Don’t we love kitchens! Even if you don’t cook, most of us have a love affair with a great looking kitchen! And farmhouse kitchens are so on trend right now. They never go out of style really… because they are such a classic!
I’m happy to see farmhouse kitchens so popular right now!
A farmhouse kitchen can be dressy and elegant… chippy and rustic… or anything in between!
It can be French or Tuscan or All-American… and more!!
Here are MY top 10!
1. WHITE PAINTED CABINETS
Now this is the ultimate when it come to giving a kitchen that Farmhouse feel! We painted our kitchen Benjamin Moore Atrium White 18 years ago and still LOVE it!
Our cabinets are relatively simple and we dressed them up with lots of heavy molding and fluted corners!
White cabinets go a long long way to set a farmhouse style mood!
Farmhouse sinks are big and open and often have an “apron”. These sinks hearkens back to a simpler time when sinks were used for caning, cooking and washing babies!
There is certainly a whole lot of cooking and canning going on in this sink!
I hope that someday I’ll be washing my grandbabies in it too!
We chose soapstone because of it’s big contrast to the white cabinets.
Soapstone is inert.. noting bothers it. It is impervious to stains, hot pots are no problem for it and it has a smooth, heavy quality!
Charming! I think that is the best adjective to describe beadboard. It is a classic farmhouse kitchen must!
These crisp striped wood panels give a clean, uncluttered look to farmhouse decor.
Who doesn’t love mason jars and big glass canister! They are quintessential farmhouse!
I use mine for flour, sugar and other goodies!
Can you see the vintage blue and white tea cups I use as scoops?
I would have a hard time cooking without the convenience of a modern island! Once large farmhouse tables were used to cook, prepare and eat on. What workhorses!
Today, islands do the same work in style! Almost any flat surface can be transformed into an island! I’ve even seen a vintage ironing board work as an island in a small farmhouse kitchen!
Farmhouse islands and stools go hand in hand! Stools can be metal, upholstered or wood! My favorite are the humble wood stools that have been handpainted to reflect the personal flair of the owner.
Don’t you love to see what dishes and other goodies are on display?
Once, most kitchen’s had open shelving… and glass cabinets were a luxury, but now glass fronts have become a signature farmhouse style!
I have a few glass cabinets… and hopefully by the fall most of the cabinets in my kitchen will have glass fronts!
Our choice… wood! But I must admit I’d have one of the other two in a heartbeat!
I’ve updated the farmhouse table… ours is round with 2 leaves… and it’s made from 200 year old barn beams.
Now here’s where life, personality and personal style can be breathed into a farmhouse kitchen!
Adding accents that reflect today’s trends and vintage styling can be fun and the options limitless!
Here are a few ways I decorate my kitchen with vintage accents…
Now, what elements say FARMHOUSE KITCHEN to you?
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