This post was supposed to be about open shelves in the kitchen, oh how I love them! But while doing a bit of image research I came across a common denominator I felt in love. White tile and back splashes. I haven't had tile in the kitchen for a long while now and I think I miss it, it adds an understated kitchen elegance and makes the kitchen a more welcoming and useful place. And the combination between tiles and open shelving makes it even better, if at all possible! What is the one thing you dream of in a kitchen?