The message center has a charging station, with an outlet strip hidden under the upper cabinet. Setting the backsplash tile on end gave the area its own identity while tying it to
the rest of the kitchen.
Tile: Waterworks. Mugs: Marimekko.Pro advice:
"To keep the backsplash from looking cluttered, opt for one or two outlet strips under upper cabinets."
—Heidi Piron, kitchen designer, Summit, NJ