Stucco walls and furniture-quality wood cabinets create a kitchen in the French provincial style.
Delightfully old fashioned, this French country kitchen has French provincial cabinets with drop handles and curvy, scrolling door panels. These are a preservation of 18th century style (Rococo) that lives forever. This style is super traditional and will likely never leave some French country kitchens in the South of France. Their distinctive look has a timeless charm charm that is nicely set off against the traditional white stucco walls with their decorative niches and old chimney.
Old French kitchens often had chimneys and wood burning grills. Here that space is converted to a recessed niche housing a smooth electric cooktop while the chimney is fitted with a vent. The white stucco niche is tiled in back and includes a scenic range-guard medallion of irises — a la Monet. To the right of the cooktop, a bank of drawers provides handy storage and even includes a vertical row of bottle-size open storage.
I’m not made for tile counters but they are still found in some country kitchens. Additionally, visible on the far right, is a hutch. The sink also is outfitted with a modern pull-down faucet that fits the modest style of this kitchen, which also includes a microwave. While the table and chairs appear to be new, ladder back chairs with rush seats are fully compatible in this kitchen and the degree to which they have been widely copied attests to their broad appeal.
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