Connie's Corner

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September 7, 2015

A Touch of Country Here and There (Part Two of a Two-Part Blog)

Last week we talked about adding a touch of country to almost any kitchen or bathroom. The careful combination of dissimilar styles often leads to a much more interesting home. Here are several rooms that have that touch of country mixed in with ….well you be the judge.

Waypoint's style 720F in Maple Auburn Glaze

Everyone loves an island that has seating but in the kitchen above by Volkman Kitchen & Bath of Wauseon,OH, turned posts support the counter top giving it the look of a farm table. Interestingly, this remodel replaced the original kitchen in the home and I’m sure the owners are truly happy with the results.

Waypoint's style 730S in Maple Espresso

While this bathroom (above) by Premiere Floors of Sterling VA shouts contemporary, the free-standing tub is an updated version of the old claw foot tub found in so many farm houses. Cleaner design lines….yes but a similar concept.

Waypoint's style 451S in Cherry Chocolate Glaze

Collections are part of the country look. The charming kitchen above by Sterns Supply Center of North Vernon  IN made the most of the owners collection of cast Iron cookware.I’ll bet they are used regularly on that handsome gas range.

Waypoint's style 610S in painted maple

Nothing says country like painted cabinets and the addition of ladder back chairs in this kitchen (above) by Allhouse Kitchens of Keyport NJ gives this space that touch of country. Okay…..the rooster in the window helps too.

Waypoint's style 420S in Maple Auburn Glaze

The almost industrial-looking stools at the island above seem like something you might find behind the counter at a rural feed store. The rest of the kitchen by City Cabinet Center of San Diego CA is quite traditional with its subway tile back splash and classic hood but I love that bit of the unexpected.

Any room with a touch of country appeals to me. Wood floors here, a splash of grooved paneling there…..not too much. Just enough to add warmth and charm. That’s what these beautiful rooms all have!