Oh, Naturel

There's something boundary-blurring about combining brick and wood. This kitchen, for example, could be located in a renovated city warehouse or in a rural outbuilding. My feeling is that the raw materials act as an equalizer of sorts, rendering spaces at once rustic and urbane. It's up to other elements—like appliances, counter surfaces, and, as this photo so well illustrates, lighting—to tip the stylistic scales one way or the other.