A white apron sink set into a weathered wood base is given a fresh, current look with adjacent painted cabinets. Via Cottage and Vine. [this is the sink I want and if I had my way the rest of the kitchen would be 'weathered wood'.
I love the idea of the pantry tucked up under the stair case. Lots of extra storage space. Shawna's Glamorous Custom Kitchen The walk in pantry is tucked into the staircase, complete with a custom made baking cart to shuttle ingredients back and forth!