Although not-afraid-to-be-sexy sexagenarian actress Diane Keaton may be best known for her fearless — and sometimes unflattering — fashion sense, the Oscar-winning “Annie Hall” and "Baby Boom" star isn’t just about wide-brimmed hats, gloves, giant crucifixes and modified men’s suits.

 
A true renaissance ditz woman, Keaton is also keen on interior design, architectural preservation, and Los Angeles real estate flipping. In fact, Keaton, a board member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Los Angeles Conservancy, was behind the 2007 coffee table book “California Romantica: Spanish Colonial and Mission-Style Houses" and has sold homes to discerning buyers with a few bucks to spare including “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy who purchased Keaton's Architectural Digest-worthy Spanish Colonial Revival manse in Beverly Hills in 2010. Keaton, last seen in "Morning Glory," is currently renting Meg Ryan’s Bel Air abode while contemplating buying land and building her first home from scratch.
 
 
 
Now, in addition to her side gig as what The New York Times calls a "serial real estate flipper,” Keaton is bringing her love of interiors to the masses with K by Keaton, an unfussy stoneware tabletop collection designed exclusively for Bed, Bath & Design. Inspired by Catalina pottery and using a restrained palate of “farm-y, landscape colors,” the K by Keaton line consists of sturdy, kid-friendly bowls, plates and mugs. Individual pieces start at $4.99 while 12-piece dinnerware sets — available in colors “Bark,” “Wheat,” “Grass” and boring old white — are $59.99. The entire collection is microwave- and dishwasher-safe. 
 
Explains Keaton in the collection's product description:
 
We share a meal. We talk. It's me. It's you. Let's be honest the best place in the house is the kitchen and that's not fancy! It's where families happen. So here's to honest food, simple times, and handsome dishes. 
 
 
 
K by Keaton doesn't consist entirely of straightforward stoneware in vegetal tones. Capitalizing on Keaton's trademark whimsy, the collection includes hot-selling typographic canapé plates that read: “Bite,” “Yum,” “Good” and “Eat."
Head on over to The New York Times to read a quick Q&A with Keaton where she discusses her love of bowls, shake roofs and Spanish homes. And for a great new tabletop line that’s summery, kid-friendly, and similarly nature-inspired, check out Todd Oldham’s Charlie Harper collection for one of my favorite stores, Fishs Eddy
 
Keaton fans: Are you enticed? 
 
 
Product images: Bed, Bath & Beyond

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