Black and white apartment

I’ll be updating my brother’s Oslo apartment in the summer and this is how I picture his kitchen. It would be a massive change as his kitchen has now got units on 3 walls. I’m completely in love with the large island and the pendants above. You understand why, right?! I need to convince him, don’t I? I hope he’ll let me go mad and change his apartment completely. Would be fun, right?!

I would also put a shelf / desk under his window and change his massive sofa to a smaller one and add a comfy chair. 
Striking black lamp in the bedroom, yes please! 
Wish I could start today, but it’s rented out while he’s travelling..