Create a center of attention. "This kitchen was designed to bring a symmetrical balance to the back, windowed wall," says Marlene Wangenheim of Interiors By Design. "All the materials, though rich, were very played down— for example, the white quartz stone countertops and the Calacatta marble brick tile with mother-of-pearl in the backsplash.""The chandelier brings your eye immediately to the center of the room, and then the tour begins," she adds. "The glitz of the chandelier also balances the serene color palette by contrasting it and giving it a wow effect."