect kitchen. If I ever have an opportunity to do a kitchen completely for myself, I'd like something along the lines of Tasha Tudor's, but with better lighting:
Lots and lots of windows. More windows than upper cabinets.
A few open shelves or a British style plate drying rack instead of upper cabinets.
Appliances disguised with wood panels painted to match the cabinets.
Cabinetry with a light whitish glaze, and ample room for all my gadgets and groceries.
A sink deep enough to bathe babies or handwash linens in.
An old wooden farm table or store counter used as an island.
Reclaimed wide plank wood floors with warmth and patina.
A simple iron chandelier, and halogen pin lights tucked around the ceiling edges.
Two faded chintz wingback chairs in the corner for guests and tea.
An adjacent dining room lined with books on every wall, and a round table in the center.
Oh, Headmistress, now you've got me dreaming of starting another house. Shame on you!