22 Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens

European country style kitchens are often timeless in design, frequently unfussy, warm and comforting, and built thoughtfully with fine craftsmanship. Sure, I could come up with 122, but for now we’ll explore just 22 Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

A bespoke modern rustic country kitchen by Artichoke with large island. This bespoke modern rustic kitchen, designed for a new build country house, takes influence from Flemish design. The large central kitchen island has a specialist finish to age the material and give it a rustic feel. The painted furniture forms a backdrop to the island and has classical detailing with raised and fielded panel doors.Primary materials: Oak, Bental White marble, hand painted furniture and bronze handles #bespoke #kitchendesign #englishcountry #englishkitchen #flemish #modernrustic
Design: Artichoke

22 Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens

REASON NO. 1: Classic custom cabinetry.

Beautiful European country kitchen by deVOL.
Design: Devol. In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 2: Natural Materials. 

7 Kitchen Design Ideas to Learn from Luxurious Bespoke Kitchens!
Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Design: Artichoke. This country house boot room was designed to complement a Flemish inspired bespoke kitchen in the same house. Together with drawers and doors set back within the frame to add shadow detail, the sink was carved from solid basalt. Additionally, primary materials are especially noteworthy: hand-painted tulipwood, Italian basalt, and lost wax cast ironmongery. Stunning English Country Kitchen Design Inspiration as well as bespoke interiors designed by Artichoke. Indeed lovely! 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!


REASON NO. 3: Livable Luxury.

Design: Decor de Provence. Reclaimed wood on the ceiling is a rustic and authentic design element in this luxurious Utah kitchen.

REASON NO. 4: Reclaimed Stone Floors.

Kitchen in France. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Custom artisan pendant lights: Vivi et Margo…FIND HERE; Check Tablecloth (Maison de Vacances Blush Check)…FIND HERE. Kitchen design is by Neptune Kitchens…Kitchen cabinet color:Neptune – Limestone. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor; Table: Neptune; Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE too and similar wood chairs are also RIGHT HERE. Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 5: Harvest and Farm Tables Taking Center Stage.

Breathtaking Classic English Cotswold Kitchen! Come tour this bespoke luxury kitchen with classic, rustic, custom, European design. #devolkitchens #bespokekitchen #englishkitchen #englishcountry #farmhousekitchen #countrykitchen #aga #rusticdecor #luxurykitchen #europeankitchen #kitchendesign
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Wicker pendants above a double pedestal French oak dining table; Arabescato Corchia marble counters, backsplash, and island. Classic English Cotswold Kitchen with Bespoke Kitchen Design too. Source: deVOL Kitchens. Project: Cotswold Barn. Interior Design & Rush seat dining chairs: Susie Atkinson Design. Chairs: custom made and available from Susie Atkinson Design; French Oak table: custom from France. Flooring: polished concrete. English country kitchen inspiration with rustic, traditional, classic style as well as industrial style design elements. Also indeed lovely? Natural finishes, high end kitchen amenities, and a mix of textures and modern details too. This undoubtedly luxurious kitchen design is surprisingly welcoming. Certainly lovely indeed! Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 6: Relationship to Garden.

Breathtaking Classic English Cotswold Kitchen! Come tour this bespoke luxury kitchen with classic, rustic, custom, European design. #devolkitchens #bespokekitchen #englishkitchen #englishcountry #farmhousekitchen #countrykitchen #aga #rusticdecor #luxurykitchen #europeankitchen #kitchendesign
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Two tone painted bespoke cabinetry; Arabescato Corchia marble counters, backsplash, and island. Classic English Cotswold Kitchen with bespoke kitchen design. Source: deVOL Kitchens. Project: Cotswold Barn. Interior Design and also rush seat dining chairs: Susie Atkinson Design.  Range: AGA; Kitchen Faucets: deVOL Aged Brass ‘Ionian’ Tap with Rinser (Sprayer); Flooring: polished concrete. English country kitchen with rustic, traditional, and classic style as well as industrial style design elements. Natural finishes, high end kitchen amenities, and a mix of textures and modern details too. This undoubtedly luxurious kitchen design is surprisingly welcoming. Ccertainly lovely indeed! 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 7: Rustic Elegance.

Shabby Chic White Cottage Interior Design Inspiration from a beautiful home in East Sussex by The Beach Studios (Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote). #shabbychic #whitedecor #housetour #cottagestyle #interiordesign #rusticdecor
Wynchelse – a coastal cabin with beautiful light in East Sussex (near Wynchelsea Beach & Rye). Available to lease for vacations or photo shoots too via The Beach Studios & Locations. Interior Design/Photo: Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote, authors of PALE AND INTERESTING: DECORATING WITH WHITE, PASTELS AND NEUTRALS FOR A WARM AND WELCOMING HOME. In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Shabby Chic White English Cottage Design Inspiration. Vintage style, English country sensibilities and all white decor in addition to rustic country charm. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 8: Old World Windows.

