Smart Style Comes Home

Tramontina, Magnolia, Emma Bridgewater, Principle Faucets

Smart homes are now also about smart style–transforming ordinary items we’ve used around the house for years into clever, cool must-haves.  Here are four ways to add smart style to your home.

These nesting pots are an example of small space smart style.

My kitchen cabinets want to know where this cookware has been all their life. The 11 pieces nest inside one other –all within the footprint of one pan. That’s smart style because it saves lots of storage space, and keeps cabinets tidy. Available in three colors.

Nesting 11 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set, $149.95; Tramatonia

Small footprint equals smart style in kitchens like this.

So many coffee mugs, so little space? Problem solved with this handmade distressed metal rack that keeps 36 mugs within easy reach, while creating a unique focal point.

Cups for Days Rack, $98; Magnolia

Emma Bridgewater

This clever window shade delivers privacy, and something quite unexpected—a scenic view of shelves in an imaginary kitchen hutch by British designer Emma Bridgewater. Available in the U.K. only right now, but hang tight. Emma’s products (whether tabletop, or home decor like this) inevitably work their way across the pond.

Emma Bridgewater’s Dresser Duck Egg Roller Blind, $40 and up; Blinds 2 Go

This nifty foot pedal adaptor system works with nearly any faucet in the kitchen or bathroom, allowing you to start, stop and adjust the volume of water used like a gas pedal on a car. This smart style invention also minimizes water waste up to 44 percent. Over time, this should be worth the investment.

Step Faucet Pedal, $425; Principle Faucet