Published on August 19, 2020

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How do you elevate an all-white kitchen? Some layer in funky flea market finds, while others rely on textured tiles. If you’re Jennifer Garner, you mix and match cabinetry. The actress has recently been sharing cooking videos on Instagram, and while we’re definitely taking recipe notes (hello, buttermilk cornbread and almond-orange biscotti), we spotted an interesting detail north of her countertops: All her glass doors come with curtains. 

It’s a smart solution for anyone who initially picked see-through fronts to highlight their favorite dinnerware pieces…only to realize that the upkeep required for making storage look tidy is too heavy a lift. You don’t need to swap out your cupboards—just follow Garner’s lead and hang some miniature drapes. The possibilities for customization are endless. 

 

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Her palette is all about pared-back classics: subway tile, Shaker-style doors, and gray marble counters. We spotted a familiar piece of cookware (her skillet is from Chrissy Teigen’s Target collection) and a few sleek glass canisters for organizing pantry staples. It’s the perfect blank canvas for a day of cooking adventures.

Traditionally a retro look, we’ve seen frilly accents creep back into all aspects of decor: Sink skirts are a fun way to add print to lower cabinets, and ’90s skirted tables are being reimagined in bright pastels and checkered patterns. In keeping with her neutral theme, Garner chose simple gray drapes for a minimalist style. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of fabric options out there to DIY your own—whether you want to zhuzh up white cupboards or indulge in a bit of color-blocking. These four options are currently on our radar: 

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