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HOW LAUREN STYLES HER KITCHEN

 

Our kitchen is the hub of our home. With our house's open floor plan and the kitchen's central location, it's become our default gathering area and where we spend most of our time. Design is far from a foolproof process, so our recent renovation was the perfect opportunity to learn from previous blindspots within the space and make some necessary updates now that we have two young children.

 

 

Like any room in our home, I wanted to create a space that blended function and aesthetics while still feeling distinctly ours - meaning a blend of materials and textures, artisanal everything, and a ton of open shelving for allllll the objets and dishware. (Pro tip: place your dishes and flatware near the dining area and glasses near the sink for easy access.) We chose honed Copacabana marble for the surfaces and backsplash, and I'm in love with the rich tone and detail of the veining. We wanted a more organic feel, so I was adamant the marble had a matte finish instead of glossy (that's where the honed part comes in), and we chose a complementary patina for the range hood that really helps with wear and gives the space some extra texture.

 

 

 

I love how the space turned out, and you know I love changing up the room's styling even more. The open shelving lets me shuffle my latest favorite pieces in and out of the room, and I couldn't possibly miss an opportunity for a (cook)book moment. I love to add smaller paintings to my shelves, I prop them against the wall or use cute easels to host them. I think it's an unexpected touch and adds depth to my shelf space. The best part about styling the kitchen is incorporating fresh and vibrant fruits and vegetables - just make sure they go to use! Above all, our kitchen is a place for our family to come together, so my number one styling tip is to fill the space with the ones you love.

 

 

 

SHOP THE STORY:

 

THE SILVER SPOON CLASSIC COOKBOOK

from Phaidon

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RINKA BOWL by KANEKO KOHYO

from RW Guild

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STEEPED ROSE SURFACE CLEANER

by Homecourt

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PAPER FAN NAPKIN RING SET

by Janie Kruse Garnett

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PIENZA TUMBLER

from IL BUCO

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TERRACOTTA BRUTALIST SCULPTURE

Vintage

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TARTINE: A CLASSIC REVISITED

by Elisabeth Prueitt & Chad Robertson

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SPHERE FLATWARE SET IN BRONZE

from 1st Dibs

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FLUTED PILLAR CANDLE

from BROYT

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24k GOLD HANDMADE CERAMIC DINNERWARE

by Blue Door Ceramics

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THE 810 TRAY IN CHARCOAL

by Anastasio Home

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RESURRECTION DUET

by Aesop

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AROMAS OF ALEPPO

by Poopa Dweck

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VINTAGE CERAMIC TEAPOT 

by Kazuko Matthews

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FRIDAYS FROM THE GARDEN COOKBOOK

from Flamingo Estate

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THE TEETH VESSEL

by Han-Chiao

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RINKA DINER PLATE by KANEKO KOHYO

from RW Guild

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PAPER SCREWS SERVING SET

by Janie Kruse Garnett

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COOK BEAUTIFUL

by Athena Calderone

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CALACATTA MARBLE SERVING PLATE

from BROYT

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PULL

by Lauren Skunta

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FOREVERMORE DUAL CANDLEHOLDER

by Studio Union Home

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MARKET DISHCLOTHS

from Anthropology

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MALIBU FARM COOKBOOK

by Helene Henderson

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LOU PIGNATIER VASES

Vintage

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JEAN DUBOST LAGUIOLE STEAK KNIFE SET

from Williams Sonoma

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IL BUCO STORIES & RECIPES

by Donna Lennard with Joshua David Stein

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STILL GLASS MUGS

by Ferm Living

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THE 810 TRAY IN TRAVERTINE

by Anastasio Home

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SIX SEASONS COOKBOOK

by Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg

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MOONGLOW GLAZED TULIP CANDLEHOLDER

Vintage

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 THE RIVER

by Vincent Galinsky

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Photography by Natalie Black