Huette Monin Kitchen Accessories September 28, 2017 06:42:19
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.
“Fabric shades are like great art: They transform a space and its inhabitants“ says Kara Roberts Director of Merchandising for Smith & Noble the manufacturer of the Moroccan-style shades shown here. Flat Roman shades fold up at the top when fully raised and lie flat when lowered creating a low profile look that works with a wide range of fabrics and prints.
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.“
Grapefruit knife. OK this is the height of decadence. But in this two-ended knife the parallel blades on one end allow me to slice on both sides of the membrane at once. Then the other end which is serrated deftly cuts around the outside edge of the grapefruit. (Don t reverse the process though because it s not as effective.) When the Texas ruby reds come in I m a happy slurper.
Art is definitely one of my go-to s for styling kitchen counters. You can casually lean a canvas against a wall like designer Caitlin Murray did here. You could also display a series of prints or paintings in the same frame if you like a more uniform look.
“When planning a kitchen layout placing the sink under a window is a great option” says designer Karen Sealy. “Having a nice view can make washing the dishes or prepping food more enjoyable.” In this space she specified shutters to complete the room’s transitional style. “Using shutters is a low-maintenance alternative to drapery that still controls light levels and views” she says.