EXCLUSIVE: Veep’s Reid Scott Shows off His ‘Modern-Hippie’ Kitchen

10/26/2015 at 11:03 AM ET

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Jessica Sample

Veep star Reid Scott loves to cook (and eat), so it’s no wonder he calls his kitchen “the happiest room in the house.”

“I just love the kitchen because it’s where the food’s coming out of,” the actor, 37, tells PEOPLE. “Food always makes everyone happy. It certainly makes me happy.”

As a new parent to son Conrad, 7 months, with wife Elspeth Keller, 31, Scott has been spending even more time in the kitchen than before.

“Now that we’re parents, everything comes out of here,” he says. “You’re prepping bottles here or you’re making pizzas or you’re scrambling up some eggs. Something always smells good in here.”

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Scott designed the kitchen from scratch, with the help of decorator Kaitlin McHugh, after gutting his entire Los Angeles home.

“I wanted it to feel clean, but also inviting, so that’s why we opened it up,” he says. “We knocked the wall down to make it feel like a place you want people to gather.”

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With a huge countertop and ample seating, the kitchen often becomes the focal point of any social gathering at Scott’s 4-bedroom home.

“Everyone always ends up in the kitchen at any party,” he says.

Like the other rooms in his house, the kitchen has what Scott describes as a “mid-century modern-hippie vibe.”

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“My wife and I are fairly hippie-ish at heart,” he explains. “We both were sort of raised that way, but then we’ve always gravitated towards the mid-century modern look, so we just layered our weird hippie stuff over that!”

For more on Scott’s home and to see exclusive photos, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

–Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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