I absolutely love this kitchen and am using it as inspiration for the kitchen in the 100 year old home that I am renovating. I have looked at hundreds of pictures of kitchens, and I always come back to this one. To me, this kitchen does not only look good in pictures, but will be beautiful and charming in real life with real stuff. :)
Anyway, I am having an open island built from reclaimed heart pine wood. I have limited space and want it to be very functional. I would love to find some wire baskets similar to these for the two shelves of the island. Any idea where I could look for some? I'm coming up empty at the antique shops and on craigslist.
This kitchen shows a number of things that can be displayed instead of hidden. But what stands out to me are the linens on a shelf in the island. Using wire baskets screams kitchen chic, and that's one more drawer available for storing things that aren't as pretty.
7. An apron-front sink. This is perhaps the single most important element in a farmhouse kitchen. With its broad face, deep bowl and sturdy construction, an apron-front sink stands up to heavy-duty use. You'll find plenty of new ones on the market, but you can also source vintage models from salvage yards and flea markets.