Spring Kitchen Refresh

As I sit to work on this post, it’s a beautifully warm 72°C here in Arizona. My apologies to my friends in the colder regions. I sure hope it warms up for you all very soon! With the weather being so kind to us right now, it seemed the perfect time to give our kitchen a little hardware and decor update! I’m sharing some practical and pretty things to adorn your kitchen countertops.

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This is probably the best view Hubby has ever captured of our kitchen and I’m attributing this to our recent decor addition, particularly our lovely new black cabinet pulls!

When we purchased our home almost 4 years ago, we chose brushed nickel hardware because it was such a popular option back then. I’m now aware that these pulls did nothing to enhance the beauty of our kitchen. The black pulls, however, are the perfect update. Both color and sleek, modern design provide great details and contrast to this space!

So I typically don’t like a lot of kitchen decor or accessories on our countertops. I much rather a clean and simple look. I know, shocker right?! But if some of the items are at least functional then I’m okay compromising.

Ceramic Canisters
Tea Kettle
Live Edge Wood Platter

Hubby is a big tea drinker and so this corner is dedicated to him and his tea supplies. We retired our 3 year old kettle and upgraded to this enamel and steel beauty in a shimmery gray color. I love the added detail of the wooden handle and lid. When not in use, we display our tea kettle on a live edge wooden platter which adds more texture and contrast to the white countertops and cabinets. The modern, ceramic canisters are great for storing tea bags, sugar and/or baking essentials. We kept them unlabeled to maintain their simplicity. The canisters are sold in a set of 2 and we purchased the large (32.80 fl oz) and medium (23.34 fl oz) sizes. As a bonus, if you purchase any set from Amazon and complete a review after receiving your product, the vendor will send you a set of 2 small canisters (6.08 fl oz) for FREE!

Black Ceramic Vase
White Ceramic Vase
Faux Plant
Bamboo Planter

Our kitchen definitely needed a pop of greenery and I really like the vibrancy of this faux plant. It’s definitely giving me all the spring feels. To layer this corner I added both a tall and short vase and completed the look with a 2 tone marble serving board. Be sure to check out our Current Favorite Entryway Finds blog post to see how else I’ve utilized and styled these vases. You’ll notice this corner showcases a combination of varying heights, widths and textures, all of which create a cohesive display.

I simply adore this little corner of our Kitchen! The color and texture combo always puts a smile on my face. I’m so easy to please, right?!

Wood Paddle Board
Marble and Wood Serving Platter
Ceramic Canisters

With so many new canisters, I divided them between both sides of our countertop space. These are great for storing my hot chocolate and cappuccino k-cups! The added wooden board and 2 tone marble and wood serving platter create some much needed dimension.

Round Wood Serving Board
Ceramic White Vase
Faux Plant
Bamboo Planter
Monogram Mugs
Faux Eucalyptus Stem
Live Edge Wood Platter

I’m a sucker for a cute mug and these monogrammed ones are so fun! Not sure what it says about me that I purchased mugs with my own initials (and ignored the rest of my clan), but the colors were too pretty to resist.

Saved the best for last! This tray situation is everything! I use it on our kitchen island and dining table and it works perfectly in both spaces. I styled it using a mixture of practical pieces (sugar jar and coasters) and pretty pieces (vase and sphere). I kept the decor neutral in my attempt to really incorporate more natural tones. I think the faux olive branches offered the right amount of greenery to bring the whole styling together.

Have you all started decorating for spring? Do you usually include your kitchen in your spring refresh? I’d love to know what decor pieces you’re excited to add to your home!

Aminah Chung

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