Step Inside Christina Applegate's Bright, White Kitchen Makeover

Get an inside look at actress Christina Applegate's easy and affordable kitchen makeover with Laurel & Wolf.

Have you ever thought, “If only I could afford an interior designer?” Well now you can. For just $299 per room, interior design company Laurel & Wolf will decipher your style, send you design pitches, let you pick a fabulous designer to work with, and give you the room (or rooms!) of your dreams.

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Courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

Whether your budget is tight, or you just don’t have the skills or time to decorate your home, Laurel & Wolf makes it possible to get a designer look that’s totally you. It’s a seamless system that works for everyone from recent college grads to established actresses like Christina Applegate.

Kitchen, Before

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In Christina’s case, every room in her home of the last 20 years had been updated…except one. “This house was built in 1985, and the kitchen was the only thing that hadn’t been redone,” says Christina. “It was...awful — the ugliest kitchen of anyone I know.”

Breakfast Nook, Before

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Christina always wanted to update the kitchen, but in her words, “It’s a big, huge process to do a kitchen. It’s the heart of the home, where you do all of your cooking. It’s an undertaking.” For this reason, it took a flood that ruined her home’s flooring to finally give her the boost she needed to make her dreams of a stylish, practical kitchen a reality. “We thought, while we’re going to rip up every single bit of flooring in the whole house, we might as well do the kitchen.”

Kitchen, After

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That’s when Christina turned to Laurel & Wolf to take her vision and make it a reality. “I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted the kitchen to feel and look like,” explains Christina. “But executing that is obviously not my forte."

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Courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

After looking at several designer’s ideas for her space, Christina ultimately went with interior designer Jessica Today. “Jessica was able to put together these style boards instead of having to lug (herself) over here every few days with this, that and the other thing,” remembers Christina.

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Courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

After the redesign, Christina could not be happier with her new cooking space. “It’s so much nicer, so much more comfortable,” she says.

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Courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

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Courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

“We have this nice tufted banquette. It feels like it’s a place where we can celebrate 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!”

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Courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

She even has a convenient mudroom just off the kitchen. “We’re a no-shoes house,” says Christina. “Before, you would come into the foyer, and it was just shoes everywhere. It was awful. Now, people can go into the mudroom, 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 it; it’s just clean.”

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Vern's pooches get pampered, too. The dogs have the run of a room that connects to a side yard.

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Vern Yip's Dog Den

Toys and treats look so much nicer on display in jars.

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Genevieve's apothecary cabinet under the stairs holds a little bit of everything, from maps to keys.

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Genevieve Gorder's Brownstone Beauty

The handmade white subway tiles contrast the black grout in this backsplash quite nicely.

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