We’re all familiar with the phrase “pets resemble their owners.” We’ve found another resemblance to talk about: celebrities and their kitchens.
Whether decorated by professionals or the celebs themselves, each kitchen we found seems to represent its owner in some unique way.
Some kitchens, like in Elton John’s colorful L.A. digs, correspond with their celebrity owner more than others, but no matter what, we can always seem to find a hint of the superstar’s personality hidden somewhere when we take a look inside their designer homes.
Not only does Elton John dazzle his audience on stage during a show, but photos of his Los Angeles pad have proven that the singer’s funkiness continues on into the privacy of his own home. John’s residence includes a colorful and modern kitchen, complete with a lime green accent wall and edgy, contemporary purple bar stools. Just like Elton, this living space is unique, vibrant and not a far cry away from the international superstar’s signature, wacky glasses.
Keaton’s more recent performances in flicks such as “Because I Said So” and “Something’s Gotta Give” have exposed the star’s outspoken, flamboyant and witty sense of humor. Keaton’s kitchen in her Los Angeles home reflects her “colorful” personality in every possible way: from the intricate mosaic tile collection that makes up the breakfast bar, to the phrase painted on the archway: “Home Is A Place Where When You Knock On The Door They Have To Let You In.”
While her rise to notoriety may be untraditional, when it comes to fashion and décor, Kim Kardashian really is as classic as it gets. The reality TV starlet’s kitchen reflects her simple, clean and refreshing style. Kim can typically be found wearing neutral color schemes such as black or white, which she incorporates into her kitchen with all white cabinets and dark hardwood floors throughout.
Although she claims to still be “Jenny from the Block,” most people today can agree that Jennifer Lopez is much more than just your average girl from The Bronx. In addition to dominating the entertainment world, the star has dove head first into multiple business ventures, including a perfume and clothing line. Plenty of natural lighting and open, airy spaces gives Lopez’s kitchen a girly and glamorous flare. The living space reflects the singer’s elegance and sophistication with soft, subtle blue and gray tones throughout her Hidden Hills, Cali. home.
Rugged, masculine and rustic are all adjectives that just so happen to describe Hollywood hottie Gerard Butler and his New York City kitchen. The “300” star is known on the big screen for his muscular physique and unmistakable Scottish accent, but Butler’s old-world themed kitchen in real life seems to resemble the bearded actor quite well. With its rustic and dark wood cabinets, the living space is the perfect balance between gothic and masculine.
Sleek and smooth like his dance moves, Justin Timberlake’s Tribeca penthouse kitchen resembles the hunky former boy band member’s personality and music, with just the right amount of masculinity and modern flair. The living space features neutral gray tones with a dark hardwood floor, complete with stainless-steel appliances. Timberlake’s kitchen takes us back to his FutureSex/LoveSounds CD, where he posed in a black and white classic suit, similar to the looks of his very own New York pad.
Gwyneth Paltrow has become one of Hollywood’s most elegant and talented actresses with roles in flicks such as “Contagion” and most recently making appearances in Fox’s popular network show, “Glee.” Away from the big and small screen, Paltrow’s Tribeca penthouse features a kitchen fully decked out in white marble, white cabinets and long, sheer white curtains, resembling the starlet’s porcelain skin and slender frame. The light color scheme and simplicity of the living space makes this kitchen look just as graceful and glamorous as Paltrow herself.
If you want to follow up in these famous footsteps, it’s not exactly an easy undertaking. Redoing and modernizing your kitchen is a task all of its own, so when it comes to making sure it resembles you, it’s another added level into the project. Instead of working with a slew of independent contractors, find a company that specializes in kitchen remodeling, like Granite Transformations.
You also don’t have to pay for everything out of pocket cash. There are loans specifically for home improvement projects that will help you finance your remodeling costs. You can look to some of the big box retailers like Wells Fargo, Lending Tree or QuickenLoans, but a direct mortgage banker like New American Funding can typically get you better rates.
About the Author
Olivia Bubri is a freelance writer for 352 Media Group who has a special interest in interior design.