10 Celebrity Kitchens: Got a Favorite?

by hookedonhouses on October 19, 2012

These 10 kitchens are as unique as the celebs who cook–or get cooked for–in them. Click the pics & links to see more of each one and tell us which style you like best!

1. Sharon Osbourne’s California Kitchen

2. Julianne Moore’s West Village Townhouse Kitchen

3. Celine Dion’s Luxe Kitchen in Montreal

4. Lance Armstrong’s Pub-Like Kitchen

5. Brooke Shields’ NYC Townhouse Kitchen

6. Meg Ryan’s Beach House Kitchen

7. Andie MacDowell’s Tudor-Style Kitchen

8. Renee Zellweger’s Country Kitchen in Connecticut

9. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Kitchen in L.A.

10. Jennifer Lopez’s California Kitchen

I’m especially loving some of the painted cabinets, like Jennifer Lopez’s pretty pale blue. My ideal kitchen would be light and bright with lots of windows like Meg Ryan’s and Renee Z’s. How ’bout you? (Follow the links to each kitchen for source info and more photos.)

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carrie October 19, 2012 at 7:08 am

My vote goes to Sharon Osborne. I like all of the light, the colors and that it’s country without being too cute. I like Jennifer Lopez’s, Meg Ryan’s and Renee Zellweger’s as well. Celine Dion’s leaves me cold. It’s just big and showy.

Kristina October 19, 2012 at 7:17 am

I agree with Carrie. My vote goes to Sharon Osborne. I also like Meg Ryan’s, Brooke Shields and Renee Zellweger’s kitchens as well.

Jennifer October 19, 2012 at 7:21 am

Lance Armstrong’s kitchen is my fav. Too bad he’s a fake.

Bette October 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

Jennifer Lopez, Meg Ryan, Renee Zellweger, and Sharon Osborne…..They all have that light and airy vibe.
Least favorite? Celine Dion.

Melinda October 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

Sharon Osbournes kitchen for sure. When they had their reality show I always checked out the house and loved her style.

65andcounting October 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

Yikes. I don’t like any one in its entirety. Either too contrived or too “themey”, done by designers who told the celebs what they ‘should’ have. Each seems very impersonal.

I love real kitchens, kitchens that work, or kitchens that drive us crazy but we adore anyway. Kitchens with dishes still in the sink or a puddle on the floor when the dog wouldn’t go out in the rain. You should let us send in OUR photos.

Terry October 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

Couldn’t have said it better! The celebrity kitchens looked distressingly similar.

hookedonhouses October 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

Readers send me photos of their houses every day. Feel free! :)

Karen October 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

Although I’m a little surprised with myself, I actually like Lance Armstrong’s kitchen the best. Love the colors and “feel” of it….but I also love the red chairs in the Osborne’s kitchen and the framed print over the fireplace in Brooke Shields’ kitchen. Least favorite by far is Celine Dion’s

Jen M October 19, 2012 at 8:01 am

J.Lo. No contest. I didn’t think we’d share decorating taste. Ha.

Julianne Moore’s is my least favorite, hands down. It would be like cooking in a cave.

House Crazy Sarah October 19, 2012 at 8:17 am

I like Sharon Osborne’s kitchnen the best out of the bunch – surpised that it is so light and cheery. I remember their former kitchen to be dark and more dramatic.

Jennifer October 19, 2012 at 8:17 am

I like Jennifer Lopez’s kitchen the best, and Celine Dion’s the least.

Angfreda October 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

LOVE Sharon Osbornes Kitchen… the Brits really do many things better!
And if you had shown me the pics and said ‘one of these is Celine Dions’ I would have picked it right out… holy over the top! I guess when you got it, you live like ya’ got it!

Thanks for sharing!

Christina from Dallas October 19, 2012 at 8:19 am

I like Sharon’s and Renee’s kitchens. I love a light and bright kitchen. I didn’t know Sharon had such good taste. Thought she might have skulls and black paint. Renee’s kitchen looks so homey and lovely.

Sam October 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

My favorite kichen is Jennifer Lopez’s kitchen. I love the blue cabinets, how they are so light and the black stove is so dark, which makes it stand out. Love the airy feel of it.
I also really like lance Armstrong’s because it has a lot of character, a very strong feel to it. :)

Alie B October 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

I loooooooove Sharon’s kitchen. I did have a look at the rest of the house and although it’s beautiful, it’s a bit formal and frou frou for my taste. It’s almost like they had a different designer for the kitchen. In my opinion, this kitchen has exactly the right blend of elegance, rusticity and practicality.

