This is what I want to do in the kitchen, our countertops and the bit coming up the back are like this. Though the intention of the can lights above the awning style window treatment escape me- wouldn't serve their function very well!
I love how the window is not only framed out, but in a different color than the adjacent cabinets. The color palette, while neutral, is so interesting due to the different textures and the contrasting colors. Beautiful design.