Martha's kitchen at her farm in Bedford is a model of efficiency mixed with warmth and decorative details. Two islands offer seating and storage. An overhead steel rack keeps pots and pans reachable but out of the way.
Martha did not want the cupboards to look like ordinary built-ins, so she designed a pair of long counters with marble tops; on one of them are glass-sided cabinets. They look so light and keep the area very airy in appearance.
A very well-used part of the kitchen is the cappuccino counter; there's the grand machine and two grinders -- one for regular beans and the other for decaffeinated. On the machine, Italian cups stay warm, and everyday dishes and the like fill shelves.
Martha keeps a vintage juicer near the deep vegetable sink, where she rinses and preps produce. She has a few paper towel holders around the room, and old enamel brackets with milk-glass shelves hold kitchenware. The windows let in sunlight, which at times is tempered by translucent shades.
The small dining room can be accessed through the double doors in the servery. The space includes freezer drawers for storage, plus an ice maker and warming drawers for entertaining. Two dishwashers ease cleanup, and the marble floor can be vacuumed and washed with a damp mop. The wall color matches to the cupboards, and the gentle, cool tones make a cohesive whole of many diverse features.