In this great room, orangey-gold wood is featured in the minimal L-shaped kitchen (on the left -- not shown). This wood tone became the basis of our selections for furnishings in the larger seating area. A bulky sectional in cognac leather and a classic Eames chair and ottoman with a golden cherry frame offer comfortable lounging. The kitchen's off-black granite countertop also inspired the use of the black slate floors and other dark finishes. The rough surface of the slate tiles lends a natural earthy flavour to the room. Notable is the dark grid created by painting the garden door frames and the open shelving unit in charcoal grey.