It's All in the Accents

The work table looks a little flimsy, á la a certain Scandinavian chain of knock-down furniture stores, but there are lessons to be learned from this nonetheless pleasing kitchen. Prime among them: Dead-plain cabinets can play nicely with textured-tile walls and funky pendant lights. Some might be critical of the counter between the cabinets, deeming it awkward and out of reach, but I'll suggest that some bits of kitchen clutter are better left in the dark.