Drew Barrymore’s Cozy Kitchen Is Not What You’d Expect for a Celebrity

published May 22, 2024
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APRIL 26: Drew Barrymore attends the 2023 Time100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2023 in New York City.
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Drew Barrymore is taking the “celebrities — they’re just like us!” idea to an entirely new level. In a recent TikTok video in which Barrymore shows herself spring cleaning her kitchen, fans get to see just how normal her kitchen is. Unlike other celebrity kitchens with sweeping floor plans, floor-to-ceiling marble, and neutral color palettes, Barrymore’s kitchen is small, cozy, and doesn’t even boast the latest and greatest appliances. It actually looks like everyone else’s.

“Spring cleaning, everybody!” Barrymore said in her video, in which she’s cleaning out a few of the kitchen cabinets in her New York City apartment. (And she’s clearly at the stage of decluttering where she’s gotten rid of all the products she doesn’t need to make room for the ones she does.)

Her countertops are butcher block, she has the same spice rack that everyone else has, she keeps her condiments in a heap next to the cooktop (along with her mixing bowls, because you never know when the baking mood might hit), and yes, Barrymore even has the exact same iconic white stovetop that any renter will see and immediately recognize.

“I love how normal your kitchen is,” one person commented on Barrymore’s post. Another person said, “A normal celebrity kitchen is so refreshing to see. I have the exact same stove.”

“This is not how I imagined her kitchen,” another person wrote, adding, “That’s real life for us!”

The few things that stand out in Barrymore’s kitchen that give the space its chicness are the small details like her oversized drawer pulls, her unexpected color palette, and her kitchen counter lamp — all things you expect to see in a kitchen where little upgrades to your space make a huge difference (and won’t cost a fortune). 

You can see tons of Drew’s Beautiful by Drew Barrymore products in the background, like the fan-favorite Beautiful air fryer

In a world where celebrity kitchen layouts likely cost tens of thousands of dollars to create, Barrymore’s small-space-friendly and “normal” kitchen is, as that commenter said, absolutely refreshing to see. Another commenter summed it up nicely by saying, “A real used kitchen. I think Drew might be an original.”

Sometimes, there’s just no need for excess — even though you may have the means to go all out. 

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: Drew Barrymore’s Unexpected Kitchen Decor Is Bringing Her Fans “So Much Joy”