French Country Kitchen Cabinets
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If your goal is to create a kitchen that's both elegant and welcoming, French country kitchen cabinets may be the style for you.
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 kitchen designed by Jeff Murphy. The island is weathered wood and the sconces are aged copper.
Rustic Meets Refined
A stone wall is the focal point of this country kitchen designed by Jill Jarrett and Lauren Costar of Jarrett Design, LLC. Professional-quality appliances ensure that the workspace is as functional as it is charming.
This fishcamp cabin kitchen by Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning hits just about every country note: Rustic wood, milk-paint colors, suspended plate racks and casual scatter rugs – and, of course, a deep farmhouse sink. Pale walls and a disciplined lack of clutter keep it all from becoming overwhelming.
Don’t be afraid of adding other countries to your country kitchen. A Middle-Eastern-style chandelier fits perfectly in this American kitchen with a classic country table and fabric-covered chairs. Seasonal centerpieces highlight nature; imagine how glorious sunflowers would look here in the summer!
Characterized by intricate craftsmanship and refined but lived-in style, French country kitchen cabinets offer a unique twist on country kitchen style.
One of the trademarks of French country kitchen cabinets is "furniture style" features. The designs of these cabinets often incorporate moldings, intricate arches, glass-paned doors and other flourishes that hint at classic French furniture styles. Substantial, elegant hardware often completes the design.
Wood surfaces may be slightly antiqued or distressed to pair the elegance of the design with a welcoming, lived-in look.
Finally, metals and other contrasting materials may be paired with natural woods to give French country kitchen cabinets an ageless, antique feel. Copper and bronze design elements are common, hinting at a historical design that has evolved over time and incorporated many diverse styles.
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