25 Inspiring Rustic Country Kitchen Decorating Ideas
The best of charming farmhouse living.
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. Let these 20 kitchens show you how it’s done! Plus, check out our favorite rustic dining rooms.
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.
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. Inside, the kitchen’s pendant light is leather, the ceiling beam is an old railroad track found in a nearby field, and the flooring is tinted cement tile.
At an Alpine getaway in St. Moritz, the kitchen ceiling and walls are covered in 18th-century Portuguese tiles, the 19th century French table is surrounded by English chairs of the same era, and the light fixture is 19th-century French.
In her midcentury Los Angeles house, fashion designer Rozae Nichols carefully preserves a California cool aesthetic with its laid-back vibe and rustic sophistication. Her kitchen features custom redwood cabinetry, a backsplash of penny tiles by Mission Tiles, an oven and dishwasher by Miele, and sink fittings by Vola.
Former Vogue editor, Virginia Tupker, helped her friend redesign an 1870’s farm in Bedford, New York for modern day living. The kitchen island is made of a vintage marble slab on a steel base, the stove is by BlueStar, and the shelves are of reclaimed wood found on the farm; the pendant lights are from Rewire, and the floor is concrete.
In the kitchen area of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Santa Monica home, an Italian industrial light fixture hangs above an antique bluestone table and 19th-century American Windsor chairs; an Ib Kofod-Larsen armchair and a midcentury Danish lounge chair in its original leather are placed near the fireplace.
The elevated Tuscan-style fireplace in this Italian kitchen is original to the home. The chairs are Spanish, and the light fixture was made by Florentine craftsmen.
In this Cape Cod cottage, a vintage seascape hangs above an antique butcher block.
Leslie Tung and her husband, architect Gerard McCormack, renovated a kitchen in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, that is imbued with a sense of rustic, international flair. The walls are sheathed in Talavera tiles, the floor is paved with stained brick tiles, and the antique farmhouse-style table is surrounded by Casamidy chairs, which are upholstered in a linen by Mitu Atelier.
The kitchen island in this London home is made from a 19th-century cast-iron stove and topped with Carrara marble; the pendant light is early-20th-century French, and the walls are lined with 19th- century Portuguese tiles.
A hammered-steel island and pot racks by Enclume , a KitchenAid stove, and an arsenal of All-Clad cookware are some of the industrial-chic touches in the kitchen of Katie Brown’s Bridgehampton, New York, weekend house; cabinetry made from salvaged wood, a wood countertop, and a floor of paved bricks help give the place its age-old look.
Artist Nicola Tyson’s farmhouse in New Paltz, New York, is an example of Shaker-like simplicity at its best. 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 Viking range.
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.
In their 17th-century farmhouse in the South of France, Patrizia Maffeo and Dario Polenghi created lively backsplashes using antique tiles from Southern Italy. With a Louis XIV farm table, a skirted farm sink, and plenty of open shelving, it’s the kind of kitchen you want to spend all day in.
A rough-sawn oak-top island and an Aga stove are some of the sturdy elements in the kitchen of this restored 16th-century farmhouse in West Sussex, England. The homeowners use the oven for both cooking and heating; the York stone flooring is original to the house, and pans hang within easy reach above an arched masonry wall.