DESIGN YOUR HOME
11 Ideabooks by Marie Asselin
Guest Picks: 20 Color-Happy Kitchen and Dining Accessories
Brighten up! These trays, cups, utensils and more provide a joyous color jolt to diners and cooks alike
With the arrival of summer, I feel like my kitchen needs a jolt of color to bring it back to life and prepare it for a season of gatherings, barbecues and warm, lazy evenings spent sipping cocktails. These neon accessories will make your kitchen not only...
Guest Picks: A Gilded Kitchen
Once a color that people shunned after the '90s brass overdose, the noble gold is making a comeback. It started in the world of fashion with rose gold watches and modern brass jewelry, and it's getting into kitchens now too. An array of beautifully designed...
Guest Picks: 22 Delectable Cake Stands
Whether you go sweet or savory, these pretty pedestals, domes and tiers will make your delicacies stand out
Once upon a time, a cake stand was an essential serving piece that every home had to have, and they were often handed down from generation to generation. Stands and tiered serving plates are a traditional way to present sweets and cakes, but I think they...
Guest Picks: Finely Crafted Wood Kitchen Accessories
Bring warmth and a homespun feel to your kitchen and dining room with wood shakers, bowls and other accessories
My father works with wood, and I love to keep some of his creations around the house as a reminder of his craftsmanship. Not everyone can collect family-made creations, but lots of people tell me that wooden objects are the items they cherish...
Guest Picks: The Joy of Geeky Kitchens
From the silly to the genius, these practical kitchen tools have been cleverly updated for geek appeal
Many of my friends are geeks — and maybe I'm one too, to some extent, because I'm very particular about the design and use of gadgets in the kitchen. I love discovering a new tool that serves many purposes or that reinvents how to do a common task in...
Guest Picks: It's Not Too Late for a Picnic!
Every year I wince a bit when August comes around because it makes me realize that the summer is already halfway gone. Vacations come to an end, and people start going back into their school and work modes again. It may sound obvious, but one way to make...
Guest Picks: Coral Kitchen Accessories
Coral is my favorite hue right now, and I think it's just perfect for the kitchen. It's invigorating, warm and appetizing all at once! Fortunately for me, it's also on trend, so I can shop easily for gorgeous coral accents to decorate my kitchen and dining...
Guest Picks: The Outdoor Kitchen
With the warmer days of summer upon us, the temptation to dine outside every time the weather allows is just too tempting to resist. Instead of transporting your regular dinnerware and kitchen tools inside and out, why not seize this opportunity to shop...
Guest Picks: A Travel-Inspired Kitchen
Let kitchen accessories with a nod to London, Paris and around the world inspire your cooking at home
Kitchen accessories are my favorite souvenirs to bring back from trips around the world. If you're dreaming of France, Japan or any other international destination, why don't you do it the other way around and fill your kitchen with travel-inspired accessories?...
Guest Picks: How To Stylishly Carry Your Lunch To Work
While we all know that eating out every day doesn't do good to the budget, the effort of having to bring a lunch to work can feel boring and become a burden in one's busy daily routine. I feel having a beautiful lunchbox makes eating more appealing; doesn't...
Guest Picks: A Heart-Warming Kitchen
It's the heart of winter, and Valentine's Day is coming. What better reasons are there to crank up the heat in your kitchen? Cook up a comforting dish and decorate with red accessories that will warm your heart, as well as your loved one's. —...