A Neutral Cottage Accented with Dreamy Pastels Offers Refined Elegance

Photography by William Dickey

The heart of the Bell family’s home, positioned adjacent to the oft-used den, is a sunny kitchen featuring crisp cabinetry and clean countertops. A graduate of culinary school and an accomplished food writer and editor, Brooke knew she needed a hard-working kitchen that would still allow easy access to her guests.

Photography by William Dickey

After a decade in their home, the Bells discovered that they tended to spend more time in their cozy den surrounded by volumes of beloved books and an antique secretary-turned-bar. This clever alternative for a traditionally formal piece is complete with bar books, sterling jiggers, old horn bottle openers, a silver tray, and decanters.

Photography by William Dickey