Things We Love: Farmhouse Style Kitchens

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There is something about the change of seasons that always makes us want a change of scenery. As the air gets that first hint of crispness and the humidity starts to fade, we immediately begin dreaming of a little place in the country, maybe in the mountains, maybe on a farm


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We imagine gathering fresh eggs and cutting lettuces for salads and sipping mint-infused iced tea in a rocking chair overlooking acres of green. 


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Nighttime bonfires… 


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Fresh-from-the-yard flowers… 


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It’s all so dreamy. 


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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


So, no, we don’t have that farmhouse. But that doesn’t mean that our kitchens can’t hold all our farmhouse fantasies.


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Beautiful beams, a hint of rustic charm and the sense that everything is better when it doesn’t have to be perfectly in place, help create that farmhouse feel–even if there’s nowhere to house those chickens. 



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M. Elle Design via Dering Hall


Oh, and a farmhouse sink, of course. 


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A farmhouse sink is mandatory. 


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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


These charming kitchens are the perfect places for gathering around a table with family and friends, 


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Keeping close to home,




And making those fresh fall memories that only a new seasons can bring. Wishing you a few moments to savor these last days of summer!

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Creating Farmhouse Style in Your Kitchen and More

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Create Farmhouse Style in Your Kitchen

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Add Coastal Style to Your Dining Room

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Things We Love: A White Kitchen

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For a classic, crisp, clean look that’s welcome in any season, there’s nothing quite like a serene white kitchen. It’s a beautiful, traditional staple that complements any home’s design scheme. Take a peek at a few of our favorites!

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Things We Love: Farmhouse Sinks

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This is the time of year we always start dreaming about a farmhouse. The weather starts to get colder (Well, theoretically… It’s still 75 degrees, but that can’t possibly last forever.) and it has us dreaming of cowboy boots and Barbour jackets, bonfires and oyster roasts, all in the comfort of our very own acreage with a charming little cabin. So, no, we’re probably not going to be acquiring a farmhouse any time soon. But why not daydream about the next best thing:  farmhouse sinks! Perfect for washing all those homegrown vegetables, (or, you know, the ones you bought…) it’s as close as your kitchen can get to the fields. Unless, of course, it is actually in the fields… In which case, we’d love to come visit! Take a peek at these gorgeous farmhouse sinks and let us know what you think!


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 Beautiful photos and even better ideas have kept us glued to our screen and coming back daily to Stone Gable.

Farmhouse Kitchen

From gardening to recipes, tabletop decor to DIY, and, of course, photographing her own lovely home, Yvonne’s blog offers up inspiration every day. Is there anything better than a farmhouse sink full of fresh white flowers? (Well, maybe the smells that are always coming out of Yvonne’s fabulous kitchen!)

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To her so delicious and so lovely desserts that we wish we could reach through the computer screen and taste, 

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