Sometimes you can’t help but have a few things out on the counter. The only way to keep the clutter at bay is to have them all corralled in a tray or beautiful vintage box like this one.
Love the idea for a cafe-like chalkboard wall in the kitchen. For wall behind homework station. next to coffee island
Peg board storage by Kreisdesign http://kreisdesign.com/collections/peg-boards/products/peg-it-all-wall-mounted-storage-panel-in-natural-birch-plywood