Rustic Kitchens

RUSTIC KITCHENS, FARM-HOUSE & COUNTRY KITCHENS

Hello everyone! I have recently returned home from working on a design project in Palm Springs that began with collecting a series of  beautiful images of rustic, farm-house and country kitchens for design inspiration. I often use images in order to kick-start the whole brain-storming process, and it’s a productive and enjoyable way to capture the essence  of what the home owner hopes to achieve. The home had been completely gutted, and we were looking to create harmony between both contemporary and rustic design elements. I thought it would be a great idea to share the images as a source of inspiration for those looking to create a rustic or country kitchen in their own home.  Rustic can take on many forms, and so viewing images is a great way to define and set perimeters. In the Palm Spring project, we were inspired by a painting and used this to draw out the palette of the rest of the home. The following images show a diverse range of rustic design, and I hope that you enjoy viewing them!  I have also included 10 great tips in achieving a rustic home design, how to incorporate color into rustic kitchen design, and some great kitchen decor from Black Forest Decor.

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AD DesignFile | Rustic Dining Room by Stephen Sills Associates | Aspen Colorado

Rustic Kitchen/Dining Room by Stephen Sills Associates
In the collection of rustic kitchen and dining room images that I have gathered, this perhaps most represents my own personal style. I love the subtle beauty and energy of this space. Rustic, and yet very elegant and tastefully executed. Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann-style side chairs clad in an Old War Weavers horsehair surround a table designed by Stephen Sills in the dining room of this Aspen, Colorado, home; the kitchen cabinetry is brushed oak, the vintage French chandeliers are from Avantgarden, and the rug is by Beauvais Carpets.
via: AD DesignFile
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen | Locati Architects & Interiors

Rustic Redefined: Rustic Kitchen by Locati Interiors
The kitchen in this rustic Ontario, Canada, home was designed to be family-friendly and comfortable.
The windows are spectacular, and the materials used blend seamlessly together. via: AD DesignFile
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AD DesignFile | Traditional Kitchen San Francisco

Traditional Kitchen by Tucker & Marks
This kitchen evokes such warmth in a gentle and graceful way. Golden light filters through the
windows, and one can picture an entire home that reflects both peace and serenity. The range in
a San Francisco kitchen by Viking. via: AD DesignFile
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Rustic Kitchen in Warm Tones

 Rustic Kitchen in Warm Tones

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Home built by Pinnacle Mountain Homes
This kitchen combines a variety of strong rustic elements. I have included this image, although I feel it has too many contrasting textures competing with each other.  The materials used are stunning. via: Houzz
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Higgens Architects | French Country Kitchen

Higgens Architects | French Country Kitchen
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Higgens Architects | French Country Estate Dining Room

French Country Estate designed by Higgins Architects
Lovely rough beams, wide plank wood floors, rustic tiles and distressed wood create balance in this rustic space. via: Houzz

AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen by Dede Pratesi

Rustic kitchen by Dede Pratesi
At Villa Lunardi, the home of Dede Pratesi of the revered luxury linens firm, the original kitchen hearth is made of pietra serena, a stone commonly found in Tuscan houses; the table, covered in a vintage Pratesi cloth, is surrounded by 19th-century chairs inherited from Dede’s grandparents. via: AD DesignFile
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Michelle Fries BeDe Design | Rustic Kitchen Ideas

Michelle Fries, BeDe Designs | Rustic Kitchen
Project: Woman Lake.  The stove from Elmira Stoveworks adds a ton of character to this lovely rustic kitchen.
via: Houzz

Elegant, Rustic Kitchen Design
Elegant Rustic Kitchen Design

 

Narofsky Architecture | Rustic Kitchen Design

Key Residential | Rustic Kitchen

Key Residential Rustic Country Kitchen

Terra Firma Custom Homes | Rustic Kitchen

Terra Firma Homes |Rustic Kitchen
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Mark Hickman Homes | Rustic Kitchen

Mark Hickman Homes | Contemporary Rustic Kitchen
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Phillips Development General Contractors | Rustic Kitchen

Phillips Development General Contractors
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KDW Home Kitchen Designworks | Farmhouse Kitchen

KDW Home Kitchen Designworks | Farmhouse Kitchen
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Design Visions of Austin | Rustic Kitchen

Design Visions of Austin | Rustic Kitchen
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Peter Zimmerman Architects | Country Kitchen

Peter Zimmerman Architects | Country Kitchen
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Bruce Kading Interior Design | European Farmhouse

