Today, the Californian lifestyle brand Jenni Kayne launches a new collaboration with the French cookware brand Staub which includes four kitchen essentials: two round casseroles (from $545), a round French casserole ($495) and a oval casserole dish ($395). “I was inspired to create a collection that would fit well in my home,” says Kayne, referencing her own Southern California cuisine and favoring a warm, neutral color palette. “The colorway and materials reflect my space and our brand aesthetic.”
Along the same lines, Kayne’s Staub hoods feature a White Truffle hue and nickel steel knobs, exclusive to the collaboration. The partnership felt like a “natural next step,” says Kayne, in bringing her brand’s mission to life: These pieces elevate the everyday with functional yet beautiful essentials that are made with intention.
“I’ve always used Staub cookware,” says Kayne. “They make fundamental pieces that are made to last, and they really help simplify the art of cooking.”
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Her favorite? The round French casserole, which she uses to make soups and curries. With a 3.75 quart capacity, it’s the perfect size for throwing it all in at once.
“Beyond the fact that I will be using each piece almost daily, I think the color we chose is perfect,” says Kayne.
“My cooking is soft and tonal, and the white truffle fits in perfectly.”
For his house, Kayne worked with the famous Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen to achieve what she describes as a blend of mid-century Californian architecture and European modernism. They deliberately used a limited palette of colors and materials throughout the house to make it feel “quiet, like a blank slate,” says Kayne. “I’m surrounded by lots of colors, patterns and textures at work, so I like to walk into a more neutral home to feel relaxed.”
The kitchen revolves around an oversized oak and limestone island that’s “functional for the family” but also feels like an “artistic and decorative touch,” says the designer. As does the La Cornue range in a tonal shade of gray. “It looks like a piece of jewelry,” adds Kayne. She mixed metals on the hardware throughout the kitchen to add extra texture and dimension.
“The island and range are my favorites,” the designer says, adding that the view outside “really never gets old.”
She created an open flow allowing family and friends to easily gather while Kayne cooks, finding that when hosting everyone always ends up in the kitchen. Kayne uses the open shelving to display her favorite ceramics and now her collection with Staub.
“I don’t display anything in my kitchen unless I’m using it,” says Kayne. “It’s nice to see these lovely objects every day.”
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