This design is cool because it takes a smaller kitchen space and loads it with a ton of great details. The risk the designer took here was making the space too cluttered, but since they were smart about where they placed things, they pulled it off quite well. Part of what helps the space so much is the wood paneling. It gives the space a very rich texture that helps mellow all the other cool details in the kitchen, such as the accessories on the island and at the little desk in the background. That little spot is perfect for sitting and doing bills or talking on the phone.