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Spruce up your kitchen island countertop with any of these on-trend decor ideas.
Between its butcher-block prep surface and its ample storage, this freewheeling island is the next best thing to a built-in.
Belmont kitchen island, $699, crateandbarrel.com.
Pale, powdery shades of blue-green kick a vintage vibe into high gear.
KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer in Pistachio Green, $550, canadiantire.ca. Marble and wood mortar and pestle, $38, indigo.ca. Kastrull pot with lid, $25, ikea.ca. Danica Studio Calliope and Carousel tea towels, $14 per pair, from danicaimports.com.
These humble, hardworking accessories prove that a back-to-basics approach doesn't have to be boring.
Porcelain utensil holder, $25, crateandbarrel.com. Salt and pepper mills, $40 each, from lecreuset.ca. Mix It Up tea towel, $12, indigo.ca. Now Designs bakery box, $32, from danicaimports.com.
Nothing channels the charms of Provence like the pairing of yellow and navy.
Peugeot pepper mill, $65, williams-sonoma.com. Denby Monsoon storage jar, $30, thebay.com. Denby Monsoon Jerez pitcher, $50, thebay.com. Golden Bistro Stripe tea towel, $12, indigo.ca.
A multihue tea towel takes the guesswork out of mixing and matching. Any colour in the pattern is fair game for accessories!
Now Designs Botanica tea towel, $8, from danicaimports.com. Enamel-look cappuccino mug, $5, from abbottcollection.com. Maxwell & Williams Infusions teapot, $33, from canfloyd.com. Garnera serving stand, $17, ikea.ca. Vitrified Studio spice bottles, $147 per set of five, westelm.com.
For more on kitchen accessories, check out these problem-solving kitchen appliances.
This story was originally part of "Island Outfitters" in the October 2015 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!