Star Kitchen: Tia Mowry
Take a Peek into Tia's Home Kitchen
When Tia Mowry hosted Food Network Star Kids, she saw a bit of herself in the contestants, and not just because they were in front of the camera at a young age (Tia costarred with her twin, Tamera, on the ’90s sitcom Sister, Sister). Like her, these kids fell in love with cooking early on. “I grew up watching Food Network,” she says. “And when I first got married, I watched every one of Giada’s episodes.” Tia and her husband, actor Cory Hardrict, moved into their Studio City home last year with their son, Cree, and she immediately started designing her dream kitchen. When the renovation was done, she says, this room became her happy place. “Some people like to work out to loosen up,” she says. “I like to cook.”
Photography by Dave Lauridsen
Brass Bar Stools
Tia saw these eye-catching brass and cork bar stools and loved them so much, she had them specially shipped from overseas.
See-Through Cabinet Doors
Tia wanted glass-front cabinets so she could show off her best dishware, but she also loves being able to see where everything is.
Tia admits she installed the wall-mounted pot filler more for looks than for function. But on Thanksgiving, when she’s making big batches of collard greens, it’s pretty convenient.
She keeps tons of succulents around the house — she likes that they require very little maintenance. “As a mom, you don’t have time to water the plants,” she jokes.
Cory likes a contemporary look, while Tia prefers a farmhouse style. She compromised by painting the island a charcoal gray, similar to Cyberspace by Sherwin-Williams.