Star Kitchen: Ayesha Curry

Food Network host Ayesha Curry shows Food Network Magazine around her Bay Area kitchen.

Photo By: dave lauridsen ©© dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: dave lauridsen ©© dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: dave lauridsen ©© dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: dave lauridsen ©© dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: dave lauridsen ©© dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: dave lauridsen ©© dave lauridsen 2015

Tour Ayesha's Kitchen

This is a busy time of year for everyone, but last Christmas was especially chaotic for Ayesha Curry. On December 23, the host of Ayesha’s Homemade moved into a new Walnut Creek, Calif., house with her husband, Stephen — MVP Award–winning point guard for the Golden State Warriors — their daughters Riley, 3, and Ryan, 1, and their Labradoodle, Reza. And immediately after that, relatives from both sides arrived to celebrate the holidays. “Everyone was in town, so they kind of moved in with us,” Ayesha recalls, laughing. Between unpacking boxes, Ayesha prepared a family feast, breaking in her new kitchen by cooking prime rib and lasagna for 25. The week turned out to be the start of a busy year for the Curry family: Steph had a record-breaking season (prompting tons of family visits!), and Ayesha filmed the pilot for her new show and developed recipes for her cookbook, The Seasoned Life, all right here. “It’s funny, because we thought this house would be too much space, but now we have adjusted and I love it.”

Photography by Dave Lauridsen

Marble Counters

If Ayesha had one kitchen-design do-over, she’d choose a surface other than marble for the counters, because it stains easily. “I wish I’d done something more childproof, wine-friendly and citrus-friendly,” she says.

Floor Effect

The swooped pattern on the floor comes from a charcoal-based stain painted onto a thin layer of concrete.

Accent Colors

Ayesha added lots of brass, gold and copper accents to the mostly white space. She also chose a herringbone backsplash.

Backsplash Art

Ayesha framed some of Riley’s drawings to brighten up the set for her show. “Frames make it look like purchased art,” she says. “I think it’s perfect.”

Standout Stove

Stephen gave Ayesha this showstopping 65-inch La Cornue range last year for her 26th birthday. She loves it so much she had it moved from their previous home.

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