The Chic Technique: Beautiful Modern Chic Living Room.a studio apartment near Central Park, in Manhattan. In the first place I could live in this room anywhere. In the second place, just off Central Park?
Another example of a backpainted glass backsplash. "Installing a glass backsplash, painted on back in calming blue-gray, creates the illusion that the cabinets are floating for a lighter look." Could put over painted wave back splash.
Like this island idea with raised bar and lights underneath. Possibly use on dining room of island for a couple of stools and on opposite side for appliances to be hiddrn (toaster, blender, coffee maker)