Dress Up Your Design: Accessorize a Bland Kitchen

Each month, a lucky reader wins accessories from Etsy.com to complete a room. For February's winner, KellyAnn, designer Vanessa De Vargas selects the accessories and shares why she chose them to update this kitchen.

  • White Kitchen Dress Up Your Design Winner February

    Before: Too White Kitchen

    Homeowner KellyAnn is ready to accessorize and add pops of color to her new kitchen.

  • Glass Jars with Sealing Lids in Variety of Sizes

    Vintage Glass Containers

    To dress up the kitchen, De Vargas suggests placing jars on the counter filled with candy, sugars or even packages of soy sauce — whatever you need handy.

  • Black Chalkboard Jar Labels Sold on ETSY

    Chalkboard Vinyl Square Labels

    Label the contents of the vintage glass jars with rewritable chalkboard options.

  • Bright Red EAT Display Letters sold on ETSY

    Large Wall Letters

    De Vargas suggests filling in the area above the cabinets with brightly colored letters and other fun accessories.

  • Handpainted China Asian Chocolate Pot Sold on ETSY

    Vintage Handpainted Chocolate Pot

    Featuring hand-painted scenes of geisha and Asian countryside, the vintage Japanese chocolate pot is another stunning and colorful addition for above the cabinets.

  • Display Plate Stenciled with Black Paint

    Hand-Painted Platter

    Displaying beautiful dishes is a favorite way to decorate in the kitchen. Add this shabby chic-inspired platter with a hand-painted design above the cabinets.

  • Peacock Stenciled Teapot Sold on ETSY

    Black-and-White Teapot

    Featuring a whimsical peacock design, this black-and-white teapot is another perfect addition above the cabinets.

  • Butterfly Prints Sold on ETSY

    Parchment Prints

    De Vargas suggests framing these prints and adding them as a collage to the area above the cabinets.

  • Tea Towels Stenciled with Blue Asian Lanterns

    Tea Towels

    \"Love these hand-printed, Asian-style dishtowels for the kitchen or use them as napkins for an outdoor picnic,\" says De Vargas.

  • Silverware Wall Hangers Sold on ETSY

    Upcycled Spoon and Fork Hooks

    \"Hang each of the towels on these cool hooks made from vintage forks and knives,\" says De Vargas. \"Place them to the right of the stove on the wall for handy towel access.\"

  • Key Rack for Keys and Fresh Flower sold on ETSY

    Shabby Chic Key Rack

    \"Hang this adorable key rack to the right of the fridge or on a wall as you enter the kitchen,\" says De Vargas.

  • Vintage Turquoise Jar Used for Shaving Cream

    Antique Turquoise Canister

    De Vargas suggests adding this beautiful canister to the kitchen, placed on the top shelf next to the stove.

  • Retro Wall Clock Shaped Like Flower

    Vintage Wall Clock

    \"Every kitchen needs a clock so add this wall clock above the stove for a vintage look. Love the mid-century look with your wall color,\" says De Vargas.

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