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Rustic Chic

House & Garden
Rustic Chic

Kitchens for every type of reader

Irregular windows and the large curved beam fashioned specially for this kitchen help make outdoor light and sce

Countertop: Urban Archaeology in Lava

Light: Holly Hunt Kevin Reilly Alter light

Table: Custom dining

Cabinets: Alan Tanksley, Inc


At the center of a classic farmhouse, this kitchen goes with the flow. Curves and round shapes lighten the strong lines of the paneling and ceiling beams, while brass and other gently reflective finishes ground the whitewashed walls.

From "History in the Making," January 2003
Windsor chairs and table: English 18th-century

Range: La Cornue

Floor: French terra cotta tiles, vintage


This double-height country style kitchen plays off the deep textures of the room's existing beams and fireplace, adding glossy granite countertops and stainless steel for a professional look.

From "Modern History," March 2005
Chair: Crate & Barrel

Cabinets: custom

When cooking is not enough to feed your soul, surround yourself with great materials and a furnished look. The Sub Zero refrigerator, faced with walnut plywood and fitted with a verdigris brass handle, blends with woody cabinets anchored by an Aga range.

From "Barn Storming," November 2003

French gilt-wood frames: Balsamo Antiquities

Range: Aga

Cabinets: Custom, in walnut, by David James, Millerton, PA.
A kitchen that adapts to strong architectural elements, like exposed stone and beams, makes for a serious, serene work environment. The cabinets and floor choices here stand up nicely to the walls' rough textures, which can also accommodate the industrial-style stove and fixtures.

From "Peak Performance," November 2003
Lighting: Studium: Greek fisherman's lanterns

Sink: Salvaged nickel-alloy basin, ca. 1920 from Urban Archaeology

Range and hood: Viking


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