White dishes help continue the bright, clean look of the loft onto the kitchen table, while a textured placemat and wood cutting board and bowl bright warmth and texture to the tabletop. A sprig of fresh lavender ties the design together.
An area rug with rainbow hues brings more cheerful color into this kitchen's mix. Countertops are kept mostly open, with only a few lovely handpicked items visible, like wooden cutting boards and cooking necessities.
This kitchen features an indoor herb garden designed by Reckless Iron Works, as seen on HGTV Fixer Upper. A white brick wall and white granite countertop creates a bright backdrop allowing the pot color and greenery to pop. Wood cutting boards and ceramic cookie jars are functional and decorative.
Mix in a few wood sliced, wooden cutting boards, or marble pie boards to use as serving platters. Not only do these options increase the amount of serving dishes at your disposal, but they are visually interesting.
Once you've curated your cheeses, it's important to choose versatile accompaniments. Consider a mix of salted and unsalted crackers, as well as shortbreads and baguettes. Dips like honey and raspberry compote are commonly used to counterbalance sweetness or saltiness. For a more polished look, present dips in white ramekins layered on top of wood cutting boards.
Stow everyday dishes in the cupboard and pull out seasonally themed pieces. Designer Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home layered a vintage quilt over a linen curtain panel to create a one-of-a-kind tablecloth with incredible fall appeal. To coordinate with the season, she brought in pumpkins, nuts and fresh herbs to form a table-length centerpiece. A mix of crystal glasses and wood cutting boards share a fusion of rustic style with refined elements.
Baskets are labeled with wooden tags to serve as both recycling bins and catchalls for toys, shoes or tools in the laundry room and mudroom of HGTV Green Home 2010. A four-foot work island is topped with quartz and features an oversized farm sink with sliding hardwood cutting board.
"Soapstone is an amazing natural stone option for kitchens," says Anissa Zajac of HGTV's House Seven. She added a giant slab of soapstone on her range backsplash and a custom-planked hood that spans the length of range area, making it the statement piece of the kitchen.