13 Things an Interior Designer Would Never Have in Her Own Kitchen

Wouldn’t it be great if someone told you that inexpensive drawer hinges would be the bain of your existence before you finished a kitchen reno? (Yes, yes it would.) Which is why we asked Nancy Charbonneau, principal designer of Charbonneau Interiors, to share the 13 things you’d never, ever find in a professionally designed kitchen.

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Necessary for visual harmony, necessary for not julienne-ing your fingertip off. Make sure you have a mix of accent, task, ambient and natural daylight in a kitchen. Charbonneau’s favorite formula? “2700K LED recessed lights on dimmers, under cabinet task lighting and a pendant or chandelier.”

Cabinet door hinges and drawer slides are a place to splurge, not scrimp. (They take abuse every single day.) “Soft-close hinges and drawers are so worth the investment,” says Charbonneau. “And there is nothing

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett has finally come into his own as the carmaker launches its much-anticipated Bronco SUV

Ford CEO Jim Hackett speaks at the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field on April 9, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett speaks at the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field on April 9, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.

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  • Ford CEO Jim Hackett has faced steady criticism since he took over at the automaker in 2017.

  • Hackett is a staunch proponent of “design thinking,” and the first Ford vehicles shaped by that process are starting to come to market.

  • The best example is the all-new Bronco SUV, which debuted last week after years of anticipation — and racked up so many reservations that it briefly crashed the pre-order website.

  • Ford has challenges ahead, as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and a near total shutdown of its manufacturing operations.

  • But Hackett’s vision for the company is finally showing results and shaping the future of the 117-year-old automaker.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When nobody was looking, Ford CEO Jim Hackett quietly got

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These design-led candles look so good, you won’t want to burn them

We've handpicked our favourite designs that will give your home an interiors boost: The Independent/iStock
We’ve handpicked our favourite designs that will give your home an interiors boost: The Independent/iStock

Have you ever had a candle that was so beautiful, you couldn’t bear to light it?

We’ve long been spoilt for choice with home fragrances in candle form, no matter how minimal or decorative, strong-smelling or subtle, there’s something for everyone.

However, candles are emerging as pieces of art in their own right. Sculpted into naked figurines, abstract objects, perfume bottles and twisted candlesticks, they’ve become an entirely new category of home decor.

One which, quite frankly, we’re obsessed with.

In fact, they look so good, we’re reluctant to ever burn them. Instead they’ll be holding space on our windowsills, tables and bedside drawers forever.

From the kitsch designs to the modern takes on traditional shapes, they are an instant interior update. So we’ve handpicked our favourite styles to adorn our mantelpieces and shelves with

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