Small Kitchen: decorative wire metal baskets for wall storage/shelves (here for spice rack, cooking utensils & fruit) + wine "rack" that is really a wine shelf! the use of wall space & the black on white.
After: Perfect Arrangement The light green subway tile splashboard ties in everything here. Everything is so light and airy--very welcoming! I'm thinking a sage green colored "stain" on a section of the cabinets would look as good, too! Green is my color!
Smart Kitchen Space-Saver: Dish Drying Closet Above The Sink. It's a dish rack that's integrated into a bottomless cabinet above the sink, so that the step of drying wet dishes is skipped completely, and are placed there to dry, out of view.