Hampshire Hop KilnCountry Kitchen, London
Plain English Design
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Go for a country kitchen – just not in orangeWhile 1980s florals aimed for a rustic ambience, so too did many of the decade’s kitchens. The farmhouse kitchen was a big look in the ’80s. Cookspaces packed out with wall-to-wall pine cabinets might look cosy, but the orange shade of wood could also put you off your microwave dinner.We still love our country kitchens, but the look is completely different, mainly because of the paler, more stylish oak we opt for in favour of varnished pine. We can also experiment with other surfaces, mixing and matching for a more interesting look. The kitchen here has all the elements of a rustic cookspace, but it has been given a twist. Wood is teamed with painted surfaces, while a concrete work surface adds an industrial edge.Check out more farmhouse kitchens on Houzz
Store your country essentialsThe huge island here provides enough space to store plenty of wood and kindling for a fire or wood-burning stove. Either side are slatted surfaces, which are perfect for keeping fruit and vegetables. By having everything in one central space, you’ll be able to access it easily. Make sure you choose natural materials for your storage containers to add to the rustic look.