The large gourmet kitchen is cathedral-like in feel, thanks to its soaring ceilings propped up by rustic beams. Arched windows along both boundary walls let in sunlight; additional lighting is provided by two elaborate chandeliers.
To replicate this Old World farmhouse look, wrap a plain drop-down header in cedar to create the appearance of an antique beam, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Rustic lighting fixtures and rush-seat bar stools round out the farmhouse design.
Traditional white cabinets set the tone for a bright, crisp kitchen design. Open shelving and exposed wood beams add character, as well a warmth to the space. Two glass pendant lights hang above this spacious wood island, creating a gathering spot for guests.
This country estate mixes rustic details—here in the chef's kitchen, exposed beams draw the eye up—with luxurious features (love that chef-grade stove!) to create a home that's elegant and comfortable.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.