Suzanne Kalser for La Cornue

For over a century La Cornue has manufactured one of the most beautiful French ovens and ranges. With their superb styling, these professional grade appliance are the workhorse of the kitchen.  Their design combines artistry with quality craftsmanship, function and flair. Their parisian style is definitely seductive and without a doubt their presence automatically elevates the appearance of any cook space. Their distinctive design and immaculate attention to detail is what makes this stove the star of the kitchen.

The story behind La Cornue is above all a story of a family business and a passion shared by 3 generations. Today, over a century after its first appearance, La Cornue remains without rival.   — La Cornue

Designer Suzanne Kasler

Last week at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas,  La Cornue unveiled new colors resulting from their collaboration with designer Suzanne Kasler.

Suzanne has a love for Parisian style and uses it as her inspiration and new color palette for the “La Corne Suzanne Kasler Couleur Collection”. Her inspiration seems most appropriate given that La Cornue is a luxury french brand.

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Below: Last’s week’s La Cornue display at the National Kitchen and Bath Show in Las Vegas unveiling the new Suzanne Kasler Couleur Collection.

La Cornue currently offers three oven/range products with a variety of custom options, including what they have dubbed “Culinary Architecture” which includes custom cabinetry and stylish colors, even offering “griege” which debuted in Fall 2015. If you would like to see a bit more of La Cornue, here are a few high end, high style kitchens that feature their product.

Above: Ina Garten’s Paris kitchen.

Old and new, stone and metal, brass and black, polished and matte. This kitchen is full of juxtapositions. Designed by Frank Ponterio:

La Cornue products can be incorporated into almost any design style.  They can be seen in traditional designs (photo above) and more contemporary, modern designs (photo below) while looking equally fabulous.

6La Cornue ~ white marble. #white #kitchen #design: FranceFavorite Space (this gorgeous copper kitchen via My Domaine): La Cornue, copper, kitchen, small space, apartment, concrete tile, concrete countertops, copper.: Great kitchen from #WilliamsSonoma #dreamkitchen: Lately I've been on a mission to find inspiring rooms free of the ubiquitous tulip tables, matchtstick legs, fiberglass chairs. And can I tell you, it's been very difficult! So seeing this French i...:

As you can imagine La Cornue is a luxury brand that certainly doesn’t fit into everyone’s budget (The version I priced out at a showroom was the price of a luxury car).  I don’t see a La Cornue stove in my future (I don’t cook) but I can definitely respect them as a company. Given that they have been around for a century there is something to be said for longevity. In the meantime I will leave La Cornue to the professional chef or those with serious money looking for high style. As for me…well, I will continue to admire them from afar.

Images via La Cornue, Suzanne Kasler, Architectural Digest, Inspired to Style, Centsational Girl


My husband and I are currently in process of “Reviving Charm” to our 1950’s seaside ranch style home purchased just a few years ago. While we still have way too many decorating and renovating projects to tackle, both inside and out, a thought crossed my mind recently (coincidentally while painting): When everything is complete, what will be next? Apparently, acclaimed interior designer Suzanne Kasler had a similar thought.  In a recent profile on One King’s Lane Kasler states “I was restless. The decorating was done, meaning no more opportunities to experiment, to rearrange, to create. And so the search began for a new blank canvas.” Kasler and her husband were ready for a change and started to seek out their new canvas after living in their home for nearly twenty years.  That blank canvas turned out to be a federal style home in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Like her other designs, including those chronicled in her two books, thier home does not disappoint!


My Affair with Suzanne Kasler’s “Linwood Chair” for Hickory Chair Company

I had a secret love affair with a certain piece of furniture for a very long time. When I first laid eyes on the Linwood Chair designed by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair Company no other piece of furniture in the room mattered. When we met the timing could not have been better. It must have been around 2008 or so (I can’t remember exactly) when Mr. B and I were redecorating our shared office at our former home.  We needed to meld individual taste.  We needed to meld each other’s style into a cohesive, compatible office design that would be functional and efficient for both. The solution was to purchase matching desks but each could select their own desk chair. Naturally, I  saw this as an opportunity to purchase the beautiful Linwood side chair designed by the uber talented Suzanne Kasler, for the Hickory Chair Company.

The purchase was a bit of a splurge.  I could have easily found a less expensive option. But I knew if I didn’t buy the Linwood, it would be something I would continue to secretly covet for years to come.  If I purchased anything else I knew I would always regret my purchase and treat it like a lonely stepchild.

I felt like a kid in a candy store when the time came to custom order my Linwood Side Chair.  I selected “Noir” for the frame finish and chose to use one of their many fabrics offered. I added antique silver nailhead trim to add a bit of extra detailing to the piece.

The picture to the left shows the chair in the former (shared) office space about seven or eight years ago at our old home. Funny, how one’s style evolves and thankfully for the better.  I’m actually embarrassed to show this picture but felt that if I didn’t then someone would be sure to inquire about my very own Linwood.

My current office is undergoing a massive redecoration and the room will look nothing like the one in this picture. But one thing will remain….my beautiful Linwood Side Chair! The Linwood and I have been together many years now.  We have shared two houses together and I still manage to love it.  In fact, I am sitting in the Linwood as I write…

For your viewing pleasure, I rounded up a few additional examples of the beautiful Linwood Chair.

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The picture above is the former dining room in the Hollywood Hills home of another one of my favorite designers, Mark D. Sikes. His home was renovated and captured in Veranda Magazine some time ago where I noticed that the chair had been relocated to a guest bedroom (photo below).  Mark is a fabulous designer who is currently participating in the Greystone Mansion Show House in Beverly Hills and is currently renovating the first floor Grand Hall.  He has been posting tidbits on his instagram and I can already tell it’s going to be fabulous. I can’t wait to visit!

On a side note….Mark, if you are reading this I would like you to know that your feature is what got me to purchase that particular issue of Veranda and got me into gear to renew my lapsed subscription!


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