WEST ADAMS KITCHEN
When Jennifer Ferro, the president of KCRW (my absolute favorite station on the airwaves), and her lovely hubby approached me about gut-renovating their kitchen, I nearly burst out in song. The couple live in a to-die for Arts & Crafts home in the historical district of West Adams. The kitchen was in an incredibly sad state, and needed a new life. On one hand we wanted to respect the style and architecture of the home, but on the other, we wanted to seriously freshen up the space. To modernize, we chose to take a leap and do colorful cabinets, added a matt glass tile, built a kitchen island for the family to congregate around- complete with a drawer micro so that ugly convenient appliance is hidden (as it should be!). We added a farm house sink to match the style of the fabulous original wedge wood stove, and we extended the kitchen cabinets into the butlers pantry for extra storage.
Photographed by Roberto Garcia