Take a Tour of Carla Hall's D.C. Kitchen

Welcome to Carla's favorite room in her house.

In the Kitchen

The kitchen is the busiest room in the house when Carla's entertaining.

Photography by Jim Franco

High Countertops

Carla and Matthew are both tall — she's 6 feet, he's 6'2" — so they built tons of upper cabinets. The counter is 40 inches high, rather than the standard 36, so it's easier on their backs.

Unique Kitchen Tools

Carla, who's from Tennessee, has a prized collection of wooden spoons and bowls from artisans in the Appalachian region.

Frosted Glass

She wanted glass doors for variety — but she went with the frosted option: "I didn't want to worry about keeping everything clean and tidy back there!" she says, laughing.

Family Heirloom

This vase belonged to Carla's grandmother Freddie Mae (the namesake of Carla's new provisions shop in Brooklyn). It reminds her of the woman who taught her to make biscuits.