Published at Monday, August 28th 2017. by Fealty Dupont in Kitchen Style.
One of the details that sets rustic design apart from other styles is that the approach to decor is a little more flexible — and there’s often more of it. Feel free to amass a collection of various pieces that you love in order to create an eclectic design.
Casual and welcoming, cottage-style kitchens are inspired by those found in traditional vacation or summer cottages—spaces specifically designed for relaxation and entertaining. Hallmarks of cottage-style kitchens include painted cabinets, beadboard on walls, light and bright color schemes, and an overall comfortable and guest-friendly feel.
Classic farm-style sinks, great for food preparation or cleanup after large meals, are also a stylish element often featured in Victorian kitchens. Furniture is often antique or antique-looking, to match the casual but still Old-World feel. The kitchen island in Victorian kitchen designs can also be made from a repurposed dresser or cabinet in the Victorian style, often featuring intricately carved cutouts, crown molding and other classic design flourishes like brass hardware in flowing, floral designs.
Ceilings may feature exposed wood beams, and countertops will almost always sport matte stone, as opposed to gleaming, high-gloss granite or ceramic. Cabinets are generally made form high-quality, natural wood, stained or painted in light colors to continue the light, bright, natural feel.
If you're embarking on a kitchen remodel or installing a brand new kitchen and your design style tends towards the warm and welcoming, a Tuscan kitchen may just be the right style for your home.
Similarly, cabinets in Victorian kitchen design often boast an antique design, with crown molding, cutouts and elegant hardware all common choices. Cabinets may also feature open shelving or glass doors in order to better show off favorite collections of dishware or glassware. Countertops and floors in Victorian kitchens can often provide a bit of contrast to what might otherwise be a romantically soft, light and bright design.