Tuscan Kitchen Design Advice

Does the thought of a sunny cottage kitchen in the Tuscan countryside make you want to whip up an antipasto plate and have friends over for a glass of wine? If you long to have that cozy-cottage feel in your own kitchen, here’s how to get it without the airfare!

Carrara marble is very popular in Tuscan style kitchens and is often used on bench tops. Carrara is a city in Tuscany, Italy on the Carrione River, some 100 kilometres west-northwest of Florence. The white or blue-grey marble is expensive but it is also highly desired because of its stylish finish.

Combine your sleek, new bench tops with bright cabinetry, lit underneath to add drama.
You can bring in splashes of black or grey to complement the marble or go for a bright red or green. Splashbacks are also a nice way to add colour.

Wooden floorboards instead of tiles will add warmth to your room and be easier to clean! Combine this with a large wooden table complete with bright placemats, napkins and flowers and you’ll never get your family and friends to leave!

Decorate your kitchen with the food you love to serve. Glass jars filled with dried beans, grain, stewed fruit and pasta, pots of herbs, jars with flavoured oil, spice racks and cloves of garlic all made great table ornaments. A Tuscan cookbook open to your favourite recipe will complete the picture.

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