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.
Hahaha- Last pinner said: "You never take me anywhere nice anymore. I hope you don't think we're finished with the courtship stage and now it's all sweatpants and Sportscenter. Make reservations somewhere expensive, then take a shower... We're going out."