Functional and Friendly
Author, chef and designer Jane Green decided to remodel her own kitchen with the functionality of a professional kitchen and the warmth of a family space.
The first item of business was to get rid of the upper cabinets and replace them with wooden shelves. “I love having all my dry goods on hand in chalkboard-labeled glass jars on open shelving,” said Green. “It’s all so easy!”
Green chose a 60-in. range with multiple burners, a griddle and double ovens, as well as a French cooktop, which holds a flame underneath a rolled-steel or cast-iron surface.
“I loved the globes above the dining table – they have a touch of brass to match the kitchen fixtures and the hanging pendants above the sink,” said Green.
Because of the frequent foot traffic in the kitchen areas, Green decided on a durable wood-look porcelain tile for the space. The tile is done in a herringbone pattern to complement the other clean lines in the space.
As she hosts often, Green decided to build a special set of open shelves for her serving platters. This puts them in reach of the table and offers a unique way to display her plateware.