No seriously, I do.
Particularly if it’s this “barn” on Ina Garten’s property in the Hamptons.
Last week I posted pictures of the Barefoot Contessa’s kitchen that was replicated in Rockefeller Center as House Beautiful’s 2009 Home of the Year. I can’t help sharing yet another of her spaces because I’m currently obsessed with kitchen design as I give my own a little facelift, and I love how pretty, yet functional, her kitchens are. Ina Garten is known for her simple, fresh approach to cooking, and apparently this is her home design philosphy as well.
While I’m really not a fan of this fireplace I adore one in a kitchen/eating area.
Then there’s the patio that features stone walls for lingering with a glass of wine, and, of course, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows with the kids and chatting around long into the evening.
My refreshed kitchen won’t exactly be Ina’s, but hopefully I can incorporate some her form and function into the room. Despite the fact that my little darlings are home today, I’m off to finish painting cabinets – wish me luck that there will be no more snow days for my kiddos until it’s done!