Rustic Neutral Kitchen

Designer Heather Guss relied on natural wood features and robust pops of color to create this stunning kitchen space.
By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
From: Heather Guss

Stone-Lined Trim

Hearty stones create an archway over the kitchen's wet bar area.

Small Details

Simple cabinet hardware leaves room for flourishes elsewhere in the space.

Stunning Woodwork

Gorgeous warm wooden cabinetry gives the kitchen the "mountainside" appeal the homeowners requested for the space.

Colorful Accents

Small additions, like a vibrant green pot and dish, add a bit of lively attitude to the otherwise neutral kitchen.

Overhead Lighting

Handmade colorful pendant lighting accent the kitchen island area.

Casual Seating

High-back barstools upholstered with leather add to the rustic feel of the kitchen.

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