All design elements look better when placed in an architecturally interesting space. If you've ever noticed catalogs such as Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, the rooms that showcase their items are fantastic. There are big old beams, high ceilings, wall moulding, archways, beautiful windows. But many of us live in houses that lack those things. I came across this idea from an old Oprah show, when Nate Berkus was just a pup (okay, well it was just over a year ago, but before he was a household name). He did this Moroccan kitchen, and I took note of the Moroccan style fretwork he incorporated into the door.