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Friday, 12 April 2013

Interior decor ideas: Country Kitchen

The style is reminiscent of the traditional farmhouse. Dark-stained doors get a new lease of life with distressed paint techniques and chicken-wire glass fronts. Keep the colour pale and accessorise the floral, herb and garland patterns. You don't need a rural setting to be able to gather round a country table laden with the colours and textures or earthenware crockery, wildflowers, and a charming mix of rustic and refined elements.

The use of green in this room is refreshing and teams well with the wooden counter tops. Under counter lighting highlights the decorative tiled floral insert on the walls. The chandelier above the dining table allows light to fall on the dining area while the rest of the room fades into the background. Wicker baskets slot into the modular shelf space beneath the wire mesh-fronted storage units.

The quarry-tiled floor is a rich tone of terracotta with a green insert, but wood and brick also works well in this rustic setting. A freestanding dining table, tableware, baskets, rattan chairs, cookware and jars of preserves complete the informal, rustic look. Roman blinds blend in with the style. For extra storage space, consider installing a simple pot rack on the wall.

Inspiration: Kitchen and dining by Marcia Margolius

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