Kitchens With Cottage Charm

From imperfect finishes to homespun touches, these charming details make a cottage kitchen feel cozy.
By: Susan Kleinman
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Photo By: Melissa Oivanki

One-of-a-Kind Approach

Designer Sandra Bird used ceramic tiles in 12 different colors for the backsplash in this cottage-style kitchen. Playful knobs and painted cabinets carry the color scheme throughout the room, and open shelving shows off bright pottery to its best advantage. Photography by Dennis Andersen

Offbeat Art

There's plenty of room for whimsy in a cottage kitchen. Check out the fun fish above the range and the framed picture of Tabasco. Design by Rodney Tassisto

From: Rodney Tassistro and Rodney Tassistro

Mixed Style

Think of it as "cottage Zen": The apron sink and vintage-look hardware are "classic cottage," but the uniform materials and ceiling-height cabinets keep the look clean and serene. Design by Studio Entourage

Cozy Nooks

Jodie Gould, AKBD, made the most of every inch in her own small kitchen. Built-in benches surround a charming wood-topped table, and mix-and-match pillows add relaxed comfort. Photography by Mallory Parkington

Barn-Inspired Colors

With its wagon-wheel chandelier, fence-like railings and large-as-life barn doors, this cottage kitchen is sure to put a smile on anyone's face. The red-and-white color scheme hints at gingham and bandanas, two classic cottage motifs. Design by Debbie Pugh, AKBD; photography by Karen Infusino

For the Love of Old

A wooden backsplash and zinc stove hood are the stand-out elements in this cottage kitchen, while distressed edges on the center island add to the long-loved look. Design by Studio Entourage