The new aubergine Aga stove has three ovens, each maintaining heat for a specific function: roasting, baking, or simmering. Two hot plates—one set for boiling, one for simmering—are on the cooktop. “You tend to use the cooktop to get foods started and then transfer to the oven,” Jennifer says.
Stainless steel covers on the Aga stove top keep hot plates warm. One hot plate is preset at a high temperature, for boiling. The other is set low, for simmering.
The pleated skirt beneath the sink and the window cafe curtain are fashioned from a large-scale burgundy check fabric from Brunschwig & Fils. The Roman shade is made with Pierre Frey’s “Erevan” jacquard.
Matching settees from Oly Studio covered in a Pierre Frey “Anatolie” fabric flank a Dennis & Leen table.
Open shelves attached to the marble tile backsplash and custom-painted cabinets reflect furniture detailing.
A single-lever Herbeau bronze faucet with wood-trimmed handle is in keeping with the historical feel of the home, a former carriage house and horse stable.
Simple Craftsman-style brass light fixtures from Visual Comfort hang above the center island, illuminating the room without demanding too much attention.
Brass trim and distressed painted finishes on the new island from French Heritage inspired hardware, paint colors, and wood choices for the rest of the kitchen.
Homeowner Jennifer Chafkin, right, admired designer Liz Caan’s own home before recruiting her to help with the Chafkins’ renovation.
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Cozy Kitchen with Warm Colors
An aubergine Aga stove drives a kitchen makeover