Things We Love: Farmhouse Style Kitchens

kitchen with wood beams
Architectural Digest


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


farmhouse style kitchen with beams and open shelving
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens


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


farmhouse style kitchen with wood island and marble top
Summer Thornton


Nighttime bonfires… 


Fergus Garber Young Architects via Dering Hall


Fresh-from-the-yard flowers… 


Tim Barber, Ltd Interiors


It’s all so dreamy. 


farmhouse style kitchen with lanterns and fireplace in kitchen
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. 


Period Architecture


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. 



farmhouse style with wood beams and subway tile
M. Elle Design via Dering Hall


Oh, and a farmhouse sink, of course. 


Jane Beiles Photography


A farmhouse sink is mandatory. 


farmhouse style kitchen with shiplap and beams
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


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


Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


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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Create Farmhouse Style in Your Kitchen

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Readers Favorite: Farmhouse Sinks

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Things We Love: A White Kitchen

white kitchen with pendant lights

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!

Studio McGee


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Christopher Peacock Kitchens


Christopher Peacock Kitchen


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Morgan Harrison Design


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Alyssa Rosenhech Photography


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Morgan Harrison Design


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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography


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Things We Love: Farmhouse Sinks

Nikolas Koenig via Architectural Digest

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: a farmhouse sink! 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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Hi, friends! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are gearing up for a fabulous 2015. If sprucing your space is one of your goals for this year, look no further. And if you want to hear more about our goals for 2015, check out our guest post on The Enchanted Home! books

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