Kitchen window. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Oyster basket filled with stunning blooms in the kitchen window…certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Vivi et Margot. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 9: Classic Cookers. 

Breathtaking Classic English Cotswold Kitchen! Come tour this bespoke luxury kitchen with classic, rustic, custom, European design. #devolkitchens #bespokekitchen #englishkitchen #englishcountry #farmhousekitchen #countrykitchen #aga #rusticdecor #luxurykitchen #europeankitchen #kitchendesign
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Arabescato Corchia marble counters, backsplash, and island in a Classic English Cotswold Kitchen. Bespoke Kitchen Design. Source: deVOL Kitchens. Project: Cotswold Barn. Interior Design : Susie Atkinson Design. Range: AGA; flooring: polished concrete. Beautiful kitchen design inspiration in an English country kitchen with rustic, traditional, and classic design as well as industrial style. Also lovely? Natural finishes, high end kitchen amenities, and a mix of textures and modern details too. This undoubtedly luxurious kitchen design is surprisingly welcoming. Certainly lovely indeed! 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 10: Timeless Color Palettes

10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL. deVOL kitchen's South Wing Kitchen. You can't go wrong with Trinity Blue cupboards, especially when they're paired with smooth pale worktops, walls and floors - what a beautifully simple and peaceful combination. Notice these cupboards are fitted away from the walls too, this created the bespoke and freestanding feel to the room that the customers really wanted but it was all done using standard sized cupboards from our Shaker range. #deVOLKitchens
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. deVOL kitchens South Wing Kitchen. Wall paint color: DULUX Pale Nutmeg; hardware: from deVOL’s Bella Brass range. Trinity Blue cupboards paired with smooth pale worktops, walls and floors for a beautifully simple and also peaceful combination. Cupboards are fitted away from the walls for a bespoke and freestanding feel to the room as well. (Standard sized cupboards but a bespoke look from deVOL’s Shaker range). 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 11: Painted Wood Floors

Shabby Chic White Cottage Interior Design Inspiration from a beautiful home in East Sussex by The Beach Studios (Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote). #shabbychic #whitedecor #housetour #cottagestyle #interiordesign #rusticdecor
Wynchelse – a coastal cabin with beautiful light in East Sussex (near Wynchelsea Beach & Rye). Also available to lease for vacations or photo shoots via The Beach Studios & Locations. Interior Design/Photo: Atlanta Bartlett & Dave Coote, authors of PALE AND INTERESTING: DECORATING WITH WHITE, PASTELS AND NEUTRALS FOR A WARM AND WELCOMING HOME. In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Vintage style, English country sensibilities and all white decor in addition to rustic country charm. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 12: Farm Sinks

French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs.Farm sink and French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Check Tea Towel: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE too. Kitchen faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE too. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 13: Quirky Unfitted Designs.

deVOL kitchen design - St. John's Townhouse - English country style.
Design: deVOL. In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs.  deVokitchen’s St. John’s Square Townhouse has unique architecture and atmosphere. Inspired by East End properties with opulence. Design: @hapdesigns. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 14: Artful Open Shelving.

The Scullery is one of the three rooms that make up the downstairs of the Millhouse showrooms at Cotes Mill, it’s a very simply furnished room and of all the spots to see this Classic English range, it’s the most humble. You see the piece of furniture, solid hardwood, handmade and hand-painted, it’s not a modular kitchen cupboard that needs another one next to it, it’s a whole cupboard all-encompassing. 10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL. #deVOLKitchens
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Farm sink: deVOLkitchens Tuscan Farmhouse Carrara marble sink. The Scullery is one of the three rooms that make up the downstairs of deVOLkitchens’ Millhouse showrooms at Cotes Mill. The bespoke kitchen brand also says, “it’s a very simply furnished room and of all the spots to see this Classic English range, it’s the most humble.” 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 15: Glazed Tile. 

Bespoke Kitchens by deVOL - Classic Georgian style English Kitchens
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs in deVOL’s St. John’s Square showroom. Tile: handmade by Claire in deVOL’s ceramics studio at Cotes Mill. Cabinet paint color: Clerkenwell Blue, a shade from their Real Shaker collection. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 16: Understated Sophistication.

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In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration. Photo: Vivi et Margot. Baskets: Vivi et Margot. Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor; Table: Neptune; Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and also similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE too. Faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE too. For lovely apron farm sink options GO HERE. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 17: Fresh Takes on Victorian.

