This is a really nice traditional kitchen, and the fact that there are some nice creative elements proves that you do not have to go all crazy with bells and whistles to make your kitchen design. I love the plants on the shelves, and I am sure that they did not cost much to pout up. This is something to keep in mind when you are designing on a budget. I might add some simple art as well. I like the light coloring and think that it lightens up the whole room fairly substantially. The counter is nice as well because you can sit at it and eat, but you can also use it as a prep station.