Kitchens need holiday love, too! Not exactly a bumper sticker slogan, but a reminder nonetheless. Today’s kitchen is the hub of the home, an all points lead to here family, meeting, situation, media, board and dining room. Long gone are the days when the kitchen was a merely a utilitarian space built strictly for the purpose of churning out meals. Decorative kitchen accents and accessories factor into today’s kitchen decor as much as the design and placement of appliances and work stations.
Many moons ago The Places In The Home house was holiday cocktail party central. Real estate agents, bankers and trade folk love to gather together at the holidays for cocktails served with a side of networking. It always amazed me how the kitchen was the one room with the heaviest guest traffic. The time I invested in meticulously cleaning and styling the main company’s coming rooms was never wasted, but at party’s end those rooms remained almost as perfect as they were pre-party. And the kitchen? That’s the room that verified how good the party actually was.
Decorating for the holidays goes beyond tinsel and trimmings. What better time of year than at the holidays to update with accents and color or to make your gifts for the holiday decorista wishes known. Taking there’s no place like home for the Holidays to heart, I ran with an inspired theme close to heart and Louisiana home, the French flavor of New Orleans.
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With that out of the way, let’s take a stylish look at decorative kitchen accents and accessories for the holidays as well as throughout the year.
Louisiana Lagniappe is well represented through decorative accents with a French and New Orleans flair. Harlequin patterns are closely associated with the New Orleans , and my kitchen can at times be closely associated with a jovial, lively and delicious carnival atmosphere.
Selectives Harlequin Bookends for end to end cookbook and culinary magazine display.
Christian Lacroix Miss Harlequin Dessert Plate
For the flow and the French of it all may I present these ooh la la accessories to accent the look.
Not truly considered French, but oh so ooh la la lovely! Ridged Leg Nailhead-trim Counter Stool
that little something extra