Simple, effective design – plus something pretty to look at. That’s what this farmhouse chic kitchen is all about. Easy to hang vertical boards were given a once over with a no-fuss white paint, creating an easy on the eyes backdrop to some pretty spectacular eye-catchers, like this industrial sink and spray faucets by Fisher. The large poster draws your attention to this focal point. When you “go big” with appliances, or other feature, be sure your art and accessories can hold their own. (Check out recycledsrestaurantequipment.com.)
Kitchens don’t have to be strictly utilitarian. Create an inviting area for writing out recipes, a note, or just because. Make this area inviting with a unique piece of furniture or an art collage by framing family photos, art etchings (as seen here), or a collection of menus. Use a piece of reclaimed wood as your dining table. Pay close attention to lighting and bring in lamps for additional tables and hang something a bit more interesting than the usual chandelier over the dining table. Exposed bulb pendants from Anthropologie or West Elm will do the trick. Opt for a low wattage in an etched or frosted glass so as not to overwhelm your room with bright spots of light lights. Edison bulbs and silver-dipped models are particularly popular choices.