As the leaves start to fall and the days become chillier we tend to start spending more time indoors with family and friends cooking and eating. And although this topic is not necessarily 'interior design' related, there is something to say about choosing the things you surround yourself with (even in the kitchen) and designing a beautiful life for yourself. The being said, Maria and I are both people who love to cook - I love trying out new recipes from some of my favorite recipe books (anything by Ottelenghi) and Maria has started testing out Blue Apron. I think we have both learned that the more you cook the more stuff you need in your kitchen!! So we have selected some of our favorite pieces for the kitchen, we hope you love them as much as we do. :)
I feel confident saying that Maria and I agree this piece is probably the most necessary piece of an entire kitchen. The Bialetti Moka Express Coffee & Espresso maker is a staple for us and is probably the most used item in our kitchen - not to mention ours is vintage and has been passed down from previous generations - which is probably what makes the coffee taste even better.
I am particularly fond of this piece because of it's name. It is the drinking nude/ego personal decanter, and I mean who doesn't need a personal decanter? This company has such simple, yet beautifully designed products as well as a fantastically on point statement about their brand.
This is a gorgeous stainless steel pitcher by Georg Jensen called the Peacock Pitcher. I see this piece sitting out on the kitchen table of a beautiful historic home as a daily use item. It's lovely and clean lined and holds one of the most important things in human life -- water. So if that doesn't sell it I don't know what will.
Gregory Parkinson designed these fabulous hand towels for Commune. I am always on the hunt for cool and unique hand towels and I think we found a winner with these bad boys.
When it comes to cutlery, Maria and I are both minimalists. The cleaner the lines the better. Simple cutlery always pairs well with traditional plating or a super contemporary table setting. That's why we chose John Pawson's 5 Piece Cutlery Set as our favorite for setting an elegant table.
Most of us can't live without our go to pan. We are by no means professional chef's but quality makes a difference people! This copper pan has cast iron handles which really makes it stand out. All in all Mauviel's collection of pans are right on point.
Last but certainly not least are these Simon Pearse Stemware. These babies would be perfect to have on hand for a dinner party or just to keep all to yourself while preparing for your family.
The fall is the perfect time of year to really dive in to some cooking challenges. Start by curating your kitchen with a few beautiful things and see if they can help get your juices flowing (literally!). Happy Cooking!