Rustic yet Modern Dream Kitchen in the South of France

'Tis the season to draw up wishlists for Santa, and maybe if we're very, very good, he'll drop us right down in this dream kitchen located in the South of France.

This kitchen is in an old mill house in Nimes, near the border of Provence and Languedoc. It is owned by an interior designer, Marie-Laure Helmkampf, and these photos are part of a feature from a Spanish magazine, Nuevo Estilo. The feature points out the island, which was formerly an old reception desk at a workshop in Marseille.

The mix of materials in this kitchen is so masterful: The oak finishes, the smooth white countertops, the stone back wall. It feels light, bright, sleek and rustic all at the same time, worn and weathered, yet comfortably modern.

See more: ARTE DE VIVIR (A LA FRANCESA)
at Nuevo Estilo (translated via Google Translate)

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(Images: Nuevo Estilo)