After spending 20 years in her home, Christina Applegate loved everything about it. Well, almost everything.
The kitchen, which the actress describes as being "god awful" and the "ugliest kitchen" she'd ever seen was a pain point — "Every time I would come through here, I just felt angry," she says — but it seemed like too big of an undertaking for her to tackle on her own.
Then, a flood ravaged the floors in Applegate's home. "We thought, we're going to have to rip up every single bit of flooring in the whole house, so we might as well do the kitchen," she says. The Married with Children star, who is now married with a child herself, knew exactly what she wanted her new kitchen to look like, but she'd need some help to make her vision a reality.
Enter online interior design firm , who helped Applegate craft a clean, modern kitchen that she shared with ELLEDecor.com in the exclusive reveal below.
Laurel & Wolf designer brought in countertops by , fixtures, tile and tableware by to give Applegate's kitchen a refined, functional and family-friendly look.
"I love cooking here now! That's been the best," Applegate says. "It's just so easy. And the kitchen is so bright and open and the use of space that Jessica came up with is just amazing to me."
"It's so much nicer, so much more comfortable, and we have this nice tufted banquette," Applegate says. "It feels like it's a place where we can celebrate now, as opposed to a place that we want to get out of as fast as possible — which is what it was like for me for the last 20 years of living in this house."
"I have a mudroom now — and we're a no shoes house, so before you'd come into the foyer and it was just shoes everywhere, and it was awful," Applegate says. "Now people can go into the mudroom and sit on a beautiful bench and put their shoes on and I don't have to look at their shoes. I'm just so happy about that."