If you’re a fan of rustic kitchen projects with a French vibe, you have to meet this incredible project by Don Ziebell and designer Inga L. Rehmann, from Oz Architects, who created this inspiring rustic kitchen in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read on!
Sometimes all that we look for a rustic kitchen is comfort and functionality, right? This Arizona kitchen has it all! Rehmann confirms we tend to look for a kitchen space that makes us feel cosy day-to-day, but spacious for entertaining moments. Those concepts were the key to this rustic kitchen.
If we put some work to adapt big spaces, such as a pavilion, to accommodate large groups of people we can still get the cosy and French vibe look for our rustic kitchen that feels our needs. It’s the best of both worlds,” the designer says.
As in France, this rustic kitchen is made of traditional materials that we can usually see through rustic French architecture. The mindset is simple: bring an authentic vibe to space by adding a French vibe into the kitchen space, such as limestone from Provence for the counters and floor tiles. To complement the light tiles and counters, Ziebell added a rustic touch with the stone walls.
All the textures in this Arizona kitchen have the purpose of recreating the top in a brasserie. We can get that effect trough the industrial zinc of the pendants, pewter contrasts the sleek stainless steel Wolf convection steam oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Usually, the French don’t have many family meals, Rehmann has shrunk the footprint of the island and turned the kitchen space into a conversation area. The rustic kitchen chairs are a comfortable place to sit in group and chat.
The antique French chair designs can be swapped out for more formal seating or removed to transform the pine table into a buffet or drinks bar. The designers tried to avoid the classic architectural details. Clay plaster walls, Belgian bluestone and limestone floor, have been replaced by materials that could soften the rusticity. Instead of those materials, they opt for planks of salvaged barn wood on the ceiling to create the perfect rustic kitchen. The combo of the slim steel frames and large-scale panes “isn’t modern or country. It’s traditional, which works well for in-between rooms,” Ziebell says.
To create that perfect family and friends rustic kitchen space, the pavilion gains drama from a 13-foot peaked ceiling with beams identical to those in the kitchen space. An Oz Architects design, the blackened-steel waterfall table offers diners a direct view of the culinary action happening at the cooking fireplace, which can be outfitted with a height-adjustable grate for Argentine-style barbecue.
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