Farmhouse kitchens are instantly soul-satisfying. The approachable style features warm elements such as wood, brick, metal, exposed pulls (none of this invisible hardware business) and cabinets that look like cabinets.
A kitchen table, kitchen island or butcher’s block at the heart will make it a space where everyone can gather. Personalise the design by displaying characterful china and glassware on an open dresser. To complement the furniture, invest in that farmhouse staple, the traditional range cooker, as well as a Belfast or butler’s sink. Accessorise the space with unrefined linens and vintage kitchenalia.
As for the kitchen cabinetry, think bare wood or painted cabinetry. The upside to both these finishes? You can easily repaint kitchen cabinetry when it becomes knocked – or if you fancy a new look – while wood finishes can easily be rubbed back and reoiled when they need it.
Get the best period home inspiration, ideas.