Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

HOW I CREATED MY DIY COOKBOOK WALL USING IKEA PICTURE LEDGES

DIY COOKBOOK WALL

In our kitchen, we have two large open wall spaces and it was just last year when I had tackled what to do with one of them. I had installed a gallery wall filled with white-framed herb prints (you can see that post, here). I wasn’t sure what to do with the other empty wall – that was until recently when I noticed the corner of my kitchen counter was filled with cookbooks as well as a stack of more cookbooks on top of my fridge!

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Since I love to cook and bake, I enjoy trying out different recipes, hence why I own quite a few cookbooks! I wanted a space saver from the counter and get rid of the clutter on top of my fridge. I decided to utilize my empty wall efficiently by showcasing my cookbooks and installing floating wall picture ledges that I had purchased a while back from Ikea (similar ones, shown here). I had originally mounted these in my home studio but since I needed that wall space to hang my two new fabric pin boards, I had to take them down and so glad I was able to reuse them in another space in the house.

DIY COOKBOOK WALL SHELVES

DIY COOKBOOK WALL SHELVES

I didn’t want the cookbook wall shelves to look like a library of sorts, so I incorporated some kitchen items like a marble mortar & pestle, a rolling pin, and a marble & wood cutting board onto the ledges. I also added various gourmet and speciality oils & vinegar bottles that were taking up too much space on my kitchen counter. I moved my prayer framed print from our dining room and centered it onto the top floating picture ledge.

DIY COOKBOOK WALL SHELVES

With holiday entertaining season soon upon us, I’ve added a few new cookbooks to my collection for some holiday inspiration, like The Forest Feast Gathering filled with vegetarian menus, The Year of Cozy that contains recipes, DIY crafts and other homemade life adventures to create. For mouthwatering finger foods and bite-size party snacks, I purchased Milli Taylor Party-Perfect Bites. I’m loving the seasonal Farm-To-Table Desserts cookbook too! All the organic recipes are organized by season – everything from desserts and brunch food items to cocktails.

DIY COOKBOOK WALL SHELVES

We are really happy how it turned out and whenever friends or family members stop by the house, everyone comments on how they really like the wall of cookbooks and what a great idea it is! Not only did I save space on my kitchen counter but the large wall display inspires me to grab a cookbook and try out a delicious new recipe! A win-win!

DIY COOKBOOK WALL SHELVES

DIY COOKBOOK WALL SHELVES

DIY COOKBOOK SHELVES

DIY COOKBOOK WALL SHELVES

How do you store or display your cookbooks? Would you consider creating a wall display of cookbooks in your home? Leave a comment in the comments section below and let me know! Also, I’d love to hear what you’re recommendations are for your favorite go-to cookbooks! Luckily, the pictures ledges are deep enough to hold two cookbooks back-to-back in the event I purchase more…wink, wink!

-Pictures: Design by Occasion

 Ikea Mosslanda Picture Ledge

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Interior Tour: INNOVATIVE {STUNNING} KITCHEN DESIGN

Let’s face it, I think it’s safe to say that some of us may have those lingering moments when we fantasize about our “dream house”. There are times when me and my better half play the “if we hit the lotto” game where we describe in detail everything we would do either to our existing home or how we would want the new home to have a mother-in-law suite so that we can take care of our mother’s in their elder years, larger rooms for entertaining, and storage – storage – storage. After we finish rambling about our never will happen wish list, we breathe out a deep sigh and say how grateful we are of what we do have. But for today’s post we are going to dream a little here, as we tour an innovative and stunning kitchen designed by Gibson Gimpel Interior Design that was inspired by her client’s memorable trips to Europe. At first glance, my first word was “Whoa”!

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Thoughtfully designed, the detailed tone-on-tone white and gray cabinetry are complemented by the marble diamond pattern floor tiles and marble countertop. The details are seamless and exude a grand elegance.

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An ample amount of storage that is not only convenient but helps in maintaining an organized kitchen.

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Kudos to Gibson Gimpel Interior for this well-executed (swoon-worthy) design!

-Photos via portfolio of Gibson Gimpel Interior Design 

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EXPRESSING INTERIOR STYLE FEATURING NICOLE DAVIS INTERIORS

I just LOVE when I stumble upon the beautiful design work of interior designers. Timeless design for modern living is how I would describe the style of Nicole Davis Interiors.

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With its cinematic palette of white and grey, the soft quite colors speaks volumes. After purchasing brushed gold hardware for my wardrobe closet, I see it looks just as good on the kitchen cabinet drawers too! By adding a faucet in a similar complimentary finish, they are the polished “jewels” of the room.

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Open shelving serves as double-duty storage – perfectly curated, clutter free where everything on view has purpose.

Nicole Davis Interiors

Nicole Davis Interiors

A well-edited living space – perfect for entertaining. The color and pattern of this area rug certainly softens the space.

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Nicole Davis Interiors

To see more inspiring interior style, head on over to Nicole Davis Interiors!

-Photos via Nicole Davis Interiors / Photography: Ashlee Raubach

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