The obvious standout aspect of this kitchen is the Spanish/Portuguese style tiles used in the large backsplash. It is also what gives the space its Mediterranean flair. Here, coupled with the ample natural light, one can feel like they are preparing dinner somewhere in Almería, not in the Greater Toronto Area.
Things feel casual in this kitchen. And not just because it feels Mediterranean, but also because of laid back island chairs, the window side bench, the open shelves, the chalkboard and more.
One feels as though a lot of time could be spent in this kitchen, eating boquerones, tomato bread, and olives. Enjoying the sunlight, perhaps a glass of wine, and the company of others.