more about: kitchen design

Which type of storage is best for your kitchen?

by Amanda Pollard, Houzz Cabinets aren’t the only solution for your kitchen walls. You could add character with open shelving or just leave the space blank for an airy feel. Here’s a rundown of the pros for each choice, plus a few tips for overcoming the cons.

Designer feed: outdoor living, groovy seating, and pink

The temperature spiked here in Oakland this week, so forgive me for leading off with one of the dreamiest outdoor spaces I’ve seen in a while. I’m ready for summer!

Instant upgrade: 8 awesome barstools

Bar stools are front and center in the kitchen, so they need to feel good and look good. They’re also the fastest way to give your kitchen a mini makeover.

Designer feed: I love leather (and other things)

It’s true: Leather is my material of the moment. I can’t get enough of its caramel tones. While I save my pennies for the sofa of my dreams, or hope I get lucky at a flea market and snag a sling chair (vintage leather is my preference), I’m eyeing the way Western designers are using it in their work.