This hardworking duo can be pretty and functional when you focus on the details.
Give your kitchen a clean, crisp look with these top picks from designer Jill Boothby.
Choosing a stainless steel finish for all of your appliances provides a cohesive look.
Decorating Tip: Use glass-front cabinets sparingly. “Place them at the end of the kitchen or in the corners as accents,” says Jill. “Then put your very favorite pieces inside.” For added interest, paint the interior of the cabinets. It’s a great way to add a little more color to your room, and “your objects will just pop!” says Jill.
Decorating Tip: Keep your color palette simple. Too many colors can be distracting and make your room feel smaller. “Here, it’s just black,
white, and green,” says Jill. Uncomplicated and effective.
Let in the sunlight. Jill says the more natural light the better and suggests using Roman shades instead of curtains. They offer privacy when you need it but don’t detract from your outside surroundings.
A breakfast nook is a great place to add pattern and personality to your kitchen. Jill suggests items such as this playful drum pendant light, as well as a round pedestal table and a single, large piece of artwork for the small space.
Change the look of secondhand dining chairs in minutes with new cushions in a graphic fabric. Here’s how: For each chair,
unscrew the seat from the bottom of the chair, and remove the old fabric. Place the new fabric, wrong side up, on a flat surface,
and lay the seat on top. Fold down the fabric on one side, and staple it from the middle out. Pull the fabric taut, smoothing
out any wrinkles. Then staple the fabric on the opposite side. Repeat until the fabric is attached all the way around. Reattach
the seat to the chair.