Breaking Down An Earthly-Chic Farmhouse Kitchen

Project: Camino V
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: Modern Nest Homes
Architect: Norris Architects
Landscape Design: Thomas and Todd, Inc
Being from Southern Ontario (where you’re lucky to get 3 months of warm weather), I find my design eye always gravitates to light and airy colour palettes. That is probably why as soon as I saw this kitchen design, I knew I had fallen in love.
The home itself is over 3,000 square feet, yet the kitchen has a warm and intimate feel. The soft colour palette, choice of European white oak, and simple white walls  are some of the many reasons.  Each design choice contributes to the entire space feeling soft, elegant, and intimate. Take a look below and see more.


Inside The Design of This Farmhouse Kitchen in Scottsdale, AZ

Wood is central to this design. From the reclaimed wood beams to the white oak cabinetry and flooring, this space really gives an airy-naturalistic vibe.  Normally, too much wood  can feel overwhelming. It is very easy for a design to go from elegant to feeling like you live in a cabin. But the designers did a great job at ensuring that the design details of the rest of the space, including the finishing decor, broke apart any overwhelming feeling.


Above: Kitchen Prep Area, sitting inside wood framed glass door. All white cabinetry with light wood exposed shelving. A chrome prep sink and light decor throughout.


To start, the choice of glass upper cabinetry was essential. It helps to keep a softness to the design. And even though  the cabinets give the feel of almost touching the wood beams, it does not feel like an overuse of the same material. (Bonus, the glass is used for the door as well as the side of the cabinets. Truly stunning!)
Above: The Pendant Lighting. The hand fogged iron breaks up the kitchen so it does not feel too simplistic, and ties in the window frames, dining chairs, and door handles (from the prep area).


The  limestone terracotta backsplash, matched with marble counters marries with the white oak cabinetry perfectly. And koodos to  that stunning waterfall counter! The entire kitchen has a muted colour palette including the farmhouse sink,  off white-side cabinetry and decor fixtures.
On the side wall, a white cabinet uses the same palette of the uppers cabinetry in front of them, but in the reverse (white being the dominate colour, and the light wood being the accent).
Each detail in this space is simplistic elegance. Yet it does not feel too delicate. I wouldn’t mind cooking my meals in this space. And thanks to some smart design choices, I wouldn’t worry about it getting messy!
If this space speaks your design language,  check out the mood board below, with expertly chosen pieces inspired by this space.