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.
The kitchen was kept clean and bright with white cabinetry and backsplash tiles and a pale gray countertop. Texture brings in layers of interest: a black-and-white shag rug, the pretty wooden cutting board.
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.
Though defined by crisp white walls and cabinets, this kitchen features several boho-style elements, like the rattan barstools, wood cutting board and a worn runner. These balance the more modern elements and infuse the space with warmth.
Layering plants and ceramics against a variety of wood textures creates an inviting living space full of interesting details. A wood cutting board complete with limes and cocktail mixers makes this space ready for entertaining at a moment’s notice.
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.
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.
Homeowner Wendy Durnwald injected a touch of rustic elegance in her kitchen by adding an aged wooden cabinet. She stores appliances like her coffee maker, toaster and slow cooker behind a cute country curtain, which keeps her counters tidy and lets her style shine through. Here, she has also layered an antique cutting board, a pizza stone and a china gravy boat filled with juniper to spruce up her countertop.
Take your kitchen project up a notch by building an island out of crates that fits your storage and space needs just right. This DIY plan, from Mindi Carwin at My Love 2 Create, combines small and large crates, along with vegetable bins, from Crates & Pallet to create a kitchen island with multiple sides of pantry storage, as well as room for a cutting board, hanging dish towels and organizing cookbooks.
The warm feel of the loft's Douglas fir and pine timber beams is carried into the kitchen via wood shelves, barstools and even the cutting boards. The shelving is open, letting the handsome ceramic dishes be an integral part of the decor.
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.
I recommend measuring the space where the fretwork panels will go and cutting according to your measurements. Measure, mark and cut X pieces, mitering the ends at a 45º angle. Instead of using a tape measure, it is best to hold the boards in place, mark and cut to size to ensure the most precise fit.
Next, cut the 8” pieces, mitering the ends at a 45º angle, not parallel, then attach to the X pieces with wood glue. Clamp and let dry.
Optional: toenail 1-1/4” brad nails to secure the pieces together. Toenailing is simply driving a nail at an angle through a board.
Shiplap gives a fresh spin on a farmhouse-style bathroom, like this one by design firm Cloth & Kind. These walls use 1-by-8 primed spruce, but you can use almost any species, and the thinner the wood, the cheaper per board, says Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co. To further trim costs, he suggests cutting thin ⅛-inch sheets of finished plywood into strips and hanging them on the wall. Although those transoms were added, he says you can purchase fixed sidelights or transoms from a builder surplus store, or better yet from an old house or charity thrift shop, and add hinges and a chain to make them operable.