English Country Kitchens

The time I spent in the English countryside, two summers ago, holds some of my favorite memories. One thing I came to adore were the English country kitchens and how neighbors, farm workers, kids, and pets would gather around the big farm tables for gossip, cooking, and delicious meals. I´ll always remember Jamie Oliver saying that the kitchen table in their house is where life happens: where they eat but where they discuss, and cry, and fight, and spend time together (to paraphrase). The kitchen is always a gathering place in my home too, and in the home I grew up in, so I love the idea of designing it for that purpose.