In this post I was simply wanting to show two kitchens on the opposite ends of the spectrum of Kitchen Design (I love both equally). As I often do, I misplaced my notes from the Barefoot Contessa show on Food Network (that I had taken my photos from) and resorted to searching the web. (Really, this was simply going to be photos via the Barefoot Contessa television show and it's become something more...Damn! I just want to post "a quickie".)
|Ina Garten (center) in her friends kitchen Stephen Drucker (left) and his partner Frank Newbold (right)|
Including her husband Jeffery Garten (who is as "cool" as Julia Child's husband Paul Child (as I "met" him in the Julie & Julia movie). Ok. "
Back to my two favorite kitchen styles....cool modern cottage,
|Ina's t.v. kitchen Open shelves, potted herbs, enormous stainless gas range w/double ovens, |
soapstone (?) counters, painted cabinetry.......
and vintage cozy cottage....
|A cottage kitchen with linoleum counter tops w/metal (not always stainless) edging, white appliances, |
visible paper towel holder, painted cabinets nearly original to the age of the house.
LOOK how Happy she is upon entering!
Back to Ina's kitchen:
|butcher block counter, dried beans in glass containers, beautiful cookware, a silver plater........|
Return to Frank and Stephen's:
|Linoleum tile floor, probable door to the basement (door right), "squeezed in" marble island (great!),|
maybe a map of the area hanging over the older gas range.
I more than mentioned before.... when attempting to recreate my notes, I uncovered many references and sites referring to subjects I did not imagine including in my post - ABOUT KITCHEN STYLES.
Looking for more photos of Ina's Barn/Television Kitchen
I was excited to find....
|"Ina’s Pomegranate Cosmopolitans and a vase of fennel, in lieu of flowers — why not?"|
(last three photographs - AND the last quote - from House Beautiful taken by Simon Upton)
Then was taken "aback" Idiom 5.taken aback, surprised and disconcerted: I was taken abackby
his harsh criticism.
when I found......Food Network Humor and again here. Then "search" Stephen Drucker and there are too many "articles" to read (but scanning them you will recognize parts of his career as a home decor magazine editior) when one is just wanting to look at kitchen design!
Also, what is the problem "people" have with a successful real estate broker (Frank Newbold) and his home decor magazine editor partner having a lovely cottage with a vintage kitchen? Personally, I love them more for it!
Here's the REAL DIRT I uncovered..........
|Ina's hand removing a box from her panty shelf.|
|Ina, now turning toward the camera (with the box in her hand).|
Cheers! Linda :-)
Above photos are original Design In My View "captured" from a HD television screen "paused" broadcast of Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa on The Food Network, unless otherwise identified.