Bruce Kading Interior Design | European Farmhouse in Edina
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Milos Art Metal Copper Hood

Milo’s Metal Art, LLC.Copper lends itself well to rustic kitchens, and this copper island kitchen
hood in medium brown patina is a gorgeous addition.
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RSB Digital Photography | Signature Kitchens | Country Kitchen

Signature Kitchens | RSB Digital Photography | Rustic Kitchen

10 Tips for Rustic Designs
by Emilie Sennebogen for TLC

1. Appliances
It actually is possible to incorporate popular stainless steel appliances into a rustic kitchen. The key is to surround the modern-looking appliances with plenty of Old World charm with the counter tops and cabinetry. For a more authentic look, seek out retro appliances.  Modern manufacturers make retro appliances that fit in well with your rustic design. The stove top may be made from a  glossy white porcelain or have a cast iron topper. Your fridge choice could be brand-new but look like it came from the 1950s.  You could also choose a standard fridge with a wood veneer front to allow it to blend into the surrounding cabinetry.

2. Furnishings
Furniture is a key element to your rustic kitchen design and a perfect opportunity to round out the theme. Like with many other aspects of rustic design, wood is the word. One popular choice among rustic enthusiasts is to find furniture made from reclaimed barn wood. Log furniture is great for cabins and country homes, but it may be too rustic for some people’s taste. Your dining table should be simple and sturdy, and a heavy pine farm table is a great choice. Farm tables often feature plain, square legs and intentional dents and dings to go along with the knotty wood. You can find a gorgeous selection of rustic furniture at Black Forest Decor

3. Rustic Colors
Traditionally, the rustic color palette includes oranges, browns, yellows, greens and blues. The key to choosing the ideal color for your kitchen is to make sure it gives off a nice, warm feeling. Country kitchens rely on yellow and light blue to usher in some rustic charm, while a Southwestern rustic kitchen calls for deeper reds and oranges to go with the terracotta decorations you probably already have. Use the colors of natural materials like stone, sand and clay as your inspiration.

4. Sinks
If you really want to wow with your design choices, you need a farmhouse sink in your rustic kitchen. These large, deep sinks are efficient for handling a large load of dishes. And they offer a unique design element — an exposed front panel, rather than sitting down inside the countertop. Sink materials range from granite and soapstone to iron and copper, and they’ve become increasingly popular in other kitchen styles as well.

5. Lighting
Because rustic design is heavily tied to Mother Nature, your kitchen should have as much natural light streaming in as possible. Skylights can be an effective way to achieve this, but they can also detract from the rustic charm. Your best bet is to simply go with oversized windows, and lots of them. Bay windows work within the rustic design scheme as well. Fixtures can range from an upscale wrought iron candle chandelier to custom lighting made from materials like driftwood or even deer antlers. Black Forest Decor has an incredible selection of rustic kitchen, living room and dining room lighting fixtures and rustic lamps.

6. Natural Materials
Rustic charm is all about retaining a natural look. This is why hardwood floors are a better fit than tile or linoleum. In addition to wood, use other natural materials to bring the design full circle. Stone is a great choice for your counter tops, and there are tons of colors and patterns to choose from. Wrought iron fits with the rustic look, so incorporate some of it into your kitchen design with pot racks, recipe book stands and baker’s racks. Clay and terracotta are great ideas if you’re going for a Southwestern rustic look.

7. Exposed Beams
If you’ve ever envied exposed wooden beams on the ceiling, we know the feeling. Many rustic kitchens already have support beams and buttresses exposed. But if not, you can add them for a minimal amount of money. Retrofitting the structure of your kitchen with the real thing isn’t cost-effective or even necessary. All you need are some prefabricated fake support beams. They look like the real thing, but aren’t created to be load-bearing. Most are three-sided and hollow and install much like prefab crown molding. Keep it green and look for faux beams made from reclaimed wood.

8. Hardwood Floors
Rustic charm is all about retaining a natural look. This is why hardwood floors are a better fit than tile or linoleum. In addition to wood, use other natural materials to bring the design full circle. Stone is a great choice for your counter tops, and there are tons of colors and patterns to choose from. Wrought iron fits with the rustic look, so incorporate some of it into your kitchen design with pot racks, recipe book stands and baker’s racks. Clay and terracotta are great ideas if you’re going for a Southwestern rustic look.

