With August coming to an end and the festive season fast approaching, my mind has already turned to family gatherings and dinner parties. When I came across this cozy, classic farmhouse kitchen, – the Islington N1 Kitchen by deVOL, – I could see it’s made for entertaining. The farmhouse kitchen has an AGA oven at its center, with lower kitchen cabinets on either side, one side with drawers and the other side with doors. Above the stove, the upper kitchen cabinets have tongue and groove paneling, with glass-front closed shelves on one side.

Facing the stove is a large custom kitchen island with oak counters, housing the dishwasher, a spacious farmhouse sink, and an aged brass faucet. Painted in a custom mint green (what I like to call Ladurée–green) paint color, the island stands in subtle contrast to the kitchen cabinets, painted in a custom Linen white. There’s also a large dining area, with a long table and antique wooden chairs, not to mention the view through the floor-to-ceiling industrial steel Crittall-style windows that span the length of the room.

On the opposite side of the room is a wall of butler’s-pantry-style storage, painted to match the mint green color of the kitchen island. Nestled next to the custom cabinets is a wine rack and fridge combination, incredibly helpful for entertaining, and open shelving above the butler’s sink for cookbooks. What a charming space to entertain and host parties in, right? The simplicity of this farmhouse kitchen makes it a classic, yet modern and a little bit minimalist at the same time.

Before, or after, viewing the slideshow tour below, for more fabulous farmhouse style and inspiration, take a look at some of my farmhouse favorite links around the web.


+ Fabulous farmhouse sinks that are deep enough to hold all of your pots and pans.

+ Spice up your kitchen with a red paint color for a little farmhouse flavor!

+ An apartment decorated in farmhouse style.

+ An American farmhouse filled with character and charm.

+ Inside a stylishly simple modern farmhouse.

+ A kitchen and breakfast room with farmhouse-y style.

+ Black and white checkered floors fit right into a farm house look.

+ Farm house trend: Crittall-style steel windows and doors.

Barn doors, the former farmhouse fixtures, have made their way indoors, and to stay.

Mustard yellow is a shade that suits any style of house, whether it’s traditional, modern, farmhouse, or even glam.

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A classic farmhouse kitchen with mint green cabinets, oak countertops, steel windows and doors, an AGA stove, farmhouse sink, and more, via @sarahsarna.

Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.