Published at Sunday, 29 October 2017 by Beal Guerin in Kitchen Island, with total 23 digitals.
Rugged details, in fact, can help enliven the kitchen, establishing a time-worn, lived-in look in an otherwise newly constructed space. Think furniture-like, antique-style pieces (a carpenter's work bench or antique apothecary cabinet) that can be transformed into a rustic kitchen island with materials such as salvaged or raw wood, hand-carved details and rough-hewn, knotty surfaces.
Bistro-style kitchens are more contemporary in feel; the overall effect is generally more striking and dramatic than a French country kitchen, which is all about comfort and a worn-over-time appeal.
Thick butcher-block countertops, for instance, evoke the nostalgic appeal of 20th-century French butcher shops. Metallic accents, like wrought-iron detailing, brushed or polished hardware and brass accessories are not only great decorative options—they also add an eye-catching layer of dimension and old-world authenticity.