Alyssa Milano plays Savi on the new ABC show Mistresses, and I’m just a little bit obsessed with her kitchen.
Judging by all the emails I’ve gotten from you guys about it, I’m not the only one!
All the sets on the show are pretty great, but hers is my favorite. Let’s take a closer look at it.
Savi’s an attorney and her hunky Australian husband Harry is a chef.
We’ve seen their bedroom and bathroom, but most of the scenes take place in Savi’s (huge) kitchen.
I love the mix of painted and wood cabinets.
The double French doors that always seem to be open to the
pool and gardens outside don’t hurt, either.
The show is based on a British series that I spent the summer watching on Netflix and Hulu (Netflix only has Season 1, but you can watch 2 and 3 on Hulu).
It’s a little darker than the American one.
I like that they’re not following the original plot too closely, so we can still be surprised by some of the twists and turns.
In the original, the Savi and Joss characters aren’t sisters. They’re just friends (and their names are Siobhan and Jessica). Making them sisters added some interesting complexities to their relationship the British series didn’t have.
I went on a tour of older homes in our city years ago and saw a lot of original floor-to-ceiling subway tile like this.
At the time it seemed so strange to me to see entire kitchens tiled — including, in some instances, the ceilings.
But now it’s a trend we’re seeing it in newer houses, too.
Various wood types and tones are used in the kitchen, from dark to medium to light.
It gives the room a more “created over time” effect than if it all matched.
One thing I’m not crazy about in the room: the window treatments.
I’d love to see some with a little more pattern or color to them.
What are some of the TV-show kitchens you’ve been distracted by lately?
Is anyone else watching the show and loving the sets? There’s a new episode airing tonight and
you can watch older ones online at ABC.com.
Bertie DeWane says
I’m a fan of “Mistresses” and so happy to hear that there’s a new episode tonight. I also love Savi’s kitchen. I didn’t know this was based on a British series, but I may have to watch that one too.
i lvoe MISTRESSES bc Im a big Alyssa Milano fan. I missed the past 2 weeks so I ‘ll just watch those plus tonight’s on demand later this week.
The kitchen is fabulous.
But arent all tv kitchens fabulous and big bc they are only 3 sided and need room for he cameras? Or is this a real functioning kitchen ?
I dont like the wood slats(or is it slits) for the plates. All plated would have to be absolutely dry so no mildew. And I have more plates than those 10 slats/slits.
I doubt it’s a “real” and functioning kitchen. The first episode looked like it was shot in a real house and kitchen but then they switched to this set in the second one. They do have all four walls for it, so it’s a pretty extensive one.
lilK – there weren’t new episodes that past two weeks, but I believe there was a new one last night!
The original British series can be found on Amazon too.
Love, love, love that plate rack on the wall near the fridge.
Now I’m doubting myself. Maybe I watched it on Amazon, not Hulu. I can’t remember!
i have an amazon account. but it is additional charge for watching on amazon right ? how much ? i didnt join hulu bc the cost is too high for the few shows I like that it offesrs. My cable bill is already high –$185 so Im fine with waiting for on dmeand bc $185 is alot of 4.
I am an Amazon Prime customer so it was free to watch.
I haven’t seen this show yet but I love Alyssa Milano – and I was always obsessed with the “Charmed” house. I’ll have to check this one out!
She’s really good in this show. She manages to play a flawed character who makes mistakes but you can root for her anyway. The episode where her mom visited and we learned more about her family’s story got me all weepy!
Chris Bennor says
On the tail end of a whole kitchen renovation and it’s funny, but I have the same color cabinets (I redid them myself using Rust-o-leum’s Cabinet Transformations in Meadow) and butcher block countertops (from IKEA). Not trendy (I worry about all those people with granite and cherry or espresso cabinets), definitely timeless.
Thank you so much this so happy
Just started watching this show love it and this kitchen is just beautiful
Laurie at Laurie Jones Home says
I’m obsessed with the floor!!! Seriously I can get sucked into a show just if the set design is good!!
Becky @ Farmgirl Paints says
The kitchen is beautiful. That girl with the golden eyes has the cutest wardrobe. Seriously I don’t notice stuff like that normally, but I want her clothes:-)
Don’t watch that much TV, so haven’t seen this. Nice kitchen. It looks to be about the size of my whole first floor! I like that it looks like food is actually prepared and eaten here – there are even dishes on the drainboard, unlike the professional photos of kitchens in magazines and websites that look so pristine I’d be afraid to mess them up. Also, like the bookshelf in the island – planning on doing that – and how natural that a satchel is left on the kitchen island. That’s more like real life! I think I like the floors, tile, and that stand alone cupboard the best – and the deep shelf over the sink for plants and the French doors. My question is: what does the English kitchen look like and how does it compare?
What a fabulous kitchen! I really appreciate set designers. Movies and tv shows just wouldn’t be the same without beautiful sets like these.
Wade Watsosn says
I see a lot of interesting design ideas in this kitchen, but I can’t say as I’m too keen on the full stove way away from the main work triangle. Obviously the island stove top gets the most use. I guess it would be a good kitchen for multiple cooks working at once.
@ wade: i didnt even realise that there were 2 stoves until you pointed it out!
There is no vent for smells on the island stove like there is for the stove against the wall to the left of the window.
I like that stove – looks like a mix of old and new. Does anyone recognize the brand or can our wonderful hostess Julia find out more info? Thanks!
I don’t know what it is. Any kitchen designers out there who recognize it? 🙂
nice kitchen, but two cooktops? what’s the point of a huge stove (double stove?) and an in-counter cooktop? in a wooden countertop? and a winerack on the counter but no winefridge?
the room is very warm and i love the floors. light, light, and more light!
Esther George says
Hi Julia the American version of Mistresses has not arrived here as yet but I did watch the British one a while ago I just don’t remember any of the ladies having a kitchen like this one WOW that is one amazing kitchen. Must wait to see if we get this show here. Meanwhile I’ll just go back and look some more. Thank you for sharing this was fun. Regards Esther from Sydney.
I’ve been watching Twisted on ABC Family. You’d love Denise Richard’s house/kitchen on the show. It’s on Tuesdays.
I haven’t seen that yet. I need to check it out — thanks, Kelly!
Jennifer I. says
Thanks, Julia! This post makes my day! I love this kitchen and love the show. 🙂 This is the kitchen of my dreams….if only my house were this big….
Thanks for share Julia!! This is a great kitchen , I never seen this show, hasn’t not arrived at my cable service yet. I would like to see the British interiors too!!!
I love everything in this kitchen , and like Carolyn I enjoy the rooms in shows more than those on interior design magazines, this looks more cozy with some clutter here and there, and not so perfect and heartless.
Oh it is gorgeous!! we don’t have this tv show yet in France but I hope we could see it sooner because I really love the kitchen!!!
I love the kitchen on this show. I also love Maura’s kitchen on Rizzoli and Isles. It is gorgeous!
Silvina from Tazas y Cuentos says
Hello Julia! I haven’t seen this show but I enjoyed the post a lot, lovely kitchen!
That plates rack is wonderful.
One of my favorites is Brothers & Sisters kitchen. Of course, I have already visited your post about that show and -not very original, I know- I love the kitchen from Something’s Gotta give.