I recently saw It's Complicated and fell in love with the set design. Meryl's character owns an incredible bakery/gourmet shop, and also has the most beautiful kitchen (one of the highlights of the movie for me). I loved the charming, clean-yet-lived-in look to it:
I think there's a fine balance between "lived-in" and messy, and they pulled it off well. Normally a counter lined with kitchen gadgets would be my worst nightmare (I get ocd about organizing), but the movies make it look so good.