by Katy Mendenhall.
Kitchens are the center of our home. It’s the one room where we come together to create conversation, relationships, and most importantly, food. So, it’s critical that we create a kitchen space that is comfortable, stylish, and functional.
When it comes to finding a balance between classic style and functionality, it doesn’t get better than the farmhouse style.
It’s the master of effortless comfort. With center islands that welcome helping hands and seat family and friends, to large apron front sinks that you can bath the baby in, the farmhouse kitchen is timeless.
This Vermont kitchen renovation is both light and airy. This room was designed around the salvaged cast-iron sink!
Warm yellow cupboards and natural wood keep the original integrity of this New England-style charmer.
You might recognize this kitchen from the show Fixer Upper on HGTV. The husband and wife duo exude rustic, country style. The shiplap and the floating wood shelves are perfect for this Texas kitchen. And how much do you love that vintage sign?
I absolutely love the simple design of this room in the Hamptons! You cannot go wrong with a white pallet and butcher-block counter tops.
Modern farmhouses hold a special place with me. This beautifully designed kitchen from H2 Design + Build is a great example of mixing old with new. Louis Ghost chairs surrounding a reclaimed wooden table: Yes, please!
AUTHOR KATY MENDENHALL
Katy has spent the last six years living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While she appreciates being spoiled by the endless mountain views, she truly longs to settle down in a quaint New England town. The ultimate dream involves an eighteenth century house set in the hills of Connecticut, or a hydrangea-lined, pine-shingled cottage on the Cape. In the meantime, she and her boyfriend John are enjoying the adventures of owning their first home together along with their two dogs. With a minimal approach to design, Katy carefully fills the house with only things she finds useful or beautiful. However, the occasional northeastern theme creeps in. Whether it be Nantucket inspired bedding, or the hand painted nautical flags she picked up while visiting Kennebunkport. Besides swooning over interior design, Katy enjoys sharing her passion for home design through writing on her blog. She is certified to teach yoga and loves cinema. She recently worked as the assistant to the creator of the Chattanooga Film Festival. She and John are actively taking steps to make the big move up North and find their perfect home!