Today's Country Kitchens
Old and new design ideas meet in this show house created by Country Living magazine.
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From the exterior, a mix of materials helps give this new show house old charm. According to Country Living magazine, the same can be said inside, which features a new kitchen bursting with design ideas.
The room has the character of an old farmhouse kitchen but with the modern conveniences one would expect of a new home. A black and buttery-yellow color combination creates a warm contrast to the crisp white cabinetry.
The black countertops are made of a composite stone material. The island work surface is made of maple finished in a warm medium-brown tone that complements the white cabinetry.
Some of the cabinets have been constructed to look like freestanding furniture pieces, like the matching armoires on one end of the room.
A black-painted reproduction hutch holds frequently used dinnerware and provides the perfect spot for displaying favorite pieces.
Designer Heather Guss incorporated wood trim and decorative stone accents to give this transitional kitchen area country appeal.