An awesome before and after of a kitchen that was inspired by Ina Garten’s kitchen? Yes please! Check out the result of Annie’s beautiful kitchen and just try not to get inspired by her great eye for decorating.
 
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This is our new kitchen. The layout was inspired by Ina Garten’s barn kitchen. Of course on a much smaller scale, but I love the symmetry of her kitchen. We used two Subzeros, one all refrigerator and one all freezer and in the center a 48″ Wolf range. I can’t say enough good things about Subzero. We’ve pretty much had the same kitchen, black and white wherever we have lived. This is the first time we’ve splurged on commercial appliances and what a difference. Yes, they look beautiful, but I swear my parsley lasts two weeks in the produce drawer. The sink is by Shaw. It accommodates large pots and since I rarely use a disposal, I did not want a divided sink. As you can see we have way too many dishes. This sort of resulted from my working at Williams Sonoma for a holiday season a few years ago. Really, who needs this many dishes? They are all Aplico and Pillivuyt porcelain from France and will last forever. I figure at this point I may as well keep them until it’s time to set my kids up in their first apartments.

 
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This is looking into the kitchen from the dining room. I was so excited about incorporating brick here and a few places in the house. I love exposed brick whether it’s in a home, a shop or a restaurant. In the original house the opening to the kitchen was only a standard door width. There was a large cabinet that actually contained the heating unit for the house. Since we needed to upgrade the system, we moved it to the attic. Originally this space was going to be used for a walk in pantry, but our contractor convinced us to widen the opening and have a much smaller pantry. We were thrilled with the results. It improved the natural light in the kitchen and we were still able to put the microwave in the pantry.
 
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The pendant lamp over the kitchen table is from Barbara Cosgrove and the pendants over the counter are from Jamie Young. So reasonably priced and just the look I wanted. All the lighting in the house is from Lightopia in Laguna Beach.
 
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The counter tops are honed granite. The faucet is from Rohl. A California code requires a backwash for the dishwasher. Once we had the inspection it was replaced with a soap dispenser and on the opposite side a sprayer to balance out the sink deck. The faucet has filtered water on the left side and hot/cold on the right.
 
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