9. Rustic Woods
Hickory, alder and cherry are all wood that will work in a rustic kitchen, but none represent the charm of rustic design more than pine. Heart of pine flooring, which is made from the heartwood of the tree, can range in color from dark brown to deep orange. Pine is also a great choice for the cabinetry, butcher block countertops and kitchen islands. When it comes to rustic charm, the knots in the pine are a plus, so when seeking out your materials, the knottier the better. In fact, just ask the manufacturer for knotty pine.

10. Bring the Outside In
Because rustic design is often aligned with the region where you live, bringing the outside in is a great way to add rustic flair to your kitchen. Consider installing cabinets made from wood of the surrounding area. The same goes for your choice of hardwood flooring, if there’s a good match available. If your kitchen has nice views of the flora outside, try matching the interior paint color to the dominant flowers within eyesight. Southwestern rustic might call for some cacti and deep reds, greens and browns. A country style rustic palette should feature lighter blues, oranges and yellows.
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Rustic Kitchens and COMPLEMENTARY COLORS

Color that works well in a log home

Terra Firma Custom Homes | Rustic Kitchen  Jauregui Architecture | Rustic Traditional Kitchen
Terra Firma Custom Homes &  Jauregui Architecture
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Bernard Andre Photography Country Kitchen

Bernard Andre Photography | Country Kitchen
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Shannon Poe Kitchen & Bath Designers | Farmhouse Kitchen

Shannon Poe Kitchens | Country Kitchen Design
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Rikki Snyder Photography | Farmhouse Kitchen

Rikki Snyder Photographers | Farmhouse Kitchen
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John K Anderson Design | Rustic Traditional Kitchen

John K. Anderson | Rustic Traditional Kitchen
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Pritzkat & Johnson Architects Mediterranean Rustic Kitchen

Pritzkat and Johnson Architects | Mediterranean Rustic Kitchen
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Rustic Kitchens & BLACK ACCCENTS

I love the use of black in a space, as it provides for such elegance and strength. The authoritative hue makes a bold statement and allows the colors in close proximity to pop in contrast. Black has the power to add refined sophistication to a rustic design and to solidify a color scheme by pulling it together in a timeless fashion. Black used correctly enhances the structure of a room, creating both drama and weight .

Log Home Kitchen

Log Home Dining Room

Log Home Dining Room

Log Home Kitchen  Log Home Kitchen

Coventry Log Homes
I found myself tempted to include more than just the photograph of the kitchen of this home. I get very excited about good design, and this home is gorgeous! The log home was built by Coventry Log Homes, and was featured in the July 2011 issue of “Log Cabin Homes.” It proves efficiency doesn’t have to be sacrificed when designing grand elegance. Even with its cathedral ceilings and many windows, it earned a 5 Star Plus Energy Star rating. via: Houzz

Lisa Petrole Photography | Country Kitchen

Lisa Petrole Photography: Rustic Kitchen Design
Photographed by Lisa Petrole, this rustic kitchen in cream and black add a lovely contrast to the surrounding warm red tones in the wood. I’ve added a larger image of the lighting fixture directly below, as it’s such a fun, yet unique piece. via: Houzz

Rustic Lighting

 

JM Woodworks Colorado | using black in a rustic kitchen

Colorado rustic kitchen design with black and white distressed painted wood.
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SMJ Construction | Log Home Kitchen

Black as an accent in log homes

Rustic Kitchens & RED ACCENTS

Kleppinger Design Group | Farmhouse KItchen

Studio V Interior Design | Rustic Kitchen  Blackburn Architects | German Style Bank Barn Conversion
Studio V Interior Design, via Houzz

Dan Joseph Architects | Rustic Kitchen

Rustic Kitchens & STONE

Pearsons Design Group | Rustic Kitchen

Pearson Design Group

Peace Design | Rustic Kitchen

Peace Design

Peace Design Architects | Rustic Kitchen

Peace Design, Rocky Mountain Residence
the cabinets in this stunning home are reclaimed fir, the flooring is all reclaimed fir boards. Contractors
are often able to source through lumber yards that specialize in reclaimed material. The chandelier
was designed by the architect, Larry Pearson, and made by a local blacksmith, Wil Wilkins.
via: www.peacedesign.org

Lake Country Builders | Rustic Kitchen

Lake Country Builders
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Peace Design | Rustic Kitchen

Peace Design

Pearsons Design Group | Rustic Kitchen

Pearson Design Group

Rustic Kitchens & LOG HOMES

Okanagan Log Homes | Eclectic Rustic Kitchen

Okanagan Log Homes, via Houzz

Sticks & Stones Design Group | Log Home Kitchen

Okanagan Log Homes, via Houzz

AD Design Files: Gorgeous Rustic, Country and Farm-House Kitchens

AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen by Linda Warren & Associates

