Notes on interior decorating with wood countertops: This gorgeous kitchen was designed by Smiley Renovations LLC. This design demonstrates how a dark wood countertop like Wenge can complement white cabinetry. Notice how the cabinet hardware and pendant lights pick up the color of the island counter. The designers also ensured ample lighting to the space with under cabinet and backlit cabinetry. The refrigerator on the right is concealed with cabinetry panels. Located in Maryland, this remodel was completed in 2007.