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.
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!
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).
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!
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.
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.
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!