There's a great little post about kitchens and dining rooms by MUSA of Seattle over at Apartment Therapy today. I love the chandelier in this one. I've seen it before in West Elm or Pottery Barn or something, but am still struck by how appealing it is to me. Anything that celebrates the written word is going to earn high marks in my book.
As for this one, let me just say: I. want. that. backsplash. Beautiful!