Here is what I'm thinking for the shore kitchen. I want to keep it simple and clean - lots of whites and grays - punch it up with a pop of colorful artwork (cheap!) and finish it with the beautiful structure of the light fixture.
We are going to remove part of the left wall to open up the feel of the apartment which means no upper cabinets on the left hand side. I might include a set of open shelves on the remaining part of the wall but that is still TBD. I'd like to see how it feels completely open before I add those. I'm debating tiling the whole wall on that side. It's a bit of an expense and a painted wall might work just as well.
On the right hand side of the kitchen will be the real workhorse with almost all of the appliances so I have to keep the wall of cabinets.
The internal debate about marble vs. quartz is still raging in my mind so more to come on that but right now I'm leaning toward classic Carrara.
At the end of the galley, we will be keeping the eating area (its the only one in the condo). I'm debating about whether we should add a built-in bench at the end for both easier seating and storage. It all depends on the cost.
Naturally we haven't even started the work yet and I'm already aggravated at the poor response time from the contractors we are working with. Is it really so hard to get back to your customers on time?