Monday, April 9, 2012

Great Decorating Ideas

I see so many great ideas out on the blogs, I've decided to share a few of my faves today.  This might even turn into a series!

Up today are two great ideas for kitchens.  Both of these ladies use my favorite glass canisters for storage out on their counters....these are in almost all of my kitchen photo shoots.  Of course, I've seen these in Ina Garten's and Martha Stewart's kitchens, but I love how simple and generic they are.  So adaptable to any style!

One of my kitchen remodels with my three glass canisters.  Simple and inexpensive!

Ina Garten's House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year

Martha Stewart's kitchens for Home Depot

What I haven't seen before are these beautiful tea cups used as scoops.  I've used wooden scoops and stainless ones, but never these cups.  I thought this was a great idea from Stone Gable blog.

See Yvonne's post on this great decorating idea HERE.

I also love this idea from Savvy Southern Style blog.  I'm always looking for unique and special ways to store objects on your kitchen counter.  Kim used a silver wine chiller for her wooden spoons. 

What a great way to add some style to your kitchen.  Check out Kim's post HERE.

Simple, purposeful, meaningful


used in

unique ways.

That's just good design.


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Carla,
Great way to show off your flour, sugar, etc. I love the idea of a teacup in the canisters.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I use the same stays on the counter full of dog cookies! Love the champagne cooler as the wooden spoon holder!

NanaDiana said...

I follow both those blogs and I LOVE both ideas. Yvonne found just the perfect scoopers, didn't she?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks, Carla.

Princess Kate said...

I absolutely love these ideas.

Heather said...

All these are great ideas but I especially like using cups as scoops - when I've broken the saucer of a cup I really like but don't want to get rid of, this would be the ideal way to "repurpose."

Concrete Jungle said...

Personally like the two tones of the cupboard fronts in your first adds a real little punch to a smaller kitchen!

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous! It's a simple touch, yet it makes a lovely change. Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Donna said...

I also have acrylic canisters to hold pasta and a bamboo canister to hold all my wooden spoons. Great post Carla!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I love the kitchen that you designed, and the floor is amazing. Teacups is genius! And in glass canisters.
Happy Tuesday, Carla.

Jessie said...

Great tips, Carla. Hope you had a beautiful Easter celebration!


Stacy CUrran said...

Great ideas...thanks!

Woodside Park said...

Hi Carla - Great finds! I really like the first kitchen where the upper and lower cabinets are in different colors. Cheers, Loi Thai

Kifus said...

Always love to find new uses for everyday things. I put my wooden spoons in two white flower pots on the kitchen windowsill and I love it! The silver wine chiller is an awesome idea!
A lovely post, Carla!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thanks, Carla for the lovely shout-out! Great inspiration here!

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