If you’ve read my last blog post, you’ll know that we tore our old kitchen to pieces ready for a whole room make over. We’re closing in on the finishing touches now so that’s what I’m talking about today.
I’ve scoured the House of Fraser website to hand pick this selection of kitchen accessories to spruce up my favourite space. They’re beautiful, practical and would look just perfect on my kitchen counters. Let’s see what I’ve gone for…
Marble Pots // Kitchen Aid Mixer // Whale Apron // Dualit Toaster // Mason Jars // Linea Cake Stand // Sweet Basil Candle // Wire Egg Store // Dickins and Jones House Chopping Board // Self Watering Plant Pot // Dualit Chrome Kettle
Do you see a theme here? I love blue. It’s so relaxing and calming for me. I’m hoping to incorporate little dashes of it here and there throughout the kitchen in practical but beautiful items.
First of all, we actually already own the above toaster, but I wanted to include it as it’s amongst the few things that have a permanent place on my kitchen counters, alongside the dream items above. After a lot of review review reading and hunting through the toasters, we decided a Dualit was for us. They have ambient temperature sensors so that the setting you choose provides the same heat in every season. I love the fact that you can check on the toast mid cycle without resetting anything too. That’s serious toasting tech.
It seemed logical to look for a Dualit kettle as well and the chrome number above comes with a whisper boil and replaceable parts. No brainer for me but I’m yet to convince Mr Jones.
Next in line, the whale apron! Ahh, I love how cute this print is. Our kitchen is in need of some bold, bright fun to bring some personality and this will do that job with ease.
If blue isn’t your thing, I’ve also gone for two classics that would suit any kitchen style; the marble pinch pots and the sleek white cake stand. We don’t often have cakes to display but I imagine it would look great with fresh fruit piled on top.
For the window sill, you can’t go far wrong with a herb planter, and this one from Cole and Mason is especially cool thanks to it’s in built watering tray. Adding plants to a kitchen is a great way to break up sterile lines and bring life in to the room. I love using fresh herbs in my recipes too.
Another way to bring in some life is to use natural textures like cotton, linen or even wood. Keeping a wooden board on display makes it easy to grab something to protect your worktops when you need it and also doubles as a platter for nibbles.
I’ve been on the look out for some quirky jars to store tea bags in and these maritime mason jars instantly caught my eye. They’d add some interest for sure.
And finally the item of my dreams… the ice blue Kitchen Aid. Are there any words for such a design classic? Nothing would encourage me to bake more.
Would any of these items look at home in your kitchen? I’d love to know how you accessorise your worktops.