Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories September 28, 2017 06:35:26
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.
“I like the whimsical pulls used as a detail put here and there to personalize the kitchen. They say I like grapes or I love antique cars and they ll always have a place“ says Morea. “That kind of whimsy works really well at a second home or a vacation home. I have one client in Florida for example who used 125 hardware pieces in one beach house kitchen all starfish and it looked great. Pulls shaped like twigs and leaves work in a mountain retreat kitchen.“ In an ordinary kitchen pulls in fun shapes and colors strike a nice note when used sparingly. “For a personal touch I might use a few on a wine drawer or the doors of a wet bar or maybe one or two on overhead cabinets that aren t real close to the main cabinets.“
Most kitchens have dish soap and hand soap at the sink so you might as well keep them in pretty bottles. In this black-and-white kitchen by designer Christopher Grubb the soap is showcased in two pretty glass bottles and on a metal tray. If you don t have glass pump bottles you can also simply choose a soap that comes in pretty bottles.
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.
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.