Homes and Antiques Magazine - - INSPIRATION -

The kitchen is the heart of any home and, hap­pily, French an­tiques trans­fer beau­ti­fully into a 21st-cen­tury cui­sine. Con­fit pots in bright green or yel­low glazes, linen table­cloths, plenty of rus­tic wooden boards and, of course, strings of gar­lic, recre­ate the coun­try look with aplomb.

Fench oak tres­tle ta­ble, £1,150, Lor­fords. Crate with ar­ti­chokes, stylist’s own. French pot­tery boards, £10 each; wooden but­ter pat, £10, all Old Al­bion. Green Mal­icorne jug, £150, Anne Fowler. Wire egg bas­ket, £30, Brocante Liv­ing. Dark wood chop­ping boards, £20-£40 each, Fo­cus on the Past. Félix Potin con­fit pot, £55; café au lait bowl, £32, both Brocante Liv­ing. Green con­fit pot, £180, Anne Fowler. Cloths, £12 each, Chloe An­tiques. Large 19th-cen­tury French glazed bowl, £180, Lor­fords. Cop­per pans, find sim­i­lar at The Kitchen Man. Game hook, £85, Fo­cus on the Past.

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