Stylize Your Kitchen With These Countertop Combos

No need to put everything away—make countertop workhorses look stylish with these simple formulas from HGTV Magazine.

Herbs + Cookbooks + Utensil Crock

Try a new way to show off your favorite cookbooks: Arrange them upright with help from some sturdy, unexpected bookends.

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1) Fegan concrete planters in teal (planter shown is 4 -3/4" tall)

2) A collection of cookbooks

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child

France: The Cookbook, by Ginette Mathiot

Le Creuset Cookbook

BUY IT: Le Creuset, $35

Egg Shop: The Cookbook, by Nick Korbee

BUY IT: Target, $24

3) LSA International Utility 11-1/2"-tall steel utensil pot in pumpkin orange with leather handle

BUY IT: Amara, $45

Olive Oil Bottle + Cutting Board + Canisters

Mix different materials— like wood, ceramic and stone—to warm up a tile backsplash.

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1) 7"-tall ceramic oil cruet in charcoal

2) Paddle 11" x 14-1/2" walnut cutting board

3) Bistro 6"-tall stoneware canister and 3-1/2"-tall stoneware canister

Fruit Bowl + Measuring Cups + Pitcher

Combine kitchenware that sets a mood. A mix of red gingham, rattan and bright accessories gives off a fun, picnic-in-the-kitchen vibe.

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1) Kouboo La Jolla Pedestal 10-1/2"-diameter rattan bowl

BUY IT: Kouboo, $33

2) Ombré Nesting ceramic measuring cups in shades of blue

3) 3R Studios Gingham 64-ounce stoneware pitcher in red

BUY IT: Hayneedle, $40

Salt and Pepper Mills + Art + Recipe Box

Pick a print you love, then add matching accessories.

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1) Le Creuset 8"-tall plastic salt and pepper mills in soleil

2) Gin 8½" x 11" unframed print

Tray + Vase of Flowers + Toaster

Pair patterned pieces with one in a solid color for a chic display.

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1) Golden Rabbit Swirl 15-1/2"-diameter enameled-steel tray in cobalt

BUY IT: Houzz, $52

2) Now House by Jonathan Adler Terrazzo Hourglass 8"-tall stoneware vase

BUY IT: Amazon, $38

3) Smeg 2-Slice powder-coated-steel toaster in pink

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