What kitchen accessories to use for decorating a modern kitchen?
dkotov
September 6, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Would love to see your ideas - jars, pottery, plants etc. My kitchen is walnut with white countertop and green chartreuse ceramic tile backsplash. I am having a hard time how to decorate it ( specially those dead corners ) - most of the cool stuff is really for more traditional kitchens.

thank you!
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   September 6, 2013 at 12:52PM
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mousemaker
I like earthtones.
1 Like   September 6, 2013 at 1:05PM
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Margo
Ocean trumps land ;)
   September 6, 2013 at 1:07PM
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dkotov
wow - those are great! Thank you!
   September 6, 2013 at 2:39PM
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joyannello
You should add some pops of the always graphic black&white.....
Mackenzie Childs checkered line comes to mind. They have many great pieces from teapots to trays. Also consider adding a lamp to one of your dark counter corners which will bring instant charm! Last thought is to add either an interesting oversized covered cake plate with dome filled with treats or huge bowl of green apples. The goal is to have fun with some practical accessories to add some life to your kitchen.
1 Like   September 6, 2013 at 2:54PM
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dkotov
Thank you! Great tips!
   September 6, 2013 at 3:04PM
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Margo
I am a MacKenzie Childs fan, I have the tea pot myself but I don't think the stuff is geared for a *modern kitchen*. However, if you have $15K laying around this guy would make quite a statement LOL

1 Like   September 6, 2013 at 5:51PM
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sstarr
That would be so cool hanging over my woodstove in Vermont.
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Margo
@sstarr- start saving;)
   September 6, 2013 at 6:05PM
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Margo
@sstarr- maybe you could make one out of black and white duck tape.;)
1 Like   September 6, 2013 at 6:06PM
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sstarr
maybe! We have a lot of it here....though I have a regular car, not held together with it.
   September 6, 2013 at 6:09PM
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Margo
sstarr- What? what does you having a regular car have to do with making a moose head out of duct tape? LOL
   September 6, 2013 at 6:21PM
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lefty47
HI - Margo -- You sure like that moose head -- you have posted it before -- perfect for in a Canadian house , fer sure ,eh !
   September 6, 2013 at 6:41PM
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Margo
HI lefty- Yes, I do love the moose;)) I am seriously thinking of making my own knock off of this guy. This won't be the last time I will probably post him.LOL If i do make one, I will post a pic.
1 Like   September 6, 2013 at 6:43PM
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sstarr
Well Margo, some people say that Vermonters repair their cars with duct tape. And from what I've observed, there is some truth to that. ;-)
1 Like   September 6, 2013 at 6:52PM
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Margo
I must have missed that saying;) never heard that. hmmm, doesn't sound pretty lol
   September 6, 2013 at 7:05PM
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mousemaker
ocean trumps land? where did you get that, Margo? :) are we playing rock, scissors, paper? :)
1 Like   September 7, 2013 at 8:12AM
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Margo
LOL mousemaker- gotta make this stuff fun,,One, two, three, I had rock, you had scissors...rock crushes scissors...sorry I win. OK we will do 2 out of 3 :)
   September 7, 2013 at 8:33AM
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mousemaker
oh no no no :) I have rock. I live with rocks!!! rocks are my life, Margo!! Scissors, not so much :)
   September 7, 2013 at 8:40AM
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indianpatti
I like modern shaped white bowls ... lots of fabulous ones at Marshall's ... have them in all sizes available and I put fresh fruit, tomatoes, etc. in them.

Don't put too many things ... just a few. Looks clean and stays clean a lot easier.
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dkotov
Great discussion! Yes, I would like just a few things - keep it simple but add some color with maybe lemons/lime in a white bowl or some funky colored pasta in a jar, small modern white plant pots on the window etc. Thank you for the great tips!
   September 7, 2013 at 9:02AM
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pcmom1
I have filled one of my dead corners with a large plate on a stand. Selection is endless! I have seen great modern glass plates with your colors at our local kitchen store. Start shopping.

Another way to fill that corner is with a great mixer in a navy blue. PS: you have to click on the first picture to bring up the image of the plates!

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lefty47
HI -- Margo -- If you do make a moose head , I definitely want to see it !
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dkotov
I bought some stuff from Cost Plus, Marshall today - will experiment once the whole kitchen is done - hopefully in 10 days. Thank you all!
   September 7, 2013 at 6:05PM
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dkotov
Love the pinot noir jar/bottle!
   September 7, 2013 at 6:05PM
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Dytecture
Very minimal and clean accessories.


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mousemaker
http://www.fantes.com/
I am not a rep or anything, I just found this by accident and then found the very t hing I needed!!
it's a pie pan with a wire bottom.
   September 8, 2013 at 9:48AM
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pcmom1
I like that pinot noir bottle also. Plus, I have a piece in my kitchen I throw corks into. Only problem is that it shows how much wine we go through!
   September 8, 2013 at 1:48PM
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groveraxle
Geez, you guys. Except for patti and dytecture, none of this stuff is modern.
1 Like   September 8, 2013 at 2:14PM
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Margo
Well Grover- your stuff is weird- LOL- :P I mean seriously is that a bowl on wheels LoL
   September 8, 2013 at 3:04PM
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groveraxle
Margo, my stuff isn't weird; it's avant garde.
1 Like   September 8, 2013 at 3:37PM
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Margo
OH, Yeah, that's it !! I too am avant garde LOL
   September 8, 2013 at 3:39PM
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pcmom1
Even a modern kitchen needs a mixer for cookies!
   September 8, 2013 at 4:00PM
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Margo
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only if it is avant garde;))
   September 8, 2013 at 4:11PM
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mousemaker
obviously no one bakes pies either :)
   September 9, 2013 at 7:28AM
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Margo
mousemaker- what is this word "bake" that you speak of?
   September 9, 2013 at 7:40AM
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mousemaker
Margo, you are hopeless :)
   September 9, 2013 at 7:42AM
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Margo
Go start reading a few more threads, I am under attack, I tell you....how can I be so misunderstood LOL
   September 9, 2013 at 7:44AM
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mousemaker
maybe it was the moose head? :) I think you and I provide the humor and other people just don't get it :) or don't see that it's needed..and yet you and I are the most helpful!!!
1 Like   September 9, 2013 at 7:48AM
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Margo
Speaking of that moose head. It is my mission to make a knock off now. When it is done, I will post, so all can make fun of me/it....I will embrace the poll;))
1 Like   September 9, 2013 at 7:57AM
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   September 11, 2013 at 10:07AM
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pcmom1
I think you should buy the $3500 coffee maker I saw at Sur La Table in Portland. Very cool: grinds the beans, steams the milk, etc. Would look great in a modern kitchen. And the coffee wasn't bad, either!
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WineRacks.com
We have a lot of fun, modern wine related accessories at WineRacks.com.
   September 11, 2013 at 11:44AM
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mousemaker
if only someone else would cook dinner, you know? :)
   September 11, 2013 at 2:30PM
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Margo
Mouse- what are------------------------you talking about? LOL
   September 11, 2013 at 2:31PM
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Margo
Maybe you could make a new mouse and name it after me;))) You probably have a Mary Cassett mouse right?
   September 11, 2013 at 2:32PM
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mousemaker
nope :)
   September 11, 2013 at 2:50PM
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