Apart from their children's crayon masterpieces, many people refrain from putting art in the kitchen for the same reason they're reluctant to hang it in the bathroom - moisture, heat, grease and extreme temperature changes -- the four dark horsemen of art
I love EVERYTHING about this room from the lamp that reminds me of my daddy's office to the comfy cognac leather couch, to the awesome trunk as coffee table and storage and the freakin' amazing world map wallpaper!
Butcher Block Countertop on the Island? I have loved the butcher block idea for a rustic kitchen some day, but never had the idea of placing on top of island :) now i have one thing less to worry about. I will have my block :)