From Dean Dowd on November 16, 2009 in Kitchen Remodel
Even celebrities slow down for a home-cooked meal once in a while. And lucky for us, theyre cool enough to show off their state-of-the-art cook spaces. Today, well take a super intimate look at the kitchens of big-name stars and sample some sweet design tips along the way. For pricing on a kitchen remodel in your area, click here.
Christina Aguileras Funkadelic Cook Space
Pop singer and four-time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera shares this funkadelic kitchen with her music-producing husband, Jordan Bratman, and their son, Max. Since the homes former owners were the Osbournes, this is certainly not the first round of atypical décor the house has seen.
Christinas kitchen is an eclectic melting pot of stylistic influence. Medieval, oriental and satirist antediluvian furnishings dont stand a chance with the modernization of graffiti artwork, kaleidoscopic rugs and metallic red and purple kitchen counter seats all vying for the spotlight. Convention shows up somewhere in there by way of stainless appliances. Her creative vision? I wanted every space to have its own personality. Mission accomplished!
Kristen Bells Bright and Sunshiny Kitchen
Kristen is best known for her role as 17-year-old detective Veronica Mars
We finally tracked down the scoop on Kristen Bells Los Angeles kitchen. Here it is, brightened by Benjamin Moores Swiss Coffee paint on the walls and Simply White on the clean-lined cabinets. Deciding to reupholster the counter stools, she selected the same cheerful fabric that covers her living room ottoman. Girly accents like vivid dish towels, a yellow teapot and the sunflower bouquet finish the actresss fresh look that she and her pups obviously delight in.
Seal and Heidi Klums Enchanting Cocina
Nothing like throwing a towel on for the camera. Seal looks as comfortable flipping pancakes for his supermodel-wife Heidi Klum as when hes recording in the music studio.
With panoramic views of the ocean, the couples vacation home lies directly on the map of destination paradise Costa Careyes, Mexico. Checkerboard tiles add a touch of harlequin and a splash of eclectic to this enchanting cocina. Light, bright walls and countertops harmonize with the square-latticed wood cabinets. And as if it couldnt get any cooler, pro status stainless appliances adjacent to the deco-arch counter double as an island and the kitchens cook space. Somewhere close by is the familys other favorite room, their saltwater pool. Magnífico! And, Seal half naked flipping pancakes? Bravo!
Vanessa Williams Charming Old World Kitchen
When Vanessa Williams isnt playing the role of the self-absorbed, ex-supermodel antagonist Wilhelmina on Ugly Betty, shes at her comfortable 6-bedroom Hollywood Hills home enjoying her lovely cook space.
The former Miss Americas nostalgic kitchen exhibits a desire to modernize only so far as the old and new coalesce. Shes all about mixing traditional pieces with the contemporary style of her home. Luminous black countertops anchor the taupe tile flooring and antiqued white cabinetry. The white backsplash adorned with two modest tile accents is simple yet elegant, and as the tile flows behind the sink, it creates an impressive contrast. The soft, earthy stone floors balance and unify warm with cool. Indeed, this kitchens tranquility is a soothing contrast to Vanessas fast-paced stage roles.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garners Industrial-Grade Country Kitchen
Distinctive character, exquisite craftsmanship and a functional work space are all the design elements of the perfect kitchen. And thats exactly what actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had in mind when they purchased their new 8,800-square foot home in Pacific Palisades, California.
The spacious kitchen hosts buttery-yellow cabinets adorned with simple chrome hardware and rich, warm hardwood floors. The vintage central island boasts a distinctive thick-slab butcher block counter and chunky apron-front sink. The farmhouse kitchen carries a slight French country appeal with its design, layout and understated elegance. Special touches, including the overhead pot rack and dual range hoods accentuate the atmosphere, while the industrial-strength, oversized gas range anchors the kitchen and inspires some serious cooking.
Kelsey Grammers Spanish Revival Style
Thats the heart of the home, said Kelsey Grammer about the familys classic white kitchen decked out with Carrara marble counters and hand-painted wraparound backsplash. A powder-blue trimmed sea grass rug frames the dining area surrounded by Spanish revival chairs and lit by hanging candelabra. Hardwood floors underfoot and paneled ceilings overhead complete the New York homes gathering place.
Photo Credits: inStyle