Katie Clooney October 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

I always loved Sharon Osborne’s kitchen from the house she had in the reality show. I think my favorite is Meg Ryan’s.

Lynn October 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

I’m a country decorating girl, so Renee’s kitchen immediately jumped out at me – especially those windows and that farmhouse sink! Although Andie’s kitchen has richness and warmth to it. I saw a special on HGTV in which her house was featured and it was gorgeous!

Dean October 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

I favorite is Meg Ryan’s with Julianne Moore’s a close second (the cabinets need to be darker.) They’re totally different from one another, but I like the rustic charm of both. Celine Dion’s is so bizarre and over-the-top. It’s like they tried to cram every conceivable feature, multiplied by 10, into that space. Conspicuous consumption again.

Kristy Swain October 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

I love Gwenyth Paltrow’s kitchen! Hate Andie MacDowell’s… sorry. Also like Jlo’s and Osborne’s.

Amanda October 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

Click on the link to Julianne Moore’s kitchen. Check out the hallway photo. It looks as if you could step out of the picture on the wall, onto the bench, and then wipe your feet on the rug. Don’t care too much for the kitchen, but the hallway cracks me up!

hookedonhouses October 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

You’re right! Funny.

Wade Watson October 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

While I can’t say as I admire his professional ethics, I have to like Mr. Armstrong’s kitchen (#4). It certainly has that “where everybody knows your name” appeal.

Christina Berry October 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

They’re all beautiful, but honestly, I think I like Sharon Osbourne’s kitchen best! Something about the colors just really draws me in! :)

Sue Erneta from Sue at Home October 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

I’m surprised to say that none of them made me gasp with WANT. (Though Celine Dion’s and Andie Macdowell’s made me gasp with “UGH!”) But I’ll give my vote to J Lo’s. It’s pretty and bright. Love the countertops.

Alie B October 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

LOL @ “Gasp with UGH!” :)

Cindy October 19, 2012 at 10:06 am

I like elements from many of them. Hmm, maybe if I could combine…;-) However, I have to say I don’t like Celine Dion’s kitchen at all. Too cold and too formal. Not my taste, but I’m sure Celine (or her someone on her staff) enjoys it. LOL

RoeH October 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

I can tell you which one I don’t like. Celine’s is a little much and quite over the top.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener October 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

Meg Ryan and J. Lo have my votes! I think if you had told me one of those was Celine Dion’s I could have picked. Good god, woman, how many freakin’ pots do you need?

liz cunningham October 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

i like the NY ones best for city kitchens then are clean and look like you could cook up a storm in them with people standing around etc. but if i had a beach house, Meg’s kitchen is lovely!

Susan October 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

I like Meg’s kitchen and I also like Julianne’s. I just wish that Meg would stick with home renovation and stop renovating her face. She used to be so cute and now with her efforts to look younger she just looks scary.

Hugs from Idaho,
Susan and Bentley

liz cunningham October 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

and for those i don’t like, well for some reason I feel my life would be in danger in Gwyneth’s, it looks like its full of sharp objects and corners but maybe some of that is about the cool steel, and I’m with Erin on Celine’s, awful, and i think Andi’s tudor effort is OTT in every way

elz October 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

I love Lance Armstrong’s kitchen. It has a great mix of colors and textures; I especially love the industrial lights and the pictures on the ledge. Love it. Homey & comfortable.

amanda October 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

Oddly enough I think Sharon Osbourne’s kitchen is my favorite. I do like the warmth and layout of Julianne Moore’s, but I prefer brightness and color in a kitchen. The window’s in Meg’s are great and I like the island in Gwyneth’s and the color and counters in JLo’s. To be honest Celine’s looks a little tacky and kind of your “builder” kitchen materials.

mishelle October 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

sharon’S! lets face it though , none of them probably cook in them!:)

Maureen @redcottagechronicles October 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

I would like a cross between Renee Zellwegers and Jennifer Lopez with a lean towards Renee’s!

how2home October 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

#2,6,9 are definiteily our favorite! Saw this interesting article about 2013 kitchen trends and reminds me of this post (eieihome.com/blog/5-kitchen-trends-to-watch-for-in-2013.html) still can’t get over how pretty these kitchens are!

Laura October 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

I’ll take Meg Ryan’s kitchen, with less modern windows and cabinets. Looks like a comfy place to cook and hang out. Wish there were more pictures. Sharon Osborne’s is cute, too. Gwyneth’s looks a little “Spanish Inquistion” and Brooke and Celine – yikes! Lance Armstrong’s kitchen is not my taste but it does look very comfortable.

Meg @ Nutmeg Place October 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Sharon’s is by far my favorite.

