Transitioning from a wood floor(wood tile floor) into a tile foyer can sometimes be too blunt. With this project we added a glass mosaic tile allowing an awesome transition to flow from one material to the other.
White cabinets honed slate counter tops, and black handles. Love the slate counter, cabinet style with lots of pull-out drawers, and wood floors! Per This Old House: Slate is so dense that sealing isn't required. Buff out scratches with an abrasive pad.