clean and modern kitchen accessories

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over the last couple years, my style preferences have shifted slowly from bright, colorful, and eclectic to a more neutral, clean & bright, slightly more modern aesthetic.  i still have a love for vintage items, and for the most part it still works.  i’m not the type of person that makes huge changes in home decor.  i am really slow to make decisions, or i don’t make any decisions at all!

now that we have sold our house and have the hope to build a new one on the horizon (albeit a very distant horizon), i have been pinning like a madwoman, really trying to hone in one what “my style” actually is.  i am so afraid that this will be a passing phase for me, that i’ll crave pops of color again, and feel like modern is too cold for me, then ohmygoodness what have i done?!  i don’t want to build a new home based on what i like right now, but want it to be something that is still classic and can stand the test of time.  lots and lots of time.

so dream with me for a minute at these kitchens!  i see a few themes: windows and lots of them!  also white, black, stone, and metal elements.  this look can quickly go cold without the right balance.  natural materials like wood really help to warm up a space.





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my current kitchen needed a little help in the accessory department as i was having a hard time making it feel like “me” or the new me, whatever that is.  world market to the rescue!  i really love so many of their items and really love that they are affordable.  i’m not redecorating my whole house, so there’s not a big budget for making my kitchen cuter.  i stopped into world market the other night and grabbed a few items (tea towels, pepper mill and salt cellar) and i found so much more that i didn’t take home but sure did want to!  so i thought i’d share them here so you can take a peek as well!

*this post was not sponsored by world market, i just happen to love their products.  i did use some affiliate links though, so any purchases you make through those links help to support this blog – thanks!*

Copper and Wood Paper Towel Holder

Medium Olivewood Canister

Vintage Style Ribbed Glass Jar with Copper Lid

Olivewood Salt Keeper

Wood Mortar and Pestle

Acacia Wood Cutting Board with Copper Hanger

Black Villa Stripe Kitchen Towel

White Marble Salt and Pepper Mill

Wood Bark Bowl

Agate Cheese Serving Board

Round Marble and Wood Pedestal Stand

White Marble Lazy Susan

Glass Decanter with Wooden Stopper


  1. 1

    Lindsey, I love all the kitchen photos! I currently have a kitchen with windows in place of upper cabinets and I love it, however, the people who designed my kitchen didn’t actually cook~so just a suggestion to think about: build a huge, giant pantry to keep all of the stuff that would ordinarily go into the upper cabinets.

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    I love the 1st and second kitchen photo. Your selection of accessories are nice but I do like many of your current items as well. I understand making the plunge to change. Do you still have you glass rack? You could repaint it black perhaps? I love mine and think its super accessorie. Cannot wait to see more tour’s of your home!:) Happy decorating:)

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      Lindsey - the pleated poppy says:

      I do still have it, and it’s been painted copper for awhile now, which would go well. But I’m trying to keep as much counter space clear as possible: if it’s not necessary, it doesn’t stay out.

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    Katie Leon says:

    I love your old style and the new evolving style… Which if you end up liking pops of color again can be added nicely to the new neutral space. Go for it!

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    Very good article. I will be going through a
    few of these issues as well..

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