A corner banquette provides cozy seating without taking up very much space. More kitchen decorating ideas: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/remodeling/makeover/kitchen-decorating/?socsrc=bhgpin073012smallcornerbanquette#page=13
gray cabinets, that rug and under the counter microwave. Also the dressers flanking a bench seat. Great way to add some storage in an eat-in kitchen. Instead of the window add a large piece of artwork or mirror.
The amazing design of Kathy's kitchen in her one bedroom apartment: I'm in love with those light blue walls, black and white accents, French bistro chairs, that country style kitchen cabinets and finally that industrial style lamp!