If you are designing a farmhouse kitchen, then you know there are a host of details and decisions to make. But that’s a good thing since in the end, you will have created something uniquely reflective of you and the decor style you love. If you happen to be a fan of French country decor and European rustic elegance, today’s farmhouse kitchen design inspiration is definitely for you! And if you are more of an American farmhouse fan, I bet you will still find valuable insight from the masterful design work reflected in this breathtaking kitchen at Patina Farm with its Old World European Country details. We started our exploration of the beautiful kitchen design and kitchen decor details from Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm kitchen in my last post, and our admiration society musings continue today.
The kitchen was constructed in 2013 by Steve Giannetti and Brooke Giannetti for their family home in Ojai, California.
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The kitchen design sings with a melody of modern, lofty, architectural interest, yet is joined by a harmony of warm personal details which make it intimate, timeless, and accessible. It’s that just right blend of modern yet timeless presence that feels beautifully natural and nourishing for the soul.
While there are swoonworthy and luxe decor elements in this space, the kitchen does not show off or feel out of sync with views of the Giannetti’s smiling babydoll sheep or goats on the porch. It is farmhouse beautiful for sure, but it is also an authentic primary home for a real family caring for the land.
How did the Giannettis create such a lovely farmhouse kitchen design which feels like a riff on European farmhouse charm, lightened up with California sunshine? Well, if you’re a designfreak who hangs out in blogland, you may already know. As a longtime follower of Brooke Giannetti’s Velvet and Linen blog, I tuned into every post update on the project as she chronicled Patina Farm’s creation and graciously shared the sources, highlights, and headaches.
Ever dreamed of designing a similar modern farmhouse kitchen with European and French Country inspired interior design? Maybe the creativity and kitchen design ideas culled from the Giannetti’s smart modern farmhouse kitchen will get you one step closer to making those dreams come true.
Source: Velvet and Linen/Photography: Lisa Romerein and Brooke Giannetti
8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas
1. Vintage Storage.
The old painted French Country antique cabinet in Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm kitchen has gorgeous patina and adds age, interest, and vertical storage. You may be able to easily find a vintage piece of similar scale since so many folks seem to be selling their dining room buffets and hutches. Make it your own with paint or hire a finisher to do the job. Incorporating an antique or vintage piece in a newly constructed space may be smart savings for your budget since the cost for ordering the same amount of custom or semi-custom cabinetry adds up.
2. Comfy Cozy Breakfast Nook.
The Giannettis created a charming area to have coffee, breakfast, or fireside conversation, adding European inspired Old World design elements to make it welcoming. The ingredients? A limestone fireplace topped with a rustic mantel of vintage bread boards, swing arm lamps, comfortable slipcovered chairs (they are custom and offered at Giannetti Home), and a charming antique wood farmhouse table.
3. Hide Modern Appliances.
One of the things you probably noticed right away about this incredible modern farmhouse kitchen design, is how it feels so organic and natural. In large part, this is a result of using natural materials like white oak to play a starring role. There isn’t a suite of stainless steel appliances cooling things off and alerting you to the age of the kitchen design. Instead, custom wood panels hide dishwasher drawers (below) and the refrigerator. The Giannettis are passionate about patina, which will surely develop in this farmhouse kitchen.
4. Skirting at the Sink.
An apron front farmhouse sink works in any number of country kitchen designs, and the addition of simple linen skirting on the base cabinet below feels humble and nostalgic. This farmhouse kitchen design detail works especially well if you are redesigning an existing kitchen with less-than high quality cabinetry. Toss the old cabinet doors and customize the base with a mini curtain!
5. A Fun & Functional Collection.
While not all collections can be called into service in your kitchen, these rustic boards massed on on the mantel in the Giannetti’s kitchen remind us some collections can. Vintage rolling pins, stoneware, and other kitchen items that are uniform in color or shape may create a similar effect in your own farmhouse kitchen design.
6. A Dream Range.
A farmhouse kitchen design is often distinguished by its understated country humility, but in this handsome Old World flavored kitchen, an ivory beautiful sparkling Lacanche range adds a juxtaposing layer of luxury. If your kitchen design budget allows for a dream range, ooh la laaaaa!
7. Unlaquered Brass Hardware.
The sparkling Lacanche range in Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm kitchen design is stunning with its gold toned hardware, and elsewhere in this kitchen you’ll find unlaquered brass. The brass will develop patina with use and with time, and these patina passionate owners are counting on it!
8. Plaster Walls & No Trim.
This modern farmhouse kitchen was designed with creamy plaster walls (a thin layer of Cal-kote was applied over drywall), and the Giannettis opted to forego any trims or moldings. There is a lightness achieved since doorways and windows are not outlined with heavy moldings and a “modern” feel ensues.
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