From choosing statement lighting over your island to adding space-saving swivel hooks, easy refreshes that add the right elevated touch will bring your kitchen closer to the one of your dreams. We asked five Domino editors to share the Rejuvenation items that they would want to include in their dream kitchens—with choices that are both functional and aspirational, here we share their favorite picks.
Whether you choose one large statement chandelier or multiple pendants—make sure to consider the scale of the light and the size of your island.
"My dream kitchen has a Calacatta Paonazzo marble island with statement lighting suspended overhead—something striking and sculptural like the Ormandy pendant lamp. I love the mid-century, Danish-inspired design, and that the lacquered and polished brass catches the light at any angle.” Sophie Miura, Commerce Content Director
From wall sconces to table lamps, make your kitchen feel more welcoming with multiple layers of light to illuminate your every need.
“This clay lamp adds such a cozy touch to my kitchen. Overhead lights can sometimes be too bright; a table lamp on the countertop gives off a low, inviting light.” Kate Berry, Chief Content Officer
From the color and pattern of a rug or runner to elegant solid brass plumbing—add style and function to any space with the perfect finishing touches.
“You know you’ve made it when your kitchen has a pot filler next to the stove and lugging heavy saucepans of pasta water to and from the sink is a distant memory. This one has a cross handle that’s just the slightest bit nautical.”
“A narrow galley kitchen like mine calls for a slim runner, especially crucial when chilly mornings mean cold tile underfoot. Plus this jute-wool combination will stand up to years of dish washing and trips to the fridge.” Lindsey Mather, Editorial Director, Home
Storage & Organization
Make small spaces more functional with solutions like shelving customized with a wine glass storage system, hooks and hook racks, and elegant storage containers.
“I live in a 130-year-old house with a kitchen that is short on storage. These white oak floating shelves would add a little extra space, while keeping the things I use most handy. I’d style my new ledges with art, florals, and pantry essentials (I always have chocolates on hand) in these beautiful yet functional larder crocks.” Brit Ashcraft, Design Director
Optimize your kitchen with space saving pieces that keep what you use on a daily basis visible and within reach.
“I just moved into my first apartment postgrad, so maximizing my small space is top priority. With just five cabinets in my kitchen, this swivel hook is a must for extra storage. I’m obsessed with a butcher block on wheels—I can roll it out when I need to meal prep for the week ahead, and tuck it back into a corner when I’m done with it.” Faith Brown, Editorial Intern, Creative Studio
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