Whitewashed stucco and natural stone set the tone for a French country kitchen
Arched casement windows in deep frames are the clues to the age of this whitewashed stone-house country kitchen in the south of France. In keeping with the spirit of modern provincial living, the charming stucco-over-stone chimney sits above a pro range. Tumbled marble tiles set diagonally on the backsplash match travertine blocks on the floor. Both stone colors help create a coordinated neutral beige and white scheme. Finding a farm sink in an old French house is no surprise, nor are the provincial style bale pulls used to add charm to modern, fitted cabinets.
In the old days the two cabinets flanking the range would not have doors. These would be open spaces used for storage of oven paraphernalia. This kitchen keeps the scale and shape of that type of space but closes it off neatly with doors.
One unusual feature of the kitchen the draperies which can screen the French door and windows flanking the range. These are all hung on forged iron return rods, which permit them to be pulled back far enough to clear the casements of working windows.
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