For those of you old enough to remember – it’s time to get a little Waltons and Little House on the Prairie nostalgia style with the following images. That’s because they’re all sweet and homely country kitchen style.
Some are super sophisticated and ultra modern country kitchen design, others look as if you’ve just stepped back around five decades. But whatever the era, the sentiment’s always the same – country kitchens make us remember home cooked meals, family, and fighting with your sibling to get the last piece of corn bread (or pop tart in the modern version).
Anyway feast your eyes on this selection and, if you have time, please let us know in the comments section which is your favorite.
Transitional Kitchen by South West Kitchen & Bath Designers Artichoke
This ultra-modern and practical country kitchen (it belongs to a professional chef) consists of a lovely spacious island, lots of storage and a gorgeous copper oven.
Designer: Harvey Jones
The pine supporting beam, as well as the beams on the slanted roof give this clean, fresh country kitchen a positively medieval look. Look at those lovely country cottage-style windows too.
And still on the subject of beams, this showhouse country kitchen in North Carolina has lovely pine versions straddling the room via the ceiling. The fridge is built into the cabinetry, which has a distinct Shaker look. The floor’s new but has been varnished to look older in keeping with the style.
Designer: Architect Bill Allison
Designer: Mallory Mathison
This country kitchen has a sweet, simple, old-fashioned look – but it’s been cleverly adapted for 21st century living. Each leg on the kitchen island, for instance, contains electrical outlets for juicers, blenders, phone chargers and laptops. A touch screen allows 12 feet of glass to slide open, revealing a spacious porch.
What makes this rustic-looking kitchen so stunning is the bare wood ceiling and those lovely beams, not to mention the pretty burlap lampshades above the very modern dark granite table with matching bar stools. The worktops are concrete.
Designer: M Elle
Designer: Franz Potisek
Who says country kitchens have to be pine, oak or a shade of cream? This very-French (it’s in Normandy!) and shabby chic country kitchen is elegant yet homely at the same time.
A rather eclectic and lived in French country kitchen. The owner of this 18th century gem is a vintage textile dealer and has gathered kitchen pieces over the years – both antiques and modern (such as the handing pendant and cooker. The flagstones on the floor and the large fireplace are original.
Home owner/designer: Mathilde Labrouche
Designer: The Brooklyn Home Co
How about this for a modern take on the country kitchen? The matt black paint (which gives it the modern look) contrasts well with the warm pine varnished wood. Even the brick around the very generous wood-fueled range has been painted black.
This Arizona kitchen is eclectic and vintage as well as country style (thanks to the addition of the kitchen island and the wooden flooring, not to mention the white cabinetry. the colourful dishes and bright bowl of lemons also gives it a fun feel.
Designer: Coley Arnold
Designer: Jeff Williamson
Believe it or not, this rather spacious country kitchen used to be a stable for horses! And not, only that, but the lovely tall cupboards are build from a 150-year-old oak tree which fell onto the property during a storm (fortunately the owners was an architect!). Talk about an interesting history and ensuring there’s a legacy.
It’s the old-fashioned 1950s sink, the skirt around the small table and the wood flooring/ceiling – not to mention the open storage – that give this small kitchen a country feel.
Designer/homeowner: Dave Weich
Designer: Marisa Bistany
What do you do when you want an old-style country kitchen feel in a new build? Well, you ‘borrow’ beams from an old barn, of course! And which is exactly what the owners of this new Connecticut kitchen did. The Shaker style kitchen units add to the country kitchen appeal.
It’s definitely country-style – it’s just that this version is dark blue. And doesn’t it work well?! The glass doors of the cabinetry adds light, while the vintage sink gives the room some old style charm:
Designer: Plain English
Designer/Owner: Gabrielle Blackman
The table in this country-style kitchen (which belongs to a 1870’s five-storey Georgian townhouse in England) is 1930s and belonged to the house owner’s grandmother. It adds to the country feel of the room while the blue hanging posts add a colourful modern touch.
How about the following for a cluttered – yet endearing – country kitchen look in this Provence home. That utensils unit looks positively ancient while the white metal bowls and old silver adds to the authentic appeal:
Image via bornandbredstudio.co.uk
We’re popping over to Italy for our next country kitchen, and the home of designer Katrin Arens. The cupboards and table were made by Katrin herself from reclaimed wood (mostly from old, dilapidated cottages). The straw bag hanging on the wall and the old-style stove pipe add tot he country feel – as do the plain pottery dishes – some of which are authentically chipped.
Who says a country kitchen can’t be colorful? This modern country kitchen uses red well to add brightness to the muted green/blue shade. Pine is still very much in abundance as is the Shaker-style cabinetry:
Designer: Windsor Kitchens
Designer: Cindy Black
An original zink sink complete with old-style light fittings and which wood making up the walls, ensures this Texas kitchen retains a certain country charm. Then there’s that lovely wooden crate of colorful purple lavender on the work surface.
Now that’s what you call a sink! It’s also a great space-saving cupboard idea (ie building into the wall). Check out the old-style picture light in this country kitchen too:
Designer: Fable & Flame
This country kitchen has a nostalgic post WW2 feel. Flowers on the table cloth, cushions, the candy pink SMEG fridge and the wooden heart all the wall – it all points to a very feminine country kitchen.
And finally, country style kitchens can be cutesy, practical, warm and comfortable. But they can also be incredibly elegant, especially if they have something of a French feel:
Designer: Morristown Kitchen & Bath Designers Canterbury
So what’s your favorite country style kitchen? As you can see from the list above, the design style takes many different forms – all of which we personally are a fan of!