I’ve been a fan of Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa for a long time and have all of her cookbooks. She’s shown me and others how to entertain easily and serve simple food that bursts with flavor. Now her latest kitchen in East Hampton has been replicated by designer, Robert Stilin for House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year 2009.
Even though this kitchen is neutral in tone and maybe doesn’t stand out at first (at least to me), it has all the features that are Ina’s hallmark designs for good, efficient cooking. Be sure to take a look at the images from the House Beautiful website. Then see the video tour with Editor in Chief Stephen Drucker of House Beautiful where Ina explains the great features of this kitchen.
I especially like the videos that showcase Ina herself with Stephen Drucker talking casually about her philosophy of the important components of what makes great kitchen design. See the one about her tips for organizing a kitchen. She divulges her most used kitchen tools in this one. And don’t miss the one about her favorite colors of the kitchen.
Let me know if you’d like more features like this and what your favorite parts of this kitchen are!