Aretha Franklin Digs House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year!

This morning, Kravet and House Beautiful invited Robin Baron Simplifying Fabulous! for a breakfast in the magazine’s Kitchen of the Year, Tyler Florence‘s indoors/outdoors chef’s kitchen in Rockefeller Center. After hearing from Editor in Chief Newell Turner, Publisher Kate Smith and Cary Kravet of Kravet, Inc., the magazine staff and design industry attendees were all taken by surprise as none other than Aretha Franklin walked in with her entourage to check out the incredible space! We were all completely starstruck and watched with excitement as she explored the kitchen. She was a big fan of indoor dining space, stopping to touch the mismatched Kravet fabrics on the dining chairs. Who knew Aretha was such a fan of design?!  Visit the Simplifying Fabulous facebook page for more photos of the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year and Aretha Franklin!

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House Beautiful Publisher Kate Smith and Aretha chat about stove tops and pot fillers

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The starstruck Albert Harary of Martin Albert Interiors with the Queen of Soul

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Aretha was loving the Kravet fabrics on the dining chairs

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Breakfast in the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year AND a great conversation with Aretha Franklin? Editor in Chief Newell Turner’s day is made!