Francoise Joi Kitchen Accessories June 28, 2017 06:34:33
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.
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.
But before investing in any of these designs for your own kitchen remember that a coordinated kitchen look is stylish beyond compare says Morea: “The single most important element to consider is what you decided to do with your plumbing fixtures. If they re pewter stainless or brushed nickel your new pulls should have the same finish. You might also want to consider colors that coordinate or complement your tile and floor or the color or finish on your appliances particularly if you re using the trendy stainless fridges and dishwashers.“
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.”
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.“
Larger pulls are “in“ these days too particularly among urban kitchen owners who follow the latest trends. “Those customers are gravitating towards larger drawers and horizontal cabinets and so we re designing oversize pulls that look good in proportion“ says Atlas Homewares Morea. “One of my favorites is the more modern matte black pulls that give that Asian feel and make a simple stylish statement.“