A Skylit Kitchen With Views of the Garden

Kitchen Spotlight

Like most rooms in this lovely Pacific Palisades ranch house, the kitchen looks out on nature—specifically, the "fairy garden and creek" in the backyard. White open shelves, a long white countertop, and plenty of light from both the glass walls and the overhead skylight make this a wonderfully open and airy space.

The owner, Shiva, is a former actress and holistic activist, and she favors natural elements and colors in her decor. Wood and clay bowls line the shelves, while natural striped linen (perhaps from a vintage flour sack?) cover the backs of the island chairs.

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(Images: Marcia Prentice)