No doubt about it: the kitchen's the best room in the house. But there's a way to make it even more inviting (aside from those enticing aromas, of course). This Fall, upgrade your cooking space with seasonal art prints that will instantly refresh the chef's playroom. From punny posters to colorful designs, check out our favorites ahead — pumpkins may or may not be included.
- Super chic wooden accessories for your kitchen. — Houzz
- Snappy colors enliven this apartment. — House Beautiful
- Confused about best choices in outdoor furniture? Read this! — Real Simple
- This 27-year-old writer lives at home . . . and is mostly OK with it. — Stylelist Home
- This New Orleans party house was featured on MTV. — Curbed
- Artist Jim Denevan works with a major canvas! — California Home + Design
Rather than filling your bare kitchen walls with extra shelving or a spice rack, hang something decorative to give your kitchen a homey yet polished look. Whether your decorative style leans more toward vintage, traditional, or abstract, we have four ideas to spice up your kitchen.
- Go for a rustic vegetable or fruit painting like one of these Verdura Fresco Tiles ($39-$99) of tomatoes, asparagus, and carrots.
- Chalkboards like this Laidley Wall-Mount Entryway Chalkboard ($249) are great to hang on kitchen walls so you can easily write messages to your roommates or family members, keep track of the grocery list, or plan the week ahead.
- Invest in a large, abstract piece of artwork with a food theme like "Abe's Recipe" by Susan Allbert ($2,800).
- For a kitchen reminiscent of Grandma's, hang a framed crochet pattern or this bronze Many Hearts Wall Sculpture ($39) that looks like vintage cookie cutters.
- Cocoa prices are on the rise.
- Cocoa prices are on the rise. — The Feast
- Potato chip fun facts. — Endless Simmer
- Rachael Ray takes on the stuffy world of foodies. — Daily Beast
- Update your kitchen with a little wallpaper. — The Kitchn
- More videos with details on Grant Achatz's upcoming eateries. — Eater
- Speaking of Achatz, here's an interesting Q&A where he discusses what he learned at the French Laundry. — FoodGal
- Marco Canora likes chips in his sandwiches. — Grub Street NY
- Is food too cheap? — Huffington Post Food
- Seven easy and healthy risotto recipes. — Chow
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't have a festively decorated kitchen. Be inspired by the season and give your cooking space a snowy makeover. By simply adding a few new pieces, you can brighten your entire look! I love Le Creuset and didn't even know that the famed French enamelware brand had a Winter white collection ($300). If you're not in the market for new pots and pans, consider decorative accents like a Fleur De Lys teapot ($28), ice bucket ($128), or hurricane lamps ($99). Don't forget the power of a fresh bouquet of flowers! A vase filled with white blooms looks stunning and Wintery.
I recently spent the weekend at my friend Laura's house on the strand in Hermosa Beach. It was wonderfully luxurious to be mere meters away from the ocean. To thank her for a fabulous time, I want to send her a useful kitchen item. Can you help me find the perfect gift? Her kitchen is decorated with seaside accents and beachy colors so look for items that fit the oceanside theme like this fun fish platter.