A lot of cooks contributed to the overhaul of this 1960s family kitchen on Mount Tamalpais in Marin, California. Collaborating with interiors stylist Rachel Cleaveland Riedy, architect Jeff Gustafson, and furniture maker Tripp Carpenter, among others, the owners got the midcentury-inspired
Love the chairs! Add an element of surprise. At first glance, this living room minds its manners, from the classic palette to the blue and white china in the hutch. Then your eye zooms to the pair of chairs by the fireplace. Casual fabrics in indigo and olive cloak the seats and the backs, providing a wonderful contrast to the ladylike frames and turning the classic composition on its ear.