I'm gaga for this kitchen. Either that or my 2-day headache is finally breaking.
Structural Kitchen Design is a difficult theme to pull off. When I refer to "Structural", I am speaking specifically about the natural composition of materials such as wood-grain, stone veins, and natural material tactile textures. There are so many competing grains, textures, and colours. One way you can achieve a beautiful Structural Kitchen Design is by selecting materials that have a similar pattern - much like the marble countertop and the plywood cabinets have the same movement of line thru them, although they are not similar in shape and size, they are similar in elements found in nature, such as a wave.
To have the greatest success and impact in a Structural Design, you can start by pulling out the lightest colour (white, in this case) and use it throughout the space. This visual queue not only informs the user of where the cabinetry begins and ends, but also provides volume by using natural patterning.
Some of you may look at this kitchen and think that it's pretty disgusting, and for those of you that know me, and know that I'm in love with white, plywood ,and marble textures, will wonder what I could possibly say to overcome all the objections. I'll just say that you are you're own expert when it comes to design, but if you are going to refute something purely because of it's unfinished, natural characters, then you need to really think about where that judgement is coming from. The less visual trash that we have in our lives, the better off we are, so, maybe, Structural Design is actually the perfect type of theme design for you.