Mood Board Monday #66: A Country Kitchen

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A country kitchen is a specific branch of traditional style. Rather than the typical European influence you find in traditional designs, country kitchens are influenced by vintage America. The key to creating a successful country kitchen is to make the space feel comfortable and natural; you want it to feel homey and lived-in, not perfectly pristine.

Fireclay farmhouse sinks and vintage bridge faucets are two key fixtures in a country kitchen. They add an element of traditional design right into the foundation of your kitchen. There are many different styles of farmhouse sinks to choose from, whether you want a single or double bowl, a decorative front apron or a plain one, that you can completely customize your kitchen.

There are a lot of ways to create a country kitchen, but these are some of the most effective:

WHITE AND NEUTRALS

A white color palette is ideal for a country kitchen. Incorporating warm neutrals and bright pops of colors through accents is great for making the space more welcoming and inviting.

OPEN SHELVING

Having open shelving or glass paneled cabinets is the perfect way to show off antique and decorative cookware. It also saves money from having to buy accent pieces because the functional elements you already own become decorations.

NATURAL LIGHTING

Big windows let in a lot of light, so they’re great to integrate into your kitchen. They pair well with a white color palette, and make the space seem open and airy.

WOOD ELEMENTS

When including wood elements into your country kitchen, look for pieces with interesting carvings and craftsmanship. These pieces will definitely play into the American influence behind country kitchens.

MIX AND MATCH

Mixing and matching old and new accessories will give your country kitchen a personal touch. Mismatched elements will also add personality and flair to your space; just be sure that these pieces don’t clash.

Get the look with Whitehaus:

  • WH3618 Duet reversible fireclay sink with smooth front apron in White
  • WHKBCR3-9101 Vintage III bridge faucet with long gooseneck swivel spout, cross handles and solid brass side spray in Polished Chrome
  • WHSD45N Solid brass soap/lotion dispenser in Polished Chrome
  • WH81 Curved Pull Handle with Circular Inlays Made of Solid Brass in Antique Brass
  • WH130 Circular Shaped Knob with Circular Inlays Made of Solid Brass in Antique Brass

Want additional features? Try these fixtures:

  • WHFH3-H4130 Instant hot water dispenser Forever Hot with gooseneck spout and self closing handle in Polished Chrome
  • WHKPFDCR3-9555 Vintage III patented deck mount pot filler with cross handles and swivel aerator in Polished Chrome

The base image’s source was created by Laguna Beach, CA based design firm Lisa Gutow Design and found through Houzz.com here.

 

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