How To Create A Country Chic Kitchen

Country chic kitchen - Lilie Bakery

To create the kitchen of our old Breton house, we started from scratch: an empty room. The atmosphere chic country kitchen I liked it a lot! White, wood, a touch of brass… It was the starting point of my research.

The goal was a kitchen that had some charm : it is the largest room in the house, also the one where we receive food (we do not have a proper dining room). We also wanted her to be functional : we like to cook, we also like to have space when we cook and lots of storage.

White wood kitchen - Lilie Bakery

We love wood, in all its forms. The vintage pieces in flea market we also like a lot. It is in this spirit that we therefore thought about cooking.

Which model to choose for a chic country kitchen that is not overpriced?

The kitchen / dining room is 45m2. It was therefore necessary to succeed in furnishing it without exploding the budget. After weeks of researching through Pinterest, I found the perfect model at IKEA: Axstad. I liked the decor of the doors, and especially the side very bright matt white.

We have opted for low furniture and three mid-high columns. Our entire kitchen is made up of sliding drawers. It's so much easier on a daily basis, both for food and utensils. I can only recommend you!

Country style kitchen - Lilie Bakery

For the work plan, the wood look is essential to create the chic country kitchen atmosphere. However, no solid wood for us: far too complicated to maintain on a daily basis (and we already have enough wood to oil and varnish in the rest of the house :). So I went in search of a work plan oak look, which is qualitative. I found it at Leroy Merlin, the matte boreal model.

With this work plan, we created two spaces: the first with the cooking sink part and the second island style (3m) all in length, filled with drawers, against which we placed our dining table perpendicularly. After several months of use, we are still happy with it. The wood look is rather realistic and does not require no maintenance.

To reinforce the rustic side, we opted for brass shell handles. Again, difficult to find the ideal finish (slightly brushed effect). I found the brass-plated steel model (Ref 81967318) at Leroy Merlin, they are perfect.

Give a country style to your kitchen

The retro ceramic sink, it was perfect to match the style of our chic country kitchen. We had long noticed this Havsen model at Ikea. If I had been able to find a brass shower faucet, I would certainly have fallen for it but I fell back on a brushed nickel color which also fits very well (Vimmern model at Ikea).

Zellige kitchen backsplash - Lilie Bakery

For the credenza, zelliges had caught my eye for a very long time (Instagram's fault!). Zelliges are perfect for giving a rustic chic style to any room. Those are Moroccan artisan tiles, with an imperfect finish, but that's what makes them so charming. The colors and shapes are not strictly identical, but the harmony is there. I found my happiness at Mosaic Factory (they sell on the internet), we opted for the square model in color 1018 to keep the light in the kitchen.

Some solid oak shelves complete the decoration. I found a real gem at Garden Trading (an English site that delivers to France): an oak shelf placed on two wrought iron supports. Too bad the prices stop me otherwise I would buy everything they sell on their site!

Solid wood kitchen shelves - Lilie Bakery

The other solid oak shelves were made to measure, and placed one above the other to create easily accessible storage : coffee makers, kettle, wine glasses, jars etc ... Under the bottom shelf we store our sorting bins, our composter is outside, behind the window.

La large dining table in solid wood (early twentieth) was found on Selency. A real stroke of luck (you know, the kind of things you find when you aren't looking for them). The chairs are intentionally mismatched : the bistro model comes from Maison du Monde, the black chairs from Kave Home. The suspensions above the dining table are made of natural fibers from the Corep brand.

Our choices of kitchen appliances

I have always had a huge crush on Smeg fridges and I know I'm not the only one! I didn't want a built-in fridge in the kitchen cabinet, but rather a nice fridge that contributes to the decor of the room. With its beautiful cream color, how not to crack? This is the Smeg FAB28RCR3. Capacity level, it is very good for a small family.

Smeg fridge cream color country kitchen - Lilie Bakery

Le pastry robot in the colors of the kitchen is the KitchenAid cream artisan food processor 4,8L. It's convenient to be able to leave it on the counter, and use it whenever you need it. For this, we had provided an electrical outlet directly in the worktop.

Other elements in the colors of the kitchen complete the decor: the KitchenAid adjustable kettle cream 1,5L, KitchenAid Cream Automatic Toaster. The oven and microwave are built-in, we had them for a long time.

For cooking part, we opted for a Bosch 5-burner gas hob. My dream, to be honest with you, was to have a cooking piano… But budget requires, we fell back on this plate which does its job well. In the center you can simmer a cast iron casserole for Sunday meals, it's perfect! For the hood, I wanted a sleek style without being too modern: this is a Samsung 90cm cooker hood.

