The Real Housewives of New York star, 52, recently renovated the Hamptons abode’s charming cook space, swapping some of the outdated elements for more modern touches. Old-fashioned ventilation was replaced with a Viking stove, cabinetry was spruced up with a coat of paint and Moroccan tile was installed for a truly stunning backsplash.
“I waited a really long time for [the tiles],” says de Lesseps, who recently released her Countess Luann bedding collection, now available at Ross stores nationwide. “But they look fabulous so I’m glad that I waited.”
A papier-mâché bull’s head she brought back from Haiti is another highlight of the “comfortable and cozy” room, while a custom sofa adds to the stay-a-while vibe.
“I had a couch specially made for the kitchen because it’s big, but it’s a little narrow,” she explains.
Because “a great country kitchen has a great country table,” the former countess commissioned a piece that could be altered to fit herself and her two children, Victoria, 22, and Noel, 21, plus their many guests.
“I had it made with extensions so I can have, like, 16 people at this table,” she says. “It makes a great area to hang out with the family, have long discussions about life and eat really good food.”
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