This Is the Trendiest Oven of the Year
We've been seeing the breathtaking French Lacanche range all over Instagram (including on Ina Garten's account).
This year, it seems every time I open Instagram, I'm greeted with a Lacanche oven range. Between interior designers' kitchen makeovers and style bloggers' home tours, this drop dead gorgeous French range is the darling of the design world. And no surprise here. Available in classic colors, like a sophisticated cream or a trendy sage green, and outfitted with shiny brass hardware, these ovens look straight out of the most beautiful French country kitchen you could imagine. Surely, our dream kitchens would have one. And for those lucky enough to afford one (Ina Garten's reportedly cost more than $15,000), they of course can't help but show off the pièce de résistance on social media. Straight ahead, five real-life kitchens that feature the dreamiest ranges you'll ever see.
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In the kitchen of home blogger Julie Blanner, the cream Lacanche range is a total knockout. Even though it's paired with cabinet fronts in a matching hue, the uniform effect is far from boring. To break up the minimalist color scheme, splashes of metallic (courtesy of brass knobs and a copper KitchenAid mixer) make the space shine.
Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, the brilliant design duo behind Jersey Ice Cream Co., are no strangers to Lacanche ranges—they've used them in several stunning projects before. So when it came time to make over a kitchen for food writer and stylist Beth Kirby of Local Milk a few years ago, they stuck to their old trick. They put it perfectly when they write: "Let's be honest, when you've got a stove this gorgeous it's hard to go wrong."
Kate Arends of the blog Wit and Delight is another lucky owner of a Lacanche range. Scroll though her Instagram account (or her blog) to catch more glimpses at the eye candy above.
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If you weren't sure whether an oven this magazine-perfect could really be family friendly, here's your proof. Aimee Kirk from The Homegrown Apple snapped this photo of her little one cooking breakfast at the stovetop. The subway tile and clean lines in this kitchen show how seamlessly a range known for its old-world charm can fit into a modern space.
At the Cook's Atelier, a cooking school in Burgundy, France, a white Lacanche range looks even more beautiful when paired with a collection of gleaming copper cookware.