There’s something undeniably charming about the country kitchen designs you find in old farmhouses, but bringing the same look into your own space is much easier than buying an old country home. Let these 15 kitchens show you how it’s done.
In their 17th-century farmhouse in the South of France, Patrizia Maffeo and Dario Polenghi created lively backsplashes using antique tiles from Southern Italy. With a Louis XIV farm table, a skirted farm sink, and plenty of open shelving, it’s the kind of kitchen you want to spend all day in. Hardwood floors and weathered brick contribute to the timeless design in this kitchen by Cyndy Cantley, CKD. A deep farmhouse sink is as practical as it is pretty, and a rough-hewn island keeps the look down to earth. Painted finishes are a hallmark of country design. The robins-egg blue cabinetry in this kitchen by BeDe Design adds welcome color amid the natural hues. Plate racks and candlestick-style sconces; white-on-white-on-wood. Keep your country kitchen simple as Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning did here, and you’ve got the perfect backdrop to highlight food and family. Fiestaware colors and checkerboard flooring lend this country kitchen a hip, midcentury flair. Rustic open shelving gives colorful ceramics pride of place. Tractor-seat stools add an agrarian touch to this country kitchen and terra-cotta floors with Moravian accent tiles featuring cows add to the farmhouse feeling. A close-up shot showcases the small cow tiles that accent this terra-cotta floor. It’s the mix of woods, including heart-pine flooring and recycled timber beams, that distinguish this country kitchen by Studio Entourage and architect Linda MacArthur.
The barstools are slipcovered in muslin for a casual look and easy care. Knotty pine walls and cabinets give this kitchen designed by Christine Albertsson of Albertsson Hansen Architects a rustic, cabin-in-the-woods ambiance. Wrought-iron chandeliers with candle bulbs harken back to simpler times. Exposed ceiling beams and a wood-burning fireplace provide the open, lodge-like feel in this country kitchen designs by Jeff Murphy. The island is weathered wood and the sconces are aged copper.