Fact: You don't have to live in the country or the mountains to play with rustic design. You just have to have a few basic elements, like natural materials, a neutral palette, and a weathered/worn feel. These stunning kitchens are proof that no matter where you live, you can totally pull off a rustic kitchen.
When rustic met industrial, magic happened. The exposed beams and stone walls create a rustic foundation, but industrial accents like metal stools, stainless steel, and black countertops add some edge.
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This mountain home's kitchen features a wood-paneled island, exposed wood beams, and wood cabinets. There's a whole lot of wood going on, but when you really want to get rustic—go big or go home.
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Pale oak floors and butcher block counters create a cabin vibe in this Florida kitchen by designer Tammy Connor. The black pulls stand out against white cabinets, adding a modern touch.
Lulu Powers' outdoor kitchen features built-in shelves, custom firewood holders, and liquor cabinets so an outdoor cocktail can be made at a moment's notice.
The stonework in this French-inspired kitchen by designer Inga L. Rehmann steals the show—even when going head-to-head with an 1800s Spanish trestle table with upholstered stools.
Open shelves, instead of upper cabinets, give this small cottage kitchen designed by Ken Fulk an airy feel. The shelves and countertops are made of galvanized metal and the cabinetry is made from old fencing.
Designer Markham Roberts embraced the surroundings of this Pacific Northwest home, which includes Madrona tree-trunk columns in the kitchen.
Designer Sara Gilbane went with common rustic details, like wood cabinets and a shiplap ceiling, in this Florida kitchen, but also opted for a surprising blue backsplash to create a bright and happy vibe.
Designer Thom Filicia brought his fresh perspective to a classic log house. Open shelving in the kitchen lets the walls take center stage, while cobalt blue cabinets prevent the room from becoming too dark and dreary.
This Richmond, Virginia, Spanish Colonial Revival house was designed by Lili O'Brien and Leigh Anne Muse and features an antique bench as the kitchen island.
The kitchen in this Los Angeles house has a comfortably weathered look, thanks to designer Chris Barrett. Bianco Strata Nero countertops were chosen to blend in with the antique marble sink from .
Designer Susan Ferrier enhanced the pine walls in this Alabama house on Lake Martin by incorporating even more wood, in the form of a rustic table and chairs. French doors make sure light can shine in.
The exposed beams and rich floors in this rustic retreat in Cashiers, North Carolina, by architect James Carter and designer Jane Hawkins Hoke, make the room rustic from top to bottom—literally.
The kitchen of this Charleston guesthouse features cabinets paneled in old-growth cypress wood salvaged during the home's renovation. Designer Cameron Schwabenton chose unlacquered brass hardware, which ages over time, to add another rustic touch.
Designer Mick De Giulio transformed this old Illinois Barn into a stunning kitchen, complete with floors made from reclaimed barn planks.