Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories September 28, 2017 07:04:20
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.”
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.
“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.“
This kitchen by designer Jessica McClendon is a great example of how you can use cutting boards as decor. You can use a variety of different types and shapes of boards including wood and marble then lean them against your backsplash.
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.