Houzz is the new way to design your home.
The previous "look" was Formica countertops AND backsplash...plus, it was beige, beige, beige. The dark granite and the tumbled tiles anchor the room and give the eye somewhere to land.
This kitchen is so much warmer and more inviting than it was before.
It is so pulled together now that all the 1992 has been scraped off of it.