French Provincial Kitchens Offer Timeless Elegance
French Provincial kitchens have a classic beauty inspired by the rural homes in the south of France. Opulent carved wooden cabinetry, sophisticated tapware and glass-fronted display cabinets are combined with rustic elements, like stone, wicker and ceramic in soft earthy tones. The elegant combination of these elements creates a graceful yet comfortable feel, while providing expansive bench space and storage.
A French Provincial kitchen can feature a soft and traditional hand painted look, and can incorporate a Hampton design with a black and white theme and centred lighting above the island surface. While this country-style kitchen design harks back to an earlier time, it can be incorporated with modern appliances and a large oven. In fact, it is that perfect balance of old and new that signifies a contemporary provincial design. Indeed, a French Provincial kitchen is all about artistry. Think of the old fuel stoves, larders and ice chests of a bygone era. While you will want the convenience of modern appliances, you can recreate a vintage masterpiece by including old china, utensils, pots and pans, and any other vintage items. Complementing your kitchen with window shutters will also enhance the relationship between vintage and modern styling.
Of course, while a provincial kitchen will look great in a contemporary home, it is particularly suited to a Victorian or Federation period houses. Either way, if you’re looking for a kitchen style that has charm and elegance, coupled with functionality, a French Provincial kitchen is a wonderful choice.
Wonderful Kitchens specialise in provincial kitchen design and we are committed to creating beautiful spaces that bring together the best of provincial style with modern convenience.