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Kitchens With Cottage Charm

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

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Photo: Melissa Oivanki

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

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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

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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

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