Mint-Green Cottage Kitchen

A soft green cabinet color adds character to this charming eat-in cottage kitchen by designer Rafe Churchill.
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September 25, 2015

Photo By: John Gruen

Photo By: John Gruen

Photo By: John Gruen

Photo By: John Gruen

Photo By: John Gruen

Photo By: John Gruen

Photo By: John Gruen

Photo By: John Gruen

Old Is New Again

A period-perfect color palette and cottage-style touches, like the exposed wood-plank ceiling and walls, give this cozy kitchen a timeless look. State-of-the-art appliances and industrial-style pendants over the island bring it into the 21st Century. 

Adjacent Butler's Pantry

Just off the kitchen, a butler's pantry offers extra storage and spillover room. Keeping the flooring, cabinets and ceiling treatments the same unifies the two spaces. 

White, Black + Mint All Over

The cabinet's cool mint green hue offers a fresh contrast to classic black and white in the kitchen's soapstone countertop and wood-plank walls. 

Functional Mudroom

A handy mudroom off the kitchen is outfitted with wall hooks for wet jackets and a weathered wood crate for stashing muddy boots.  

Sunny Breakfast Nook

Timeless plank walls continue into the adjacent breakfast nook where a vaulted ceiling makes room for a transom above the wall of windows, flooding the open-concept space with sunlight. 

Contrasting Countertops

Desisnger Rafe Churchill chose two hardworking kitchen countertop materials — soapstone tops the kitchen's base cabinets and acts as a backsplash above the stove while a maple butcher block ensures the island is perfect for food prep. 

A Bit of Industrial

A more modern nod, the industrial-style pendants work stylistically with the kitchen's otherwise cozy cottage style.

Cozy Living Room

More soapstone surrounding the adjacent living room's fireplace ties into the kitchen's durable countertops. The room's vaulted ceiling and abundance of windows ensures there's plenty of natural light. 

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