8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Glorious light flooding the industrial style windows in an organic California #modernfarmhouse kitchen in #PatinaFarm by #BrookeGiannetti

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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.

Ready for a few details before we dive into the kitchen design ideas?

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.

Chicken wire detail on a door of a French antique painted cabinet in a #farmhousekitchen by #BrookeGiannetti

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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.

Charming limestone fireplace in an organic #modernfarmhouse kitchen with European antiques and Old World charm by #BrookeGiannetti

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Rustic bread boards massed on a wood beam mantel of limestone fireplace in a romantic #farmhousekitchen

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Sunny modern farmhouse kitchen with white oak custom cabinetry, unfussy decor, and #brasshardware

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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.

White oak custom base cabinet door fronts in a stunning #farmhousekitchen with #industrial style windows and plaster walls

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Sparkling Lacanche range with pot rack above and a wood island in a stunning #modernfarmhouse kitchen by #BrookeGiannetti for #PatinaFarm

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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!

Magnificent tree at kitchen window of #farmhousekitchen with #farmsink, white oak cabinetry, and plaster walls

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

White oak, rustic decor, and plaster walls in this #PatinaFarm #modernfarmhouse kitchen by Giannetti Home

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Charming and rustic bread boards lined up on a mantel of a limestone fireplace in a #farmhousekitchen with Old World style and #FrenchCountry style

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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.

Cozy breakfast area in romantic #farmhousekitchen with limestone fireplace and #FrenchCountry style

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Soft subdued neutral palette in a #farmhousekitchen with limestone fireplace in breakfast area with antique dining table and linen armchairs

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Cream Lacanche range with pot rack and limestone backsplash in #PatinaFarm modern farmhouse kitchen

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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!

Farmhouse hanging lanterns over an island in a #farmhousekitchen with #FrenchCountry style and #rusticdecor

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Limestone backsplash in this modern farmhouse kitchen with #Lacanche range, hanging lanterns, and #brasshardware

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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!

Grey painted antique French tall cabinet in #PatinaFarm modern farmhouse kitchen with white oak and #rusticdecor

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Patina Farm's stunning #modernfarmhouse kitchen with center island and hanging lanterns #whiteoak #organickitchen

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Glorious modern farmhouse kitchen with farm sink, white oak cabinetry, wall of windows, and linen skirt

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Cream Lacanche range in elegant #FrenchCountry kitchen with #rusticdecor and European antiques. #PatinaFarm

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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.

Detail of white oak flooring, limestone fireplace, and rustic antique dining table in a #farmhousekitchen by #BrookeGiannetti for #PatinaFarm

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Light and bright #farmhousekitchen in California with view of grand tree just outside windows on sink wall

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Beautiful French antique country cupboard with chicken wire and white dishes on shelves

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Gorgeous vignette from #PatinaFarm farmhouse with framed paintings and plaster sculptures above rustic chest with #patinastyle

8 Stunning Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

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Modern Farmhouse Decor to Shop!

Motivo French Chandelier
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
Laluz French Country Chandelier
Black Modern Farmhouse Bench
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Cara White Sofa
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
27″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Felicity Sofa
Beachy White Armchair
Rattan Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
Round White Saarinen Style Dining Table
Black & White Wool Area Rug
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
Modern Farmhouse Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Reclaimed Elm Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
French Country Lantern Pendant
Jute ARea Rug
Leather Club Chair
Old World 2-Light Sconce Pair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Concrete Table Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
Sarah’s Marble Coffee Table
Sarah’s Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
White Maze Quilt Set
Fair Isle Green Rug
Sarah’s Bedroom Lamp
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant
Inverted Pendant Light
Modern Brass Sconce
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Sarah’s Chesterfield Sofa
Black Tray Table
Industrial Task Lamp
Round Wall Mirror
White Honeycomb Mosaic Tile
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Round Marble Side Table
Modern farmhouse Style Bar Stool
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Peace to you right where you are.





  1. February 23, 2018 / 7:07 am

    I love farmhouse and I love vintage. Your storage is my favourite

    • February 23, 2018 / 7:14 am

      Hi Carolyn. Thanks for reading! Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  2. February 23, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Hi Michele, Love the idea of an old painted china cabinet. A farm table instead of an island is also nice! Happy Friday to you my friend. Have a fab weekend 🌷

    • February 23, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Happy weekend, beautiful! xox

  3. Marie
    February 23, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Hi Michele I love all your stories don’t always comment but I don’t miss a post. Thank you Michele

    • February 24, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much for your loyal readership, Marie. Too many posts here to keep up with for sure, and I always appreciate hearing from you!. xox

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