Published at Monday, 16 April 2018. kitchen. By Bienvenida zubizarreta.
CABINETRY: Worn surfaces with muted color themes are typical of the French nation kitchen. Slight ornamentation pluscrown molding often adorns upper cabinets. Knotted pine together with walnut wood cabinets are rich in textures but light in appearance. Darker woods with painted cabinetry can be combined with the lighter cabinets to give French Country style a modern edge.
FIREPLACES/HEARTHS: Who doesn't love gathering around a roaring fire, or baking a pizza in an authentic brick oven? Common in luxury French nation kitchens are fireplaces that can be used for ambiance, or to cook. Many kitchens copy this styling by adding fume hoods in‐conjunction with decorative brick/stone arches throughout the kitchen to give the feeling of the hearth around the space. Mosaic tiles, plus backsplashes behind the stove sometimes takes the same warmth cue – with having fireplace images hand painted on the tiles. Remember French Country, like alternative decor styles it is about evoking a familiar feeling of the traditional, simpler life with all the amenities that it offers.
ISLANDS/COUNTERTOPS: clan, big meals, and celebrating life's accomplishments is historically how families with neighbors gathered around the kitchen. The French nation kitchen combines that feeling in the architecture as well as design of the kitchen. Granite, marble, in‐conjunction with wood islands with additional seating brings guests with host together this is the true tradition of French Country styling. Countertops adorned with farmer's house sinks, plus pot filler faucets adjacent to the stove, are bonus touches that makes a French nation kitchen desirable.
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