Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories September 26, 2017 06:49:21
“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.“
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.
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.
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.”
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.“
When choosing your kitchen gadgets pick more stylish items that you won t be embarrassed to keep out on the counter. Opt for a bright KitchenAid mixer to display or choose a retro-inspired toaster like in this loft kitchen by Caitlin McCarthy Designs.