Mike loves to cook and entertain, and it’s undoubtedly rubbed off on me! We spend a lot of time in our kitchen, and it’s become one of my favorite spots in our home. Before moving into our house, Mike and I dreamt of hosting friends and family for fun dinner parties and low-key get-togethers. We’ve since taken full advantage of having space for entertaining, and although we have a lovely dining room, we almost always end up gathering around our kitchen island. I love using Amanda Lindroth napkins for special occasions, and this pretty chambray tile stoneware set caught my eye. I’m not necessarily in the market to buy more tableware, but I can’t help browsing! I also came across this set of floral salad plates and was instantly in love.
The open shelving throughout our kitchen is one of my favorite details. I store a lot of our everyday tableware on our open shelves, but I still like to rearrange them every so often. A couple of years ago, I went on a mission to “Nancy Meyers” our kitchen and took the opportunity to curate a handful of beautiful and functional pieces like the blue and white pitcher I use to store kitchen utensils. Some other practical pieces that would look lovely on display are a set of gingham coffee mugs, an olive wood salt cellar, or a Tuscan-inspired olive oil cruet.
Our citrus fruit bowl started during the pandemic as an alternative to flowers, and it’s stuck ever since. A simple fruit bowl filled with lemons goes a long way to brighten up your kitchen, and you’d be surprised at how much of a difference it makes. This scalloped rattan fruit basket is a recent Amazon find and would be a cute addition to any kitchen counter.