Staff picks for a minimal (but feminine) kitchen: soften contrast with warm hues.
If I lived in a swanky condo and my cupboards and fixtures were this sleek… I can tell you that it would be hard not to run out and buy each and everything on this list.
Removable wallpaper in a rental can totally transform your decor. The clean lines and stark contrast with that gorgeous wall mural set the stage perfectly for some warmer, homey touches. I’m not saying you should paint your room pink (though others have been surprisingly successful in doing so). Pink and black is such a classic palette, and with the recent turn toward blush pinks and peaches, it’s more subdued than ever.
Wallpaper Mural: Pier Columns (by Murals Your Way)
1. Himalayan Rock Salt & Grater Set by CB2: So basic; so fancy! Who says you can’t match your food to your kitchen?
2. Balsam & Fir Shea Butter Soap by FormularyFiftyFive: I can personally attest to this soap smelling like a tranquil-forest-heaven.
3. Stelton Knives by CB2: Maybe don’t judge a knife by its cover, but these really are sharp looking.
4. Linen Market Napkin by Anthropologie: Traditional textiles: simple and lovely.
5. Plum & Bow Samarkand Kilim Woven Rug by Urban Outfitters: This was actually the inspiration piece for this whole collection! I love the colors!
6. Woodblock Tear-Off Shopping Notepad by Rifle Paper Co: Rifle can do no wrong.
7. Dip Black & White Canisters by CB2: These perfectly tie in the distressed wood in the mural’s pier with the natural cork, and also the white cabinets.
8. Botanical Travel Candle by FormularyFiftyFive: I haven’t tried this one, yet, but I suspect it is amazing. These people know their comfort scents.
9. Deep Bento Box, Coral by TAKENAKA: This has been on my wishlist ever since a trip to Korea. If only I could justify $36 for a lunch box!
10. Rustic Kitchen Glassware by Anthropologie: Hefty, basic, and timeless.
11. End Grain Cutting Board by Crate & Barrel: No kitchen is complete without a butcher block cutting board. This one has a ton of character!
12. Bellied Vase Pink Rose Positive by Samanta Robinson: I envision this in the middle of that bare table, filled with farmers market flowers.
13. Copper Top Flatware by Anthroplogie: These are perfection.
14. Glass Jars with Wood Lids by Food52: Fast becoming one of my favorite food blogs, they have some adorable kitchenware in their shop!