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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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interesting colors on cabinetry," says Rosenfeld. "And if not, using it in the form of window fabrics or lighting." They then moved on to comfortable upholstered bar stools and, last but not least, accessories. Lipton's kitchen is full of sentimental items, ranging from blue and white porcelain collected during her time living in Asia, to wooden spoons that belonged to her mother and grandmother, to cast iron skillets that belonged to her mother-in-law, to an antique scale that was her father-in-law's. It is a space that feels true to the name of the business that operates within it — joyful. But as a professional chef, Lipton is also quick to appreciate the functionality of her space. "Flow is very important in any kitchen design," advises Lipton. She points to the triangular arrangement of her stove, sink, and refrigerator as being optimal for functionality. "You want to minimize the amount of steps you need to take to get things done," says Lipton. "Your kitchen doesn't have to be huge. Sometimes a massive kitchen that is poorly designed can actually be more difficult to work in." Two sinks, one designated for clean up and one designated for prep, allow Lipton to stay organized, especially when teaching large groups. Continuous stainless steel countertops along the exterior of the kitchen are easy to clean and can withstand heat. Her ten-foot-long honed marble island wears well and feels almost soft to the touch. Lipton doesn't fret over small stains or watermarks. "Those are the sto- ries of my meals and my family," she says with a smile. And in the end, isn't that what a kitchen is all about? 54 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 Ready, Set, Decorate! S A R A H W I N C H E S T E R

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