In the Kitchen


We spend a lot of time in kitchens.  Not surprising then that we try to make ours as pleasant a place as any in our homes.

Here’s what keeps me happy in my kitchen.

This good-looking radio has great sound.  I usually cook to talk radio.  Or plug in my iPod for classical music or— if Angus is out— French pop! M. Sarkozy and Charlotte Gainsbourg are faves.

My kitchen walls are painted Blue Hubbard, a calm and happy Martha Blue from the now-discontinued Sherwin Williams line.  It’s close to her new Araucana Turquoise.  I think of it as the perfect robin’s egg and it looks clean and cheerful against our blonde cabinets.

Stylish lamps makes the kitchen feel less utilitarian and more like an extension of your living space.  I keep a similar one on my breakfast bar.

A full French press is the best kitchen companion.  I’ll upgrade to this gorgeous gold version when it becomes available.

An inexpensive luxury given that it lasts forever and whips dense foam clouds every time.  I love my Bodum frother.

Half glass bookends keep favorite cookbooks close.  Mine do not house goldfish.

Bright tulips are a much happier sight to see.

After this weekend’s trip to Artisanal LA, I’ll add a Woolly Pocket herb garden to the mix.

What happy bits are in your kitchen?


2 Comments on In the Kitchen

  1. Halie
    October 20, 2010 at 8:50 am (13 years ago)

    There are bits strewn around my kitchen, but I’m not sure they’re happy. Also I want to be Charlotte Gainsbourg.

  2. applesandonions
    October 21, 2010 at 9:52 am (13 years ago)

    this is fantastic, thanks for a window into your kitchen SL! My fav kitchen accessory is my Caribbean blue Le Creuset pot Mary gave me years ago. I keep it on my stove as an accent color to brighten my day.

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