Start in this barn ceiling kitchen then continue touring a charming modern Virginia farmhouse.
When our friend Marsha, a country antiques dealer, built a new kitchen she wanted a style that would be modern and yet coordinate with her special furniture. She also wanted a kitchen with a little touch of modernism to spice up the farmhouse look for her kitchen which also has a big open barn ceiling with rustic exposed beams and a skylight window. Marsha’s choice of white cabinets from Plain & Fancy gave her the traditional style. That matched up surprisingly well with her edgier pale gray polished concrete counters and Euro Gray trim paint from Sherman Williams. Pottery Barn industrial style bar stools provide some seating for the island so family and friends can keep Marsha company as she cooks.
Using a Kohler enameled cast iron farm sink and popular Vinnata faucets was another set of traditional picks. There’s a Dickinson farm sink on the window wall with a large Vinnata pull-down faucet. A smaller Vinnata serves the prep sink in the island. GE appliances have pro styling but strike a good balance between country and pro or industrial styles. Meanwhile, Marsha’s antique table and traditional American dowel-back Windsor chairs are present in the large room. And I love the way a large bench is backed up agains the table to provide additional seating that faces into the kitchen.
Tucked high up between the exposed ceiling beams, a dormer window casts a column of natural light across the main kitchen workspace. It’s also interesting to see how a tall chimney duct that runs up into the high ceiling serves the vent hood over the range. Antique sconces flank a Martha Stewart clock from Kmart.
Take Part 1 of the Virginia Farmhouse Modern tour, then see More Virginia Farmhouse Modern.
(Source: M Rutherford)
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