The Most Beautiful Kitchen on Instagram

Happy Friday! I have been at home, sick with bronchitis for the past three days. It has been a really long time since I have felt this terrible. It really takes a lot to keep me out of the office, but I know that staying home to rest and to avoid getting my team sick is the right choice, as much as it pains me! As such, I’ve really been trying to give my body the rest that it needs, but in between keeping up with emails, I have been spending more time on Pinterest and Instagram than usual, culling inspiration for a few new projects. During this process, I kept coming across interior designer and cookbook author, Athena Calderone’s chic Brooklyn kitchen.

The kitchen features a chic and timeless, yet simultaneously au courrant mix of materials including sumptuous slabs of Paonazzo Calcatta marble, dark cabinetry in Farrow & Ball Railings, aged brass hardware and plumbing fixtures, a plaster vent hood, airy steel windows and beautiful blond oak floors. According to Calderone, the L-shape of the space in the Greek Revival Brooklyn townhouse initially presented a challenge, but she chose to embrace it by bringing in bifold steel doors to make the space a true indoor/outdoor entertaining area. Calderone made the choice not to have upper cabinets, instead, opting for a single 20 foot long shelf where she could set her iPhone while filming cooking segments for her popular @eyeswoon Instagram account. You’ll notice the shelf is also peppered with chic accents like an antique mirror, framed art, and a small lamp. She also made the choice not to hang pendant lighting over her island to allow the vertical space to have massive bundles of fresh-cut branches instead. The result is not only beautiful, but it is perfectly layered and punctuated with personality.

{Photography via @eyeswoon on Instagram}

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  1. Yes, I think it’s quite beautiful. As I’ve gotten older function has become more imiportant to me. Aesthetically, it looks really streamline, but I appreciate not having to bend down to store so many things. Also, where’s the refrigerator? HOw efficient is this layout? And, the marble? I love marble, but not the mainenance.

    This is not intended to be negative, the owner surely already considered these things and Loves it. It would be such a happy workspace and I like the open feeling, but functionally it just wouldn’t work for me personally.

    Feel better soon. Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

    I really enjoy your blog…Thanks so much.

  2. Such a beautiful kitchen, stunning. Where would one find the lighting? These light fixtures mounted on the wall above the shelf are to dIe for.

  3. hope you FEEL BETTER! <3
    I LOOOVE LOOKING AT KITCHENS HAHAH THIS ONE IS NO EXCEPTION

    dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    xoxo <3

  4. I do love the kitchen I think it’s absolutely beautifuL. I am curious though as to where ThThe food is stored.
    I’dI’d also like to know about those three chairs that are at the island I don’t understand how you could possibly sit in them and even see the top of the island much less be comfortable to eat or even just chat