Gigi Hadid's unorthodox kitchen cabinets are unlike anything we've seen before – designers love their playful beauty

An unexpected material makes a bold, unique impact in the model's kitchen – and, we'd say, it's the ultimate talking point

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In my apartment, the 'pasta cabinet' is a cabinet where my housemates and I store pasta. For Gigi Hadid, the phrase takes on a different meaning: her cabinets are literally made of pasta.

The model took to Instagram to share photos of her New York City apartment's redecoration, and though the whole apartment is stunning, slide four is especially eye-catching. In the fourth image, Hadid shows off her glass-fronted kitchen cabinets, behind which swirls of colorful pasta create a stained-glass effect.

It's unique and original, and despite the sound of it, takes on a surprisingly sophisticated feel. Though we don't see this look becoming one of the top kitchen cabinet trends of 2024, it's a testament to how taking design risks can pay off.

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Gigi Hadid's pasta cabinets were created by one of the world's foremost pasta artists, Linda Miller Nicholson, aka Salty Seattle. Nicholson is known for her bright and colorful, usually edible, art made exclusively out of pasta dough. Katy Perry, Matthew McConaughey, Snooki, and Harry Connick Jr. are all clients. From Hadid's cabinets, to the intricate, carefully dyed pasta shapes she handcrafts, it's easy to see why.

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Design experts love the way that Hadid has embraced dopamine decor in her colorful kitchen. Jennifer Ebert, color expert and digital editor at Homes & Gardens states: 'Though we often discuss design rules and interior design trends, Hadid's kitchen cabinets are so beautiful because they are completely unmoored from any of these restrictions. From their bright, rainbow colors, to the actual material, the cabinets are extremely untraditional: it's clear that Hadid has decorated with her heart.'

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Jennifer Ebert
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Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

She continues, 'If you are interested in emulating the kitchen cabinet colors in your own home, think first of what brings you joy. For Gigi, it's clearly pasta and bright colors, but this might not work for everyone. As long as the scheme is uniquely "you" it will have the same joyous effect that can be felt throughout Hadid's space. Noodles or not, creating decor that boosts your mood is one of the most powerful ways to build your space.'

Shop the Look

Though it would be difficult to recreate Hadid's pasta cabinets exactly without expert help, anyone can make pasta. The KitchenAid stand mixer pasta attachment makes the process easy with tools you already have in your home.

When armed with knowledge of trends, design principles, and your own unique taste, there are infinite pasta-bilities for kitchen decor. At the end of the day, design that makes you happy, is the best design.

News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.