8 of the Most Charming Cabin Kitchens Ever


Yes, there are some gorgeous lodge kitchens out there.  You know the kind...no budget, big spaces...high impact.  That's not what this posting is about.  We're talking charm today.  Of course, a healthy budget never hurts, but when it comes to charm it's about more than that.  Charm is something that money really can't buy.  Charm takes cleverness, style and confidence. Not everyone knows how to mix together just the right amounts of whimsy, pretty and color to come out the other end.  But these folks do.  Let's take a look...

No pretentions, just rustic pretty.  This kitchen looks like it was cobbled together over the years with unfitted cabinets.  It wasn't though.  Designer Colette van den Thillart found the main unit in the UK and had it shipped to be installed in her inherited Canadian family cabin.  Each piece was carefully selected to keep the original old cabin look.  Love the creams, white, natural pine and the way these finishes mix with the sea glass paint on the old logs and bead board. My favorite detail? Why, the curved stained wooden back splash, of course!
This kitchen is an example of how a few statement making pieces are all it takes.  Here, old painted barn wood cabinets, some fabulous industrial style bar stools and two impactful old warehouse lights come together spectacularly in a simple, light and airy, rustic kitchen that is heavy on the charm and style.
A great use of antique pieces.  The lower cabinets were a former store counter which were cut in half and installed on either side of the range.  A gorgeous stone back splash and a high impact hood featuring some old flea market applied woodwork and this small but utterly charming kitchen comes together with panache.
A sophisticated version of charm with rustic wooden beams, headers and trim around the base of the hood.  Black leaded windows, iron strapping on the beams and two beautiful lantern pendants add touches of black to the otherwise cream and beige color scheme.  Can you make out the word "stock" in the tile behind the cook-top?
In this cabin kitchen, a wonderful Adirondack stick style island becomes a centerpiece.  The sage painted cabinets and the pretty floral curtains are the icing on the cake.  Bent willow bar stools available here.  
With a large old family camp, many would be tempted to modernize and update.  I love the way this family has decided to focus on adding charm with pretty paint colors, accessories and to let an unpretentious but much loved space simply be what it is.

And then there's the art of selectively updating, where new cabinets and appliances get tucked into a patina-ed older space and the charm lies in the contrast of new with old and the clean with the untouched and aging.  A shiny retro Robin's egg linoleum floor, polished antique furnishings and the brightest of white paint all contrast with the aged and rugged upper walls and ceilings.

Cabinets prettily painted, striped flooring, rough sawn wood on the walls and a pretty collection of oil paintings. More on this same kitchen, below...

Antiques and simple slipcovers in a lovely blue linen, a gorgeous hanging lantern.  All this combine in a kitchen that contrasts luxury with simplicity.  
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite charming kitchens!


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