I keep reading how kitchens & baths are the most important features in a home. To me, they come down at the bottom of the list. I'm more interested in the other rooms--their layout & proportion & detail, so its rare that I ever see a picture of a kitchen that does anything at all for me. This would be one of them, although I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't hesitate to rip it out. --MV.
One of the things that always makes me crazy is when people respond to the suggestion to use red & green together in a room with the comment that "It'll look like Christmas!" Not if it's done well, it won't. John Gannam's illustration for an American Brewers' Association ad shows it's just a matter of which red and which green. -MV