Helaine Mallory Kitchen Accessories December 11, 2017 15:24:12
When they remodeled an older family home with French architectural details kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy look that still felt in keeping with the style of the home. Roman shades in a French provincial fabric added just the Old World accent the updated space required.
Creating a coffee station on your kitchen counter is another great way to bring smart style to your space. Designer Kerrie Kelly has gathered her supplies such as mugs ground coffee and the coffee maker in one corner. You could even add some pretty gold spoons or tea supplies if you like to drink tea as well.
Fruit in a beautiful dish always looks great on a kitchen counter or on an island. The marble backsplash in this kitchen by Kapito Muller Interiors is the perfect backdrop to show off the bright yellow of the lemons. You could create a similar look with oranges or limes.
If you want to filter light and soften the look of your kitchen window – but don t want anything heavy or opaque consider using a fabric with a loose weave such as linen for example. Here designer Annette English complemented the otherwise pared-down look of the space with lightly textured material from Dan Marty Fabric.
“I think you can do just as well with a mid-range steel knife like a [Zwilling J.A.] Henckels as long as you make friends with someone who knows how to sharpen knives“ she says. “It really is more important to learn to sharpen or have it done professionally on a regular basis than it is to spend more. A lot of people are mistakenly buying new knives just because the old ones get dull.“
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.