Six ways to create your modern farmhouse kitchen

modern farmhouse kitchen with rustic french cutting boards and french windows
There is something so homely about a modern farmhouse kitchen. It's a familiar and welcoming aesthetic that is mastered through balancing old and new finishes, furnishings and decor. 
Modern rustic farmhouse kitchen

1. The statement kitchen island 

French marble top butchers table with french windows
A marble top butchers table is a versatile choice for any home, and such a wonderful surface for preparing meals. The table des boucherie was traditionally used to display top cuts of meat in the window of the butcher to entice customers passing by. 

Chez Pluie marble top butchers table with decorative cast iron base
Our 19th century marble top butcher's table

French kitchen marble top table kitchen island

Mona Nerenberg's kitchen in the Hamptons features a vintage French marble top table.

Rustic kitchen island with open storage and lustre modern farmhouse

A rustic island table with open storage for wicker baskets and cutting boards is a great way to create a work space and easy circulation. The galvanized milk churn makes a fun vase for fresh green fig branches.

Rustic farmhouse table French drapers table kitchen island modern farmhouse
Our 19th century French drapers table would make a beautiful kitchen island table.
French Butchers block
Our French butcher's block is from 1930s Lyon
Rustic kitchen table in modern farmhouse kitchen
A green retro light, rustic table and collection of candlesticks make this white kitchen a unique and chic space.
Rustic farmhouse table French winery beaujolais farm table
Our exquisite vigneron's table from a Beaujolais winery

2. Rustic vintage farmhouse decor

Rustic French farmhouse decor French canister
Our rustic oil canister is from Nimes
Steven Gambrel Sag Harbor beach house modern farmhouse rustic kitchen island
This kitchen by Steven Gambrel always stops me in my tracks. The island table, wicker baskets, chunky cutting boards make this modern kitchen so charming and unique. 
French rustic cutting boards for the modern farmhouse

Explore our charming selection of French cutting boards

Rustic kitchen island modern farmhouse kitchen
Finishes such as timber, stone, marble, steel, copper and iron as well as plenty of fresh cut flowers and pot plants feature in the most loved farmhouse kitchens.

3. Light fittings that set the tone

lustre and oval dining table in a modern farmhouse kitchen

Vintage and antique light fittings, whether industrial, luxe or retro are a great way to add personality and color to the space.

French bronze and copper lustre cream patina decor for the modern farmhouse

Our bronze and copper French lustre is perfect for a traditional or contemporary kitchen.

Louis Philippe french lustre bronze

4. Open storage 

mark cunningham modern farmhouse kitchen hanging french copper pots
Visible storage for pots, plates and glassware are practical and beautiful and the added benefit is having a kitchen where everything is easy to find, like in this stunning Mark Cunnigham design.
large french candlestick by kitchen window rustic farmhouse decor

A grand church candlestick brings a touch of luxe to this divine kitchen with it's French windows. A beautiful collection of vintage ironstone is piled high.

5. Farm animals!

rustic bulls head galvanized pots and french cutting boards Pamela Pierce country kitchen
This Pam Pierce designed kitchen is a favorite of mine, and I'm sure many of yours! It is full of divine vintage finds. The open storage in the kitchen island is spectacular. The bulls head is a fun touch evoke the rural atmosphere.
Rustic bulls head for the rustic modern farmhouse
Our rustic bull's head is bursting with personality
Rustic french farmhouse rooster zinc
This handsome rooster spent his life on a weather vane atop a French church.

6. Vintage glassware and pottery

candlestick and vintage glassware kitchen window modern farmhouse
An over sized candlestick, pottery and vintage glassware look fantastic with the French doors in this divine light and bright home.
French biot olive pot jar bespoke pottery
Our bespoke French olive pots come in a range of sizes and colors
VIntage french demijohn glass wine bottle
Our vintage demijohns also come in a range of colors and sizes
Discover our exquisite collection of one-of-a-kind French homewares. We deliver worldwide from France. 


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Such simplicity with soothing beauty.

Joann Beck May 03, 2023

SO beautiful.
Thank you.

Denise May 11, 2021

Where are the wall mounted lights from in the the top kitchen picture? IN LOVE!!

Kristin Payne September 15, 2017

Beautiful…love it.

Joanne Bravo February 05, 2017

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