Least favorite is Celine’s. Gaudy much?!?!

jana October 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I like my own kitchen better than any of these pictures! But, my second choice would be Gwyneth’s.

Shannon October 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I think it’s funny that no one is going to like that silly Celine Dion kitchen, considering she probably spent a gazillion dollars on it.
I’m partial to the older Hollywood feel of the Lopez kitchen, though I wouldn’t want to make a mess in there.
I also like the Armstrong kitchen, it looks welcoming and comfortable and a good place to have a beer. “So, hey, buddy, anything new with you lately?”

Sheri October 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Sharon Osbourne for sure! Love the “at home” look and feel.

Kim October 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I don’t care for any of these kitchens, but if I had to pick one, it would be Jennifer Lopez. I like the blue cabinets.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad October 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Love Sharon Osbornes RED CHAIRS! Those are great! Overall, I think Meg Ryan’s is my favorite.

65andcounting October 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

To me, the red chairs ruin Sharon’s kitchen. I like the chairs as chairs, but not in Sharon’s setting. I’d put them more with Renee’s kitchen, if her island had the ability for chairs. I might even put them in Gwyneth’s kitchen as a replacement for the ugly metal and leather chairs.

elizabeth October 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I agree. I didn’t like the chairs at all. They looked like if a child’s potty chair and high chair had a baby, this is what they would look like.

Maria October 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Lance and Sharon. Once I saw the other shot of Sharon’s I liked it less though. Think I would need to put shelves up or something on the stove wall it looks unfinished to me.

Striving for Simple October 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I like Juliannes and Megs. Celines was SO over the top! What is that big gold thing on the left?

kasey October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Pretty to look at but not to live in. None of them seem very comfortable to me, though Sharon O’s comes closest as it just needs few warmer colors and more comfortable stools at the bar. Lance Armstrong’s seems pretty cozy but I don’t like the seating/table area–softer seating and a fireplace would make it great.

They all just seem too designed.

Claudia October 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I like Meg Ryan’s kitchen best, followed by Julianne Moore’s. They’re very different looks, but I happen to like both styles (which is why I really need two houses).

Guerrina October 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I love Meg Ryan’s kitchen en total and also Sharon Osborn’s counter chairs!

Jane George October 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Your post on Andie MacDowell’s North Carolina Tudor home is one of my faves. The kitchen isn’t the best part, but I loved how the rest of the house was warm and welcoming, almost Hobbit-y for a big house, yet managed to be filled with light. There are a butler’s pantry, dining room, and conservatory that are airy to balance things out too.

Julie B. [Holland] October 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I liked Sharon and Meg’s the best .

Becky October 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I loved Brook’s HOME..for that is the feel I got from the pics. A home, not a showcase. One can imagine her girls actually living and playing in that home. Meg’s house was fantastic also..ohhh the view. I can see Meg & Brook actually cooking in their kitchens..the others?… nah not to much, All were lovely tho.

Robin October 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I would have to go with Sharon’s then Rene’s. They feel the most warm to me :)

Shabby Chick October 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I vote for Sharon Osbourne’s kitchen, which for whatever reason I imagined would be black and goth! I love the soft colors and I love roosters! 😉

Tracie October 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Meg! Love her movies, the sets of her movies, and her kitchen, too, evidently.

Second, I’d choose J-Lo’s.

LAST on the list would be Celine’s! She seems wonderful in interviews, but her style is soooooo the opposite of mine.

Fun post!

elizabeth October 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Love J. Lo’s…Celine’s was my least favorite.

Amanda October 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I am positively drooling over one or two aspects of every kitchen in this post, but I’m reeeallly digging the kitchens of Meg Ryan and Renee Zellweger. Gotta stick with my gut. Although I think my husband would vote for Lance Armstrong’s “Pub-Like” kitchen. For sure.

Nancy S. October 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm


Billy October 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

None I really really don’t like islands, except in a loft. And farm tables are just islands in sheep’s clothing.

elle October 20, 2012 at 1:42 am

Renee Z’s is lovely. While they are all beautiful – I decided today (looking at these photos!) that I don’t like a kitchen that looks like a living room. None of these kitchens look like they’ve been “cooked in” or smell like garlic or coffee! To me some of the “stuff” looks like props – not stuff that is collected and/or used.

Hanri October 20, 2012 at 1:45 am

I love Brooke Shield’s kitchen – swanky, stylish and a little different. Really not keen on Sharon Ousborne’s chairs, it ruins that kitchen for me. Surely Lance’s kitchen is every man’s dream kitchen. And for a holiday home, I love Meg’s. Great selection Julia!

