For years, the homeowners had their hearts set on this woodsy lot in North Dallas. Finally the property became theirs and a place to share cooking with friends, clients and family, host non-profit events, and entertain prospective clients. The treetops outside can almost be touched, and sliders open up the interior space to the woods and creek. Nature is the hero in this home and we did not want to compete with what was going on outside; we wanted to have a relationship with it. In addition to upholstery and cabinetry colors inspired by fall foliage, the aesthetic was based on European-inspired design. Cooking has become a new pastime for the couple. A custom stainless steel hood with integrated lighting spans the 15-foot-long island and gently defines the counter space and cooktop with architectural appeal. Everyone loves sharing the island and the cooking experience… and eating the fruits of their labor!