Country Kitchen Blooms in the City

A family creates a perfect country kitchen in their downtown home.

Shortly after Louis and Roddie Turner moved their family of six into what they thought would be their country dream house, a nightmare ensued. With far too large a home to care for (seven gardens plus a pool) they found their attempt to simplify life merely complicated it. They compromised by moving back to the city and bringing a dose of country right along with them.

cos401_3_kitchen

cos401_3_kitchen

Country character comes alive in a kitchen filled with antiques and new stainless-steel appliances.

Their new house is an Arts-and-Crafts house near downtown St. Paul and their new "old" kitchen is a combination of modern functionalities and country design. She started the kitchen renovation by painting the lower cabinets a soothing gray/green color and the upper cabinets cream. The stone backsplash was replaced with tiny hexagonal tile in neutral colors. Muted blue/green linoleum checkerboard tiles replaced the worn wood floor and a light-colored stonelike material replaced the dark countertops. She removed the old stainless-steel sink and in its place installed a large white basin sink.

For privacy, she installed shelves across the window and filled the space with small antiques and collectibles. Antique linens hung below also add privacy while still allowing light to filter in. The furniture in the space consists of beloved antiques and new finds, including a Scandinavian pine armoire and a potting table recycled into a family desk. She added casters to her farmhouse table and had small shelves installed underneath the top for additional storage.

Next Up

Going Country in the Kitchen

Explore American, French and Tuscan versions of country style in the kitchen.

Today's Country Kitchens

Old and new design ideas meet in this show house created by Country Living magazine.

Wine-Themed Kitchen Pours on the Charm

A dark, wood-paneled kitchen is transformed into a rustic retreat.

Serving an Old Tavern Feel in the Kitchen

Couple toast to a highly functional period room that is the center of their family home.

Country Kitchen Islands

Both charming and sophisticated, country-inspired kitchen islands are a great way to add personality and comfort to the kitchen.

Country Kitchen Paint Colors

Get ideas on how to incorporate country paint colors in your kitchen.

Guide to Creating a Country Kitchen

Featuring natural materials, handcrafted furniture and timeless accessories, the country kitchen is a warm, inviting space for the family.

Country Kitchen Islands

Give a nod to down-home living with these ideas for country kitchen island designs.

Colorful Collage Rearranges Kitchen

This boring white kitchen is about to get a colorful Spanish style makeover with an Old World twist.

Tuscan Country Kitchen

Designer Katheryn Cowles shares how she used smart storage, pro-quality appliances and traditional cabinetry to completely transform a kitchen.

Catch Up With Our Blogs

We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, DIY projects, clever entertaining tips & more.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.