Paris Chic Kitchen
I wanted to continue my French Kitchen theme this week and provide you with shopping resources and more ideas on how to create a Paris Chic kitchen of your own. So here are 10 great products to bring chic in your kitchen from unexpected places!
1. I love the Paris Bistro sign I found at Etsy by Back Porch Shoppe, who sells different kinds of vintage inspired signs, even customized just for you!
2. A pot rack brings such flair to any kitchen and is a must in French style kitchens. My pick is the Enclume ($450) Pot Rack from Sur La Table. It is lower than most pot racks, under 9 inches and great for tall cooks or lower ceilings.
3. Some of best design elements can be found at a grocery store close to you. Get glass containers and decorate with food. No, really. Glass containers with coffee beans, sugar, rice (or my favorite: pink candy) serve two purposes at once – they look great and store your food! You can get glass containers from almost any store. I even like old Mason jars and I save the jars from Bonne Maman, my favorite French preserves brand.
4. Wire baskets and storage containers are a must for a Paris Chic kitchen. Great for fruit, onions, garlic… for storing food! There is plenty of availability in most traditional home style stores, like Pottery Barn. The pictured one is from Amazon. Also, there are always wire baskets of some sort at flea markets!
5. A functional yet essential design element can be found in a good quality pepper mill. Any self-respecting home chef should not go without one of these.
6. Bring Paris and some color to your chic kitchen with this Pink Eiffel Tower Towel ($18) from Anthropologie.
7. One of the best parts of doing anything close to Shabby Chic style is that you can find a lot at flea markets and antique markets. Look for rose themed china and start a tea cup collection. If roses are too much for you, just stick with solid color, but get different kinds of cups.
8. If you don’t currently have a kitchen island, you can find a small one to fit almost any kitchen. Islands bring more workspace and are great if your family likes to gather around in the kitchen to cook together. The one pictured is around $450 at Target.
9. In French kitchens you can proudly show your pots and pans, dishes and cookware. One of my favorite companies to find French cookware is Le Creuset, where I also found the cute green utensil pot pictured above.
10. And of course – in addition to your pot rack, you will need open shelving to show off your cookware, food, or china!