Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen
11/17 Design

Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen

Heart of the home inspiration.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and we couldn’t agree more. As the holiday season gets closer, we’re spending more time in our kitchens, making food, gathering with our families, and creating memories.

Recently, we had to chance to re-style a kitchen we designed years ago for McGee & Co.’s 2020 Winter Catalogue, and we’re excited to share the details with you today!

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In this space, we implemented a few fool-proof ways to elevate a kitchen; here are some of our favorites:

Add warmth with a runner

If you’re hesitant to style a rug in your kitchen, we get it! Kitchens are high-traffic areas that typically involve frequent spills and happy accidents. However, the right runner adds so much warmth and texture to the kitchen, and using a piece made with a highly-durable material like wool can actually make clean up time simpler.

Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen
Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen

In this space, we used a new hand-knotted rug from McGee & Co. with a great deep, blue hue and intricate design that brings a feeling of time-worn character to the look.

Shop the Anya Indigo Rug here.

Bring unexpected texture with your stools and chairs

Incorporating eye-catching designer-details into your seating pieces is one of the easiest ways to add a layer of thoughtfulness to any kitchen or dining look. 

Whether it’s a warm leather wrap or a subtle woven detail, textural seating elements instantly bring more interest and dimension to your space.

Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen
Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen
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Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen
Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen

We added texture and tone in the dining room with two of our newest kitchen pieces from McGee & Co., our Dansen Dining Chair, and Hansen Dining table.

Click here for tips on mixing kitchen stools and dining chairs in an open concept living space.

Incorporate elevated details

When it comes to kitchen styling, it’s all about the little details that bring both personality and functionality to your space. We love adding vintage-inspired art, textural cutting boards, and pretty serveware to open shelving and countertop surfaces. 

Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen

In this look, we styled the open shelving with a mix of special-occasion ware like hand-made ceramic pitchers and everyday basics like glassware and porcelain plates to create a lived-in yet refined feeling.

Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen
Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen

One of our favorite ways to add functional beauty to the kitchen is by styling a tray or pedestal next to the stove or sink to keep olive oil, salt, pepper, or other frequently used necessities.

Fool-proof Tips For Elevating Your Kitchen