“I’ve painted them in a folkloric, whimsical manner with scallops and animals and flowers, like traditional peasant paintings from Eastern Europe.”
The whimsical charm is further enhanced by a rabbit hutch under a window seat that she rebuilt and by a model train that runs around the room on a track below the ceiling.
“I do any kind of interior,” she said, “but I love doing kitchens because they’re always kind of joyful, colorful and happy.”
Other local design firms on the tour, which will also visit Beverly Farms, Hamilton, Ipswich and Manchester-by-the-Sea, include Meadowview Construction, Northshore Kitchens Plus, Wilson Kelsey Design Inc., New England Design Works, and Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply.
A map to their kitchens is available when visitors buy tickets at the Wenham Museum, where they are also invited to visit the kitchen of the 17th-century Claflin-Richards House on the museum grounds.
The tour, which is co-chaired by Yvonne Blacker of Designer Bath, is also accepting nonperishable food donations for Beverly Bootstraps’ food pantry.
If you go What: Fifth Heart of the Kitchen Tour to benefit Wenham Museum When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. More information: Tickets in advance (must be purchased today): members $15, nonmembers $18; tickets day of event, $23. At 978-468-2377, www.wenhammuseum.org or in person at museum.