Shelving over window - dark to match the cabinetry & beams, medium to match the floor or white to blend in with the plaster walls? Do last and see what the rooms need. The wrought iron nicely ties into the light fixtures, railing and pulls.
What I like in kitchens - organized and everything on hand and open. It looks lived in. It looks like life and like the heart of the house. Even if it has a tendency towards "clutter" it is the kind of kitchen organization that would encourage me to cook.