Cozy baking racks — like this one in Amy’s home — are a staple in French boulangeries. “I noticed [them] from Paris to Nice and always wanted one,” Amy says — though she admitted finding one was harder than she’d expected. Most of the racks she came across in Europe were too big, so she and Mat hand-built one, then added a distressed finish to give it the well-worn feel they were looking for. And, in classic French vintage style, she decorated it with brass bowls, neutral dishware and a hanging basket.
It wouldn't be summer without an outdoor lobster bake. Cover the table with newspaper for an inexpensive way to bring festivity to your party. Shellfish is so vivid that you don't need a ton of decor to create an appealing yet casual table setting. Add some simple dinnerware to complete the look without going over the top.
A custom baking station is a keynote feature in the new kitchen design that incorporates a generous amount of open shelving in a ceruse finish. The prep counter is clad in butcher-block countertop and a continuous waterfall edge wrapping. Cabinet hardware and drawer pulls are polished nickel.
The large island under the window serves as a baking center for this traditional kitchen. The marble top is perfect for rolling dough, while the open shelf beneath puts mixers on display. A large built-in shelf houses decorative dishes.
These little gems are a great standard recipe to know. They incorporate holiday colors and flavors in a treat that is sweet and a little bit salty. The texture is a crumbly, the cranberries are chewy, and the pistachios give it a tiny crunch to finish it off. It's holiday perfection.
This light and bright kitchen features white wood cabinets and neutral quartzite countertops. A built-in baking center features electrical outlets and a designated countertop area that is enclosed by brown oak cabinets. A small drinking fountain is located just to the right of the baking center.