In this kitchen, a large window provides lots of natural light to the mostly wooden kitchen. Exposed shelves are used to store recipe books, and the kitchen has achieved a contemporary look by not including hardware on the cabinets.
Love the SOFA TABLE IDEA! I've been thinking about replacing my current desk with a sofa table for a while now. Sofa tables are taller and narrower, saving space, but splurging on style. It also encourages a clutter-free work-space with minimal storage.