Even though I have seen Jeff on the show, I wasn't quite sure what to expect in real life! I have to say that he was actually very nice and the kitchen was really well thought out. I was able to speak with Jeff and he said he "wanted to create a modern contemporary kitchen with warmth which is really hard to do." I asked him if he had seen Ina's kitchen from last year and he told me that he had it torn out in one of his files. I think he was a little shocked to be asked at first too!
The team graciously posed for photos! From left to right, House Beautiful Editor in Chief, Newell Turner; Jeff's assistant, Jeni Pulos; The Kitchen Designer of the Year, Jeff Lewis; and House Beautiful Publisher Kate Kelly Smith.
The House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year will be open to the public until July 23, 2010. Check the Calendar of Events for a complete listing of cooking demonstrations, tastings and times to meet Jeff Lewis!