How is your style represented in your kitchen in particular? How do you balance your desired look with the need for utility?
I like to dress a kitchen. I have objects from my travels, like pitchers and bowls, that are both utilitarian and amusing. They go with the color scheme and just give the kitchen a flavor, along with personal things, like pictures on the wall and posters of past exhibitions.
Fortunately, in Palm Beach, I have a very nice spacious kitchen. It’s kind of a relic of the past with two big windows and space. Empty space is what I lust after, like a normal woman lusts after sables and pearls.
You’re hosting your dream dinner party with your favorite people. What would you serve?
I would start with lots of caviar and crab cakes for appetizers. Really good crab cakes and beautiful wine to complement. For the main course, I would order from a restaurant in Palm Beach. They have one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever eaten– pizza. Pizza with a very thin, flaky crust, topped with truffles. And for dessert, delicious apple pie.
How do you hope people will feel after spending time in your home?
I hope that they’ll feel joyful and relaxed and absorb some of the humor that I have here— because I have some cuckoo things—and that they’ll want to come back.
What 2022 milestones are you most excited about?
Hopefully, good health and being able to do interesting creative work. I love to work.
What would you say to somebody who wants to learn to express themselves authentically?
First, they have to find themselves. You have to know who you are and then work at it. Style as a matter of attitude, attitude, attitude, but you have to possess individuality to have an attitude. You can’t be like everybody else and copy what everybody else is doing.
You must know who you are and stick to it—no flip-flopping and changing around every three seconds. You’ll find it’s hard work at the beginning, but it pays off. People should celebrate their originality and not want to be part of a herd.
Describe your personal style and what makes it so distinct?
It’s big and it’s bold and it’s a tangible expression about how I feel about things.
How do you feel about CAFÉ’s Bold Ambition Kitchen, for which you are the muse?
Designing your kitchen is like getting dressed, and — as with an outfit — the kitchen needs the right accessories! CAFÉ’s customizable line of appliances offers flexibility beyond stainless steel, with the additions of matte white and matte black finishes, allowing people to dress their kitchen like they’d dress themselves. For example, the Brushed Copper hardware is like the kitchen’s jewelry – and I just love jewelry. I can’t wait to welcome the Matte Black appliances into my own home.
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