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.
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Featuring natural materials, handcrafted furniture and timeless accessories, the style is easily recognizable. Think of these touches: Copper pots hanging from a wrought iron rack; a trio of old milk bottles sitting on a shelf; an image of the American flag gracing the front of an old tin lamp; an arrangement of antique cooking appliances on the wall. And if you can imagine a large wagon wheel with a glass tabletop surrounded by wooden chairs, you’ll get a good idea of what the country style could look like in the kitchen.
"Expose the rustic," says Dennis. And include "found" pieces in the space, says Hoffman, who once turned a miner's cart into a small table. If the cabinetry is made of knotty pine, the hardware is a tarnished brass, the floors are wide-planked wood, the backsplash is made of beadboard or tumbled tiles, and a quilt or afghan is tossed over a rocking chair sitting by a wood-burning stove, you have a good idea of what a county kitchen can look like.