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Kitchens Seasoned With Style

Add a dash of inspiration to your home decor by visiting the thoughtfully appointed homes on the OCMS Kitchen Tour of Nichols Hills.


Ranging from traditional to modern, and all with a hint of European flair, there’s a lot of visual inspiration to soak up in this year’s Nichols Hills Kitchen Tour on Oct. 22.

Cooking demonstrations, tastings and views of six designer homes are packed into one Sunday, as guests are invited to tour some of the savviest kitchens around. Now in its 26th year, organizers at the Oklahoma County Medical Society have carefully selected a variety of culinary spaces, all crafted by different designers.

Included in the tour is the former home of Nichols Hills founder G.A. Nichols, who built his own home on Wilshire in 1954. The English-style home is now occupied by his great grandson, local artist Nick Berry, whose wife Betsy is the daughter of Oklahoma sculptor Alexandra Alaupovic – all resulting in a house full of art treasures.

In contrast, the recently completed Suburban home on Dorchester offers a kitchen covered in natural stone, where a raffle will be held with prizes donated by One Eleven Lighting, Rustic Cuff and Plenty Mercantile, among others.

First stop on the tour is homebuilders Terry and Janice Carty’s home, completed last year, where Starbucks will be providing a coffee bar in the European-inspired kitchen that opens out onto a pool and outdoor kitchen.

Tasteful tips on how to decorate your dining table, complete with floral designs, can be found in each home, as well as cooking demos and tasty treats from Culinary Kitchen – and it’s all in aid of ITN Central Oklahoma and Teen Recovery Solutions.

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; visit for more information. Bon appetit!