Whether you’re short on cabinet space, or you like the look of a professional chef’s kitchen or you just want to show off your cookware collection, pot racks and rails are the answer: They not only keep your skillets and saucepans handy, but they also double as decoration for the kitchen.
“They’re really practical, because a lot of serious cooks enjoy the convenience of reaching up and grabbing the pot they need instead of bending down and digging through a cabinet,” said Suzanne McGrath, who runs McGrath II, an interior design firm based in Greenwich, Conn., with her daughter, Lauren McGrath.
They also make for “a pretty impactful statement,” she added, “especially if you have a great collection.”
The elder Ms. McGrath grew to love the look of hanging pots when she was working as a television producer for Martha Stewart Living. After a while, she began noticing appealing examples nearly everywhere, from Julia Child’s home kitchen to the impressive Victorian-era food-preparation space at the Breakers mansion in Newport, R.I.