I’m always asked to help my friends streamline their kitchen counters. One of my pet peeve’s is clutter anywhere but in the kitchen it’s so distracting and in the heart of the home I feel things should look open, clean and organized so your space is always ‘guest ready’ and beautiful. Something as simple as keeping utensil holders and canisters in groupings of similar shades goes a long way in a narrow space like that of a kitchen counter. Not every appliance is used every day in our kitchens so there’s no need to leave everything sitting on top of the counter where it takes up space that you may otherwise use for something else or better, simply leave bare to give you that light and airy feel you are craving.
source – Sarah Sherman Samuel
Kitchens and living rooms are often designed as one big open space with just an island or table separating the two. If you have a busy kitchen with a lot of accessories that are of a mismatched color… it’s distracting and takes away from that grandeur feel that I think a kitchen should reflect.
source – BHG
When you have an all-white kitchen like I do many think adding more – whether it be in color or the amount of accessories is better. I say it’s the opposite. Less is best and simplifying is always more welcome in a space that we dine and entertain in.
source – Beth Webb
source – Old Seagroves Homes
Instead of filling your home with so many things, let your finishes have the space to speak for themselves and shine… be the pièce de résistance so to speak!
For color, let your fruit and flowers make the statement or a neatly lined collection of glass bottles of water. They always adds a touch of elegance.
None of my recommendations are ‘rocket science’ difficult but my own method for feeling a little more like Martha Stewart. Her kitchens always make me happy because she keeps everything uncluttered and in similar tones and as a result everything looks cohesive and elegant.
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