Parnassus October 20, 2012 at 2:27 am

I am not enamored of any of these. Most of them look like cookie-cutter expensive kitchens, without any real originality (at least appropriate to kitchens) and I don’t think that most of them would be conducive to cooking.

Perhaps these people do a lot more entertaining for large groups, and so need all this, but these kitchens seem out of scale for most people, and I usually like large, spacious rooms.

Allison October 20, 2012 at 3:28 am

I’m most comfortable with Julianne Moore’s due to the uncluttered look and nothing seems too precious. The materials are durable and easy to care for. But, like others’ have mentioned it has a dark color palette so it would be nice to have some more natural light.

I really love Gwyneth Paltrow’s as well. It seems very well equipped and full of personality. I especially love the island where the kids could sit and do homework or get involved in the cooking. But the size of it overwhelms me. A great kitchen for entertaining though!

e. george October 20, 2012 at 4:42 am

Hi Julia I love Sharon Osbourne’s kitchen but I could spend hours in Meg Ryan’s kitchen it looks so easy on the eye and easy to look after. This was fun thank you for sharing. Regards Esther from Sydney (it’s Spring and the gardens are full of flowers – beautiful) and you guys have all those Autumn colours to enjoy beautiful.

Carolyn October 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

I like Sharon Osbourne’s the best, though I’m a bit surprised by that. It feels the most homey and has something of that wonderful British look about it. Second favorite is Meg Ryan’s beach house. I feel I need to stand up for Andie’s, though. It needs to be taken in context. The house is a new Tudor – lots of wood, carved beams, etc. which is fitting for its neighborhood near Biltmore House in Asheville. It’s not only English/Scottish in feel, it’s in the mountains, and you expect a heavier, more woodsy look there. I know because my cabin is not that far from it, though my entire first floor would easily fit in her kitchen/breakfast room! And I think her island is gorgeous – beautiful craftsmanship.

snaggy October 20, 2012 at 9:11 am

I like
Celine Dion’s kitchen is awful !

Connie October 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

I’d choose the lifestyle that goes with Meg Ryan’s space. Plunk me down in the center of the room & I’ll take it from there!

Rebecca C. October 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I do have to wonder if anyone cooks in these kitchens. Not enough storage in many of these. I like Renee’s and Meg’s kitchens the most. As someone said, if I could combine lots of my favorite elements from some of these kitchens, I might have one I really liked.

shawna October 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Sharon’s, Meg’s and Renee’s look the homiest. Celine’s is awful, but not surprising.

Joanna October 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I love Jenny from the block’s kitchen.
What on earth was Celine thinking.
I love the NYC townhouse/apartment kitchens. I love seeing what people can pull off in a fixed space.

Andrea October 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Sharon O …hands down. I love all her homes…so inviting and beautful…..

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com October 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm

FUN post!
#1 Fav: Meg’s
#2 Fav: Renee’s

I like simple, earthy, a little industrial, and lots of wood.

kristin October 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Gwyneth Paltrow was my favorite, although I would eat good food from any kitchen! I like it warm and light, wich can be tricky sometimes. Fun post!

Emily October 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I definitely vote for Jennifer Lopez’s. I love the light, bright colors and all of the shiny surfaces. It looks so glamorous and clean!

Carolyn in Utah October 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Loved Lance Armstrong’s pub kitchen, very french in feeling.
Least favorite, Celine Dion…yowza!

Magali October 22, 2012 at 12:31 am

It was so nice to peek in the kitchen of people who probably never cook! I mean, how many sauce pans does Celine Dion need? I love the light colours of Sharon’s and Renée, I admire the blue in J-Lo’s and Meg Ryan’s windows are to die for… Oh, and the wood floor in Gwyneth’s! Now, all those kitchens are the size of my whole house, it must be a nightmare to keep clean! (It just make me feel better to think that!)

apsutter October 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I love Meg Ryans the best…it actually reminds me of some of her movies which I love. I’ve always wanted an apartment that looked like the one she had in “You’ve Got Mai.” I like Lance Armstrong’s as well, its a little too dark and manly for me but I like the banquette against the wall.

Jeffrey Wells October 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Celine Dion kitchen the WINNER:)

kim October 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

love that Jennifer Lopez kitchen with those beautiful blue cabinets and that incredible stove. Perfect kitchen to wake up to in sunny California!

Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos October 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

The stove in JLo’s house has me beyond green with envy – always wanted a La Cornue stove!!!

Blake November 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

wow a very eclectic mix of styles here, but If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Gwyneth and Brooke Shields

Carissa C January 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

Sharon Osburne!

daisy June 16, 2013 at 9:36 am

I think I am going to go with Meg Ryan’s Kitchen!!

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