Rustic wood, painted and antiqued pieces, beams, and unqiue metals in my mind is the #1 space for me. My country girl comes out in this blog. But, many people that are decorating their homes believe the country look is pastel painted furniture and cabinets, tacky fabrics, wallpaper borders and rooster accessories. That's not the case! Here are some examples of Country Styles.
A lot of people mistake this as the only type of country look, and many don't understand that most of the time - especially in a country home - this is what you will find if it hasn't been renovated yet.
A lot of people are trying to renovate their current kitchens to something along these lines with the clean feel and bright atmosphere. The large island is durable and is a great way to add storage and extra work space especially in a large kitchen. The natural hardwood planks and white beams add to this feel.
This is a very nice traditional kitchen that brings in the aspects of that Country Style people love. All this kitchen needs is more rustic hardwood, and natural wood beams and it would be my dream kitchen. Not over the top but still classy and open.