ABOVE: This kitchen extension is decorated in country style. Find out more.
Update your country style kitchen and add character with neutral shades and classic pieces.
The furniture: Go for traditional styles of furniture to complement wood cabinets and worktops. The Sayers’ modern island unit was given a rustic feel with classic spindleback bar stools with a polished finish. This Coach House bar stool (above, left) measures (H)104x(W)38x (D)48cm and costs £107 from FeatureDECO.
The paint: Country kitchens often feature subtle tones, which blend perfectly with natural materials. Try Farrow & Ball’s Strong White Estate Eggshell Paint, £43.50 for 2.5 litres (above left), to brighten woodwork, and Crown’s Golden Cream Solo Matt Emulsion, £15.99 for 2.5 litres (above right), on walls to create a light feel.
The appliances: A traditional Aga is a staple for a country kitchen, but there are more contemporary styles on the market – try Redfyre’s range cookers featuring a ceramic hob and fan-assisted oven. This Electric Radiant round lid cooker (above, left) measures (H)91x(W)100x (D)67cm and costs £3,795 from Rangecookers.co.uk.
The flooring: An uneven, textured surface gives natural stone flooring its authentic country look. This classic Cathedral limestone tile (above, right), (W)40x(L)40cm, £144.93 per m² from Fired Earth, will work well with other neutrals and cream shades.
The finishing touches
ABOVE (left-right): largest basket measures (H)13x(W)40x (D)30cm, £25, Tesco Direct; Newgate 50s electric wall clock, made from chrome and glass, (dia.)37cm, £65, Heal’s; Kentucky vintage-style bread bin, (H)30x(W)34x(D)19cm, £14.99, Argos