The phrase "Cottage Kitchen" has come and gone and come back again in popularity (it's having a big moment right now!), but what it really speaks to is a timeless and comfortable hearth rooted in everything we love here at Quittner: historical forms, natural materials, and warm finishes. What a Cottage Kitchen doesn't need to be — don't hate us Pinterest — is a lot of what is actually pushed on social media. Dried florals hangings from your ceiling are, in fact, not mandatory. A bowl of eggs is, remarkably, optional. Throws and knit pillows on each chair around your kitchen table is, unsurprisingly, impractical. And robin's egg blue is not the only color option for your kitchen cabinets.
What does matter are the overall layout, materials, lighting, and color theme, as they all contribute to your end result. However, this can be easy to achieve when decorating your home and kitchen if you choose to use items that stand out in their quality and character.
When we think cottage kitchen, we're drawn to natural wood, soft linen, and brass finishes that will patina with time. A few small details like a stack of cloth napkins, a new old light fixture or lamp, or a simple set of breakfast boards for your morning toast are often all it takes to bring the cozy warmth of a cottage kitchen into your home.
Below are a few of our favorite pieces for inspiration...