In celebration of Cabana Magazine's 10 Year Anniversary, editor-in-chief, Martina Mondadori, selects her '10 Best Kitchens', each published in Cabana over the last decade. 

 

BY MARTINA MONDADORI | 24 JANUARY 2024

 

"Kitchens for me have always represented the heart and soul of a house. It's where real life happens, where memories are built... This is why I'm always intrigued to see the kitchen in a home, it is its 'happy place'." Martina Mondadori

 

 1. Mérida, Yucatán

 Cabana Magazine N10 © Matthieu Salvaing

 

An intricately tiled kitchen in Mérida, an ancient city in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, dotted with crumbling haciendas, mystical cenotes and ancient pre hispanic ruins. Photographed by Matthieu Salvaing for Cabana Issue 10.

 

 2. Palermo, Italy

Cabana Magazine N9 © Guido Taroni

 

A charming, rustic kitchen in Palermo, the Sicilian city described by Goethe as, "the most beautiful place in the world". Photographed by Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 9.

  

3. North OxfordshireEngland 

Cabana Magazine N5 © Miguel Flores-Vianna

 

A classic English country kitchen at the delightful Wardington Manor, a Jacobean house in Oxfordshire, England, formerly home to Bridget Elworthy, one half of The Land Gardeners. Photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Cabana Issue 5.

 

4. Rome, Italy 

Cabana Magazine N9 © Guido Taroni, Edited by Antonio Monfreda

 

An atmospheric, sparsely decorated kitchen in Rome, enriched with bold color and antique furniture. Photographed by Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 5.

 

5. Asilah, Morocco

Cabana Magazine Issue 10 © Miguel Flores-Vianna 

 

A colorful, collected kitchen in Asilah, Morocco, featuring walls and shelves of vintage ceramics. Photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Cabana Issue 10.

 

6. Palermo, Italy

Cabana Magazine N9 © Guido Taroni

 

Beautiful evening light captured in this simple, elegant kitchen in Palermo. Photographed by Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 9.  

   

7. Tangier, Morocco

Cabana Magazine N6 © Ngoc Minh Ngo

 

A chequerboard floor, oxblood-red ceiling and well-curated antiques in the Tangier home of the late great antique dealer and tastemaker, Christopher Gibbs. Photographed by Ngoc Minh Ngo for Cabana Magazine Issue 6.

 

8. Lisbon, Portugal 

Cabana Magazine Issue 15 © Mark Luscombe-Whyte

 

The nostalgic, staff kitchen found in a semi-dilapidated palace in Lisbon, unearthed for Cabana by Carlos Mota and photographed by Mark Luscombe-Whyte.

 

9. Gouda, Holland

Cabana Magazine N16 © Mark Luscombe-Whyte

 

A colorful kitchen in Gouda, belonging to art historians and antique dealers, Mark Broch and Geert Post. Photographed by Mark Luscombe-Whyte for Cabana Issue 16. 

 

10. Milan, Italy

Cabana Magazine N2 © Santi Caleca

 

From the second issue of Cabana Magazine, a stylish Milanese kitchen featuring mid-century furniture and lighting. Photographed by Santi Caleca for Cabana Issue 2.

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