Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories November 27, 2017 20:24:56
Microwave. I don t have a fancy one don t need a fancy one. Forget the word “oven“ — this is a substitute for the top of the range. I cook vegetables in it melt butter and chocolate and yes I ve saved a zillion dollars reheating coffee rather than making a whole new pot. Just the time saved not washing dishes more than pays for this handy albeit mundane convenience.
Window treatments not only add softness and style but also control light protecting interior furnishings and materials from damaging UV rays. “Flat Roman fabric shades from Smith & Noble are available with a privacy lining that offers sun protection” says Kara Roberts Director of Merchandising for the company. Shown here is a Flat Roman Fabric Shade in Samara/Stone with privacy lining.
The black matte finish is available in more modest sizes too from 1.25“-diameter Luminous round knobs from SpectraDecor to Atlas Homewares 5-5/8“ Primitive Pull and Du Verre Hardware s Marcel single-post pull an aluminum piece with asymmetrical geometric cutouts designed by hipsters Jeffrey Goodman and Steven Charlton. Like all Du Verre pulls these are hand-poured in small batches using the sand-cast method.
Hambright s most treasured knife is a quirky one that her husband gave her designed by celebrity chef Alton Brown of Food Network s Good Eats fame. It features a razor sharp blade 33 layers of stainless steel and a 10-degree angled handle that prevents your knuckles from hitting the cutting board as you work. “It may sound silly but I just love the way it feels in my hand“ she says. “You do need to find a knife you can hold comfortably; otherwise you re not going to want to use it.“
Quality design elements like a kitchen island or bar area equipped with choice stainless steel appliances can greatly improve the functionality and appearance of your outdoor kitchen. Start by considering the equipment you ll use the most. Grills sinks and refrigerators are natural choices. Extras like pizza ovens rotisseries and side burners may sound like must-have add-ons but don t lose sight of what s most important to the outdoor cook.
Designer Robin Baron gave this elegant country kitchen the perfect finishing touch with an ornate scalloped valance above the sink. “I always say “great design is in the details“ and this beautiful valance is a perfect example” says Baron. “I used the detail of iron hooks to create the dramatic pleating in lieu of a traditional pole and embellished the classic linen floral fabric with tassel trim and matching tape giving weight and importance to this country-inspired valance.”