Do you dream of living in a renovated farmhouse but are not quite ready to commit to a renovation? Luckily, you don’t have to live in the middle of nowhere or buy an old country house to get the look, and your kitchen is a particularly suitable room to start with. You don’t have to commit to a gut makeover to mimic the charm of a farmhouse kitchen, either. A chic rural vibe can be achieved simply by adding a simple touch of wood or a timeless vintage piece, such as a dining table or chairs. Sticking to a neutral, earthy color palette and natural materials will give your kitchen a worn but perfectly timeless design. But don’t take it from us. Explore these 15 stunning rustic kitchen ideas from our favorite designers for inspiration on how to create your own home on the range.


Scandinavian chic

This Minnesota home remodeled by Anne McDonald perfectly balances rustic and Scandinavian vibes. The soft, traditional kitchen features dark countertops and pale floors and walls, along with tons of natural light. The key to making it rustic? A set of adorable vintage wooden chairs and a custom island that artfully features the same details.


barn kitchen

Turn your guesthouse – or barn if you’re lucky – into a stylish getaway. This century-old barn in the Hudson River Valley was remodeled with the help of ELLE DECOR’s A-List design team, Heide Hendricks and Rafe Churchill. The dining room features timeless pieces like a vintage table and chairs, and a charming kitchenette painted in dead salmon from Farrow & Ball.


vintage dream

Vanessa Branson has reinvented this property on Eilean Shona, a remote Scottish island, as a dream destination for guests. The cozy kitchen is the perfect rustic space, a feel enhanced by the vintage table and chairs. The blue gives it a pop of color and the white backsplash a classic touch.


Cozy charm

For restaurateur Rosa Bonura, it only made sense for the kitchen to be the star of her 18th-century Connecticut home. Remodeled by New York interior designer Ryan Lawson, the remodeled kitchen features a Shaker-style panel cabinet and Demon wall shelves designed by Mathieu Mategot. The rustic feel is complemented by the use of natural materials throughout.


The Californian dream

Sometimes all you need to conjure up a country look is a rustic island. In the case of this Southern California home by Studio Shamshiri, a custom kitchen island was designed by John Williams and is accompanied by BDDW stools. The warm, earthy island tone pairs perfectly with Farrow & Ball’s Dyrehaven leaf green paint.


A Hamptons classic

Sherrill Farmhouse, located in East Hampton, New York, was built in the 1700s and rebuilt in 1858. Originally operating as a working dairy farm, the property was the perfect place for a rustic kitchen. The bright space has a laid-back, summery vibe, thanks to the glossy white tiling and reclaimed wood island.


Casual luxury

This casual Lake Tahoe home combines luxury and simplicity. Designed by Palmer Weiss, the kitchen features Exquisite Surfaces backsplash tiles and a Caesarstone countertop. Reclaimed barn wood ceiling beams and stained white oak flooring complete the look.


19th century update

Michael Carey, a fashion consultant who worked for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, wanted to create his dream country house. This Claverack, New York home features an original 19th-century kitchen with an old-fashioned fireplace and beehive oven. Couldn’t get more original than that!


Rustic in Uruguay

Between the coastal town of José Ignacio and the inland village of Garzón in Uruguay lies this rustic sanctuary. The kitchen is timelessly simple, from the leather pendant lamp to the ceiling beams created from an old railway track found in a nearby field.


modern fairy tale

In this kitchen, designer Heidi Caillier let the 18th century charm of the house steal the show. She left the original beams exposed, incorporated country-style cabinetry (painted in an ultra-cool cream color), and added wainscoting to give a period feel. Wooden counter stools from Summer Studio surround the Carrara marble island.


Farm fresh

This Victorian farmhouse in the English countryside exudes rustic charm from within. Rita Konig has designed her own home and decorated her kitchen with a star pendant from Pooky and a classic white enamel Aga stove. Wooden pieces such as the dining table and chairs give the room an extra rural appeal.


A modern touch

This kitchen inside an 1840s farmhouse in Bridgehampton, New York feels both modern and rustic, thanks to its chic, all-grey palette. Led by interior designer Steven Gambrel, the kitchen features a striking marble sink and worktops, painterly cabinetry (in Benjamin Moore’s Heatherstone) and a vibrant collection of Bea Evan paintings from the 1930s.


Portuguese getaway

Florence Grinda’s Portuguese vacation home, designed by star designer Jacques Granges, is the dream getaway. The kitchen brings all the freshness of the sunny environment of the house inside. Cabinets have been painted bright blue and antique Portuguese plates adorn the walls.


Rustic Long Island Kitchen

Fashion designer Chris Benz believes in the power of “colour, proportions and the combination of things”. In his own kitchen he mixed the old with the new. He kept the original cabinets but painted them a vintage-inspired pale green and added new hardware. An antique farmhouse table, meanwhile, serves as a rustic kitchen island.


Historic charm and rustic touches

The plan for this rural carriage house, located on a 45-acre farm in Bedford, New York, was to “keep the place cosily rustic,” says ELLE DECOR A-List designer Virginia Tupker. This vibe has extended to the kitchen, of course, where the shelves are reclaimed wood found on the farm, the floor is concrete, and the island is topped with a vintage marble slab.

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