-home­owner Erin Furt­ney

Modern Farmhouse Style - - Family Connection -

“Guests, kids— ev­ery­one ends up in the kitchen. I needed ours to han­dle all the ac­tion.”

above: A U-shape kitchen with a penin­sula lets Erin, who loves to cook, do her thing with­out putting messes on dis­play. Dark stain makes com­mon oak floor­ing look more ex­otic and chic. It also adds con­trast to keep the neu­tral space in­ter­est­ing. be­low left: Rather than sacri­fice the en­tire in­te­rior kitchen wall to the open plan, the Furt­neys use a penin­sula wall for ovens and ad­di­tional stor­age on the kitchen side and a break­fast bar where barstools pull up on the op­po­site side. be­low mid­dle: A su­per-size chalk­board (painted on the wall and trimmed out) can host mes­sages, ac­co­lades, lists, and more. Wine stor­age added to the cab­i­net also has been a game changer, Erin says. be­low right: That spot be­hind the sec­tional isn’t go­ing to waste! A nar­row hand-me-down din­ing ta­ble turns it into a kid creativ­ity zone.

this photo: “I’m al­ways drawn to a fresh white kitchen,” Erin says. “It’s timeless, but also a lit­tle mod­ern-look­ing.” The gray is­land adds a con­tem­po­rary edge.

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