Mies van der Rohe, one of the best-known architects of all time, once said: "God is in the details." That man knew what he was talking about — often times it's not the big, dramatic elements of a design, but instead the little ones, that capture our attention. And nowhere is that more true than in the kitchen.
Above: This kitchen transformation from My Domaine is quite lovely, but the thing that really caught my eye is the scalloped edges of the marble backsplash.
The green and black color scheme of this kitchen is especially striking, but if you take a second glance, you might also be intrigued by those diamond-shaped cutouts, which are perfect for finger pulls — no hardware needed. Photographed by Jonas Ingertedt for Elle Decoration.
This beautiful, uber-modern kitchen from Ecora has a special treat: a mirrored toe kick.
This kitchen, spotted on Yatzer, has a glowing light strip recessed into the countertop.
Even if you're not into the unusual color scheme in this kitchen from Gisbert Poeppler, here's a clever detail to steal — a shallow drawer, situated on the back of the countertop, that's perfect for storing tiny little sundries. Glassware can live on top.
Here's an especially lovely integrated drain board in a kitchen designed by French architect Eric Bommel
A copper sink is a bit humbler than a marble one, but no less lovely. From Balingslov.
This pegboard toe kick, in a kitchen spotted on Pocket Witch, is weird and quirky and wonderful.
I love the inset stone countertop in this kitchen from Nordic Design — not nearly as expensive as installing stone in the entire kitchen, but just enough for a little grace note.