The blue rooster motif cut out on cabinet doors gives this French country kitchen a singular appeal.
Designer Mark Wilkinson evokes the spirit of Provence by combining sunny yellow stucco walls with pale, sky blue-washed cabinets under an antique beamed ceiling in an old European house. Here’s a kitchen with true character. Fixed up in the early 2000s, the most unique feature is the cabinets. Roosters back to back are cut out on the pale blue-washed cabinet doors. The same motif is repeated on a pantry door (left). One key to the date of the kitchen is the Miele dishwasher. That has a control panel with knobs and an integrated wood panel below.
In keeping with French provincial style, there are wide basket-pull handles on the drawers of the island, which has open pull out baskets below. Everything here bespeaks Provence and fans of chicken and rooster motifs will surely love this kitchen. The cabinet finish is surely hand done, with a matte surface and visible patina. That evokes old, hand-painted furniture that sometimes inspires kitchen cabinet surfaces.
While this kitchen looks extremely rustic with its brick floor, terracotta tile backsplash and stucco ceilings and walls, it has several luxe features. Chief among those is a Lacanche range. There is built in refrigeration with paneled doors. Additionally, a white farm sink with gooseneck bridge faucet fits into the overall style perfectly but is no old-house relic.
In a way, a kitchen like this expresses the best of two world: the rusticated country house with its simple pleasures and the sophisticated professionally designed kitchen that has been perfectly created for an old house. The traditional blue and yellow color scheme, which doesn’t work everywhere, also suggests a place regardless of the actual location.
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