It’s hard to believe that kitchens were once confined to the back of the house, off-limits to guests with the perfunctory design. Today, kitchen home staging design has evolved into something seriously sexy. Case in point: the celebrity kitchen of John Legend and supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen in New York City, with its mosaic tile backsplash and brass stools, each one slightly different. Featured in Architectural Digest and designed by Don Stewart of Desirata Design, it’s the perfect interplay of seductive drama and metallic shimmer. With cookbooks arranged on the built-in shelves — a great space-saver for a city apartment — it sets a darkly modern mood that inspires us to make our kitchens shimmer like oil in a saute pan and smolder like fragrant wood chips. Enjoy our sneak peek into kitchens reDESIGned!