Dream kitchen

Photo: Jean Randazzo

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Warm It Up
"Many people think the kitchen should be all function. To me, this is the room that you'll spend the most time in, and I love to add warmth, texture and color. Infuse it with pops of vibrant colors, textiles and furniture to give it warmth. In my own home, I brought in an espresso-colored antique table-and-chair set and added a colorful vintage Kilim rug. I picked up the colors in the Kilim and created beautiful drapery to tie everything together." —Kishani Perera, author of Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera (Abrams)