Star Kitchen: Nadia G.
Nadia G.'s Kitchen
Nadia G., host of Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen, bought her dream home online. It was a completely uninhabitable Montreal warehouse listed on Craigslist.org, and she had to have it. "It was just bricks," she says. "The plumbing was a mess, the electrical was a mess." But she saw the potential and spent six years turning it around, transforming the bottom floor into a studio where she shoots her show and the top floor into a loft apartment. Her main priorities upstairs: a wide-open kitchen and, as fans would expect of the culinary tough girl, plenty of unconventional touches.
When she was pitching her idea for Bitchin' Kitchen, friends told her she'd get a TV show when pigs fly. Nadia bought this porcelain winged pig when her show became a reality.
Inspired by the Bitchin' Kitchen set, Nadia designed peel-away decals to make her white cabinets look tufted.
Nadia chose soapstone because she can put hot pots right on top. "And it's different," she says. "It's not the typical granite or stainless steel."
The refrigerator, freezer and pantry all have doors covered with custom walnut strips. "The refrigerator was designed to look like art," Nadia says.
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Nadia found these chairs at the Montreal store Surface Jalouse.