Arbuthnott HouseTraditional Kitchen, Edinburgh
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Rough it upI’ll never get bored of weathered materials and rustic finishes in the kitchen, which is lucky, as both are staples of the classic country look. The well-worn patina of a wooden table offers an irresistible mix of character and beauty that simply gets better with age and regular use (and let’s face it, we can’t say that about many things in life!). Seek out old scrubbed oak tables and a mix-and-match array of chairs (painted, distressed, bare or even metal), and dive into reclamation yards for vintage floorboards, salvaged stone tiles and old sinks and taps for a look that has all the flair and personality of a country space.
Big up a feature areaIf you want to bring interest to a kitchen, but you don’t have lots of free wall space, consider tiling a small area in a strong pattern, making it a feature in itself. This could be a single large decorative tile or an area of patterned smaller ones. Whether above a sink or cooker, it will be sure to turn heads for all the right reasons. Add personality to your kitchen with these design tips