Roof windows and increased natural light - Hege in France - white scandinavian dining room with wishbone chairs and a garden view. Natural light in abundance.
Look at lower ceiling between kitchen and next room Shaker Kitchen - Image By Alex De Palma
White cabinets, grey island, marble backsplash Tom Howley’s classic Hartford design (Beautiful Kitchens - January 2015 UK)
crittall doors/ walls to open up kitchen ( similar to Summers St windows)