Cottage country kitchen design
The kitchen island is great for food prep but it’s also a place for wine sipping and cereal slurping, depending on the time of day and who’s visiting.
1 An oversized pendant light is suspended over the kitchen island. Its black finish is a dramatic contrast to the array of wood tones in the post-and-beam structure.
2 The beams of the home restricted the size of kitchen cabinetry that could be installed, so customized shelves cut from stone found on the property were set on rustic corbels for an open, cottage-friendly look.
3 Collections of pitchers make for a bright and homey accent. Homeowner Jacqueline Howe uses them to show off fresh flowers, or to serve iced drinks all summer long.
4 Dark cabinetry defines the kitchen area. Behind these tall doors sits a stackable washer and dryer.
5 These cupboard doors hide pullout drawers for pots and pans, as well as baking supplies, mostly used by Jacqueline’s daughters who love to bake treats for the family when they visit.
Get the look:
This hard-working cottage kitchen balances all that wood with charming country accents in textural black and white.
1 Pendant light
Hoyne pendant light. Crate and Barrel, $370.
Berry Box colander. Crate and Barrel, $7.
Sophie Conran for Portmeirion large pitcher. The Bay, $30.
Stool in Woodstone lacquer finish. Home Furniture, $400.
5 Cutting board
Schmidt Brothers cutting board with chef’s knife. West Elm, $53.
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