Love, love, love the idea of walls you can write on directly. Maybe because it's handy or maybe it's just my inner four year old that got yelled at for writing on the walls saying "yes!!!!!" to the idea. Either way, I love this idea. The door is from an old New Orleans bank.
"In addition to making a kitchen look older, open shelves can also make a kitchen look bigger." From Cottage Living."
Versatile chalkboard paint labels - use the IKEA little drawer thingy and do this to organize all the little crap around the desk
LOVE this kitchen. Via Apt Therapy: Although small in size, this kitchen has a good balance of open and concealed storage. By displaying only what you use on a daily basis or find to be truly beautiful, you can create a more functional space that doesn't feel overwhelmed or cluttered. The contrast between the dark and white with pops of color create a clean yet inviting space.