Show Time: Inside the Rachael Ray Show Kitchen
When designing the set kitchen, Rachael wanted it to be eclectic, bright and not too serious. The vintage orange stove adds a big hit of color. "Your surroundings should match your personality. I love colorful things, so it was natural to have a colorful kitchen, too!"
Although the retro stove gets the most attention, the Viking range sees the most use. To keep the action centered for the lens, the nearby drawers and cabinets are filled with Rach's favorite cooking tools, like her knives, spoonulas and graters.
Take a cue from Rachael's cupboard and mix and match colorful glassware, plates and bowls. Plus, check out the cabinet doors -- the lines in the glass let the color come through while disguising any clutter.
Tangled Up in Blue
We dig the cool hue of this vintage-looking icebox, the Big Chill retro fridge in Beach Blue.
One tip we learned on the set: Rachael freezes bread, bagels and rolls, so there's less to stock up on later. The only downside? Less room for ice cream.
Like most of us, Rachael has a junk drawer, chock-full of kitchen necessities like Band-Aids, duck sauce, pens and a camera. Check out the specially-made pictures, drawn by Rach's kid fans.
Rachael mixes her favorite finds from home with cool pieces she picks up in her travels and vintage antique finds. The result? A one-of-a-kind collection. "I surround myself with things that I love and that remind me of special people in my life. I have personal photos, travel souvenirs and items from my own house," Rach says.
Rachael's cute and funky accessories include the adorable sugar bowl by designer Jonathan Adler.
Get this: None of the products in Rachael's kitchen have recognizable brands or labels on them. The "fake" labels are the brainchild of Doan Buu, the Rachael Ray show graphics coordinator.
To create a sense of home, Rachael fills her shelves with things she loves and reminders of the special people in her life. Here, she mixes personal photos with travel souvenirs and stuff from her own kitchen.
Rachael loves personalized touches -- what better way to show off her double initials than with these cute Rs on the wall? Want to put up your own monogram? Check out your local craft store for materials. And those "brick" walls? They're actually made of lightweight plastic!
Chalk it Up
The inspiration for the chalkboard pantry door came from Rachael, who wanted a fun and useful spot to jot down notes and grocery lists. Make your own kitchen canvas by spraying a coat of black chalkboard paint on a cabinet door or blank wall.