Lilie Bakery kitchen portrait

So much for the full tour of the kitchen, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave me a comment at the bottom of the page!

And if this article made you want to prepare a little recipe, then head over to blog homepage or recipe index to find your happiness :)

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20 comments

  1. Reply

    Melizz

    April 2th

    Superb cuisine! I also love the wood / white combination and this one is very successful. I keep in mind if I ever redo my kitchen (I dream of an American style kitchen in my living room).

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      Lilie bakery

      April 2th

      Thank you Melizz for your message, happy to have been able to give you ideas for a future project! :)

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    Pepi

    April 2th

    She is hot ! I who do not have a functional kitchen, I dream of all this storage that looks so practical !! I keep the idea of ​​drawers!

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      Lilie bakery

      April 2th

      Thanks to you ! I'm really glad you like it :) drawers are life (and I had a tiny kitchen before so I know what it is;))

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    L&T

    April 4th

    I really like these clear and natural colors!

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      Lilie bakery

      April 4th

      Thank you for your message ! White and wood are very soothing ... and it makes you want to spend time in the kitchen :)

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    Morgane

    July 31, 2021

    Your cooking is superb. I am rethinking mine. Is it possible to know the budget (approximately)? Thanks a lot.

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      Lilie bakery

      August 2, 2021

      Hello Morgane, thank you for your message! For the kitchen (without appliances), the total amount was around € 4000. I hope I could help you, see you soon :)

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    Thea

    August 6, 2021

    Hi
    for my walls is it white or slightly off white?

    I hesitate because my living room next door will be in broken white and we will see the two rooms from the landing (no doors)

    please

    It looks nice.

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      Lilie bakery

      August 10, 2021

      Thanks Thea! It is a white paint (rather warm white than cold white for that matter) from the Zolpan brand. I don't know if you know this brand but it is used by professional painters and their shops are also open to individuals. I only use this brand now, very easy to apply and the rendering is great. The exact reference is Ondi Pur Velours (it is also depolluting). Goodbye :)

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    Thea

    August 16, 2021

    Thank you !!!! yes Zoltan looks very good in depolluting for me and oh happiness a real store is 600 me from my home, to go see the colors in real life! it is inescapable!

    Thank you very much

    2) are these Ikea furniture (very beautiful) VOC free or at what dose of VOC? and especially without ODOR and odorous chemical fumes because I had to leave an apartment where the kitchen smelled of chemicals or solvents? I am very allergic to solvents.

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      Lilie bakery

      August 16, 2021

      I do not know the dose of VOCs in IKEA furniture, but I would be surprised if they were VOC free… Do not hesitate to ask your nearest IKEA. Goodbye :)

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    Mylène

    November 14, 2021

    I stumbled upon your blog completely by chance .. and I am completely won over by your cuisine.
    I allow myself to ask you a few questions if the opportunity allows you to answer me:
    Is white messy?
    You set up your kitchen on your own if I understood correctly, does it take a long time?
    Thank you

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      Lilie bakery

      November 15, 2021

      Hello Mylène, the kitchen was set up by my companion who is a handyman. Otherwise Ikea offers an assembly service I believe. White is not more messy than other colors: if you only touch the handles to open and close the elements, no traces on the facades :) The important thing is that your worktop is not too messy . I hope I have answered your questions

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    Marie

    January 6 2022

    Hello, Happy New Year from the North,
    Magnificent your kitchen. We plan to redo our although it is very functional, it looks its age (year 70). I succumb to the simple, bright, practical charm of yours, after having explored multiple sites, no presentation has as many positive points in my eyes as your work. Wow! Thank you. Married

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      Lilie bakery

      January 7 2022

      Thank you Marie for your message! I am delighted that this can inspire you for your renovation :) See you soon

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    Virginia

    March 11, 2022

    Hello,

    I also fell in love with your kitchen. I have a home project and a certainty for the kitchen, it will be a chic country style, an alliance of white and wood. So I was looking for ideas and came across your blog, thanks for sharing.
    I did not know the zelliges, the rendering is really pretty.
    On the other hand, a question, on the sink, I like this style, but without a drainer, isn't it a bit restrictive to dry/drain the dishes?
    thanks again

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      Lilie bakery

      March 14, 2022

      Thank you Virginia! For the sink I love it, it is very large and very practical. For the drainer I added a water collector under the wooden drainer, it's practical, no water on the worktop. Goodbye :)

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    navy

    May 16th

    Hello, very nice job! Could you tell me where the suspensions come from?
    cordially

    • Reply

      Lilie bakery

      May 16th

      Hello, the suspensions come from Atmosphera, see you soon :)

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