Huette Monin Kitchen Accessories September 21, 2017 07:00:52
The black matte finish is available in more modest sizes too from 1.25“-diameter Luminous round knobs from SpectraDecor to Atlas Homewares 5-5/8“ Primitive Pull and Du Verre Hardware s Marcel single-post pull an aluminum piece with asymmetrical geometric cutouts designed by hipsters Jeffrey Goodman and Steven Charlton. Like all Du Verre pulls these are hand-poured in small batches using the sand-cast method.
Window treatments not only add softness and style but also control light protecting interior furnishings and materials from damaging UV rays. “Flat Roman fabric shades from Smith & Noble are available with a privacy lining that offers sun protection” says Kara Roberts Director of Merchandising for the company. Shown here is a Flat Roman Fabric Shade in Samara/Stone with privacy lining.
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.“
“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.“
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.
“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.