Inspired by the French blue and cream color scheme selected by the homeowner, this large kitchen combines grandeur with functionality. The impressively high arched ceiling is visually lowered with ten-foot high cabinets and decorative exposed truss-style beams. Double islands provide structure, traffic flow and valuable countertop frontage. The granite-topped prep island includes a second sink, dishwasher and trash pullout for multiple cooks and point-of-use access nearer to the refrigerator. The wood-topped table island with counter-level seating provides seated guests with a warmer surface upon which to lean. The effect of the aged, glazed finishes on the French blue cabinetry is further emphasized by the antiqued copper and carved stone hood, as well as the distressing on the Black Walnut island top. The adjoining butler’s pantry provides an extra dose of creaminess and includes a copper inlay molding in the crown. An additional two full refrigeration units provide plenty of extra space for catering large parties, and another sink, dishwasher and trash pull out ensure that clean-up can be accomplished separately from the gathering area.