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Cool Kitchen: Ina Garten’s Barn

Ina Garten's Barn

Yup, it’s another oldie-but-goodie today. I was reminded of Ina Garten‘s lovely barn kitchen by my good friend Larissa, when she commented on my post about the Something’s Gotta Give kitchen a few weeks ago.

The celebrated chef and food writer Ina Garten (otherwise known as the Barefoot Contessa) built this “barn” on the grounds of her East Hampton property as an office/guest house/workspace for herself. It’s somewhere to entertain, film her television programs and generally escape to. In design, it’s similar to the Something’s Gotta Give kitchen (white cabinets, dark countertops, stainless steel), but if I’m honest, I prefer Ina’s take on the look. It’s crisper, cleaner, and the whole “modern rustic” vibe is so my style.

Ina Garten's Barn

Ina Garten's Barn

Ina Garten's Barn

All photos from House Beautiful.


  1. Hilary says:

    I love it. What a space for entertaining – ALL her gay friends can come over at once!

  2. MH says:

    omg I LOVE Ina so much.
    Hahaha Hil… she DOES always have her gay florist or gardner or decorator over doesn’t she?!

  3. Ele says:

    I seem to be missing something here- does Ina have a lot of gay friends? I like her recipes but have never seen a TV show!

  4. Hilary says:

    Hahaha Ele, just google Ina Garten gay friends or something like that. It’s a running joke among fans that she doesn’t know any women or straight men.

  5. Lula says:

    I would love to visit Ina. The pics of the barn are fabulous. You’re right about her friends but they seem like a lot of fun! My sister and I have a standing joke about it. We love Ina but all of her friends are gay and/or very wealthy.

  6. What did Ina use on her countertops in both the barn and main house?????

  7. Ele says:

    Audrey- I’m sorry, but I don’t know! Looks like it could be a dark granite or a composite stone to me.

  8. Heather says:

    I’m sorry. I think it is black marble.

  9. karen t says:

    Ina used Petit Granite, which is a marble . Belgian blue stone with fossils in it.

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