Sometimes even common, everyday details can suddenly become something fresh and extraordinary. Recently, we had a busy day in the kitchen and in the process, used up all of our cutting boards. By evening, I had them all washed and assembled and leaned them up against our tile backsplash so they could dry out before I stored them away. It wasn't long before I was making a more polished arrangement, adding to it our marble pastry slab, and pizza peel. It may sound funny, but the truth is, I liked the way this little display of kitchen tools made me feel when I stood in my kitchen. With a cook's tools close at hand, it made me well... want to cook.
I also liked the texture and life my newfound collection brought to our tile backsplash. Much like houseplants infuse a natural element to a space, the grainy woods and stone added a little earthiness to our otherwise contemporary kitchen. It's a good mix- these rustic tools set against a more modern backdrop and it seems others have taken notice as well.
|Styled by Tina Hellberg / Photo by Magnus Anesund for Skanska Nya Hem.|
|Styled by Allison Bloom and Tinsley Hutson-Wiley for 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase|
Photo by John Merkl spotted on Remodelista
|Styled by Leesa O'Reilly / Spotted on Desire to Inspire|
|Style at Home / Photograph by Michael Nangreaves|
|Photo and Styling by Lu Tapp of DustyLu Interiors|
|Styled by Kara Rosenlund / Spotted on 79 Ideas|
|House Doctor Spring 2013 Catalogue / Spotted on Find the Details|
|Canvas Home Store|
*Intro Image // Photographed by Jodi Pudge for Covet Garden as seen on Design Crush