Farmhouse Style Kitchens: 3 Gorgeous & Modern in England

January 07, 2017

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Farmhouse Kitchen in Chelsea by Plain English

Like so many of you, I am a huge fan of traditional,
European farmhouse kitchens, and the English ones
we're touring today with their bespoke cabinetry,
understated elegance, and simple lovely design by
Plain English are sure to tug at your heartstrings.

What is it about a modern farmhouse kitchen's
design that taps into our nostalgia and emotional
longing for the cozy comforts of home?

Is it airy, understated, near-minimalism?
A grounded sensibility never showing off?
The muted color palette falling gentle on the irises?
Organic, natural materials and finishes?

Whatever the psychology, architecture, and natural sciences involved in the mix, they converge brilliantly and come alive
in the kitchen designs of Plain English, who create bespoke
kitchens by hand using traditional methods.

A Plain English kitchen is made with the best possible materials
the old fashioned way, and in plain English, a dialogue ensues
with larders, laundries, sculleries.

The company defines (and perhaps re-defines)
these living spaces by the dignity of their utility
and with a unique sense of style.

The romantic history of the 25-year old company is
fascinating as communicated by Plain English
Creative Director, Katie Fontana
and Managing Director, Tony Niblock:

“We established Plain English in 1992, first setting up shop in an old tannery and then later in a rather grand Georgian farmhouse deep in the Suffolk countryside. 

As the business grew we gradually converted outbuildings, barns and stables into workshops and design studios. It’s where we still make all our cupboards and kitchens today. And it’s often the re-imagining of life in this old building in its heyday - a life of genteel and bohemian aristocracy - that frames much of the inspiration for our work. 

The plain Georgian architecture, the simple domesticity and of course, a very English fascination with nature, with the weather and the seasons drifting across the landscape. 

Our aesthetic references the values of the past and gently evolves to embrace the modern ways we live now.”

Bet you'll be smitten with Plain English no matter
your native tongue, so let's get on with our tour
of three beautiful modern farmhouses in England.

1. 
Plain English Chelsea Studio

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

2.
Cornish Holiday Home

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen


"Attention to detail defines a Plain English kitchen. Measured and imagined, sawn and sanded, hammered and pegged, honed and jointed, lined and waxed, polished and painted. "

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen


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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen


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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen


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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

3.
Dorset Farmhouse

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen


"How our cupboards work and feel on the inside is as important to us as their outer appearance. Tailoring, refinement of materials and mechanical fluidity are critically considered and engineered, even when hidden from view."

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen


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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

And a couple of bonus images from Plain English
reflecting the aesthetic and art of slow living vibe.

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen


For more Euro and English modern farmhouse
ideas and inspiration, visit:

Peace to you right where you are.



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8 comments

  1. Each of these kitchens captures everything I love...from the colors and simplicity to the finishes and function. I am really inspired to do some early spring cleaning and organizing in my own kitchen now!

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    1. awesome...then come over and do mine, s'il vous plait! xox

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  2. Love this look - especially the table and chairs in the first picture! Thank you!

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  3. Hi Michelle, These kitchens are farmhouse lovely ❤. The open shelving area in the first one is really speaking to me! Love that nostalgic simplicity. Great post!

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    1. soooooo much nostalgia...you're right. xox

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  4. All these kitchens speak to me and get me dreaming of a time i'll have a different kitchen to cook in--still undecided about open shelves though. I love the styling options and the aesthetic but not sure about the practicality of them for me. I don't like a cluttered look in my kitchen and I question my ability to keep things looking nice and stream-lined. Probably limit my open shelves. happy belated new years to you, I look forward to seeing the exciting things 2017 brings to you and your special place here in blogland.
    xo
    Leslie

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    1. happy new year, leslie. i hear you about open shelving vs. hide all the stuff from dust. i left a place for open shelves in our kitchen (where the mirror currently hangs) so i can defer that decision! love to you. xox

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