Design by Jennifer Gilmer
Farm activist, local food advocate, author
Terra connects Midwestern farmers with their local communities while saving land from development. Find out more about her non-profit, The Land Connection, and read more about Terra and her recently published book.
Kitchen, bath and residential designer
Jennifer Gilmer, an award-winning kitchen and bath designer in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has worked in the design industry for more than 20 years. She also started an online kitchen design studio, providing design solutions for people via the Internet.
Kitchen Sketch and Products of Note
Just because Terra Brockman spends time working with farmers doesnât mean she prefers to live in a barn. Her ideal kitchen has a modern and Asian flair to it. Certainly the years she spent living in New York City and Japan have helped shape her design preferences, just as her work with farms has drawn her to sustainable design. Below are some of the appliances, cabinets and faucets that Jennifer chose for Terraâs kitchen.
Jenn-Air 30-Inch Gas Cooktop
With four gas burners, this 30-inch cooktop couples smooth stainless steel with high performance. It features one burner that offers up to 17,000 Btus of power, while another burner can reduce all the way down to 650 Btus.
Designed by Scott A. Stultz & Associates, Mizuki custom cabinetry channels traditional Japanese architecture to provide a distinct look. Available in a variety of woods, the Mizuki cabinets Jennifer chose for Terraâs kitchen are in rustic cherry.
Jenn-Air Cabinet-Depth French Door Refrigerator
This Energy-Star-qualified refrigerator has nearly 20 cubic feet of space and a Euro stainless steel finish.The refrigeratorâs French door, cabinet-depth design provides a stylish and ergonomic look. An internal water dispenser with filter keeps the exterior sleek and smooth.
Dornbracht Maro Faucet
A past winner of a âBest-of-Year Awardâ from Interior Design magazine, the Maro faucet from Dornbracht has a striking, streamlined and avante-garde design. Its single-handle design accentuates the faucetâs easy-to-use functionality.