“The pulse of the home is the kitchen,” Laura says. That’s where she and Steve gather for family dinners with all three children -- daughters Alex, 18, and Lily, 16, and their 13-year-old son, Max. “Even when I was mayor, I insisted on family dinner. If I had to do a reception, we had our family dinner either before or after it.”
White marble countertops and white painted cabinets keep the kitchen looking clean and airy -- and assure that red accents pop.
Table, chairs: The Gathering Antiques, 214/741-4888.
Chair fabric: F. Schumacher & Co., fschumacher.com, trade only.
Pendant lights over island: Visual Comfort & Co., 713/686-5999, trade only.
Cabinetry; countertops: existing.