Gorgeous blue kitchen with English country charm by deVOL kitchens. Amazing green glazed handmade tile backsplash. Clerkenwell blue painted cabinetry.
Design: deVOL. In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Design in deVOL’s St. John’s Square showroom. Tile: handmade by Claire in deVOL’s ceramics studio at Cotes Mill. Chandelier: vintage. Cabinet paint color: Clerkenwell Blue, a shade from their Real Shaker collection. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens! Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.

REASON NO. 18: Wood Countertops. 

Kitchen. French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. French farmhouse kitchen design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Vivi et Margot. Check Tea Towel. Artisan Light: Vivi et Margot. Kitchen design by Neptune Kitchens. Kitchen cabinet color (Neptune – Limestone). Wall paint color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001. Antique reclaimed terracotta tile floor. Table: Neptune. Chairs: Maisons du Monde (France). Find a lovely farmhouse table RIGHT HERE and similar wood chairs RIGHT HERE too. Faucet: Cuissimo. Find similar…RIGHT HERE and HERE. For lovely apron farm sink options also GO HERE. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 19: Bridge Faucets.

White kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio with farm sink and bridge faucet.
My own kitchen! Design: Hello Lovely Studio.

REASON NO. 20: Bespoke Pantries. 

deVOL custom pantry with English country style and superb craftsmanship.
Design: deVOL. In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. deVOL kitchens. 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 21: French Linens.

French farmhouse design inspiration, house tour, French homewares and market baskets from Vivi et Margot. Photos by Charlotte Reiss. Come be inspired on Hello Lovely and learn the paint colors used in these beautiful authentic French country interiors. #frenchfarmhouse #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #designinspiration #interiordesign #housetour #vivietmargot #rusticdecor #frenchhome #authentic #frenchmarket #summerliving #bordeaux #westernfrance #europeanfarmhouse
In case you love…Inspiring European Country Kitchen Designs. Maison de Vacances Aqua Check Linens. These dining chairs are very similar too! 22 Decidedly Beautiful Reasons to Admire European Country Kitchens!

REASON NO. 22: Modern Conveniences with Decidedly Old World Sensibilities.

French farmhouse kitchen with rustic stone wall, coastal style pendants, and professional appliances. Provence French country kitchen from a vacation property offered by Haven In..
Additionally, this rustically elegant kitchen sings with texture.See this stunning Provencal French bastide tour too from Haven In in THIS STORY.
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Farmhouse Dining Table
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Louis Ghost Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Leather Club Chair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Marble Column Lamp
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Brisa Dreamquest Sofa
Modern Brass Globe Pendant
Black Tray Table
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Hope you found some promising kitchen design and decor inspiration!

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4 Comments

  1. October 6, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    So many beautiful things…
    Back in the day, the kitchen was the only heated room in a house. The fire would never go out, and many traditional dishes were developed to basically keep cooking for days (cassoulet, for example). So, in regular houses (not mansions with servants), the kitchen would have a table, both for preparing food, sewing and doing other work, and also for eating where it was warm.
    The chaudron (cauldron!) would hang from chain on a notched hook, called a crémaillère, which allowed the cook to raise or lower the pot for faster or slower cooking. Even today, a housewarming party is called la pendaison de crémaillère–the hanging of the crémaillère.
    In the big kitchen of one of our apartments (with a fireplace big enough to stand in, the iron back plate depicting Bacchus), there’s a built-in cupboard called a confiturier, where the family would store pots of jams and preserves. You just don’t tear out stuff like that.

    • michele
      Author
      October 6, 2018 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you for this! I am adding it into the body of the post to make it better. I am obsessed with those French stoneware jars for confitures with their crazing, aged appearance, and pleasing lettering. 🙂

  2. Caroline
    October 7, 2018 / 8:20 am

    I grew up in England where I have fond memories of our kitchen. A very large farm table, quarry tiled floor and to heat the house (we had no central heating) was a huge Rayburn which was kept going by coke (coal). The Rayburn is similar to an Aga. The warmth from that big iron stove was so comforting coming home from school doing homework and having tea around that table. Usually dinner was prepared and in the oven. The favorite spot for our black Labrador was snuggled again the warmth of that stove. Such happy memories.
    Loved this post Michelle

    • michele
      Author
      October 7, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Oh, what a lovely picture you have painted for us of the warmth and heart of your family home, friend! What comfort and joy such memories must bring, and I thank you for sharing them with us. What if we all began the design of every home with this one spot in the kitchen – a family table near the stove – and everything flowed out from that radiant “heart?”

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