If you can't hide them, you can "camouflage" them.
•"Zip" Pods by Matthew Sheargold:
These stools are so cute and colorful- sadly looks like they're only available in austrailia.
•Eva Solo table top Grill with Teak Stand:
It's porcelain and stainless steel, and a beautiful alternative to the standard hibachi...
•Beachstone Placemats ($11.20each):
These would be a great way to add texture to a cool modern/minimal tablesetting.