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With the stone fireplace, the walls and ceiling clad in painted boards, and the cabinets made from salvaged window sashes, the renovated kitchen exudes old-farmhouse charm.

The Kitchen - Norman Askins' Mountain Cottage - Southern Living

A light-filled nook that overlooks the pool is tucked into a corner of the kitchen and serves as a cozy retreat.

Lounge Area - Best New Kitchen - Southern Living

Kitchen with open shelving and antique ironstone china.

Open Shelving - Best New Kitchen - Southern Living

Kitchen with a traditional, modern mix.

Well-Edited Mix

Southern Living Home Awards: Best Kitchen Design Winner

Best New Kitchen

Bottom drawers beneath the built-in banquette are designated for stowing linens.

The Kitchen | It's okay to paint everything all one color, but try this formula to add subtle depth and richness: Put the lightest color on the walls, go one shade darker on cabinets, and then go one shade darker than the cabinets on the ceiling. My colors—Benjamin Moore's Horizon, Alaskan Husky, and Sleigh Bells—are all from the same paint card. This approach works especially well with neutrals.

The Kitchen | What we did: Installed hardwoods to match the rest of the house, swapped the dark black granite and tile for Carrara marble counters and backsplash tiles, changed the cabinet hardware, put in a movable island (designed by my friend, architect Jeremy Corkern), and painted just about everything.

Kitchen: The Details | Today’s appliances are so well designed that the double oven was left in plain view. Architect Ken Pursley says "There is beauty in the functionality."

Palmetto Bluff Idea House Photo Tour

Kitchen: The Decorating | Free of top cabinets, the upper half of the kitchen looks especially expansive with white walls and a Calacatta gold marble backsplash that extends the countertops up the walls.

Palmetto Bluff Idea House Photo Tour

Kitchen: The Space | Architect Ken Pursley kept traffic flow in mind when designing this square, U-shaped kitchen. When stationed at the large island, which has a stove-top, the cook in the family can still interface with others.

Palmetto Bluff Idea House Photo Tour

A kitchen that inspires conversation.

Our Most Inspiring Before & After Makeovers

Function and creativity merge in this colorful space that's used as both breakfast nook and crafting corner.

Our Most Inspiring Before & After Makeovers

Built-in benches provide extra seating and storage in this sunny kitchen corner.

Our Most Inspiring Before & After Makeovers

This drab kitchen received a serious makeover. Click through to see the stunning "after" photo.

Our Most Inspiring Before & After Makeovers

Farmhouse Kitchen | The main working part of the kitchen lines up front to back with twin cabinets capping both island ends and flanking the range. |

Farmhouse Restoration Idea House Tour

Tropical Kitchen | A mint green refrigerator and Moroccan tiles on the floor and backsplash add punch to this kitchen. |

Tropical Pool House Retreat

Plank the Room | Olive-gray wood panels run over the walls and ceiling of this kitchen. Even the refrigerator is hidden behind paneling for a seamless transition from the living room. |

Woodsy Beach House Makeover

Cottage Kitchen Dining Table | A large farm table serves as the primary gathering space in this home, giving it a casual, no-fuss feel. |

12 Simply Beautiful Farm Tables

Space-Saving Farm Table | Combined with a classic farmhouse table and chairs, the clean-lined bench—attached to the island and painted the same color as the cabinets—saves valuable floorspace. |

12 Simply Beautiful Farm Tables

Stylish Colonial Dining Table | This space in the kitchen features a large farm table capped with punchy slipcovered wing chairs. A trio of new elongated six-over-one windows floods the area with light. |

12 Simply Beautiful Farm Tables