I have been missing the shop so much this week! I keep thinking of all the wonderful goodies that are waiting for a good home and can’t believe it’s been over a month since we were last all together! That’s why I want to give you a glimpse into Nell Hill’s by sharing one of my new favorite areas of the shop. Right before this craziness hit, we reset our Winter Wheat room (aka the “kitchen room”) with a new look we like to call Charcuterie Chic. Charcuterie is so much more than just meat and cheese on a plate – it is now truly an art form (if you don’t believe me, follow @grazingKC on social media)! I find that the magic of charcuterie is in how it is both functional and beautiful. This collection stands out among our usual New Traditional maximalism and features an abundance of natural wood tones and textures that are more aligned with a French Country or European Farmhouse aesthetic.
I have been enjoying the trend of open shelving in kitchens as I love to display beautiful décor, but I can’t bring myself to choose form over function, or vice versa. When cultivating this look, I chose products of substance that are simply stunning in their simplicity, where the look of an item doesn’t overshadow its original purpose. I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, so I am always looking for items I love to use (like the lovely white ceramic mixing bowls) and love to display!
To celebrate simple elegance, we have chosen a palette of black and white mixed with natural wood tones to create a refined and relaxed feel to our space. We intentionally left the colors muted and limited to highlight the textures of the wood and wicker elements. This is a perfect look to make your own. For a touch of color, we added hints of spring green through real-touch, fresh looking lettuce arrangements and bright white tulips. Pairing those fresh touches with the mixture of wood and ceramic in this collection creates a clean and organic atmosphere – it makes me want to spend time in the kitchen and outside (perfect for our situation right now, no?). Looking at these photos, I can almost smell the fresh cut grass of the countryside and delicious herbed bread baking in the oven. There is a certain magic to slowing down and enjoying the simplest things in life and finding comfort in everyday tasks.
Much like a traditional charcuterie board, the base of the look itself is muted and natural and the color and flavor comes from what is added by you from your own life and experience – there is no wrong way to build a grazing board just as there is no wrong way to customize this look to fit into your own home. I can’t wait to see all the lovely things built with these staples! We have a few of these items available now on our online store to get you started! Until next time – happy decorating!