The owners of this Texas farmhouse painted the cabinets black in order for them to blend in with the walls. Butcher-block countertops add extra country charm.
“I love a table lamp in a kitchen,” says James, the designer behind this renovated Georgia cabin. “It’s so practical yet unexpected.” Multiple windows, a quirky table lamp, and a galvanized pendant light ensure this space feels bright and airy.
Singer-songwriter Holly Williams outfitted the kitchen in her 1908 Nashville cottage with classic white subway tiles, polished marble, and copper accents reminiscent of French bistros. A pine ceiling gives the kitchen a country vibe, while its inky black paint job ups the space’s cool factor. Soda shop stools from the 1940s, found at an antiques mall, create a nostalgic spot to gather.
A thoughtful mix of materials including reclaimed wood (on the walls and island) and aged zinc (on the countertops and hood) gives this kitchen an acquired-over-time vibe.
A wood and metal military desk-turned-prep island is the centerpiece of this Arizona ranch home’s kitchen. The weathered wood top and rusty green base give the kitchen more personality. Barnwood shelves pick up the warmth of the island’s counter, while brass pendants (from an old ice-cream parlor) echo the towel bar’s shine.
The kitchen in this California home was enlarged by combining it with the formal dining room and updating it with fresh takes on vintage country style—all while maintaining the space’s original yellow-and-red color scheme.
The salvaged fixtures in this space hang above the sink, island, and breakfast areas and enhance other neutral features like the white apron sink (a steal at $90!) and kitchen cabinets.
Rustic textures, cottage accents, and a retro palette give this Virginia kitchen classic farmhouse style.
The owner of this Oregon home skipped a dishwasher and opted for this 1953 farm-house sink (that can handle a lot of dirty dishes) and more under-counter space. An old soda crate corrals cleaning supplies under the sink.
From bold design choices to affordable appliances, our kitchen decorating ideas and inspiration pictures will help make this everyone’s favorite room in the house.
Despite its neutral palette, this California kitchen feels cozy thanks to a rustic fireplace, thoughtful collections, and inviting accents.
In a space-starved kitchen, it’s tempting to go the all-white route, but this kitchen opts for a layered mix of materials, including reclaimed South Carolina barnwood (the cabinets and shelves), galvanized metal (the countertops), soapstone (the sink), and even unlacquered brass (the hardware).
Add some whimsy to your workspace with a retro refrigerator like Smeg 50’s Retro Design ($1,999; ajmadison.com).
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This handsome farmhouse cook space in New York’s Hudson Valley was once a horse stable. The oak built-ins are made from a 150-year-old white oak tree that fell on the property, giving new meaning to locally made goods.
No above-the-sink view? No problem! An arched antique mirror maximizes the light that pours in nearby.
This owner of thisTexas home decided to splurge on a colorful range, then worked on reviving the rest of the space.
The owners of this 18th-century farmhouse added a vintage porcelain double farm sink and re-faced all of the cabinets to renovate the space.
Plain old stainless steel has its merits, but in a small kitchen, a giant swath of silvery metal can quickly dominate the room. Appliance manufacturers such as GE, Samsung, and Whirlpool have wised up to this dilemma, and have introduced refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves in sophisticated shades of black and slate.
Floating shelves and open storage take the place of bulky cabinets to make the kitchen in this open floor plan barn feel even more spacious. The shelves above the sink and beneath the island are also the perfect place to display favorite kitchenwares and trinkets.
Glass-front upper cabinets allow the owner of this New York home to flaunt her prized plates without eating up precious floor space, while closed ones below hide supplies. Beadboard panels add subtle texture.
Rugs, however durable, aren’t practical for a heavy-use kitchen. Enter statement floor tile—it’s a more subtle way to add impact to your white kitchen design than, say, a bold eye-level backsplash. Go to granadatile.com for similar quilt-like patterns.
All-white cabinetry? Indulge in a pattern overhead. Green gingham wallpaper will be a color you’ll never get tired of seeing.
The owner of thisAlberta farmhouse skipped curtains to lighten up the room’s look and maximize views of the scenic property. Minimalist iron-and-glass pendant fixtures cast plenty of light on the work spaces without blocking sight lines, while wooden shelves, countertops, and stool seats add warmth.
This space is the perfect juxtaposition of modern amenities and country charm. Plaid pillows, wooden chairs, and raw beams ensure this space feels cozy and homey, while polished metals throughout make it feel sophisticated.
The owners of this historic 1850s home opened up the kitchen area by removing roughly half of the cabinetry, and installing a small set of black lower cabinets topped with butcher block counter-tops.
An abundance of moody gray cabinetry, limestone countertops, and stainless steel appliances add luxe elements to the rough-hewn kitchen of country superstar Ronnie Dunn’sTennessee barn home. To maximize storage, one half of the kitchen island contains a series of baskets and bins; the other half has an additional work surface mounted with coasters to roll away when not in use.
Generally speaking, vintage (and vintage-inspired) appliances have a smaller footprint than modern-day behemoths. They can also add decorative charm—and a welcome pop of color!—in a small space. This 50s-style Smeg refrigerator is just under 24″ wide (compared to the 36″ width of many standard modern models).
How smart is this? A scalloped hood adds sweet flavor to this kitchen.
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The owner of this rural Connecticut farmhouse switches around her kitchen accessories on a whim, so a neutral palette is essential. Almost every wall in the house, including those covered with barn-inspired board-and-batten paneling, is painted the same shade of white, and most of the furniture is covered in white or neutral linen.
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