Rustic kitchen by Linda Warren Associates, Ltd.
Designer Linda Warren designed a separate prep and clean-up area in her Mexican kitchen so that
the main area could remain a social gathering area.
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Contemporary Kitchen | New York

Rustic Contemporary Kitchen by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects
A Hudson Valley, New York, kitchen includes ash cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, and a Viking
range with a Vent-A-Hood unit.
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen by Karin Blake

Rustic Kitchen by Karin Blake
To retrieve the old wood beams for a Nantucket, Massachusetts, kitchen ceiling, the homeowners
hired a plane and flew up to New Hampshire
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen/Dining Room by Diane Burn

Rustic Dining Room by Dian Burn
A late-19th-century transom found in Panama City crowns the large-scale window in the kitchen/dining
area of an Isla Tobaga, Panama, home. The ceiling was raised four feet, and the surfaces were treated
with a rustic cement finish. via: AD Design File
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Exotic Kitchen

Exotic rustic kitchen by S.G. Designs Ltd.
The rooftop kitchen in Morocco is decorated with antique tiles
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen by Suzanne Kasler Interiors

Rustic kitchen by Suzanne Kasler Interiors
A Tennessee kitchen designed by Suzanne Kasler features whitewashed cypress beams, white-oak cabinetry by
W.B. Richardson, and a backsplash of Walker Zanger tile.  Hickory Chair stools are pulled up to the granite-top-island,
whose sink fittings are by Rohl; the range is by Jade.
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen in the Hamptons

Rustic Kitchen by Amy Perlin
The kitchen of Amy Perlin’s Hamptons, New York, getaway boasts a Louis XIII walnut bergere oreilles
chair, left, a 19th-century French fauteuil malade chair, a 19th-century French walnut vigneron table,
and a French cherry Directoire settle.via: AD DesignFile
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AD DesignFile | Rustic Kitchen Trilogy Partners | Colorado

 Rustic kitchen by Trilogy Partners
The kitchen of South Park cocreator Trey Parker’s hilltop retreat in Steamboat Springs, Colorado,
was designed to accommodate multiple cooks. via: AD DesignFile

AD DesignFile | Suzanne Kasler Interiors | Tennessee

Rustic Kitchen by Suzanne Kasler Interiors
At one end of the great room in a Tennessee mountain home, the open kitchen is outfitted for a master
chef.  The pair of French still lifes are 18th century. The oak rack is 19th-century English.
via: AD Design File

Rustic Log Home Kitchen

Rustic Log Home Kitchen Design

Rustic Kitchen/Dining Room

Rustic Kitchen Decor

Cabin Kitchen Decor

Black Forest Decor
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Rustic Kitchen in the Ham Locati Architects | Rustic Kitchen Stephen Sills Associates Aspen Colorado | Rustic Dining Room

SG Designs | Rustic & Exotic Kitchen | Morocco Rustic Kitchen Design Linda Warren Associates Ltd. | Rustic Kitchen

SMJ Construction Peace Design | Rustic Kitchen Terra Firma Custom Homes | Rustic Kitchen

John K Anderson Design | Rustic Kitchen Coventry Log Homes | Log Cabin Kitchen Elegant Rustic Kitchen

Suzanne Kasler Interiors | Tennessee | Rustic Kitchen Suzanne Kasler Interiors | Tennessee | Rustic Kitchen Tucker Marks | Traditional Kitchen

DeDe Pratesi | Tuscany Italy | Country Kitchen DeDe Pratesi | Tuscany Italy | Country Kitchen Suzanne Kasler Interiors | Rustic Kitchen

Lake Country Builders | Rustic Kitchen Design Pinnacle Mountain Homes | Rustic Kitchen RSB Digital Photography | Traditional Kitchen by Signature Kitchens

Karin Blake | Massachusetts | rustic kitchen Diane Burn | Country Kitchen Rikki Snyder Photography | Farmhouse Kitchen

Terra Firma Custom Homes | Rustic Kitchen Log Cabin Home Kitchen Key Residential | Farmhouse Kitchen

Coventry Log Homes | Log Cabin Dining Room Peter Zimmerman Architects | Country Kitchen Studio V Interior Design | Rustic Kitchen

Narofsky Architecture | Rustic Kitchen Peace Design | Rustic Kitchen Peace Design | Rustic Kitchen

Kleppinger Design Group | Farmhouse KItchen Bernard Andre Photography | country kitchen Dan Joseph Architects | Rustic Kitchen

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