As the epicenter of our homes, our kitchens must accommodate not only meal prep but homework consultations, formal entertaining, chats over coffee – our kitchens are our work horses and our most lived-in room. This VALERIE GRANT INTERIORS creation (left, top-right) provides extra work space with the addition of a second island for eating and storage. No detail was overlooked with the coffered ceiling, chunky grey island with beautiful graining, and counter stools with contrasting fabric. Another VALERIE GRANT INTERIORS masterpiece (bottom-right), this kitchen calms with a soothing palette of white and soft grey. The invigorating pop of yellow from the lush counter stools provides a perfect ray of sunshine.