The Design Edition June 2014

by msmaggiekerr

Cooking not only involves food, but all the accoutrements that help facilitate the process.

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I was recently at the Lakefront Festival of Art, hosted by The Milwaukee Art Museum, this past weekend. While the fair was inhabited by numerous regional artists, there were a few items that stood out to me. This wood piece by Schlabaugh and Sons would make a gorgeous cheese or charcuterie serving board for your next gathering.

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I love beautiful ceramic pieces with clean lines and minimal colour. These vessels by Anderson Bailey are not only gorgeous in themselves, but they wouldn’t compete with the aesthetics of the food you nestle within them.

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I know… live edge tables are kinda’ at the tipping point of overly trendy, but they’re still beautiful pieces. I have one in our dining room; it has become a statement in itself which helps keep our decor to a minimum. Sweitzer & Sweitzer will make custom tables for you.

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And last but certainly not least, you’ve gotta’ have some bling while entertaining your dinner party. My friend Allison Jenetopulous can make custom designed brass pieces for you, as well as designing her own brilliant line. I had her make a croissant for me- who doesn’t love croissants?