Claire Cottrell wears many hats gracefully: she has a background in landscape architecture, freelances as a multimedia director, and owns the online art bookshop BOOK STAND. Lucky for us one more item to add to her lengthy list of talents and interests is cooking in her adorable Silver Lake, Los Angeles kitchen! It's small, efficient, and well-stocked with handmade pottery.
"I feel like I’m on a boat." These are the words I found escaping my mouth while spending time with Becca Piastrelli in her narrow Oakland, CA kitchen. She laughed and agreed her tiny kitchen is reminiscent of a ship’s galley — cozy, bright, and a bit quirky!
Rebekka Seale's home smells like lavender, lemons, and melted butter. It's small and cozy, the type of place in which you want to snuggle up and read a book on a rainy afternoon. Everything in Rebekka's kitchen and dining room is meticulously matched, from the white subway tiles to the fresh flowers that grace her windowsill. She even bought a minty, mossy green-yellow nail polish to match her favorite ice cream flavor (Jeni's honey pistachio). Join us as we tour her lovely space!
While Dana's whole apartment is pretty fantastic, it's hard to deny that the kitchen takes the cake. It's rather jaw-dropping, in fact. What was once an oddly juxtaposed shabby chic kitchen in a former industrial loft is now an incredibly sleek and seamless space, complete with a room divider/storage wall of kitchen appliances!
My husband and I bought our first home in West Seattle about a year ago. It's a sweet Craftsman from 1919 with great energy. Being almost a century old it no doubt needed some love, and the outdated kitchen was very high up on the to-do list.
When I visited the Greek island of Kea last month I was lucky enough to have Aglaia Kremezi as my guide. Aglaia knows everyone on the island and knows what it means when someone like me asks to see "real home kitchens." When we weren't cooking in her kitchen, she took me to a different person's, a new one every single day.
One of my favorites belonged to a Cretan-born woman named Eva Green who spends half the year on Kea in her hill-top stone home, and the other half of the year in Australia.
Bo and Lindsey are right at home in the Old Cloverdale historic district of Montgomery, Alabama, but that doesn't mean they don't enjoy seeing the world! Ten years ago Lindsey moved to Montgomery as part of the city's historic preservation team and met lifetime resident Bo at a neighborhood house party. Since then, this travel-loving couple have enjoyed many trips around the world together, always bringing back flavor and recipe ideas they can't wait to try out in their historic home's remodeled kitchen.
After dating for three years, Caitlin is moving into Jed's two-story Highlands home just west of downtown Denver, Colorado. I happened to catch them as they were combining their belongings and officially meshing their lives together. The couple's focus is readily apparent by the fact that although there were boxes and clutter around the house, the kitchen was already organized!
Erin Bennett-Jenkins, a prop stylist, and her husband, Matt, an animation director, moved into their 1926 Craftsman home in August of 2012 with their son and immediately tore into the renovation of their kitchen — or rather what had been a kitchen.
Sophie and Michael live in an eclectically decorated brownstone in Brooklyn. Their kitchen, like much of their home, is full of a lot of "great deals." They have a keen eye and seem to be, often, in the right place at the right time. Almost everything in their kitchen was found on sale — often in the 'discontinued' pile!