This week I keep being drawn to the rustic open table used as a Kitchen island. Very French Provence and very American Farmhouse – it adds a casual, rustic look to a kitchen that’s hard to beat. You can spend as little or as much as you want on this to get the look.
If you don’t really have room for an island in your kitchen, try putting an open shelved, or leggy table in the space to give it more of a rustic, “I’m living in Provence” vibe. And if you find an affordable place to buy one of those large rustic baskets please let me know…
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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3 thoughts on “The Island Life: Adding rustic to charm to your kitchen”
I enjoyed your presentation of Rustic Kitchen’s immensely! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.
I have a large, sturdy market basket with leather handles bought in Provence, France in 1999. It is just now starting to show wear, and it is my main carrier when going to the grocery. Practical and made to use and last. If someone finds the large basket you desire, get two and let me know !