That dream kitchen you pin over and over again? It probably looks something like Ina Garten‘s (a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa), clean and white with hints of French country style. We’d cook just to hang out there. But since a full remodel probably isn’t in the cards, here are six pieces that easily channel Ina’s laid-back Hamptons look.
- Stainless Steel Cookware
If you’re going to follow Ina’s recipes to a T (she is, after all, the author of nine cookbooks), you might as well follow her cookware lead. Even if all you can do is boil spaghetti, a gleaming set of pots and pans makes you look like a pro.
Ina goes for the real deal, but if you don’t have a green thumb, a forever-fresh arrangement can come in the form of silk florals or a faux topiary. Set it down and never give a moment’s thought to watering.
- French-Style Baskets
Woven baskets made from natural materials – this set is water hyacinth – bring that rustic country touch. Use them to store anything from dish towels to cutting boards and cooling racks.
- Cake Stands
Scoop up as many as you have room for. Ina displays her collection on a top shelf as if they were sculptures. No shelves? Putting them in a glass-front cabinet works equally well.
- White Dinnerware
That clean, white look we’ve been going on and on about? This is a key piece of it. Stock up on sparkling white plates and serveware and you’ll never be in danger of setting out a mismatched set.
- Quality Wood Cutting Boards
Displayed on the countertop, the rich wood tone adds a natural contrast to gleaming stainless steel and white everything. Plus, they’re easier on your knives.
Get that kitchen makeover started. Our The Hamptons Kitchen: Inspired by Ina Garten Boutique opens Tuesday, June 9, at 11AM ET.
By Chrissy Makkas, Associate Content Editor
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