OK, by now everyone knows that i am all about open shelving in a small kitchen. They provide needed storage and a place to display treasures and collectibles. Use wall space and go as high as you can, but keep it orderly and interesting.
rustic Italian kitchen - I love everything about this. I love the rough edges. I love the cobbled wall. I love the open rafters and quasi-loft storage. I love the rough metal, the hewn look of the wood, and all the different shades of brown.