A Peek Inside Some Awe-Inspiring Celebrity Kitchens
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Everyone loves to dream, right? It’s fun to imagine what you’d do if you won the lottery or didn’t have to worry about finances. Basically to live like a celebrity in an amazing house (or five!) and wake up each morning to a stunning kitchen fit for royalty.
To have a little fun and give you something to dream about, we searched and pulled some of our favorite celebrity kitchens, each unique and beautiful in its own special way.
What makes a kitchen so stunning? To us, it’s in the details. Of course you need spectacular countertops and beautifully crafted cabinetry, but really it all comes together with the backsplashes, appliances (in these cases, top-of-the-line), lighting and those extra special touches such as a show-stopping range hood or a jaw-dropping island that could fit twenty people around it. When all these things come together and align in a beautiful design, it is such a feast for the eyes.
It was hard to pick favorites, as it seems each kitchen design just keeps getting better. We like to imagine that the celebrity owners of these kitchens spend hours baking and cooking in their respective kitchens. They crank up their music, pour a glass of wine and bask in the joy of creating delicious meals for loved ones, right? That, or more likely, their hired, in-home chefs do it for them! Whichever is the case, we’re jealous of these beautiful backdrops and don’t really care whether much cooking is going on. We just love the eye candy!
Oprah Winfrey’s Kitchen
First up is probably a no-brainer. Is it shocking that Oprah has a stunning kitchen?
Oprah Winfrey’s $14mil estate in Telluride, CO is truly something out of a magazine. The rustic kitchen is the cherry on top of this gorgeous home in the mountains. The expansive design features high-end appliances and plenty of room for recipe tasting. We wouldn’t mind coming back to this after a day on the slopes!
To see more of Oprah’s amazing home, check out the full feature here.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Kitchen
Next up, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. While their minimalistic and muted style is not for everyone’s taste, it is definitely unique!
Described as an oasis of purity and light, the home located in suburban Los Angeles is definitely something out of the ordinary. The couple worked with Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt to help create their “futuristic Belgian monastery” as Kanye describes it.
An unlikely meeting of the minds, the couple and designer worked together to bring their dream to life. They wanted a space that respected the spirituality and beauty of art and encapsulated the importance of silence.
The lack of decoration is widely felt throughout the home. This was a choice made so as to allow the proportions of the house’s many rooms, all covered in off-white plaster, to be the decoration of the house.
To see the full feature in Architectural Digest and hear more about the design inspiration, click here.
Cameron Diaz’s Kitchen
Finally, we’re rounding out the lustful celebrity kitchens with Cameron Diaz and her stunning emerald green Manhattan kitchen.
Diaz wanted to strike a balance between her love of shiny, sparkly things while also keeping things homey and tactile. She enlisted the help of a designer whom she felt was the perfect person to help her strike that balance: designer, Kelly Wearstler. Wearstler is a reigning design queen on the West Coast and Diaz knew she’d help bring her vision to life in the best possible way.
During the day, Diaz says the stunning kitchen is her favorite spot to be. The backsplash, countertops and sink fittings are all made of unlacquered brass. The gorgeous brass-trimmed cabinetry is lacquered in a custom emerald green color and the Viking appliances help complete the high-end look to this jewel tone kitchen design.
To see the full feature and interview, click here.
Quality & Style Matter
While most of us would no doubt love to have the kitchen of a celebrity, we know that for most of us it’s just a pipe dream. We at Midwest Kitchens understand that quality and aesthetics are the most important things when it comes to a kitchen. Saving money for homeowners and not skimping on the features that make a kitchen beautiful and unique is something we take great pride in.
We’re proud to partner with Showplace Cabinetry, a leader in custom-designed cabinets that are offered at an affordable price. Showplace is consistently up to date on new trends and ways to be innovative with their products. You’ll find nearly endless cabinet door options – from raised-panel, slab, and inset, to name a few. Additionally, just as important as the door style is the finish. With extensive options for stains, paints and special treatments such as vintage, weathered and distressed effects, you’re sure to find the exact style to fit your home and personality.
Every homeowner is unique and possesses their own style. For this reason, it’s impossible to have a cookie-cutter method. We believe that offering a wide variety of styles, finishes and colors is paramount in meeting the needs of our customers. Showplace helps us do that, and is the reason why they are one of our most trusted partners. From cabinet door styles to colors and finishes, Showplace has it all. They help us present custom-tailored solutions for our clients so we can create the kitchen of their dreams.
When working with our customers, we take pride in being able to present design solutions that meet – and hopefully go beyond – their expectations, rather than pigeon-hole them into a decision that they may be unhappy with a few years down the road. We take the time to meet with each individual customer and map out a solution and budget that works for them. It can be a daunting process, so walking step-by-step through the process is something we value and our customers tell us they love time and again.
The kitchen is one of the greatest investments one can make in a home. It has to last for years. We only recommend products and solutions that we believe will stand the test of time and that we’d be comfortable putting in our own homes.