How to Style your Kitchen

We’re happy to announce an exclusive partnership with 100 Layer Cake—a beautiful destination for wedding inspiration.

Every month, they’ll show us the creative ways they celebrate life’s special occasions with their favorite Crate and Barrel registry items.

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Kitchen counter with fruit beneath wooden wall shelves

Ahhhh, fresh, tidy kitchen, how we love you. Even better if said kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials gifted to you by loved ones via the Gift Registry. We thought it would be fun to share all of the staples that make a kitchen the very best place to cook, bake, and snack while prepping all the above. We must say, they all make pretty great statement pieces that double as décor too (hello, KitchenAid Artisan Pistachio Stand Mixer). Total bonus for all you couples revamping or creating your first kitchen together.

Kitchen counter with fresh bread and vegetables under wooden wall shelves

Isn't all this copper soo dreamy in a light-filled space like this? Don't be afraid to put those bigger items like the mixer or this Calphalon Tri-Ply 10-Piece Cookware Set on the Registry. An heirloom piece is something someone might want to splurge on, not to mention how many guests love to go in on sweeping gestures like that together. Gotta have options!

Jam, oil, sauces and herbs on wooden wall shelf

potted herbs and copper french press on wooden wall shelf

Pistachio kitchenaid mixer next to wooden fruit platter

You had to assume we weren't quiiiite done talking about the stand mixer, yeah? It's an extra fabulous Registry item because it goes beyond baking (and even statement making, which it pretty clearly does). It has the ability to do so much more with all of the attachments available and will definitely be an integral part of your prep process!

dried beans in glass cannister next to wooden utensils in beige utensil holder

Garlic, eggs and figs on marble and wood platters on marble countertop

At the same time, nothing is too small for the Gift Registry either. There's always a few guests who love to create their own gift baskets and personalized sets, especially for bridal showers and other events leading up to the big day. It's a good rule to have all different price points. It gives people a little guidance while still letting them choose what they feel most compelled to contribute to your new journey.

Garlic bulbs in wooden bowl

Fresh bread and butter on wooden serving platter

Other kitchen essentials include a good knife set, which is something totally worth a trip to Crate and Barrel IRL for—you’ll want a chance to compare types and sizes. Then there's the amaze John Boos 18"x3" End Grain Maple Cutting Board. Why not have something that's as useful as it is pretty to serve on?

Eggplant and radishes on white plate

Copper pots hanging over stovetop

Copper pots, sage and garlic hanging from pot rack

OK, ready for all our faves? See below for a handy list!

Collection of copper, glass and stainless steel kitchen accessories

Stop by 100 Layer Cake today to learn all of our tableware essentials, a most perfect pair for the kitchen musts.

Concept and styling: 100 Layer Cake | Photography: Scott Clark Photo


  1. Julie

    can we learn where to find the hanging bar for holding those pots on the backsplash?

    November 22, 2016 | Reply
    • Crystal

      Yes!!! Same question!!!

      December 31, 2016 | Reply
      • Crate and Barrel


        Sorry for missing the question initially. We will check with 100 Layer Cake and get back to you.

        December 31, 2016 | Reply
        • madeleine

          any update? would love to know as well

          January 21, 2017 | Reply
          • Crate and Barrel


            The hanging bar came from Schoolhouse Electric.

            Hope this helps!

            January 27, 2017 |
  2. Crystal

    Great. Thanks!

    December 31, 2016 | Reply
  3. Lauren

    Is the Carnivale white mini planter out of stock? The link takes me to the bowls page.

    January 26, 2017 | Reply
    • Crate and Barrel


      This is seasonal product but may be back in stock soon. We will look into this for you.

      January 27, 2017 | Reply
  4. Sunshine

    Where did the floating shelves come from?

    January 31, 2017 | Reply
    • Marina

      I have the same question. They look perfect.

      June 18, 2017 | Reply
      • Crate and Barrel


        We recommend reaching out to 100 Layer Cake for more info on the shelves. Sorry that we can’t be of more help!

        June 20, 2017 | Reply

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