When you’re decorating a new home, usually the entryway, living room, and bedrooms are first on the list. But once you’re done fluffing the throw pillows and placing the coffee table books just so, take a hard look at your kitchen: Is it just as calming as the rest of your home?
While it’s important to prioritize function-first details in the kitchen, that doesn’t mean it has to be an aesthetic afterthought. Ahead, the kitchen essentials that every cooking space should have—not just because they’re practical as ever, but because they’re pretty nice to look at, too.
- Dish Rack
- Linen Napkins
Let’s be real: We’re too old to use paper towels for napkins. Real cloth napkins are obviously more sustainable than disposables, but they also make any meal feel fancier, even if it’s just scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast.
- Dish Soap
We’re not ones to wax poetic about dish soap, but our collaboration with Los Angeles Designer Jenni Kayne resulted in a special essential oil-based soap inspired by her laid back, luxurious California style. It cuts through grease, is gentle on your skin, and looks fantastic next to your sink.
- Scrub Brush
This famous (and adorable!) Tawashi scrubber is in almost every Japanese kitchen for a good reason. Don't let its cute looks and size fool you: this little scrubber has serious grunt!
- Bottle Brush
This minimal bottle brush isn’t just cute: It efficiently scrubs the inside of your favorite glasses and water bottle. The bristles are made with natural fibers that allow for gentle yet effective scrubbing, without harming even your most precious glassware. Hang it near your cutting boards for a rustic vibe.
- Salt Cellar
This glass salt cellar with a scoop is too cute to shelve. Plus, seasoning your pasta water, salad dressings, (or bath salts!) deserve to be left out and looking good—and a scoop is also more sanitary than your fingers.
- Kitchen Towel
This highly absorbent, restaurant-quality kitchen towel has a modern and classic appeal. It’s pretty enough to pull double-duty as an oversized dinner napkin.
- Scouring Cloth
When’s the last time something in your kitchen was mistaken for vintage Paco Rabanne? Not only is this the last heavy-duty pot scrubber you’ll ever have to buy, but it’s strong enough to clean your cast-iron grill or BBQ, but won’t scratch your cookware.
- Kitchen Sink Bundle
Nothing pulls your sink-side style down faster than an ugly bottle of commercial hand soap. The Heirloom Kitchen Set instantly elevates your sink-side set up with our Heirloom dish soap, best-selling hand soap and matching hand cream. The porcelain tray protects your counters and keeps everything together.