Orlina Metais Kitchen Accessories September 25, 2017 06:40:59
“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.
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.
“I would never skimp on a KitchenAid mixer“ says Hambright who bakes even at home and uses her mixers primarily to beat batter and whip egg whites. “I have four ranging in age from one to 17 and they are machines absolutely built to last.“Hambright uses one of her mixers as a juicer and admires the many attachments that can enhance the machines from food mills to sausage grinders. “But they cost hundreds of dollars so you should really figure out whether you re going to use one of those attachments a lot getting it down to how much it will cost per use before making the added investment“ she says.
Here s a great example by designer Tiffany Brooks which how you can display family photos in your kitchen. If you d like to display photos keep them corralled in one area of your space to avoid creating a cluttered feeling on your countertops.
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.
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.“