When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe invites himself over to sample the fruits of their labor.
The combination living, kitchen, and dining area hosts a Modernica Case Study day bed, an Eames Aluminum Group chair and ottoman from Chicago vintage retailer Pegboard Modern, Artemide’s Tolomeo Mega floor lamp, and a Big Sur Small dining table from Crate and Barrel. The Duetto sideboard and cocktail table were hand-built by designer Sandra Capasso for her thesis project.
Among other things, the couple’s refrigerator contains garlic scapes, Meyer lemon preserves, Araucana chicken eggs from Chelsea’s grandfather’s farm, juneberry jam, fresh El Popo tortillas, a ginger beer starter, pickled sour cherries (used in the salad), Tortuga hot sauce, Sriracha, homemade chili relish, and a kombucha mushroom.