Kyle MacLachlan's unpainted cabinets embrace a growing kitchen trend that celebrates the natural world

Organic cabinets make for a cozy and warm ambiance that is trendy yet always timeless – and MacLachlan's space is the ultimate source of inspiration

Kyle MacLachlan
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When it comes to the interiors associated with Kyle MacLachlan, images of a wood-paneled, red-cushioned diner likely come to mind, with his role as Agent Dale Cooper in the '90s thriller series Twin Peaks being one of his most well-known projects. However, the actor, who has also starred in films like Blue Velvet and Showgirls, has recently been posting home content on his social media pages, and we're hooked. 

The clever and coy videos may be poking fun at pop culture and MacLachlan himself, but they also show off his cozy house. One recent video, in particular, caught our attention, with a view of his unpainted, natural wood kitchen cabinets.

Raw and organic wood has been making waves in the interior design realm over the last couple of years, with many embracing and appreciating the natural world within their own homes.


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'Unpainted or natural wood cabinets instantly create a warmth and rustic ambiance within a kitchen; however, the beauty of wood's versatility is that it can be modernized with any other form of decor,' says Homes & Gardens' editor Jennifer Ebert. 'They work well within an array of current trends, such as organic modern, which favors natural materials, along with Japandi and the modern farmhouse aesthetic.'

However, perhaps the most notable element of this 'trend' is its power to transcend fleeting fads, as Ebert explains. 

'Natural textures will never fall out of fashion. Increasingly, more people are turning to this sustainable, pared-back aesthetic, and its appeal is understandable. Wooden cabinets look especially beautiful with other natural elements, such as indoor plants, as MacLachlan exhibits in his footage. It's the perfect spot for a morning coffee, just as he demonstrates.'

Jen Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

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

With a variety of finishes to choose from, Ebert recommends thinking about kitchen size and existing color palette.

'Light woods have expansive properties, so they work well in small kitchen spaces, while dark or smoked woods look as an interior of a cabinet, as they complement exterior paint colors,' she says.

We love the uniformity of MacLachlan's light wood cabinets and countertops, which seamlessly transition into one another.

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To further enhance the natural appearance of the kitchen, try experimenting with accessories made of organic materials.

'Think linen table cloths, woven hemp placemats, and of course, wood utensils and dishes,' Ebert suggests. 'These pieces are timeless and will work well with any future design schemes, whether they are modern or traditional.'

Below, we have rounded up some wood accessories that will help warm up any kitchen.

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.