Huette Monin Kitchen Accessories July 02, 2017 06:37:57
Forget about the “vertical metal handles versus wooden knobs“ decision of decades past. Designers today are vying to create innovative kitchen drawer and cabinet pulls and consumers looking for an affordable kitchen update are the beneficiaries. Adrienne Morea for example translated America s fascination with leather furnishings into Paradigm pulls in black leather black crocodile leather and cocoa brown washable suede with polished chrome and brushed nickel accents.
For staples such as flour and sugar matching canisters are a great way to bring a bit of style to your space. If you have a pantry you can use the same type of canisters or jars in there too.
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.”
Wax paper. This oldie but goodie the ugly stepsister to plastic wrap is back in my drawer after an absence of many years. But wax paper lies flat on the counter to sift flour onto and it minds its own chemicals when microwaving dishes. Some plastic wrap fits so tightly over the bowl that it holds in big gusts of steam — an open invitation to a burn when opening.
Cookbooks or stacked hardcover books are a great option to keep out on your countertops. In this bright white kitchen by designer Kerrie Kelly she uses a combination of the two. You could even use bookends if you want to amp up the look.
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.