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Blog entry by ReubenD posted 07-28-2014 04:15 PM 4089 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We live in a largish country home in a rural area and enjoy out gardens and small hobby farm escape from the city. At the same time, we by no means are ready to give up the comfort and conveniences of a modern home in that pursuit. When it was time to update the kitchen we did however want the look to match our enjoyment of the rural county living as opposed to glass, stainless steel and acrylic that has become the norm in many kitchen makeovers.

We went with slate tile (after spending hours on here) for the floors and natural brick (sealed well and polished) for the back splashes and around the built in oven to give it an “old rustic” appearance but without having to give up the conveniences of tile for keeping things clean and sanitary. Cherry woodwork (inspired by this) instead of the more common oak adds an aged and darker appearance while still be really high quality and durable. We wanted it to look old and country, not to function like it and it was very important that it was intentional and not looking like it had never been updated in 80 years.

The trick in pulling off the look is in the details. While a really nice modern stove top was essential, suspending copper clad pans and some cast iron cookery for accent containers offset the top end cooktop well. The suspended glassware looks equally right in the rustic kitchen as it does in the ultra-contemporary glass and stainless steel opposite type of kitchen. Instead of sleek polished glass containers for odds and ends, woven baskets and dried flower arrangements finished the look well.

The hardest part is finding the comfort features we are used to in modern kitchens like the venerable center island for working on or sitting around for breakfast. Though we found millions of ideas for a modern look the simple fact that the kitchen island is a modern invention means little was invented to go with the older styling. The solution found with reclaimed furniture (inspired by these) This took old beautiful furniture pieces and allowed them to be re-purposed to fit into the modern home and added authentic age and beauty, something that I pointed out suited my wife exceptionally well.



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