Having nicely designed kitchen accessories around encourages us to spend more time cooking at home. We love to be surrounded by luxury items such as the classic Dean & Deluca spice rack as well as practical and green accessories such as the compost bin. Having beautiful decor in the kitchen inspires and nurtures our soul.
For all of these reasons and more, kitchen accessories make for great housewarming gifts. Sometimes it is difficult to purchase a decor item that will coordinate within the style of a friend's new place, but most of our favorite kitchen items are versatile enough to accommodate various design styles in almost any home.
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