“Once we had kids we realized we needed another place to eat that was more intimate,” Kayne says. Breakfasts, weeknight meals, and even casual dinners with friends take place around the kitchen island. The reclaimed beams that anchor the home were hollowed out to create its surface, which Kayne also uses as a chopping block. “I love to cook,” she says. “I take cooking classes once a month.”
The stools surrounding the island are by artisan woodworker Doug McCollough of DM/DM. Kayne is a self-professed Heath Ceramics addict, lining her cupboards with various styles, alongside her Royal Copenhagen and wedding china. “We use all of it,” says the expert hostess, who also runs the lifestyle blog Rip+Tan.
Photos by Nicole Lamotte via One Kings Lane