With al fresco entertaining on the brain and kitchens one our favorite topics, we’re exploring ways to get the look of chef Bobby Flay’s amazing Amagansett, East Hampton home’s kitchens (yes, there’s more than one!), shot by William Waldron for Elle Decor. Designed by Tom Delavan, the chic spaces are the perfect combination of high style and maximum efficiency.
While his wife, actress Stephanie March, took the lead on the rest of the home’s décor, naturally, Flay presided over the design of the home’s culinary spaces. With ample seating for entertaining both indoors and out, the kitchens take on a commercial vibe. “I love that my kitchen is technically a restaurant,” Flay told the mag, in reference to his double bistro table set-up in the open-plan interior kitchen. Outfitted with other restaurant-like tools — a commercial stove with 10-burners, two ovens, a fryer, and a griddle — the interior space is an entertainer’s dream. Not to be outdone, the exterior kitchen boasts a wood-burning pizza oven, exterior stove, and of course, a serious grilling setup. Despite all of the culinary components Flay wanted in the kitchen, the spaces remain style-savvy and gorgeous. Read on for ways to get the look in your own home and backyard.
A mix of finishes both indoors and out create a layered feeling in these spaces. Inside, painted tiles inset into a wood floor add to the kitchen’s restaurant vibe while a slate tile backsplash introduces a dose of masculinity. Bright blue painted cabinets are chic instead of cartoonish. Brick, teak, and zinc mingle outdoors and are the perfect natural materials for an exterior setting.
|“Majestic Blue” #2051-40, from $37, Benjamin Moore||La Terre Tile #N132015, price upon request, Exquisite Surfaces||MS International Slate Wall Tile, $4 per sq. ft., Home Depot|
We’re digging the thoughtful variety of seating that Delavan chose both indoors and out. Woven French café chairs are mixed with retro-industrial bar stools inside, while utilitarian Tolix stools in the outdoor kitchen are the perfect foil for the preppy teak chairs in the al fresco dining space. Keep the seating in your kitchen and dining areas similarly varied for a playful yet polished look.
|Riviera Side Chair, $225, Serena and Lily||Industrial Chair Stool, $540, Rejuvination||Kingston Side Chair, $595, Restoration Hardware|
Brass, iron, and steel look unified and harmonious when grouped together in these spaces. The key here is the metal’s finish. Hand-rubbed antique brass works well with industrial iron and the matte stainless steel appliances, where a high-polished look would seem out of place and foreign. As for Flay, it seems he couldn’t be happier with how the design turned out. “I stand at my kitchen island from the minute I get out here to the minute I leave,” the chef told Elle Decor. Bobby, we don’t blame you.
|Goodman Hanging Lamp in Antique Brass, $945, Circa Lighting||Tolix Barstool, $249, Pottery Barn||Carter Table, $2485, Form 2 Function By Design|
Photographs: William Waldron