Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories June 07, 2017 06:38:37
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.
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.“
Fabric-based window treatments are a great way to balance all the hard surfaces in the kitchen while also adding pattern and color. This custom arched shade can raise and lower to control sunlight and privacy. “Whether up or down the shade keeps the kitchen feeling sunny with splashes of yellow from this Thom Filicia fabric Prospect in Shadow“ says the manufacturer. Continue the look by using fabric in places like lampshades (see the shades on the wall sconces) barstools chairs and even Fido s bed.
To create a tailored look in a simple monochromatic kitchen designer Teri Thomas chose a valance and Roman shade in the same fabric. She used a custom-printed fabric from Galbraith and Paul for both the shade and its box-pleated topper says contractor Duane Johns of Advanced Renovations.
Professional baker Peggy Hambright recently purchased a house replete with pro-quality appliances including a Viking range and Bosch dishwasher — but that didn t significantly improve her ability to cook chef-style meals for her husband and friends at home she says. “Even when we lived in an apartment with a 35-year-old stove and fridge I already had the equipment that s important to me like a good knife and my KitchenAid mixers“ says Hambright who is also a wedding cake designer and owner of Mag-Pies in Knoxville Tenn.
Quality design elements like a kitchen island or bar area equipped with choice stainless steel appliances can greatly improve the functionality and appearance of your outdoor kitchen. Start by considering the equipment you ll use the most. Grills sinks and refrigerators are natural choices. Extras like pizza ovens rotisseries and side burners may sound like must-have add-ons but don t lose sight of what s most important to the outdoor cook.