In their 17th-century farmhouse in the South of France, Patrizia Maffeo and Dario Polenghi created lively backsplashes using antique tiles from Southern Italy.
The cabinets — designed by architect James Joseph — were inspired by mid-19th-century farmhouses; a circa-1800 sawbuck table and ladder-back chairs made in 1810 look right at home alongside ample open shelving, a soapstone sink, wide-plank wood floors, and a A neglected 110-year-old barn on Long Island was given a handsome renovation by homeowners Michel Botbol of Polo Ralph Lauren and Arthur Krystofiak.
Pendant lights by Urban Archaeology are installed above a marble-top island in the kitchen, a brick-clad fireplace looks crisp and contemporary thanks to a coat of white paint, and the grandfather clock is a Swedish antique.
Blame it on the '80s, but lots of homes have honey-colored oak cabinets.
It's a shame to see them pulled out, but what are contemporary dwellers to do if they aren't keen on the country kitchen look?
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There's something undeniably charming about the rustic kitchens you find in old farmhouses, but bringing the same look into your own space is much easier than buying an old country home. It was love at first sight when artist Eva Claessens and art dealer Kris Ghesquière came upon a remote roadside ruin in Uruguay which they then transformed into their dream house.
The marble-and-oak island is a replica of one at La Mirande hotel in Avignon, and the vintage grape-collecting basket is from the Champagne valley; other rustic elements include brick floor pavers and a whimsical chandelier.
In the kitchen of this 1760 farmhouse in Columbia County, New York, where photographer William Waldron lives with his family, antique stools surround a table by Anders Villum Jensen; the vintage factory lights are from CITE, and the sink and fittings are salvage finds.
Replace antique brass pulls with something stainless and you've got yourself an update!
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Inside of this cozy Long Island abode, the zinc-topped kitchen table is from ABC Carpet & Home, the stools are by Arthur Umanoff, the range hood is by Thermador, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White.