Oprah is known for her infectious personality and stylish taste, so it’s no surprise that she has a beautiful kitchen. In a recent Instagram reel promoting her new film The Color Purple, we get a new glimpse into her home, including a stunning sink that has truly captured our hearts.
Aside from the immaculate cabinetry and under-shelf lighting that make up this luxurious modern kitchen, it was the unique sink that impressed us. The Belfast sink is a classic in kitchen design and here its timeless silhouette has been modernized with stainless steel. Here’s what designers have to say about this modern twist on a country classic.
“Belfast sinks exude timeless elegance and add classic charm to any kitchen,” says designer Kerrie Kelly. “Its deep basin and striking apron front are not only reminiscent of country life, but also offer unparalleled functionality.”
It’s clearly the perfect choice for Oprah’s kitchen sink, with a design reminiscent of a sophisticated Shaker-style kitchen, and any avid chef would love an oversized sink in this style. “These sinks offer plenty of space to easily wash large pots and pans, making them a practical and stylish choice for modern kitchens,” says Kerrie. While we’re not sure this is Oprah’s appeal, it’s definitely a reason why you should have one in your home.
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What makes Oprah’s sink even more eye-catching is the modern touch. Instead of the traditional white ceramic we’re used to in this style, Oprah opted for the trendy stainless steel.
It is a material that is increasingly used in modern kitchens, especially in upper-class homes. Both David Beckham’s and Tom Brady’s kitchens feature practical choices and reinvent them for a contemporary interpretation. “Stainless steel kitchens exude a chic and modern appeal and offer durability and a timeless appeal,” says Kerrie. “It’s a fantastic option for those looking for an elegant, low-maintenance and versatile space.”
While the Belfast sink fits perfectly in a kitchen like Oprah’s, it doesn’t fit in all rooms. “The downside is their size, as they may not be suitable for small kitchens or those with limited counter space,” says Sinead Trainor, Kitchen Category Manager at LochAnna Kitchens.
If you’re planning a renovation in 2024 and want to keep up with kitchen trends, consider a stainless steel Belfast sink – after all, you know you can rely on Oprah for lasting style.
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Under cabinet lighting
Kitchen island cart
Material: Stainless steel counter
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