Colored glass beads are inset into holes in the maple valance so that light from the fixture over the sink shines through.  The counter is soapstone.  The crown molding is maple with a repeating pattern of circle, square, triangle in paduak, walnut and purpleheart, with a strip of cherry tying them together.  The crown was conceived as a visual distraction from a sloping ceiling that was too low to be leveled.